Midnight Menu +1

Ray Cannata has eaten at over 750 New Orleans restaurants, so he knows a thing or two about hanging out. Margo Moss has turned Ted's Frostop from a greasy spoon into a considerably less greasy but not quite silver spoon. When the sun goes down on The NOLA Brewing Tap Room in the Irish Channel, Ray and Margo entertain members of New Orleans restaurant community. Their guests bring along a friend, a +1. Anything can happen.

Low and Slow

Low and Slow
May 2, 2017

Bar B Q ain't what it used to be when dad threw a few ribs and chickens on the grill, pretty much forgot about it while he got loaded on crappy beer and we all had to pray mom's potato salad was edible before we were forced to accompany it with various forms of carbon which we just knew would give us all cancer. Well, we survived. And just as... Read More »

I Am The Rooster

I Am The Rooster
February 9, 2017

Many things in life are not as simple as they appear. That goes for sausage. And hogshead cheese. And hearts, bellies, snouts, stomachs and every part of an animal you could butcher that ends up in a meat product or on a smoker. Chris Roos (aka The Rooster) is a meat broker. A meat middle man whose company Holton Meats can hook you up with those fresh or frozen pork feet you've... Read More »

Fresh Peche

Fresh Peche
December 19, 2016

Chef Ryan Prewitt from Peche won't be making that amateur b.s. warm bacon vinaigrette again any time soon. Fresh food Forager for Peche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Calcasieu & Butcher Ashley Locklear has the best truck driving job on the highway. Hangin' at Ted's Frostop on a Monday night. Read More »

Food Fighters

Food Fighters
November 28, 2016

If you're the type of New Orleanian who "goes out" - meaning you spend time in bars or music clubs and tend to see the same couple of hundred faces, some of whom you know by name and some of whom you just recognize - Joe Armitage is a fellow traveler. Joe has been working in restaurants around New Orleans for, by his own reckoning, 30 years. And he's only 43.... Read More »

Based On a True Story

Based On a True Story
July 28, 2016

If you want to know what really goes on at Stein's Deli, Bouligny, Bellocq, Cellar Door, and you want the answer from a chef to the age old question "Do chefs spit in people's food?" this show might have everything you're looking for. Then again, everything in this conversation could be a total lie. It's hard to tell. When mixologist, maitre D and film maker Mike Yusko - one of our... Read More »

Allez Alon!

Allez Alon!
February 22, 2016

Before he was a James Beard Award winner, Alon Shaya was hanging out at Ted's Frostop. Chef Alon Shaya explains how an Israeli living in New Orleans fell in love with Italy and Italian food and why cooking it is a way of life. His surprise +1 is the real deal. Read More »

Your Bead Dog Ate My King Cake

Your Bead Dog Ate My King Cake
February 3, 2016

Meredith Timberlake brings along 40 pounds of Haydel's Bakery King Cake to share with Margo and Ray on Midnight Menu +1. In an "only in New Orleans" way of life, Meredith works off her day-job king cake by being a cross-fit trainer and a power weight lifter. Meredith's +1, Cornell Landry, started out owning restaurants and cooking. When he discovered he could write children's books Cornell left the restaurant business but didn't... Read More »

Mondo Loco Tocco

Mondo Loco Tocco
January 27, 2016

Welcome to the amazing crazy world of Tony Tocco, circling the Earth at 5x the speed of life. Ray accurately describes Tony as having an influence on more hip New Orleans places than almost anybody in town. Tony was on the floor the night Bayona opened, spent a decade at Gautreau's, was the co-founder of Snake and Jake's Xmas Club Lounge, The Circle Bar, and his current super success, Atchafalya. Tony's plus one,... Read More »

Two Girls One Shuck

Two Girls One Shuck
November 19, 2015

If you're looking at the title of this show, Two Girls One Shuck and think the name of this oyster shucking duo is a play on the f-word, you're in a better place than knowing the truth. Don't, for the love of God, Google "Two Girls One Cup." Your life will never be the same. Becky Wasden and Stefani Sell met one unlikely evening in a straight bar in Salt Lake... Read More »

Rum and Folk

Rum and Folk
October 7, 2015

Phil Minissale visited New Orleans for the first time when he was 17. An impressionable age, Phil got the bug and as the years unfolded found himself visiting the city as often as he could get here. As a traveling songwriter, Phil made his way through New Orleans on extensive tours, either playing the Blue Nile or Neutral Ground Coffeehouse each year. In 2012, with nothing but a fierce impulsive desire,... Read More »

Little Gem

Little Gem
August 25, 2015

Nick Bazan started out washing dishes at Shoney's in New Orleans East. Two years later he was the longest serving and hardest working sucka in the history of Shoney's, still making a little over minimum wage as a line cook, working ("It's illegal by the way") 12 hour shifts without a break. Then he wised up, got the heck outa there and started on a career working the gamut of... Read More »

Katie Dreams of Sushi Fest

Katie Dreams of Sushi Fest
August 4, 2015

If you’re the type of person who love’s sushi with a passion, then you’re probably like Cheryl Lemoine. If you’re the type of person who creates an entire festival around sushi, and then comes onto Midnight Menu+1 to talk about it, then you most likely are Cheryl Lemoine. Cheryl sits down with Ray and Margo this week to discuss the second annual New Orleans Sushi Fest and Competition. But Cheryl isn’t... Read More »

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