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Best Places To Get Crawfish In New Orleans

February 15, 2024

From Mardi Gras to football, New Orleans is known for its seasons, and we’ve just entered a fan favorite –  crawfish. Served best with a side of cold beer and warm sun, this is a seas… Read More

 

Sweet Valentines from NOLA Restaurants

February 1, 2024

Roses? Jewelry? A day of beauty at her favorite spa? We’re going to let you in on a little something. The only thing you really need to give your Valentine this year is a spoon. Take your loved … Read More

 

Think Smalls This Fat Tuesday

February 1, 2024

DREW BREES QUARTERBACKS "CAN OPENING" OF SMALLS SLIDERS IN METAIRIE Drew Brees at ribbon cutting of Smalls Sliders in Metairie On Feb. 1, Saints legend Drew Brees was on hand as Sma… Read More

 

Best New Restaurant in the French Quarter: Iberville Cuisine

Check out the Iberville Cuisine scene. TripAdvisor just named New Orleans the #1 Food Destination in U.S. for the second year in a row and #8 in the world! To be honest, we’re not surpris… Read More

 

People in the Know Go to Felix's during Carnival Season

Welcome to Felix's in the French Quarter In a city filled with history, memories made at Felix's Restaurant are among the most cherished. Many of us had our first dozen raw oysters sitt… Read More

 

Where To Get Your King Cake On!

January 2, 2024

Where can you get your king cake fix besides a bakery or coffee shop? At some of New Orleans’ best restaurants and attractions, of course! Whether you want to enjoy it for breakfast, as a desser… Read More

 

Can't-Miss New Year's Eve Parties at New Orleans Restaurants

January 1, 2024

Good-bye 2023, hello future! Along with fireworks and the Fleur de Lis Drop at the stroke of midnight atop Jax Brewery in the French Quarter,  the Sugar Bowl and the Sugar Bowl Parade, here's… Read More

 

Joy! Here's Who's Open Christmas Day

December 1, 2023

'Tis The Season to Let Us Do the Cookin' If you’re in town this holiday season but aren’t able to make a big feast, don’t fret! Some of our favorite restaurants will be se… Read More

 

Reveillon Tradition Continues

November 27, 2023

Photo: Tujague's Réveillon is a New Orleans tradition dating back to the mid-1800s. Back then, Creole families celebrated Réveillon twice during the holidays, Christmas Eve an… Read More

 

Holiday Gift Cards from Your Favorite New Orleans Restaurants

November 27, 2023

  What do you give the person who has everything? Dinner!  Acme Oyster House Have yourself a rawsome little Christmas with gift cards from Acme. Visit acmeoyster.com. Bobby H… Read More

 

Stuffed with NOLA: Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

November 1, 2023

In New Orleans, great food isn't reserved for holidays. We give thanks for our world-renowned chefs, award-winning restaurants, and fresh Gulf seafood every day. Many restaurants in Greater New Or… Read More

 

Even Santa Loves Court of Two Sisters

October 27, 2023

New Orleans loves it's traditions and, this time of year,  Jazz Brunch with Santa at The Court of Two Sisters should be at the top of your list. This year, this festive event will take pla… Read More

 

A New Space to Make Memories at Commander's Palace.

October 20, 2023

Commander's Celebrates 130th Year with New Patio Room with Parisian Flair. Photo Courtesy of Commander's Palace “New Orleans is a city known for its celebratory spirit, so… Read More

 

Great Food & Service is an Art at Annunciation

Annunciation is lovely place for a beautiful meal, Whether you live in or are visiting New Orleans, you can do no better than a meal at Annunciation Restaurant. The food here is a work of art w… Read More

 

From Tiki Farm to Table: Suis Generis Is One of a Kind

September 27, 2023

Suis Generis on Burgundy in the Marigny. At last count, there were more than 1,500 restaurants in New Orleans. We feel confident when we say that Suis Generis (pronounced: soo-ee jen-er-is) in … Read More

 

Where to Watch Dem Saints

September 1, 2023

  When the Saints are playing football, the entire city of New Orleans knows it. It’s been said before and we’ll say it again: This town bleeds black and gold. On game day, you… Read More

 

Beignet Fest Proves There's More Than One Way to Beignet

September 1, 2023

  Cafe Beignet is a previous first-place winner in the "Best Traditional Beignet" category. Take a sweet break from the same-old, same-old and join us on the Festival Grounds in New Orl… Read More

 

Carmo: Where Healthy Equals Delicious

You'll love Carmo, inside and out. When people in New Orleans talk about great vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free restaurants, Carmo is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. But they’… Read More

 

Mulate's: A Little Piece of Cajun Country in New Orleans

Everybody loves Mulate's – even Homer! At Mulate’s, the Original Cajun Restaurant,  they celebrate Cajun food, music, art and culture every day with all the warmth, creativ… Read More

 

Our Picks for COOLinary New Orleans 2023

July 24, 2023

Let your taste buds explore the city. COOLinary New Orleans is back! Here's your chance to taste the best of New Orleans at the best prices of the year. Join us for this annual culinary traditi… Read More

 

Check Out What's New This Summer at Felix's

If you’re from New Orleans, Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar in the French Quarter is probably where you slurped your first oysters. You probably know they serve great fried seafood and New… Read More

 

New Orleans on the Rocks

June 30, 2023

Celebrate Tales of the Cocktail on The New Orleans Craft Cocktail Walking Tour This July, Tales of the Cocktail is celebrating its 21st year. Do a little celebrating yourself on The New O… Read More

 

Our Favorite Places to Take Dad for Steak This Father's Day

June 1, 2023

You'll find some great steakhouses in New Orleans, but we're also home to some fine restaurants that just happen serve a great steak. Here are our favorites, just in time for Father’s Da… Read More

 

Fun by the Forkful: Restaurant Week New Orleans

June 1, 2023

Mark Twain once said, “New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” We think he’d approve of Restaurant Week New Orleans from June 19-25. Restaurant… Read More

 

The Height of NOLA Comfort Food: Mambo’s

Mambo's is home to the only rooftop dining on Bourbon Street Bourbon Street is famous for bar crawling, music, and you know what, but the truth is there are some pretty great places to dine… Read More

 

Grand Isle Restaurant in New Orleans: The Culture and Flavor of the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Owner/Executive Chef Jeff Hof Grand Isle is a charming barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, just two-hours from New Orleans. For those of us who grew up in the city, the words “Grand Isl… Read More

 

Show Mom She's the Bomb This Mother's Day

April 27, 2023

Know what your mom loves almost as much as she loves you? Brunch, lunch or dinner out in NOLA Press her and she’ll admit the main reason she gave birth to you was the guarantee of Eggs S… Read More

 

Festing and Feasting at French Quarter Fest

March 31, 2023

When you think "festival food," hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos and maybe a few slices of pizza come to mind. But here in the New Orleans French Quarter we've kicked it up a no… Read More

 

Do This Brew in the Vieux: Crescent City Brewhouse

Do locals eat in the Vieux Carré? You only have to dine at Crescent City Brewhouse to realize the answer is “yes.” Should you come here if beer is really not your thing? Again, the … Read More

 

Best Easter Brunch Spots in NOLA

March 21, 2023

Do You Like Your Easter Eggs Sardou, Benedict or Florentine? This Easter, do more than bite the ears off a chocolate bunny for breakfast. Check out this list of great New Orleans restaurants that a… Read More

 

Take Your Palate to Peru at Tito’s.

