Ho, ho, hot and sour soup? … The Lower Garden District is booming with the recent opening of Blue Giant (@bluegiantnola), an American-Chinese restaurant by Bill Jones and Richard Horner, former cooks at the ever-popular Warehouse District spot Cochon Restaurant. The duo wholly acknowledges that their food-not unlike that of Red’s Chinese in the Bywater-is a far cry from traditional Chinese cuisine, and rather an “homage to the Chinese-American food of our youth,” growing up in South Louisiana. Located on the corner of Magazine and Thalia, Blue Giant offers a menu featuring dishes like pan-fried shrimp and pork dumplings, duck
It’s all new, that’s why it’s called news. But this is the important stuff. No budget committees or drama. This news is nourishing. Enjoy your monthly food news round-up. Go forth and keep that belly happy:
• Spring doesn’t just happen here in foodie paradise – it erupts. As the ice melts and the mud flows, restaurants and breweries break out the patio furniture and unleash the umbrellas. Let’s see what’s on the menu for your calendars.
• Taste of Pearl on April 19 takes pass holders on a journey through Boulder’s food scene, galleries
About 25 million Americans will be eligible for more money in food assistance under new guidelines from the Biden administration
Good news on Good Friday: Food distribution lines getting shorter
PANDEMIC BEGAN AND MORE THAN 10,000 LOVELAND HAVE LOST HER LIVES. CARVER HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERING WITH SECOND HARVEST FOR A FOOD DISTRIBUTION DRIVE GOING INTO THE EASTER HOLIDAY. AND AS HEATH ALLEN SHOWS US, THERE’S GOOD NEWS ON THIS GOOD FRIDAY, THE LINES ARE GETTING SHORTER. >> WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR THEM. >> FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, THE LINES FOR FOOD WERE MUCH SHORTER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN
But even before the pandemic, millions of people in the United States were struggling with access to groceries — and the problem has gotten even worse for them.
The areas are defined as those where a “significant” portion of the population lives more than a mile from the nearest supermarket or grocery store in urban areas, or 10 miles away in rural areas. The poverty rate is either 20% or greater, … Read More