Dec 20, 2014|
Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks dining, recipes, food, wine, and cooking with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
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This is the while selling voice of your local announcer Tom Fitzmorris and this is the big 870 WWL. And WWL 105 point three FM it's time now for the food show Saturday edition completely unexpected. It this was one of those times I didn't think I was doing the show at all today. Then I heard that we were starting at one. So three. And now it turns out that here we are not that I'm complaining I love being here every every Saturday. Or number is 260. 187260187. The area code 504 or fewer out of the immediate area. As I am in fact coming to life today from the cool water ranch. Where it really feels. Like Christmas out there because it is rather cool who's yesterday was a truly nasty day. I have. That I know of five. Umbrellas. Yesterday. I could not find one. In any of the places. Hawaii does that happen it's fingernail clippers of that wait to have you noticed that. You have to just keep buying more and more than until you can find one. And then it is always an odd day where all of them somehow converge in the and you have all of them you've been buying for the last three years. Well it was a like that with umbrellas yesterday we really needed them get around yesterday it was real Mets. Well you 8260187. Me. This is the unit we're into the shank of Christmas this is not. For those of you who may not have given it any thought at all and watch Richard. This is not the first the second and third fourth or any of those days of Christmas. That doesn't start till Christmas itself to Juneau. The first day of Christmas is the day after Christmas. Strange and so ago you have lots more time to find some cartridges is that says that's when the way I look at it. This a lot of great Christmas oriented dining going on right now we have 44 restaurants that are participating in the rebbe all. This is of the tradition that goes back. Really to before the founding of New Orleans it who is a Europeans especially French but really all over Europe. Celebration. Of of Christmas. And its stock over here and it was says something people do for a long time it's a long story of bodies that if you wanna read the long story. A place to do it it would be on the list I have of awe of all the good ones well all the Goodman's have been too. No menu dot com click on Christmas and then you have a drop down that says ruby on and go they are new here the whole story or read the whole story. This week and went to tour with them. We did one the Brennan's on royal street it was my first mile Brennan's and for those of you who were thinking ha ha he broke his own rule. By not going tool by going to arrest of that it just really opened. Well yeah I guess you're right but. This was such an historic happening the reopening of Brennan's. And the heat club since these are people who listen to my shall let you you could be party for anybody who want to be could be part of that you club. We had a dinner there for 58 people. It was it's eight courses long it was truly tremendous it was really good. There are a few little off things involving the service but nothing dramatic and I expect that anyway from a new restaurant that's why don't go to them very often. But that the reason I went to this when is that it's such an important moment. For the city to have that restaurant back again and very historic and also very good for a long long time ago. They have returned a great dinner that night. Two nights later. I went over to law. And he's not exactly a new restaurant in a way it is but another way it isn't it's called. The Richard Fiske's. Martini bar and restaurant it's in the shuttle Moines hotel on the corner of of golf scene and be and filled streets. Where there have been other restaurants over the years but could not lately. And it was terrific. A really great dinner I started off with some oysters. A some fried oysters on top of the sort of Rockefeller thought it was just different enough the chef spec Beers he's good enough to make up its own versions of everything in Indian you don't feel disappointed by. And then I had a great salad with some blue cheese and some pecans in some cranberries and baby greens is very nice and then the entree was a chicken dish called. Chicken. Off salt in Boca salt and focus and Italian were the means jump in your mouth it's so good jumps in Yuma. And usually it's done revealed that they did with chicken and some finger when potatoes in some pro shoot though it was delicious. And I had a martini because you have to wield too but I always do. And what this is this though the staff most of the staff that used to run the Bombay club for about twenty years Richard Fiske was actually the owner and boss man of that. Richard died play this year but his his management team and his wife decided to keep it going but they moved. A block away from where they are now they change the name two