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What's Open on Christmas Day, Inside Namese, & More

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater NOLA editor Gwendolyn Knapp shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.

NOLA— Sometimes you don't want to have Christmas dinner at home. Here, Eater maps the best of what's open on Christmas Day. And if you have family flying to/from town, here's where to eat at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

QUARTER— Here's a look inside the gorgeous new international steakhouse in the former Alpine space on Chartres, Doris Metropolitan, and an interview at one month in with restaurateur Itai Ben Eli.

MID CITY— It's hard to believe that Namese, the new Vietnamese from Hieu Doan and family on Carrollton and Tulane, used to be the location of a rather unremarkable corner store. Check out the amazing renovation right here. Also on Carrollton, Ye Olde Bake Shoppe just opened this week.

BYWATER— Chilly? Heat up with Sweater Weather and more smoking hot drinks that Maurepas Food's just unveiled on their new hot drinks menu.