  Tito's on St. Charles Avenue No trip to New Orleans would be complete without indulging in Creole, Cajun and Southern cuisine but, whatever you do, don’t stop there. Tit… Read More

 

Tujague’s: 167 Years Young

When the legendary Tujague’s had to move from its old location a couple of years ago, it was big news. The world-famous restaurant had been at the other end of Decatur Street since 1856. Would i… Read More

 

Carnival Concoctions: A Taste of Mardi Gras

January 16, 2023

Pretty Please with Purple, Gold and Green Sprinkles on Top. Believe it or not, eating during Carnival season isn't just about seeing how much red meat you can get in before the start of Lent. A… Read More

 

Clarinet Bistreaux is a Must-Geaux

  Lunch at a Holiday Inn when in New Orleans? Are you kidding? No, we're not. The Clarinet Bistreaux in the artsy Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome is a local restaurant that just happens… Read More

 

The Best of the Rest: Dining Outside of the French Quarter

November 1, 2022

Believe it or not, the French Quarter isn’t the only place to eat in New Orleans. There are many other charming neighborhoods throughout New Orleans where you can enjoy a gre… Read More

 

Cafe Pontalba: Red Beans & History

In what might just be one of the most enviable restaurant locations in all of New Orleans sits Café Pontalba. Here in the historic Pontalba buildings on Jackson Square, you can sip cocktails, i… Read More

 

3rd Block Rocks

3rd Block Depot Kitchen and Bar, Now Open in the French Quarter There's always something new in the Vieux Carré.  This month, we're celebrating the opening of 3rd Block… Read More

 

Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon is a Winner

There are two things everyone in New Orleans loves – great food and great football. Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon on Veterans in Metairie is the perfect place to indulge in both of Louisiana… Read More

 

The Way to Your Stomach? Through the Airport

Every Seat is a Window Seat at Messina's Runway Café. Airports aren't traditionally foodie destinations, but this is New Orleans and our Lakefront Airport is home to Messina'… Read More

 

Chef Ron Puts the Oh! In Gumbo

March 25, 2022

From Rhode Island to the Cradle of Creole Cooking: Meet Chef Ron Iafrate True: The New Orleans area is filled with world-famous restaurants. Also true: some of the best restaurants are located… Read More

 

Landry’s Seafood: Grab a Fork and Take in the Vieux

Landry’s Seafood House located in Jackson Brewery, (the first Landry’s opened in a house in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1947) has one of the most enviable views in the Vieux Carré. You … Read More

 

Celebrate PINKTOBER® at Hard Rock Cafe

October 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HARD ROCK CAFE® NEW ORLEANS ANNOUNCES ITS 22nd ANNUAL PINKTOBER® CAMPAIGN Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans Honors the Month by Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and… Read More

 

We're Back in Biz, Y'all. Come and Eat

September 15, 2021

  Your Table Is Waiting. Where Y'at? As everybody knows, you can't keep this city below sea level down for long! For the most part, your favorite restaurants are back open after… Read More

 

Everything you didn't need to know about the snoball

July 1, 2021

New Orleans subtropical climate becomes particularly evident during the humid summer months, so it’s no surprise that locals and visitors alike are perpetually searching for ways to stay cool. W… Read More

 

Do a Little Two-Step! Mulate’s Is Back!

June 29, 2021

New Orleans’ favorite Cajun restaurant will reopen Friday, July 2. Need more proof things are getting back to normal in NOLA? Mulate’s will open its doors again, just in time for th… Read More

 

Bourbon Street & Just Beyond – Best Casual Restaurants

  Bourbon Street is known for its lineup of bars and round-the-clock party atmosphere, but there are also some great places to grab a bite. When you need a breather, check out these casual eat… Read More

 

Porter & Luke's Never Disappoints

In our humble opnion, one of the best places to find authentic New Orleans cuisine in Old Metairie is Porter & Luke’s on Metairie Road, just 10 minutes from downtown. This restaurant has … Read More

 

Top Ten Things You Have To Taste in 2021

October 31, 2020

As long as you're making New Year's resolutions, here are 10 tastes you simply have to try in 2021. We've tried them all personally and can vouch for each and every one of them. Put them o… Read More

 

Yay! Canal Street Gets A New Cafe Beignet!

October 12, 2020

Break out the powdered sugar! Café Beignet has opened its fourth location in New Orleans. Café Beignet at 622 Canal Street is now open, joining shops on Decatur, Bourbon and Royal. It is… Read More

 

Run for Your Friends in the Hospitality Industry!

September 2, 2020

September 15-October 15, 2020 You’ve heard about pub crawls? Well how about a run? NewOrleansRestaurants.com is a proud sponsor of the Michelob Ultra Bourbon Street Barathon, produced by the … Read More

 

Eat It Up! COOlinary New Orleans 2020

August 1, 2020

  Our Top COOLinary Picks  Taste the best of New Orleans at the best prices of the year at COOLinary New Orleans. Join us for this annual summer culinary tradition featuring prix-fixe … Read More

 

He Brought You Into This World. You Can Take Him Out.

June 2, 2020

  New Orleans BBQ Shrimp over Creamy Cheese Grits from Messina's Runway Cafe. Get dad out of the house and away from the TV set this Father's Day and have a little fun! Many of … Read More

 

NOLA Restaurants Welcome Back Guests

May 18, 2020

Many of your favorite New Orleans restaurants are now open for inside dining with protocols in place to keep everyone safe. Tables are 10 feet apart and many restaurants are offering new outside dinin… Read More

 

Get Delivery & Take Out From Your Favorite New Orleans Restaurants

May 6, 2020

  Many restaurants in Louisiana have reopened their doors with 25% occupancy (tables spaced 6-feet apart) and outside seating.  Please keep in mind that many of our most popular Ne… Read More

 

She Delivered You. You Can Get Delivery For Her.

May 5, 2020

Moms shouldn't have to cook on Mother's Day. Luckily, some of your favorite New Orleans restaurants are offering special menus and/or family style offerings for Sunday that you can either enjo… Read More

 

Get Ahead of the Game. Book Your Next Event Now!

April 10, 2020

Have a group event coming to New Orleans later this year or early 2021? Now would be a great time to reach out to the professional sales staff at our fabulous restaurants and party venues who off… Read More

 

Foodies Unite! New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

March 5, 2020

NOTE: NOWFE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 11TH THHAT THEY ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT.  VISIT NOWFE.COM FOR DETAILS. One of most anticipated culinary events in the country is the New Orleans Wine and Food … Read More

 

Mulate’s Is Doing a Two-Step!