but oaxley what that was solid. And they have increased the number of private booths in there which is common knee. A lot of people call me and asked me about it where do you go to get those you know private curtain Booth where it's just you win your honey. Hidden from sight from prying eyes. Well they always had that if the Bombay club now they have been over here at that Richard Fiske's infect we have more of them quite a few of them. And a great evening my school courtyard outside very scenic and restaurants so that is some what I did this week I've had a very busy week. I'd just a ridiculously busy but we have somebody on as an effort we have three people on old. And I'd better get with this I think it's well known and do. Glitzy itself. Steve is really the first one but Rachel is here we have a we have Leo ladies first policy here Rachel welcome to the food show. Can't you can't do not call. I was wondering where I could not a good point it can't well. And like the one they used to do it Morrison's are like the one the used to do it wise cafeteria or who won the used to do at don't Monaco. I. Okay. The first place if you wanna go to a restaurant to get that it's not so you see a whole lot. But the the the place that I think still does it and if you were called and asked him to do for your I think he would. Would be del Monaco. At a delicious version that there in the old days but since Amaral took it over you know they changed and it's on saint Charles avenue with a corner of a retro it's pretty close to at least circle it's lovely restaurant really beautiful place. A little sad you we'll be taken much indeed there. Calls. And you make the reservation ask them if they could possibly do that dish for you and drop my name autumn like. Not that will change everything but you never know. You bet thank you so much in yeah right there. U2 and remember my name is Steve Summers. And I went up they saw the food joints made. And don't even know anybody names beats them now we go back to Steve. Hula waited so we have ladies first I hope you did mine that Steve. Or. Well you know the ladies meet the world. Absolutely. And stop the world but that's all right. In summer. You know. Let it a coincidence. Weird we just leave it there. Yeah exactly and call or are. Question what did you. There. It pension gesture on the rent on dinner at all but not quite feel or order. Yes and sort know. Ayers is a four course dinner and they throw your little and yet that the and they make these homemade cookies pretty good. That's the little land yet on but. It includes and the reason that this is. Every year and I would say maybe even especially this year. The best reveal on and you going it's just great. Fort courses. They have virtually their entire regular menu included in this. Depends on what the entrees and I think the least expensive is 51 dollars that's for the whole day. And I think the most expensive his right around sixty units for a fully Euro rack of lamb something that's this expensive. And then all the rest of it is you know wide open. Great appetizers of this seafood Martinis they call because servant and a martini glass. Or order. And there are oysters debate the oysters and they the couple salads they have a real good turtle soup that rule could gumbo. I had this stuff or she. That was really outstanding and that's not even something like particular stuff ports up usually makes it very drive that that was not a problem was. Really the rack of lamb somebody at my table we have twelve people is my son's best friends from Los Angeles in on the watch and married. And it was it was great. But again I tell you it's you know that's the range but 5060. You're worried about that brought here and it's always the best one. They have one more thing on their menu they have a whole flounders they fry the whole floundered and they they put crab meat in sort of a knife leverage sort of ups can't quite call it's laws it's like garnished more than that. That is wonderful. And and being too. Ups will be okay and of course to. Bomb. OK to make Peru and it continued and you know bridge. Yeah sure you can do wouldn't if you wanna keep it for a long time. Is exits tightly closed Joseph are you don't even have to freeze as. But part of it. That's you know you you lose a few advantages of doing it fresh by doing that the main one being. When I get the roots of the the color ones that I dump all the seasoning vegetables in the unions and so it's. And the stars and you cook the vegetables and at the same time cool the root around in this good pro so you're not going to be able to do that. But oh but that's you know that shouldn't stop tracks. All right. Thank you it's the food Chicago. On the big 870 WWL. It is the Saturday shoes Christmas Chicago however we have another win on the program that runs on thirteen fifty every day. Noon to three. On Christmas Eve we will be on the year and we will do something we have been doing for years and years nearly twenty years at least. Singing Christmas carols. With me or without