NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune's Fall Dining Guide, published last week for the 14th time in 15 years, historically elicits a high volume of acidic reader commentary. "Very boring," read one representative email, "always the same restaurants." The guide is built around four features: the top 10 restaurants in New Orleans; the 5 best new restaurants; chefs to watch; and the New Orleans restaurant of the year. These pieces also generate a lot of reasonable questions.
Because a Restaurant of the Year need not be a new restaurant, not in a city as old as New Orleans. Because it's not necessary to invent new ways to cook when your duck gumbo and drum meunière are as good as Upperline's. Because owner JoAnn Clevenger did invent shrimp remoulade served with fried green tomatoes. Because Clevenger has a great story about that and is always happy to share it. Because Clevenger always appears to be happy about something.
Chef Frank Brigtsen has said he aims to deliver his diners “the whole weight of New Orleans culture” — not just indigenous food, but everything it embodies. It’s an ambitious agenda he shares with historic local figures of the concert stage (Rest in peace, Fats), so it is apt that the chef’s restaurant registers in a variety of keys. It is a family-run institution closer in atmosphere to your bookish aunt’s home parlor than to a grand theater.
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Selecting a term
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