Construction on Convention Center Boulevard is Winding Down! For months, customers of Mulate’s have been fighting the construction around their Julia Street restaurant. We’re happy … Read More

 

A Dozen Reasons We Recommend Acme Oyster House

  New Orleans is full of great casual restaurants but none is more beloved than Acme Oyster House. More than just great food–it’s great fun. Locals love it, visitors love it, f… Read More

 

History on the Move: Tujague’s Changes Locations in 2020

October 21, 2019

At 164 years old, Tujague’s is the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans and the third oldest in the U.S. Located across the street from the historic French Market, Tujague’s m… Read More

 

Daisy Dukes Does It Right

New Orleans has a lot of world-famous restaurants. This is not one of them. Daisy Dukes is just great New Orleans food done right. Like their slogan says, it’s “Nuttin’ Fancy. Just G… Read More

 

Santa Comes A Courtin'

September 12, 2019

Jazz Brunch with Santa at The Court of Two Sisters   During the holidays, the French Quarter looks like one of those Christmas villages people put on their mantles. It's a magical … Read More

 

Thirsty Thursday: Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Dinners

June 30, 2019

One of the highlights of Tales of the Cocktail every year is the Spirited Dinners. This year, they take place on Thursday, July 18th and two of our favorite restaurants are among those playing ho… Read More

 

A Slice of New Orleans Culture: The Creole Tomato Festival

June 1, 2019

If you’ve enjoyed eating out in New Orleans, then there’s no doubt that you’ve eaten at least a couple of Creole tomatoes. These tomatoes are the essential ingredients in many local … Read More

 

Fun on the Half Shell

May 8, 2019

New Orleans Oyster Festival, June 1 & 2, 2019 One of our favorite foodie events is the New Orleans Oyster Festival, this year on June 1 & 2.  Located in Woldenberg Park next to the Aquariu… Read More

 

Fabulous Restaurants with French Quarter Courtyards

May 3, 2019

  From exquisite food to impeccable ambience, dining in New Orleans is an unforgettable experience, but French Quarter courtyards take it to a whole new level. And right now the weather is… Read More

 

The Good Times Boil at the Original French Market Restaurant & Bar

Want to see New Orleans like a local? As a visitor, you will probably never experience a backyard crawfish boil – you will never know the joys chasing your sister around with a live crawfish &nd… Read More

 

Get Your Fill of Soul at the Congo Square Rhythms Festival

March 7, 2019

Where: Armstrong Park When: March 30 & 31. 2019 In the days before the Emancipation Proclamation, the only place enslaved Africans and free people of color were permitted to gather to practice t… Read More

 

5 Top Dishes From Classic New Orleans Restaurants

January 7, 2019

  Commander's famous Bread Pudding Souffle When you arrive in New Orleans there are so many restaurants to choose from. It's even harder to pick items off the menu since there a… Read More

 

19 Things You Have to Taste in 2019

January 1, 2019

Instead of making a list of things you shouldn't eat in 2019, here's a list of culinary experiences you shouldn't miss – in no particular order. In fact, we're going to start wit… Read More

 

Did Somebody Say King Cake Festival? Oh, Baby!

December 22, 2018

In New Orleans, we have festivals celebrating oysters, po-boys, seafood, wine, fried chicken, BBQ, cocktails, gumbo, beignets, Creole tomatoes, boudin and tacos but, BABY, there’s still room on … Read More

 

Landry's Presents A Celebration of the Centuries with Chef John Folse

November 9, 2018

A Journey Through New Orleans' Culinary History  Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. While there have been several Tricentennial events in New Orleans this year, we have to admit we're extr… Read More

 

Get IneBRIEated at Fête des Fromages

November 1, 2018

This year, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Gulf Coast Region is sponsoring Fête des Fromages, A Festival of Cheeses, Wines & Music. The event will be held in the French Quarter on… Read More

 

A Tip of the Toque to Tujague’s New Chef, Thomas Robey

September 12, 2018

Chef Thomas Robey Chef Thomas Robey, who attended Johnson and Wales University for Culinary Arts, has found a new home at Tujague’s, the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans.   … Read More

 

Your Go-To Summer Salads Guide

July 1, 2018

Where To Find Great Salads in New Orleans When it’s hot and humid in New Orleans, nothing satisfies like a cold, crisp salad with just the right amount of crab meat, shrimp, Creole tomatoes a… Read More

 

Where to Grab a Bite on Metairie Road

April 6, 2018

Shady oaks. Chic boutiques. One-of-a-kind restaurants both casual and fine. All with a warm neighborhood vibe. There's nothing like wiling away a few hours on Old Metairie Road, just a ten-minute … Read More

 

Woo hoo! Lunch at SoBou!

SoBou, short for "south of Bourbon," is a member of the Commander's Family of Restaurants. In case you’re not from this planet, that means “you can’t go wrong.”  Ch… Read More

 

Second Line to the Buffet Line at The Court of Two Sisters

We're not exaggerating when we say, if you haven't been to The Court of Two Sisters, you haven't been to New Orleans. For more than fifty years, locals and visitors alike have brunched, lu… Read More

 

The Best New Orleans Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

October 27, 2017

In New Orleans, we give thanks for fabulous food every day of the year. Thanksgiving is just another day for our great chefs to show the rest of the world how it's done. Although many restaurants … Read More

 

Sundays in the Park with Ralph.

Branch out of the French Quarter for Brunch at Ralph's on the Park. Hand’s down, there's no place we'd rather be on a Sunday in New Orleans than Ralph’s on the Park. … Read More

 

Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House

Ciao Down In Lakeview. We just had lunch at Rizzuto’s Ristorante & Chop House, the new Italian eatery that recently opened in Tony Angello’s old place in Lakeview. While we can still fi… Read More

 

What's Byblos Mean? Delicious!

One of the best places to dine on Metairie Road is Byblos, named after what might just be the oldest city in the world in what is now Lebanon. For more than 17 years, New Orleans locals and visitors a… Read More

 

Tujague’s: An oldie but a goodie for foodies.

Order a grasshopper where it was invented. In a city full of celebrity chefs, it’s too easy to go home without experiencing the restaurants that originally earned New Orleans its reputatio… Read More

 

Signature Sips: Must-Try New Orleans Cocktails

June 17, 2017

We’re going let you in on a little secret: It can get a little hot and humid in New Orleans in the summertime and a little chilly in the winter months. Order one of these signature New Orleans c… Read More

 

The 2017 New Orleans Oyster Festival

June 1, 2017

Oysteriffic Fun in Woldenberg Park! Slurp into summer at the New Orleans Oyster Festival. This free, two-day celebration on June 3 and 4, 2017, in Woldenberg Park runs from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p… Read More

 

Bourbon Street Blues: Summer Construction Woes

May 24, 2017

Construction workers have joined the crowds on Bourbon Street. You can’t be a 300-year-old city without needing a little work now and then. This summer, construction will make it more dif… Read More

 

25th Annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

May 11, 2017

It’s Time for the 25th Annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has become one of most anticipated culinary events in the country, attracting more 7,00… Read More

 

Oceana Grill

Everybody knows when you come to French Quarter, you have to order a Hurricane, a frozen daiquiri and a Hand Grenade, but have you heard about Oceana’s Big Banana? Prepare to be wowed. In our… Read More

 

Dining Out in New Orleans on Easter

April 11, 2017

Easter Eggs Benedict, anyone? While we agree there’s nothing better for Easter breakfast than chocolate bunny ears, we have some ideas mom and dad might like better. Here’s a list of so… Read More

 

Commander's Palace

In New Orleans, Fridays mean three-hour lunches. One of the most popular places to give in to the decadence that’s just part of our DNA is Commander’s Palace in the Garden District. Its lo… Read More

 

When is Crawfish Season?