me as you wish. So listen in. Is we give away some stuff that they tutors for people want to encourage people who sings and Christmas carols if you wanna. Here's some Christmas carols today and you happened to be on the North Shore. The north late. Performing arts society and paths they call. Is doing. Christmas caroling on leave lane just off. Just off Boston street in downtown Covington and it's. If you're coming from because Whipple what you would take right when you can legally and it's like 4 o'clock now I think they start at one in the coastal three. I was gonna sing with them I'm a member of that but the news but then I find them here which I'm again I'm complaining we'll return with more of the food show after first please that's hello there it is the food shall be at Roland here because we have people on hold. Wait no wait no wait and it is Peter. He Rio. Peter welcome. It oh it's Peters the gourmet stupid question and ask Euro or so he says he has but it is really true. But he does this question but it's never been stupid yet so what. You've answered for it would. Why aren't fine oyster shells. For free it would seem like there's so many. As a law against it. Is why and he'd be I may be overstating it might be a regulation from the wildlife and fisheries. Of people and enhanced do. With the weeks and ease stringent. Regulations that oysters are under at any time if you go to any restaurant that serves oysters on the optional. Really shocking him. Just by reading it on the sack of oysters tell you. What day. And month or everything else that those oysters were taken note of what ever exactly what field or you know. Call field limit at C. The network for a camping. But while it. Bed they Q that's exactly who were. Yeah the beds there they know exactly where that oyster came from and win. And somehow. They're suspicious of oyster shells being in circulation. So you just can't I mean you'd like sneak one. We'll have about two raw oysters are a few months sneak one out. Of that I think he could get away with that but that. They won't just give them. Yeah I don't want to celebrating. The same like 44 holes early ten years. But you know. Now this archer actually. Yeah yeah well we're restaurants used to do that for a long long time I understand that the law has been changed such that if you serve. All oysters grilled oysters they have to have been shocked they hear is the way I understand it. All right. Well leave I. Went to went to redemption. Which after being close to court dining or while they would still doing all the receptions. But. At least two more which they never had four. And they were very. Oysters. But you know is under all of those regulations. Well. It. Is not fun to do. Happy new year thank you for making very clear and here is Berry Berry well. We have whose pardon me very sick will be right back it's time for the news from. From the funny thing is. I think hello hello it's the food show in the negates them in the WWL WWO 15 point three FM. This is Tom that mores coming to live from the cool ranch in back we go to Barry White grabbed the man. Realize that. So hard about that area you know probably instincts. The you know America again my question is. We're at a fine today rose that doubt that I could are just gonna put on Christmas papal Turkey. Einstein's. Story next Ole. Day they I know that they have in the past and I suspect they both still. Let's see who else if you were to go to a place like countries and give him a couple of days' notice which you do you realize I hope you get pretty close but he would do it too. Yeah in his view anyway and Chinese investments we do it likely especially at Peking duck on the menu. I. Meg joint thank you doctors gray and Christmas. Here is rob. Need area they do. You'd way you know the walls of the. One moment. It's a tough deal this time today. I've got a pretty Clinton. Might be your bill. I. Quite how you feel by this is an acute I don't know you see a lot of food. So don't keep you know people. Vote effort. Well on TV. Or what you see on TV it's not real. Those are you know they might look like real restaurants but does what you see on TV is completely made up it's a bunch of bunk and completely waste the time even watching it. But the but the hair nets is just to keep hair from getting and into food and you all you have to do is where some kinda had the baseball cap but chef's hat. Some kind of hat that pretty much covers. Your hair but if you don't do that then you have to Wear here or not that net that's how that got started. If so they're. I don't know I didn't see did bag that he gave C knows you might. And I think well everybody's wearing hats now there where in baseball caps mostly. In the kitchen that's become very hip to do that. Makes wants to you again to 6018260. Points and that's something you. That would be a great Christmas gift for a certain kind of person. This news. 00 is would you call this a poster. Call what they call it is on an art print. The artist. Is a guy by the name of Michael hunt. And he has