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According to the Wall Street Journal, Alex Hitz is the "very best host in the world." The entertainer and celebrity chef will be gracing New Orleans on Thursday, January 9 with his latest book The Art of the Host (published September 2019). A reception and book signing will be held at the hi… Read more

Leah Sarris knows that starting the morning off with a nutritional meal is key. Sarris is NOCHI's Executive Director and was previously stationed at Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, where she served as the Director of Operations and Executive Chef.  Read more

One of our go-to gifts around this time of the year is a bottle of wine. It's simple, tasty, and always appreciated! Choosing bottles for family and friends shouldn't be too difficult, as you know their preferences, but what about for the rest of your list? Blake Trahan of Martin Wine Cellar… Read more

This classic New Orleans holiday tradition is one of the most delicious. Reveillon Dinners date back to the early 19th century and are typically held late on Christmas Eve. Restaurants have made these many-coursed meals more accessible to residents and visitors by offering them throughout th… Read more

Win the holidays this year with your favorite home chef or baker. KitchenAid mixers, which are already a highly requested gift, can now be customized and tailored to your liking. Every aspect from the color to the bowl to the attachments can be selected, as well as special engraving on the t… Read more

While "farm to table" has become a familiar concept in the world of dining, Outstanding in the Field continues to bank on "table to farm." The organization hosts massive pop-up dinners on across the globe and helps diners connect with the land that their food comes from. Outstanding in the F… Read more

While Christmas tress come in all shapes and sizes, our favorite type feature an assortment of ornaments that are both festive and creative. Food ornaments fit the bill: they are cute, somewhat ridiculous, and a great addition to your collection. This year, up your ornament game with foodie-… Read more

While we're still recovering from our Thanksgiving feasts, we can't help but look forward to a month of indulgence. From holiday libations to festive gatherings, there is plenty to experience in New Orleans this December. Below, a preview of the can't miss happenings around town. Read more

Family traditions, religious holidays, and the sharing of meals and treats are what make December the most magical month of the year. Everything just feels all the more festive and it's easy to embrace the spirit of the season. Gathering around a table set with sparkling silver, heirloom chi… Read more

As the year winds down, the holiday season is just ramping up. You know the drill: parties on parties, gifts galore, and oh so many sweets! Instead of falling back on your typical seasonal beverages (we're looking at you eggnog), we recommend switching things up with a handcrafted cocktail c… Read more

Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is no simple feat. From start to finish, hours and hours are dedicated to each and every aspect of the feast and frankly, we're tired. This year, we suggest lightening your load and outsourcing parts of the meal from local institutions. Blue Oak BBQ has you cove… Read more

Bookworms and foodies of New Orleans will find common ground through a new (and delicious) book club. The New Orleans Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) recently introduced a bi-monthly culinary book club that will read and discuss food-related fiction and nonfiction. Read more

Looking to become more involved in the arts? The New Orleans Opera Association has three membership groups worth considering. Each is open to both opera beginners and super fans, and offers calendars filled with events and social opportunities. Whether you're hoping to give back to the arts … Read more

Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Justine has another venture he can add to his extensive resume. His debut cookbook, The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine, is officially available for purchase. The James Beard Award-winning chef and … Read more

Autumn is filled with festive gatherings⁠—football parties, friendsgivings, and the bountiful feast of Thanksgiving. Setting a table for family and friends is the best way to celebrate the season. Fall tablescapes inspired by a woodland palette of deep copper, burnt umber, and rich greens de… Read more

Shuck Cancer, presented by Latter & Blum and hosted by Superior Seafood, is returning for a second year to Napoleon Avenue this November. The funds raised from the lively oyster-filled fete will benefit the American Cancer Society's local Access to Care Program. Read more

The start of a new month means a fresh set of books to dive into. From first time memoirs to collections of short stories, October's newcomers are already creating well-deserved buzz. Pick up one of these three books the next time you visit Garden District Book Shop! Read more

The Warehouse District just got healthier! True Food Kitchen, an eatery with 28 locations across the nation, has opened on St. Charles Avenue and Julia Street. Located on the ground floor of The Julia, the restaurant offers healthy, flavorful food that is crafted to be better for a guest's t… Read more

If you're already dreaming about this upcoming weekend, you aren't alone. It's hard not to think about all of the delicious events taking place in New Orleans! From cocktail-centric parties to a fried chicken lover's mecca, there are plenty of tasty options to add into your weekend plans. Ch… Read more

Between LSU and Saints (and Tulane!) football seasons, it can be hard to remember the numerous festivals held in the city during the fall. But as the weather finally cools off, and you’re looking for fun things to do outside of a stadium, there are many festivals around the city to choose fr… Read more

Brunch is one of our favorite ways to start the day. Whether it's the beginning of a jaunt around town or a much-needed recovery meal (we've all been there), it's the ideal place to gather with friends. Seaworthy, known for it's amazing happy hour and atmosphere, started serving brunch Augus… Read more

Date nights have many forms: first date, a "just because" date, an anniversary, or even a friend date! Switch things up from your go-to restaurant or bar and try something new in New Orleans. From dressing up and attending a hypnotizing orchestra concert to bonding over food you've prepared … Read more

Hip flasks serve as a stylish stadium essential and a handsome accessory for the gentleman on the go. A traditional flask carries eight ounces of your favorite tipple and slips right into a pocket for a sporting event or a day out about town. The best versions are lightweight, durable, and d… Read more

For the month of September, Domenica, the acclaimed Italian restaurant located in the Roosevelt Hotel, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their opening with a special menu. Executive Chef Corey Thomas and the Domenica team are offering a menu of crowd favorites from over the years, inclu… Read more