February 8, 2017

You can call them crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs or fresh-water lobsters, but they’ll always be crawfish to the people of Louisiana.  There’s a lot to learn about these crustaceans &ndas… Read More

 

The Pelican Club

How Do You Say “Wow” in Creole French? Pelican Club. According to webminer.com, there are approximately 700,000 restaurants in the United States. After just one spoonful of gumbo, … Read More

 

Oysters for Beginners

December 30, 2016

You know you're in New Orleans when the people around  you celebrate the months that include the letter "R". Yep, it's oyster season, and we couldn't be happier about it. There are… Read More

 

Louisiana on the Half Shell

Oyster Bars offer ice-cold serving of Louisiana delicacy For many visitors to New Orleans, the oyster bar is the first stop to enjoying a gastronomical tour of the Crescent City. Placed on a bed of… Read More

 

Tujague's Names New Executive Chef

Tujague’s, a 160-year-old French Quarter treasure, has named Guy Sockrider as the new executive chef.  Tujague’ s tells us  Sockrider has over 30 years’ experience in the c… Read More

 

We Live To Eat Restaurant Week New Orleans

New Orleans is a foodie's dream come true and we locals know how lucky we are to live here. And if you are visiting our lovely city between September 12-18, you are lucky too! Because it is We&nbs… Read More

 

COOLinary: Great food at cool prices

August 4, 2016

New Orleans is packed with tons of fantastic restaurants. Even as a local, it sometime seems impossible to narrow down the appetizing choices. But don’t fret foodies, August is the month to dine… Read More

 

Holiday Inn Superdome's Streetcar Restaurant Is A Do

July 5, 2016

From the giant clarinet that calls to everyone who passes by to the jazz covering the walls of the walkway, the Holiday Inn Superdome has unique New Orleans flair that continues into the beautiful Str… Read More

 

Best Father's Day Restaurants

June 7, 2016

Dads put away your grill this Father's Day and let restaurants around New Orleans treat you as a token of appreciate for all of the fabulous things you do. From playing catch to cheering on your c… Read More

 

Easter Dining Highlights

Scrumptious Eggs Maison Dupuy Easter in New Orleans means festive parades through the French Quarter, special Easter egg hunts in the parks and rich, indulgent meals at some of the citys finest d… Read More

 

You could be the next MasterChef!

March 9, 2016

Think you have what it takes to be the next MasterChef? Here's your chance to find out! That's right, the Master Chef casting team is holding an open casting call for season 8. So be ready to … Read More

 

Let Them Eat King Cake!

Everyone knows New Orleans is foodie heaven, but Mardi Gras season adds a whole new delicious layer—the King Cake. Sweet, doughy bread decorated with purple, green, and gold sugar isn’t th… Read More

 

Happenings for the Spirited Foodie

January 13, 2016

It’s no secret that food and booze go hand in hand, and New Orleans is hands-down one of the masters of this artful combination. Restaurants and bars across the city find unique ways to pair ass… Read More

 

Fabulous Food Festivals This Fall

It’s fall—and in New Orleans when the weather cools down, the fun heats up. We have two important words for you: Food. Festivals. They’re not only a huge deal in New Orleans during t… Read More

 

Places To Take Your Mom For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. That's this Sunday, so you better be planning a special day for your mom. I heard that your mom is a pretty special lady, so she deserves special treatm… Read More

 

A guide to gluten free dining in New Orleans

  For people on gluten free diets, dining out can be very challenging. Most restaurants don’t advertise gluten free items on their menus, so you run the risk of going somewhe… Read More

 

Dine On A Budget: French Quarter

New Orleans is known for its tasty food, but we know eating out every meal can get expensive! We’re here to show you how to eat delicious dishes without breaking your bank. Today, we’ve set a $50 … Read More

 

Treat Yourself To Vincent's Italian Cuisine

February 5, 2015

On cold, rainy days nothing is better than comfort food. We found that and so much more at Vincent’s Italian Cuisine in Metairie. A hostess greeted us with a warm smile as we entered the elegant est… Read More

 

Lunch at Andrea's: DeliziosOMG!

Over the years, Chef Andrea Apuzzo has prepared dishes for Queen Elizabeth, President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, Senator Ted Kennedy, Clint Eastwood, Sophia Loren, and many others. This week, it was our t… Read More

 

Antoine's Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Feeling at home surround by the French-speaking aristocracy, 18-year-old Antoine Alciatore settled in New Orleans in 1840 after a brief stint in New York City.  Here, he opened his namesake restauran… Read More

 

Try These Treats at Oak Street Po' Boy Festival

The Oak Street Po’ Boy Festival will be filled with delicious deli treats and more. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite sandwich shops (and of course our top sandwich picks from said shops). … Read More

 

Celebrate Reveillion During December

November 14, 2014

Reveillion is a time honored tradition in New Orleans. The Creole celebration, which began in the mid-1800s, centers around two things we take seriously: family and food.  During the Christmas Ev… Read More

 

Food Festival Favorites: Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

November 6, 2014

Fabulous food, live jazz, and fun times…that’s what you can expect this weekend at Louis Armstrong Park.  That’s right—it’s time to get your grub on with the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. Th… Read More

 

You May Be Thankful These Restaurants Are Open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and while we love to eat…sometimes cooking on this special holiday just isn’t convenient. You’re in luck…New Orleans is known as the food capital of the count… Read More

 

Our Favorites: Handcrafted Cocktail edition

When you’re in New Orleans, finding a drink isn’t a challenge but finding the perfectly blended handcrafted cocktail may be. So we’re making it easier with some of our favorite top shelve treats… Read More

 

Four Food Favorites at Louisiana

Three words: Nawlins. Seafood. Festival. It’s happening this weekend October 10-12! The festival offers Louisiana seafood perfectly paired with the melodic sounds of New Orleans music. But let’s b… Read More

 

We Live to Eat Restaurant Week (Sept. 8-14)

September 8, 2014

Some people eat to live, but in New Orleans we live to eat—probably because we have some of the tasty cuisine in the world, hands down. So, the appropriately titled “We Live to Eat Restaurant Wee… Read More

 

Get Social and Share at the Pelican Bar

The soft glow of the lights, the bustling crowds, the tasty food and the exquisite cocktails—yep, it’s definitely social hour at the Pelican Bar. We were honored to be guests at bar’s new menu l… Read More

 

2014 New Orleans Wine And Food Experience

May 20, 2014

It’s always a good time to be a foodie in New Orleans, but it gets even better this week with the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (May 21 –  24). The festival brings together food lov… Read More

 

2014 Oyster Jubilee: World's Longest Oyster Po-Boy

Ever wonder who has the best oyster po-boys in New Orleans? Have a craving for oysters? Good news for both: the Louisiana Oyster Jubilee is this Saturday, March 29 in the French Quarter. The highlight… Read More

 

