New Orleans Food Timeline

1954 - Diamond Jim Moran
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Before 1500 - Native Americans
c. 1770 - Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
1700s - Sugar
1755 - Acadians
1791 - French Market
1793 -- Peychaud's Bitters
1795 - Brennan's Building
1806 - Old Absinthe House
1809 - 1st St. Patrick's Day Celebration
1817 - Ribbon Cane
1820 - Cafe Sbisa Building
1830s - Sazerac
1840 - Original Antoine's
1840s - Irish Influx
1843 - Norbert Rillieux
1850s - Germans Arrive
1853 - Sazerac Coffee House
1853 -- First Brewery
1853 - Brunch
1856 - Tujague's
1858 - The Court of theTwo Sisters
1859 - Bruning's
1860 -- Bud Rip's
1860s - 24,000 Irish
1860 -- Ralph's Building
1862 - Salt
1862 - Café du Monde
1864 - Bullfrogs
1867 - Hard Rock
1868 - Antoine's Moves
1868 - Solari's
1868 - Tabasco
1868 - Ice House
1869 -- Schwegmann's
1871 - Morning Call
1874 - Bruning's
1876 - Maylie's
1876 - Arnaud Cazenave is born
1880s - Italian Influx
1880 - Commander's Palace opens
1881 - La Louisiane
1885 -- Louisiana Brewing Co.
1888 -- Ramos Fin Fizz
1890 - New Orleans Coffee Company
1890 - Barq's
1890 -- New Orleans Brewing Co.
1890 -- Jackson Brewing Co.
1891 -- American Brewing Co.
1895 - Delmonico's
1896 - Leidenheimer's
1888 -- Rex Spices
1889 - Zatarain's
1898 - Pa-Poose
1899 -- Oysters Rockefeller
1899 - Cafe Sbisa Opens
1900 - Tortorici's
c. 1900 - Muffuletta
1901 - Gold Walnuts
1901 - Where's the Boeuf?
1902 - Ernst Cafe
1901 - Picayune Cookbook
1905 - Galatoire's
1905 - Angelo Brocato's
1907 -- Dixie Beer
1906 - Central Grocery
1908 - The Cave
1910 - Acme
1910 - Coconuts
1910 - Owen Brennan Born
1911 - Delmonico's Sold
1912 -- Union Brewing Company
1912 -- First Beer Delivered by Air
1913 - Manale's
1914 - Napoleon House
1914 - Quarrella's Midway
1917 - Squeeze
1918 - Arnaud's
1919 - Casamento's
1920s - Mandina's
1920 - Broussard's
1920 - Fernand Jules Alciatore buys La Louisiane
1922 -- Hubig's Pies
1922 - Mandich
1923 -- Crystal Hot Sauce
1924 - Uglesich's
1924 -- Progress Grocery
1928 - Bozo's
1928 - Tarpon Rodeo
1929 - Po-boy
1920s - Mystery Room
1931 - Solari's
1932 - Charlie's Steak House
1933 -- 4-X Beer
1933 - Ye Olde College Inn
1933 - Pat O'Brien's
1934 - Crescent City Steak House
1934 - Middendorf's
1934 - Zets
1934 -- Herbsaint
1936 -- Falstaff Brewery
1937 -- Double Eagle Ale
1937 -- Eagle Beer
1939 -- American Brewing Company
1939 - Dooky Chase
1939 - Hansen's Sno-Bliz
1939 - Clover Grill
1941 - Japanese Room Closes
1943 - Barrow's Shady Inn
1946 - Mosca's
1946 - Martin Wine Cellar
1946 - Camellia Grill
1947 - Liuzza's
1947 -- Saturn Bar
1947 - Caribbean Room
1951 -- Bananas Foster
1952 - Bud's Broiler
1952 -- Falstaff Weather Ball
1953 - Bon Ton
1954 - Diamond Jim Moran
1955 - Frostop
1956 - Brennan's Opens
1959 - The Boeuf is Back
1959 -- House of Lee
1959 -- Bali Hai
1961 - Deanie's
1961 - Teddy's Grill.
1967 - Sid-Mar's
1963 - Port of Call
1963 -- Zatarain's Sold
1963 - Toast
1965 - Ruth's Chris
1965 - Rocky & Carlo's
1970 - Drago's
1971 - Marti's
1972 - Chicken on the Run
1973 - Christian's
1973 - Smoothie King
1974 - Brennan's acquire Commander's Palace
1974 -- Jax Brewery Closes
1974 -- Whole Foods
1975 - Brennan's Burns
1978 - PJ's Coffee
1978 -- Falstaff Brewery Closes
1979 - K-Paul's
1979 - Mr. B's
1981 - Trey Yuen
1983 - Upperline
1984 - Japanese Room Re-opens
1986 - Brigtsen's
1987 - Lundi Gras Again
1987 - King Cakes Shipped
1987 - No Coconut Throwing
1988 - Coconut Bill
1990 - Emeril's
1991 - Crescent City Brewhouse
1997 - Emeril buys Delmonico's
1999 - Marisol
2000 - Cafe Reconcile
2001 -- Restaurant August
2004 - McCormick Buys Zatarain's

"Diamond Jim" Moran took over the lease at La Louisiane and renamed the restaurant Moran’s La Louisiane. At times, a diamond ring would be stuffed inside a meatball.  For all his notoriety, Diamond Jim only ran the restaurant for four years.  He died of a heart attack in 1958.  His sons took over until 1978 when they turned management over to Salvador and Joseph Marcello (until 1993).

1903 Philadelphia Ice Cream Co. 
1903 Philadelphia Ice Cream Co.

  
1956 Rando's Bar and Restaurant

 

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