New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear

We chat with founder Stirling Barrett about how his hometown pride fuels his entire endeavor

Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett’s KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett’s time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city’s uniqueness. He tells CH, “I saw an opportunity to reshape the way people viewed New Orleans’ creative culture and what could be done from a city that isn’t …

New Orleans’ Rum-Centric Bar, Cane & Table

Bartender Nick Detrich shares insights on tiki culture and a recipe for the Two Palms

by Kate Beard Since opening last July, Cane & Table in New Orleans’ French Quarter has garnered a lot of attention, cementing its place on the list of the city’s best bars. And with its pedigree, it’s no wonder. The brainchild of Nick Detrich, who dreamed of opening his own rum-centric bar concept, Cane & Table is backed by Kirk Steinopal and Neal Bodenheimer, the …