Behind the Signs: Suis Generis

Every restaurant has a name, and every name has a story behind it.  This is the third post in a series called Behind the Signs, where we explore the meaning and history behind the names of restau… Read More

 

Behind the Signs: Feelings Cafe

January 31, 2014

Every restaurant has a name, and every name has a story behind it.  This is the second post in a series called Behind the Signs, where we explore the meaning and history behind the names of restauran… Read More

 

Andrea's Restaurant celebrates 29 years

There are a lot of great restaurants in the New Orleans area, but many come and go. So when a restaurant is around for almost three decades, we tend to take notice. In this instance, we’re ta… Read More

 

What you wanted to know about King Cakes, but were too afraid to ask

January 16, 2014

New Orleans is known for its food, like oysters and beignets, but come Mardi Gras season all the attention turns to one edible item: the King Cake. King Cakes are about as familiar to New Orleanians a… Read More

 

Behind the Signs: Tujague's

Every restaurant has a name, and every name has a story behind it.  This is the first post in a series we’re calling Behind the Signs, where we explore the meaning and history behind the names of r… Read More

 

5 Po-Boys we're trying at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

November 20, 2013

Visit New Orleans and try not to eat a po-boy. We dare you. In all seriousness, the po-boy is a New Orleans staple, and there are plenty of places to order a good one. If you’re in town this weekend… Read More

 

Steamboat Natchez drink recipes: Mint Julep & Jazz Punch

One recent Sunday, we decided to spend the afternoon riding down the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez. There was no special occasion, but the weather was nice and being out on the water seem… Read More

 

An impromptu lunch at Pierre Maspero's

On our way back from a meeting in the French Quarter yesterday, we saw something that no one likes to see – our car getting towed. It was a street cleaning day, and we apparently parked our car in a… Read More

 

Matthew Osset: The man behind the wine at Antoine's Restaurant

The wine cellar at Antoine’s is impressive. The long, narrow, dimly lit hall houses 16,000 wine bottles stacked from floor to ceiling. Many of bottles have a thin layer of dust collecting on their e… Read More

 

Restaurant Review: Court of Two Sisters

The French Quarter has many restaurants that have been around for decades, even a handful that have been around for more than a century. However, only a few have the history and legendary status that … Read More

 

October’s dinner giveaway: Tujague’s

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new giveaway. October’s giveaway is dinner for two at Tujague’s. One lucky winner, chosen at random from all of the entries, will receive a gift… Read More

 

Saving money while eating out in New Orleans

Who likes saving money? Who likes saving money while eating in New Orleans? I do and I have a feeling that you do too! I also know that eating out in New Orleans can get pricey quickly, that’s why I… Read More

 

Gnocchi and Redfish: New favorites on the Tujague's menu

As the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, Tujague’s has seen a lot of changes. For the most part, those changes have happened outside the restaurant’s walls. Wars have happened, shops have c… Read More

 

We Live to Eat for an entire week

September 4, 2013

The end of August marks the end of Coolinary, which we are a little sad about. So many great restaurants participated this year, and we’re already looking forward to see what’s on the Cool… Read More

 

Grab a glass! It's National Cabernet Day

Just when you thought there couldn’t be another national holiday celebrating, well, anything – surprise! To the joy of wine lovers everywhere, today (Aug. 29)  is National Cabernet Day. While the… Read More

 

Restaurant review: Suis Generis

August 22, 2013

Off the beaten path, there’s a little restaurant making a big splash in the Bywater. It’s Suis Generis, and after hearing much talk about it, we decided to finally give it a try ourselves. One of … Read More

 

Exploring Crescent City Brewhouse

Bring up New Orleans drinks and a lot of people think overly sweet, over-the-top Hand Grenades, poured in over-sized bright green plastic cups from the bars along Bourbon Street. Those sort of drinks … Read More

 

Watch out for fake restaurant reviews

If you ever travel to Brixham, a small fishing town in south-west England, don’t look for a restaurant named Oscar’s. Although the restaurant that served French cuisine received glowing reviews, s… Read More

 

COOLinary 2013: Our favorite picks

July 24, 2013

If someone asked you what the most delicious month of the year is, what would you say? December would be a good choice, with all of its holiday goodness. Or maybe February, because of all the Valentin… Read More

 

Calories don't count in New Orleans

July 9, 2013

What’s better than a juicy steak, or a fully loaded ice cream cone? Nothing, that’s what. It’s great that more people are trying to get healthy by exercising and eating right. We’re not advoca… Read More

 

Skip McDonalds. Kid-friendly restaurants in New Orleans

July 1, 2013

Just because you bring your kids on vacation doesn’t mean you have to eat at McDonalds. New Orleans has plenty of kid-friendly restaurants that serve authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Before you p… Read More

 

Introducing the New Orleans Dream Meal Giveaway!

June 25, 2013

Do you love getting free stuff? So do we.  We also love giving it away, which is why you’re in luck. New Orleans is known for its unique culinary style, and it's full of wonderful places to eat. Th… Read More

 

A guide to gluten free dining in New Orleans

June 20, 2013

For people on gluten free diets, dining out can be very challenging. Most restaurants don’t advertise gluten free items on their menus, so you run the risk of going somewhere that either doesn&r… Read More

 

Eating Vegetarian in New Orleans

June 14, 2013

The best part of New Orleans (arguably) is the food.  From gumbo to beignets, food is a major part of this city’s culture and identity.  But in a city where seafood rules and meat is k… Read More

 

Visitors Guide: Where To Eat In New Orleans

May 22, 2013

When you’re coming into New Orleans for the first time, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by everything that there is to see and do here.  Every street corner seems to bring a new adventure full of cul… Read More

 

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 2013

Planning on coming to town for the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE)? Then you better come hungry and make sure you’re thirsty. If you’re a local, I hope you already know that y… Read More

 

Best New Orleans Restaurants

Over the past couple of months, we've looked at the best New Orleans restaurants by street in the French Quarter, by neighborhood throughout the rest of the city and hopefully now you have a lot o… Read More

 

Best Of The Rest: French Quarter Restaurants

The major thoroughfares aren’t the only streets with great restaurants in the French Quarter. Tucked into the side streets are a number of not to be missed dinning opportunities. On these sid… Read More

 

Chartres Street - Best Restaurants

Chartres Street, pronounced CHAR-ters, isn’t as well-known as its sister streets the festive Bourbon Street and the regal Royal Street, but that doesn’t that mean you should skip it when you visit… Read More

 

Easter Brunch At New Orleans Restaurants

Easter brings with it a number of exciting events to New Orleans. Of course there’s Easter mass at St. Louis Cathedral. Also, there’s the parades. There’s not just one parade, … Read More

 

Decatur Street - Best Restaurants

Running parallel to the Mississippi River in New Orleans is Decatur Street.  It’s the home to sights like Jackson Square and just steps from the Moon Walk, the riverside promenade the traces the ed… Read More

 

Royal Street - Best Restaurants

Royal Street is one of the oldest and best-known streets in New Orleans.  It dates back to the French Colonial era, but is well-known for its antique shops and art galleries, along with its lovely wr… Read More

 

Breakfast and Brunch in New Orleans

Here in New Orleans, locals love to have breakfast or brunch at restaurants on the weekends. We relish nothing more than to sip coffee (or cocktails) while lingering over conversation, bacon and poach… Read More

