He makes the best Shrimp and Grits

29 Nov

Award winning Nola Chef Brigtsen is the master of Shrimp and Grits!!!

Iconic award winning James Beard Chef

29 Nov

The head Chef of the iconic Nola Commander’s Palace Restaurant Tory McPhail is not just talented but so kind . His boudin stuffed quail is also beyond delicious …yummm!!!

Tricentennial Nola dishes

29 Nov

Thanks to New Orleans Chef Will Avelar of Nola Meril restaurant – one of Chef Emeril’s restaurants. He and Chef John Balfour of San Antonio showcased 2 of their Tricentennial Dinner dishes during the Noon Fox 8 Newscast .

Yumm another version of Nola beignets

29 Nov

Thanks to French Quarter Sobou Restaurant Chef Juan – on his creative beignets with his hand press sugar cane juice maker today at Noon today on Fox 8 News

New Orleans Reagan Charleston private party for her store opening

19 Oct

Another New Orleans female entrepreneur achieves her dream.
Last night a great turn-out for a big party to celebrate opening of Reagan Charleston Jewelry store at Canal Place . She is proof hard work pays off -never give up on your dreams.

Vacation time

9 Oct

Always love catching up with this #bff Maribel

Celebrating Octoberfest in NOLA

9 Oct

A feast of German Food with Bratz Y’all at Noon on Fox 8 News with restaurant owner Sven

They hit it out of the park everyday !!

17 Sep

What an honor for the invite to this event- Happy Anniversary to the Award Winning Commander’s Palace. The owners did an amazing job for this Grande Haute Creole Dinner in honor of Commander’s Palace Restaurant 125th Anniversary . Ti, Lally, Dottie, Brad and the brilliant Chef Tory McPhail continue to set the height few restaurants ever reach for their food and hospitality .

Bam… Chef Emeril in the House

17 Sep

What an honor for the invite to this dinner event that also included New Orleans Culinary Star Chefs like Chef Emeril Lagasse.
A Grande Haute Creole Dinner in honor of Commander’s Palace Restaurant 125th Anniversary .

The iconic Nola Chef Leah Chase -love this woman!!

17 Sep

What an honor for the invite to this event that also included New Orleans Culinary Star Chefs like Chef Leah Chase.
A Grande Haute Creole Dinner in honor of Commander’s Palace Restaurant 125th Anniversary .

An incredible celebration dinner at Commander’s Palace

17 Sep

An incredible celebration as New Orleans marks its 300th Birthday too . A Grande Haute Creole Dinner in honor of Commander’s Palace Reataurant 125th Anniversary – extraordinary dinner under guidance of Chrf Tory McPhail . Menu included Soft Shell Crab, House Cured Hog Jowl with grits, American Squab and Creole Cream Cheese and Whiskey soaked figs.

That look when you are about to touch a snake

21 Aug

Facing my fears today at Noon on Fox 8 News: Thx to the New Orleans Audubon Zoo Stephanie Smith for being a good sport with me.

That look when you are about to touch a snake !!

21 Aug

Facing my fears today at Noon on Fox 8 News !! Thanks to the New Orleans Audubon Zoo handler Stephanie Smith for being a good sport with me .

It happens

18 Aug

Sometimes we show up wearing the same colors even though it was not planned.Lee Zurik popping in his red tie!

It’s all about the beef for a good cause

12 Aug

> Thx to Dickie Brennan’s Restaurant Chef Wallace and Second Harvest Food Bank representative, Oliver Doxtater, for their Noon Fox 8 News appearance; talking about the upcoming fundraiser featuring creative beef dishes NOLA-style.
> Money raised helps the non -profit Second Harvest Food Bank to feed local families in need. Delicious dishes!!! >

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It happens !!

30 Jul

When your co-anchor had the same color on mind for the dress of the day for work- #ofotd

Another day in the books!!

30 Jul

Monday’s work day went quickly!

The Tortoise and the Fox 8 News Anchor

25 Jul

Fun segment on Noon Fox 8 News with folks from New Orleans Zoo /Audubon Nature Institute on the it’s Junior Keeper program for kids – loved the tortoise Rudy .

1st Place T.V News Journalism Award 2018

22 Jul

Thanks for the Honor tonight from the Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards: I won First Place Press Club Award for “Lifestyle Reporting “ for my story “Canvas of Controversy.” The Fox 8 News Team won 15 total First Place Awards.

Summer time in the South

10 Jul

Weekends: when the temps rise, you find a pool, a big hat to protect your face from the sun and you chill poolside .