several series of art prints that he has available few autograph. You know those duck commander guys the ones with the bushy beards and their the cajun country. Look around the ducks. Well on the mama. Whose name is miss KK. Robertson. On sheet. Has cooperated with Michael hunt. On a new print that shows this dock wearing shifts that which gave me a laugh because if you see it dot wearing it ships that. Anywhere but especially in the kitchen. You know that this book has a leg up because. Everybody with a Wendell easy works here he's not he's not on the menu. Or something like and he which acute a poster. They also have a and deeper inversion of the art prints signed by ms. Kaye is 75 dollars. The apron it's twenty. And you can get one or the other by going to use web site. Hunt studio dot com each you and T as TUD I O dot com it's not studios. It's just plain studio. Hunt studio. Dot com you can look at world the other things that Michael Holland is going on he has a series of word that Lee. Port Au Prince that he put out the the newest one deep 601. Models and Nixon McNeal floored Leo and line. If you wanna know more about this go to website Michael on and so on studios dot com. There's source tool on the website notes. Okay. Of teal later guess the only thing and anyway that's that's the story. And narratives Michael hunt. But see Dixie. Is over here on the green phone and I think Kia hello Dixie welcome to the full. I. Am Albert can do year are part of that can happen on our. And now leading up brand reliant and you know about. Apple played that you might recommend. For today. It. Well I'm sorry I have to tell you this but they are very few restaurants in the North Shore that are open on Saturday for lunch and no because. And it's it's really. It's pretty spores so let me just roll out some ones that I could think of a food what do you have when you have in mind in terms of which one he. Well a couple of saying I would think it could pretend like you're. You know. Well I'd need to act. Learn decade bringing. Palin got in bed by. Well let's let's take care the oysters on the half chauffeurs have to places that one of them is the act meeting him one on they have won their restaurants on. Causeway boulevard. Move a little bit past the I twelve bottom aren't. They ought there's also. Another place that has good oysters is his little place on Florida street in in me and the bill called Katie letter K. Geez GE EE apostrophe S they have an oyster bar. That you punch a ways KG's. Hey I think GE. And they get wild caught. As a woman's catfish over the years to. I'm very much are also bought both of those I know lower open on on Saturday college. Her case. I've had. An entire planet. Yeah the one we like the most it's called the night pepper. It's it's on a streak that has no name I've been yelling about this for twenty years that ought to have a name. I pepper. I pepper and it's the if you're in in the bill on highway one. It is a spot where. It branches off into different directions one of those rate clause will be the one who earns around sort heads that the ports that actually means one night but that wrote it means that it is being called one because too many of the roads called one. So but that's where it is details strip mall you have to be looking for it but it's it. Once your in the neighborhood you'll see it and they are very I think the X. Yeah good good for top cabinet global. Perfect. You are so I love it ain't pat I mean now that being actual typewriter so many other good things that. Clean quick gains at our conference and then as it is I DN three chance. Yeah now and I don't see that track people around. No you don't I can think of any anyway as well particularly enjoy yourself. So yeah it's the food show I finally on the phone numbers that I could find rightly it's. This is for our current studio dot com. It's 804261379804261. Piece of knowing that covered. And over here it is Jeanne I think or institutional. And a second. Never mind mouse pointer has disappeared in here here we are gene. And I wanted to talk to Peter. Yeah he hung up to ask stating that I got. You can see it will get politician out what I do I got a raw oyster. Didn't I tell them. I wanna take myself now and they didn't add them up for me. They're lucky they are not supposed to. Well they do well don't tell me the name of the honor because. By but that is actually against the law. Well they do do. Rome may be solved but then again I know people who drive eighty in the when they did but I wanted which is much more dangerous but. Yeah I would encourage. That they did deal you know yelling and external. It is raw oysters so what every. After them. If he can take to sell only thing and that's that. Our. Acute. I'll buy it but 26063. Lipsky excuse me 2601 late seventies the food show and you wanna break. We OK we will return with more of the food chilling moment but first please. Hello hello hello hello hello. It is the food show on the beginning at seven AWW Allen WW 105 point three FM this is Tom Fitzmorris and