 

Mardi Gras Day Dining in the French Quarter

This year's Mardi Gras season is one to remember. With the Super Bowl mixed in, it's made for not only an extended holiday but also for a bigger, more exciting season. Now that the Super Bowl part is … Read More

 

70th Wedding Anniversary At Broussard’s

Last Saturday night, Judy Weitz celebrated her parents’ 70th wedding anniversary at Broussard’s, the historic New Orleans restaurant in the French Quarter. Judy is the CEO of Compucast, the web de… Read More

 

Valentine's Day Dinner Recommendations

With so much going on in New Orleans right now, you may not realize that Valentine's Day is just two days after Mardi Gras. Since Valentine's Day reservations can be hard to come by, we're providing … Read More

 

Super Bowl Sunday Dining (Watch the Game, too)

Once again, this year it's the city of New Orleans's turn to host the Super Bowl. Although neither team hails from New Orleans, one thing's for sure - this year's game will be one to remember. New Orl… Read More

 

Mardi Gras: French Quarter Dining Spots

Mardi Gras season is upon us, and the city will soon be over-taken by parades, revelers, beads and doubloons. It's a truly special time of year in New Orleans, and one that attracts thousands of visit… Read More

 

New Orleans Restaurants To See The Super Bowl

It’s almost time for the Super Bowl kick off, but it’s not too late to plan your perfect game day celebration at your favorite New Orleans restaurant. A number of restaurants and event venues all … Read More

 

Eating Healthy in the New Year

With the arrival of the new year comes various resolutions to eat better, attend the gym more often, and generally, to live a healthier life. All of these goals are familiar and worthy of pursuit. And… Read More

 

Oyster Season in South Louisiana

In South Louisiana, fresh seafood is a source of pride and joy for the locals. Although not as proliferate as it was years ago, the South Louisiana seafood industry is alive and still harvesting … Read More

 

New Year's Eve in the Crescent City

With 2012 rapidly coming to a close in less than two weeks, it's time to shore up New Year's Eve plans if you haven't already.  Each New Year's Eve downtown New Orleans is bustlin… Read More

 

Christmas Concerts at the St. Louis Cathedral

With the holiday season in full swing, Christmas is just around the corner. To further the festive holiday spirit, many people here in New Orleans are attending Christmas concerts at the St. Louis Cat… Read More

 

Christmas and New Year's Eves aboard the Steamboat Natchez

December is a festive time of year here in New Orleans.  The city is bustling with a variety of activities from dining to shopping to concerts.  The height of the festivities occur a mere week apart… Read More

 

Réveillon Dinners, New Orleans-style

With December fast approaching, so comes the holidays. Here in New Orleans, one of the main ways we celebrate the holiday season is with delicious food. Dining is practically a city-wide pastime. Ther… Read More

 

A Visit To Broussard’s In The French Quarter

There are a lot of delectable restaurants to choose from in New Orleans. On a recent weekday afternoon some of the crew behind NewOrleansRestaurants.com stopped by Broussard’s in the French Quarter … Read More

 

Hard Rock Café Opening Up For The Homeless On Thanksgiving

For most New Orleans families, the toughest thing about Thanksgiving is choosing between another helping of mouthwatering turkey or delicious honey ham to go with their sweet potato praline casserole.… Read More

 

Thanksgiving Day Dining Options

With Thanksgiving this week the holidays are now officially upon us, and we're ready to eat! Some of you may still be trying to decide want to do for lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving Day, and you&#… Read More

 

The 6th Annual Po' Boy Fest

Po' Boy lovers, get your appetite ready! Have we got a special treat for you. This Sunday, November 18, the 6th annual Po' Boy Festival takes place from 11 am to 7 pm along Oak Street in the Riverbe… Read More

 

New Orleans Craft Beer For Connoisseurs

November 2, 2012

Beer connoisseurs, did you know that downtown New Orleans has not just one, but two breweries that make their own beer in addition to serving great tasting food. We’re not talking cheap, generic bee… Read More

 

'Taste of the NFL' is drumming up money to feed the hungry of New Orleans

October 10, 2012

As we continue to count down the days until 'Super Bowl XLVII' comes roaring in to town, the NFL has launched a series of fundraising events in New Orleans intent upon feeding the city's hungry. Simpl… Read More

 

Louisiana Seafood Restaurant Week

September 11, 2012

On the off chance that you ever needed an additional reason to frequent the delicious restaurants Though for most New Orleanians every week includes some variation of seafood dish, 'Louisiana Seaof… Read More

 

Issac Update - Open Restaurants 8/31/12

August 31, 2012

Going a bit stir crazy? For those looking to spend an evening in A/C with some fantastic eats, here's a list of open New Orleans area restaurants: Antoine’s will open Aug 31 at 5:30 pm Brennan’s … Read More

 

Hubig’s: The Magic Pie

August 17, 2012

When the HBO television show ‘Treme’ first aired, many New Orleanians breathed a sigh of relief as we bore witness to a cinematic interpretation of our city that did not revolve around Mardi Gras … Read More

 

COOLinary Returns to the Crescent City

August 1, 2012

What can you get for $20? A local band’s CD, 5 minutes on the penny slots at Harrah’s, or someone to tell you where you got dem shoes. Or, you can get a 3-course lunch at some of New Orleans’ be… Read More

 

Tales of the Cocktail Celebrates a Decade of Drinks

July 23, 2012

Everyone’s favorite celebration of cocktail culture begins today in New Orleans! This summer marks ten years that Tales of the Cocktail has educated and entertained New Orleanians and out-of-town vi… Read More

 

New Orleans Restaurant Spotlight: Broussard's

July 18, 2012

One of New Orleans’ most legendary restaurants, Broussard’s is a palatial retreat in the French Quarter, made famous by its exacting Cajun chef and founder, the impassioned Joseph “Papa” Brous… Read More

 

New Opening: SoBou Shines in the Heart of the French Quarter

July 13, 2012

Take a break from the neon lights of Bourbon St., and stroll just south to experience the all new, “spirited” New Orleans restaurant & bar, SoBou. Joining the ‘Commanders Palace’ family of eat… Read More

 

New Orleans Restaurant Spotlight: The Pelican Club

June 27, 2012

Tucked cozily into Exchange Place, the Pelican Club runs the risk of being overlooked by the casual observer. That would be a mistake--this French Quarter gem has been cooking up classic and creative … Read More

 

Three Desserts to Make Your Mouth Water (& a Little Lagniappe)

June 25, 2012

There’s no escaping it, New Orleans: we’re entering the dead heat of summer. At times like these, you should reward yourself for your dedication (after all, you’re still in town, are… Read More

 

New Orleans Restaurant Spotlight: Antoine's Restaurant

June 11, 2012

A Brief History of Antoine's Settle in, because Antoine's Restaurant has a story to tell, and it starts in the spring of 1840.  That was when young Antoine Alciatore founded a pensi… Read More

 

Seafood Roundup

June 4, 2012

Think piles and piles of crawfish, fire-engine red and steaming from the pot, with spicy corn, potatoes, carrots, and flavorful heads of garlic. Think juicy fried shrimp and catfish, with homemade sau… Read More

