Where to eat and drink this summer in New Orleans: Food and libations for high-mercury days

For a traditional gazpacho, look no further than Esplanade Avenue’s Spanish darling Lola’s(3312 Esplanade Ave., 504-488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com), where the classic combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and garlic is pureed and served drizzled with olive oil and garnished with finely diced vegetables. The restaurant also serves ajoblanco, the cold and creamy almond soup of Andalusia.. . . Continue Reading >>>

Riverbend Brunches

Carrollton Market quickly made a name for itself when it opened back in 2014 and with good reason – chef Jason Goodenough uses southern cuisine as a platform to swiftly branch out into polished iterations of more contemporary fare. But one thing he didn’t offer was lunch service, which made the announcement of his weekend. . . Continue Reading >>>