Jesse Lu Baum

Jesse Lu Baum is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Antigravity,, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Mid-City Messenger, Big Easy Magazine and Preservation in Print.

Aside from writing, she has also worked as a non-profit home repair person, a theater bartender, and a research assistant

Rosalitas Tacos

From Backyard Shack to Brick and Mortar: Rosalita’s Backyard tacos opens new restaurant location

By Jesse Lu Baum / January 25, 2021

The scent of sizzling meat and fresh tortillas has drawn many customers into the alley early in the evening – the better to get there before the line grows long and the tacos begin selling out. Now fans of the pop-up can rejoice–the operation has moved to 3304 St. Claude Avenue and is open five days a week for lunch and dinner with an expanded menu to match.

Bywater Bakery King Cake

Let them eat cake: Bywater Bakery kicks off Carnival season with a cake-themed block party

By Jesse Lu Baum / January 3, 2020

Bywater Bakery is hosting its annual Carnival kickoff party with a purpose featuring 1,500 cakes for sale in eight different flavors.

Brunch and boogie: Tigermen Den’s Cajun brunch features food, zydeco dancing

By Jesse Lu Baum / November 14, 2019

If you’re looking for a brunch that serves up community, music and a healthy dose of dancing, look no further: Cajun Brunch at the Tigermen Den has it all.

Sleuthing for stories at the public library’s spy soiree

By Jesse Lu Baum / November 5, 2019

Scavenger hunt, martinis (shaken, not stirred) and LOTS of local food!

From living room to ‘Ink Master’: How Katie Rhoden drew her own path to tattooing

By Jesse Lu Baum / September 5, 2019

A seriously talented tattoo portraitist and veteran of “Ink Master,” she spoke with me about working as a woman in the tattoo industry, tattooing traditions, and what to expect when getting a custom tattoo.