 

Big Easy Eats: Midnight Snacktime

May 25, 2012

This May, New Orleans Restaurants’ Big Easy Eats blog series serves up the best places to eat on every occasion! No matter how much Wendy’s or Taco Bell try to convince us they’re our only late-… Read More

 

Big Easy Eats: Breakfast of (World) Champions

May 17, 2012

This May, New Orleans Restaurants’ Big Easy Eats blog series serves up the best places to eat on every occasion! Despite the recent controversy our Saints have been facing over “Bountygate,” the… Read More

 

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

May 15, 2012

Raise your hand if you like wine. That's a lot of hands; somehow, we're not surprised. Like food, too? You're in for a treat: the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience starts a week from to… Read More

 

Big Easy Eats: Doing Dinner Differently

May 11, 2012

This May, New Orleans Restaurants’ Big Easy Eats blog series serves up the best places to eat on every occasion! The dinner date is an age-old standby; there’s something to be said for creativity,… Read More

 

Big Easy Eats: Lunchtime Edition

May 4, 2012

This May, New Orleans Restaurants’ Big Easy Eats blog series serves up the best places to eat on every occasion! Decided it’s time to finally ask out that special someone? Whether the feeling is m… Read More

 

Louisiana Food Origins: Beignets

April 30, 2012

This month, New Orleans Restaurants serves up some history in our Louisiana Food Origins series! Discover the birthplaces of your favorite dishes, from jambalaya and gumbo to oxtail soup and Eggs Sard… Read More

 

Louisiana Food Origins: Po-Boys

April 23, 2012

This month, New Orleans Restaurants serves up some history in our Louisiana Food Origins series! Discover the birthplaces of your favorite dishes, from jambalaya and gumbo to oxtail soup and Eggs Sard… Read More

 

Louisiana Food Origins: Red Beans and Rice

April 16, 2012

This month, New Orleans Restaurants serves up some history in our Louisiana Food Origins series! Discover the birthplaces of your favorite dishes, from jambalaya and gumbo to oxtail soup and Eggs Sard… Read More

 

Louisiana Food Origins: Jambalaya

April 2, 2012

This month, New Orleans Restaurants serves up some history in our Louisiana Food Origins series! Discover the birthplaces of your favorite dishes, from jambalaya and gumbo to oxtail soup and Eggs Sard… Read More

 

No Reservation? No Problem: Easter Eats for Disorganized Diners

March 21, 2012

Don’t despair if making a reservation for Easter slipped your mind. Whether you’re looking for a casual brunch Uptown, a friendly lunch in Metairie or a decadent dinner in the French Quart… Read More

 

Laissez Les Bons Temps Manger: The New Orleans Roadfood Festival, March 23-25

March 15, 2012

The 2012 New Orleans Roadfood Festival is fast approaching! What is “roadfood”? The festival website defines the cuisine as “great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neigh… Read More

 

Still Looking for Valentine's Day Plans?

Time is running out if you're still trying to find the perfect date for Valentine's Day, but we've got you covered. With a little digging around, you'll notice that several of the restaurants featured… Read More

 

Copeland's Returns to 701 Veterans on Jan. 31st

Copeland’s of New Orleans is returning to 701 Veterans Memorial Blvd. this month! On January 31st, Copeland’s will open one of its signature stores in east Metairie, Louisiana (a suburb of New Orl… Read More

 

Restaurants Open on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve in New Orleans is always a good time. If you're looking to dine out for the evening, be sure to get your reservations in early! The following restaurants have confirmed that they are op… Read More

 

Broussard's Celebrates the Season

Broussard's presents its second annual Christmas celebration. Broussard's Presents a Chef's Chorale & Charity Chef Gunter Preuss & esteemed guests The English Bell-Ringing Choir of St. Michael's Spec… Read More

 

Restaurants Open for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve 2011

While all of the restaurants will be open during the holidays, we recommend calling to make reservations to guarantee your spot. Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas! Be sure to bookmark this post, as we… Read More

 

Reveillon Menus in New Orleans for 2011

December 5, 2011

New Orleans continues the fine tradition of the Reveillon through the 2011 Christmas season. During the mid-1800's, New Orleans' Creole families celebrated the "Reveillon" (French for "awak… Read More

 

Jazz Brunch with Santa at the Court of Two Sisters

The Court of Two Sisters restaurant want to celebrate Christmas in a special way. Of course, we all hope Santa will visit us to deliver gifts for Christmas Day, but you can spend some time with Santa … Read More

 

Need A Restaurant for Thanksgiving? Check Out These Menus

Are you stuck trying to figure out the perfect Thanksgiving menu? Let the pros handle it! Here's 4 New Orleans restaurants who will do the hard work for you. Click any of the banners to see a full Tha… Read More

 

Tapping Party for Seasonal Beer at Gordon Biersch

The Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant provides one more reason to celebrate the change of the seasons on November 15th. The restaurant will have a tapping party in honor of their new seasonal beer: Wi… Read More

 

Thanksgiving Day Dining in New Orleans

Looking for a way to do Thanksgiving dinner somewhere else? New Orleans has several great options to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving at a local restaurant instead of getting stuck with a hot oven… Read More

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Event: Breast Fest at Hard Rock Cafe

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and restaurants from around the city of New Orleans are jumping in to do their part. The Hard Rock Café, located at 418 N Peters Street in New Orleans… Read More

 

Oktoberfest at the Crescent City Brewhouse

Celebrate Oktoberfest all month long at the Crescent City Brewhouse! New Orleans residents can look forward to the cooling weather with Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the city. The Crescent… Read More

 

Game Day with Pigéon Caterers

September 22, 2011

Whether you’re going to the Superdome or hosting your own party, Pigéon Caterers is ready to serve up a feast for Sunday's Big Game. At the Game If you’re looking to start your game day in … Read More

 

Oktoberfest Is Just Around the Corner at Broussard’s Restaurant

New Orleans’ temperatures are slowly retreating from the intense August heat, and evenings are starting to cool down. Well, “cool” for New Orleans, that is. With fall approaching, Broussard’s… Read More

 

Amazing Food at the 5th Annual New Orleans Seafood Festival This Weekend

September 8, 2011

The 5th Annual New Orleans Seafood Festival takes place this weekend in Lafayette Square at 500 St. Charles Avenue. The stars have aligned to make this the perfect weekend to attend the New Orleans Se… Read More

 

Football Pre-Game Dining in Style

August 23, 2011

Pigéon Caterers is ready for football season! Not only are they available for local football and tailing parties, but they are also serving up food for Club XLIV at Champions Square on Saints G… Read More

 

The Official Dirty Linen Night After Party at Royal House

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH at 10 p.m. 441 Royal Street (Corner of Royal and St. Louis) Celebrate 10 years of Dirty Linen Night with Royal House Oyster Bar and Stoli Vodka, hosting the official 10th Anniver… Read More

 

COOLinary New Orleans 2011

Take advantage of the annual COOLinary dining experience to try out some great restaurants! Variety is the spice of life, but many people want a sure bet when it comes to dining out. We can get in rou… Read More

 