we have discovered that Mena I think that's right is it Nina. For a long time I know everybody wants to talk PLO PT to long but it is that. They have outplayed in Covington that is making. Metal like issue an affront all of them. I know I've I have seen those sits. The man's name each wing. He he's doing it. Well and anyway I didn't Philippine Beckett got injured you mentioned it not been ordered. We had we had him on the show. He stainless steel. And pretty interesting idea there's another guy making. Making something similar to that but in the different way like all in one place. Yeah yeah well I've because he can't get oyster shells. Well actually can cook every time I go to to get him I didn't put him and bring a plastic bad and I just thank them and nobody ever and he's good night transparency of it. I think it's an. I don't say anything but iffy if but it is against the law. Will count on Chilean milk that a lot of these restaurant. Reuse them and pretend that your getting freshman shocked aren't good. They're not supposed to and they can get into some deep trouble. But it's down. But in can't can't pronounce it regalia of the Heidi perhaps. Read beyond all way to do it they would have been one to go to. The pelican club. It's it's right across this begin Ville street from the Motley on hotels parking garage which is very easy to seek. And and they won't read you can park your car there in the validated not free but to some like five. What we had a head start at what time traffic cop for content. All night long inning that you want. I would make a red all night long I would make a reservation. But the space open I think it's 530 over the air in and whatever time you make your reservation for and they you know that's what's available it's a special menu and its really good just really outstanding. Year after year. Okay the other wrinkle up until the gently into the phone that he could. That Gillman could get a hair net at any drugs feel if you look at Poland but everything. I can't discuss opinions on landing. I haven't I haven't gotten to it yet all of this is going to be in great detail on my website. And we are already sort of into it where two days into the preliminary dinners at. Oh wait that would it was five days of constant huge dining. I'm just a lot contain and challenge. It was quite a party the U is the new San Pellegrino flowed like water. I'm. Well I'm not make it to read about it and on your web site and Merry Christmas happy new year and now I continue to listen I'm not talking sometime next year. I appreciate it thank you very much for that it it's the food show on the gates of any WWL and WW of one of five point three FM we are sponsored by end ones. And ones. Is boy talk about the shank of their season ends once is where everybody goes it's seems like everybody's going there. At this time of year. Because personable they decorate the rest and so beautifully the main back room especially they have the biggest Christmas tree indoors that I know of the restaurant and I'll. And the rest of the place kind of looks like Dickens to begin with so it today it has that quality. And people come in in large numbers sometimes like whole legal firms. And large families that come in for their an annual feast and dance ones we just had one as part. Of our son's marriage he would just last week and we we did it in one of the private rooms of their fantastic is only one restaurant like that. Not only in New Orleans but in all the world with 713 Saint Louis street the French Quarter and all the world there is only one and one's an Elvis hello it is seafood show it's that. Thirteen in a two big 87 UWW oh and let's see we give Vernon in before the news Vernon you there welcome. Yes sir that the job. On your call because. It looked almost spiritual date. You look in the city why optional end. A couple of restaurants I want action bite on and journalist bites. One which he told me it was which called clients in over your site yet. And the out it revolution. Chill in the body. Yeah Clancy's is a long running uptown gourmet bistro. Guys let me take that we're grameen out of there it is but that makes it sound snooty it's pretty casual. It's a gold bar that used to be there for a long long time. But very good great wine list a lot of regular customers which becomes an issue because getting a reservation there especially this time years. But there were trying to open for dinner every night except Sunday. The and then revolutions this is the Bane respite in the royal business and asked the hotel. Oh it's it's run by two pretty famous chefs. And beautiful place of the menu is a little and usually goes all over the place in Italian in cajun and all kinds of things weren't going to very much a plea and all are here and I would tell you more except I have hit the wall and time call me again if you want them to know more stuff. Here on WWL radio New Orleans WWL. FM HD one candidate candidate while getting yet Canada New Orleans. Where the news is next from CBS the Columbia broadcasting system.