Over the years, Chef Brian Jupiter and I have taken several trips to New Orleans. Since Brian was born and raised there, I had the luxury of viewing the city through the lens of one of its natives. During our visits, the charming Mom-and-Pop joints, dive bars and corner stores always resonated with me. Brian and I usually discovered them off the beaten path. Sprawling with character and charm, they were the authentic emblems of the culture and history of New Orleans. They were also the special places “where everything goes”. No one ever apologized for who they were and why they were having a good time. Our trips always left us feeling invigorated. In New Orleans, every day seemed like Friday.
Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods is a tribute to those adventures. We want you to eat and drink like they do in the free spirited South. After all, the only thing worth fussing about is a great time.