Gala Chef Q & A: JBF Award Winner Allison-Vines Rushing and Slade Rushing

Slade Rushing and Allison-Vines Rushing


JBF Award Winner Allison-Vines Rushing and Slade Rushing, MiLa, New Orleans


What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?

AVR: Black-eyed pea and Jack cheese burritos.

SR: Taco Bell.


Describe the last great meal you ate.

AVR and SR: At the Catbird Seat in Nashville. It was delicious and whimsical.


What’s the dish you’re most proud of?

AVR: New Orleans barbecued lobster.

SR: The root beer float at MiLa.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

AVR: Truffle popcorn.

SR: Pizza.


What was your first job in the culinary world?

AVR: Kenny Rogers Roasters.

SR: Papa Gino’s Pizza in Warwick, Rhode Island.


What movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
AVR: Blue Crush.

SR: The ‘Burbs.... Read more >

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On the Menu: June 6 through June 12

Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, June 7, 7:00 P.M. Southern Sweethearts At MiLa, named for their home states of Mississippi and Louisiana, co-chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing serve their cultivated Southern fare to captivated New Orleans diners. The celebrated husband-and-wife team has earned nonstop raves from critics like Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune, who praised the chefs’ “artful and ingredient-driven” cuisine. Tuesday, June, 8, 7:00 P.M. Sustainable Seafood Feast Sam Talbot charmed viewers on Top Chef, and he plans to do the same at his upcoming restaurant at the

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