Local Seafood Still Available in New Orleans

This is the line we waited in at 6pm yesterday to get into the Acme Oyster House in downtown New Orleans. For now, local seafood is still available in the area (thankfully). I’ve heard that crab is becoming scarce in places, and wholesale seafood prices are rising because of an offshore fishing ban around the oil spill, but local oysters, crawfish, and other seafood specialties are still on the menu. Continue reading Local Seafood Still Available in New Orleans

GOOD: Fish You Can Eat with Clear Conscience

At the recommendation of Mark Bittman, I ate sardines for dinner last night (“one of the few fish not (yet) on anyone’s “watch” list, so unlike most seafood they can be eaten without guilt,” he writes), but selecting what fish to eat for dinner isn’t always so straightforward. Many fish that you wouldn’t expect, like cod and grouper, are on seafood advisory lists, either because of unsafe mercury levels or overfishing. Continue reading GOOD: Fish You Can Eat with Clear Conscience

Video Exclusive: Gulf Coast Braces for Oil

Earlier this week, we visited the Gulf Coast and filmed this video in Biloxi, Mississippi about the fast-approaching oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. We met with Mike Murphy from The Nature Conservancy in Biloxi Bay to talk about local wildlife, and how environmental groups are working to protect valuable wetlands in the region. Continue reading Video Exclusive: Gulf Coast Braces for Oil