Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater NOLA editor Gwendolyn Knapp shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
EVERYWHERE? There's a new wave of New Orleans restaurants taking their raw bar offerings to the next level, and Eater maps eight of them to try now.
UPTOWN? Two new Vietnamese restaurants are headed Uptown in December. Mint Modern Vietnamese Bistro & Bar is heading to 5100 Freret, across the street from Dat Dog, and Pho Orchid is expanding to 2135 St. Charles Avenue in the former Le Viet Cafe.
MID CITY? Mid City Yacht Club's new menu will have you saying Holy Crab Balls. Chef Lurie Luciano's updated American classics are best enjoyed in the bar's new courtyard.
NOLA? Eater Cocktail Week is coming up on October 28, and if you've ever wanted to ask a professional bartender a question, now is your chance. In Eater's Ask The Pros feature, you can ask New Orleans finest? Kirk Estopinal, Kimberly Patton Bragg, and Chris Hannah? anything you want. Submit your pressing questions now.