Tales of the Cocktail 2011

July 15, 2011

The Tales of the Cocktail comes to New Orleans July 20th – 24th, 2011. Don’t miss out on great conversation and drinks with industry leaders. The Tales of the Cocktail is your complete cocktail ex… Read More

 

Celebrity Bartenders at Copeland's on the 28th

Meet celebrities this Tuesday, June 28th at Copeland's in an effort to raise funds for Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. This week, you can head to your local Copeland’s to meet a celebri… Read More

 

Hard Rock Cafe Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 11, 2011

For the 40th anniversary of rock and roll tribute restaurant Hard Rock, the New Orleans restaurant is honoring local community servants by offering a Burger Badge Bash. Policemen and women, firefighte… Read More

 

New Orleans Restaurants Testimonial

New Orleans has dozens of fantastic restaurants that are able to accommodate special events and banquets. Each restaurant has its own unique touch that separates it from the rest, whether it be the lo… Read More

 

The 2011 New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

May 20, 2011

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience starts Tuesday, May 22nd and goes through Saturday, May 28th. Get ready for The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, ranked in the Top 10 Food & Wine Destinat… Read More

 

Wine and Food Experience Vintner Dinner at the Bombay Club

May 17, 2011

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience comes to the Bombay Club on Wednesday, May 25th. With the upcoming New Orleans Wine and Food Experience set to take place May 24th – 28th, several of New Or… Read More

 

French Quarter Wine Festival Closing Reception

Whether you’ve attended every session or you’ve yet to attend any, this Friday night, May 13th is the last opportunity to experience the 2011 French Quarter Wine Festival. The Fifth Annual French … Read More

 

Broussard’s Restaurant Benefit for Disabled Children

May 6, 2011

Broussard’s Restaurant and the Kids Therapy Zone partner together to raise money for disabled children and their families. On Friday, May 20th, you can contribute to a great cause and enjoy an enter… Read More

 

Where to Eat after Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz Festival starts today, and music fans from around the world are visiting the city of New Orleans. By 7:00, the festival will be finished for the day, and the masses will be hungry… Read More

 

New Orleans Roadfood Festival 2011

The New Orleans Roadfood Festival will feature over 50 vendors from New Orleans and around the country this weekend on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Get ready for a taste of New Orleans this wee… Read More

 

A Taste of Crown Royal at the Bombay Club

You are invited to a complimentary tasting event at the Bombay Club tonight (Wednesday, 3/23) from 6 - 8 p.m. "Taste the Art of Crown Royal" with samples of the following beverages: Crown Royal Delux… Read More

 

The French Quarter Wine Festival Opens Tonight

March 18, 2011

Tonight marks the opening of the French Quarter Wine Festival at the Maison Dupuy Hotel. Over 50 wines will be available for sampling from this year's featured wineries. Chef Michael Farrell will also… Read More

 

Restaurants Open to the Public for Mardi Gras

Coming to Mardi Gras? Did you make dinner reservations? Mardi Gras is an extremely busy time for the city, and several restaurants get booked for large parties during the festivities. The following re… Read More

 

Vegetarianism in the Big Easy

February 21, 2011

By: Marica Mackenroth Being a vegetarian for over 8 years, I have had time to learn the "ins" and the "outs" of dining meatless in the Big Easy. Some may think this is quite a feat, impossible even, b… Read More

 

Get Your Game On

This Sunday at the Bombay Club, celebrate the Big Game in style. The Bombay Club promises plenty of televisions and drink specials for sports fans. The Big Game Menu Chicken & Andouille Gumbo Buffalo… Read More

 

Watch the Big Game at Margaritaville!

This Sunday, Margaritaville will be ready to welcome football fans with drink specials and their usual array of tasty treats. Check out the following specials available from 5-10 p.m. on February 6th… Read More

 

Staff Luncheon at Broussard's

December 21, 2010

The Compucast staff recently had the opportunity to play tourist and dine at Broussard's Restaurant on Rue Conti in the French Quarter. Not only was it a wonderful day to get out of the office, it was… Read More

 

Chef's Christmas Corral and Charity at Broussard's

December 8, 2010

Chef Gunter Preuss, German-born chef/owner of Broussard's Restaurant, and Chef Horst Pfeiffer, German-born chef/owner of Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant, invite you to celebrate the season of good tid… Read More

 

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Have you made your Christmas Day Dinner plans? If you are visiting from out of town, or if you need a break from cooking this year, check out our list of restaurants open on Christmas Day. 7 on Fulton… Read More

 

Name That Bar!

The upscale and trendy Hotel Le Marais needs a name for its new bar. Here’s where you can help out and potentially win big! Do you have an incredible name for a bar just floating around in your head… Read More

 

Fun, Affordable Times at Margaritaville

November 8, 2010

While walking in the French Quarter this past weekend, my wife and I decided to try something different for dinner. We checked several menus posted near front doors for selection and pricing, but we w… Read More

 

CREOLE vs. CAJUN

November 1, 2010

By John DeMers & Rhonda Findley RHONDA: Creole vs. Cajun? John, you make it sound like Ali vs. Frazier or something. Is it a championship bout at the Louisiana Superdome, or are we talking great New O… Read More

 

Tomatoes? We're not scared!

June 16, 2008

By: Marica Mackenroth With recent news of a tomato health scare, we at NewOrleansRestaurants.com think that it’s a perfect opportunity to shed some light on our beloved Creole tomatoes. Grown only i… Read More

 

"I love you once, I love you twice, I love you better than beans and rice": A Look at the New Orleans Red Bean Tradition

May 16, 2008

By Marica Mackenroth Typically the start of the work week brings things like morning traffic or football to mind. In New Orleans, this is true, but it also makes our tummies growl, as Mondays… Read More

 

Restaurants offer Mother's Day Specials!

May 3, 2008

In polling our restaurants to see which ones were offering specials for Mother's Day, we received replies from this great list of restaurants who are offering Mother's Day specials. Andrea's Restauran… Read More

 

San Francisco by the bay. New Orleans by the bowl.

April 29, 2008

By John DeMers If you're eating right now, you might be seeing us that way already. Gazing down hungrily into a bowl of dark brown seafood or chicken gumbo, butter-lush crawfish or shrimp etouffee, sc… Read More

 

Welcome Back to the New Orleans Restaurant Scene!

by Sal Mannino There are many reasons visitors keep coming back to New Orleans but our fabulous food is always at the top of every list. For tourism and conventions to return to our great city post H… Read More

 

Oyster Bars...A Popular New Orleans Dining Experience!

April 29, 2008

By staff writer, Sal Mannino New Orleans is a city that is famous for its food. It’s the #1 reason visitors love to come to New Orleans and a big part of why we locals are so proud t… Read More

 

Louisiana on the Half Shell

Oyster Bars offer ice-cold serving of Louisiana delicacy For many visitors to New Orleans, the oyster bar is the first stop to enjoying a gastronomical tour of the Crescent City. Placed on a bed of… Read More

 

Welcome to the New Orleans Restaurant Scene!

Welcome to the New Orleans Restaurant Scene! There are many reasons visitors keep coming back to New Orleans but our fabulous food is always at the top of every list. It is impossible … Read More

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