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Brett Martin

Food & Drink

Nina Compton: Hare Apparent in New Orleans

Compton’s ethereal Compère Lapin—arguably the hottest restaurant in town and named for the Br’er Rabbit of her Caribbean upbringing—is a case study in the push and pull of tradition, and the boundless future of Crescent City cuisine

Food & Drink

Emeril Lagasse: The Big E

Before the TV shows, the cookware, “Bam!,” and the rest, Emeril Lagasse was a young chef taking over the venerable Commander’s Palace, the launching pad for a career that would change the food world forever. Now, with his first new New Orleans spot in nearly two decades, he’s back to doing what he really loves