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Distinguishing one day from another has become a more frequent and difficult puzzle to solve, but adding in something to look forward to during this quarantine might be the trick. Whether you're at home with your significant other, your family, or your roommate, declaring a night dedicated t… Read more

Looking for new ways to give back to New Orleans during the COVID-19 crisis? Avery Rowan, a local artist, and Commander's Palace are currently holding auctions to support the efforts of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Feed the Front Line Nola. Whether you're walking away with a new pi… Read more

Like other holidays and events, Passover (April 8-16) will be observed and celebrated differently this year. As Ian McNulty explains, "Convening friends, relatives and even strangers for a Seder dinner is a highlight of the holiday, which brings its own rich food traditions. But this year, p… Read more

While this year's Easter is guaranteed to be a bit different, you can still make a delicious Easter brunch, lunch, or dinner. We asked three New Orleans mainstays for a recipe that will make your meal all the more special. Emeril's suggests adding their Portuguese Sweet Bread to your menu, a… Read more

In just a few short weeks, the Krewe of Red Beans (a 501(c)(3)e organization) has raised $250,000 and helped feed the front line workers during COVID-19. Originally able to only feed one hospital, the Krewe is delivering food to each of the New Orleans-area hospitals every day.  Read more

If you're missing restaurant quality meals or simply want to switch this week's menu up, a new cookbook from an expert can help. Not only will you find tried and tested recipes inside, but you'll get a glimpse into the mind of an all star chef or baker.  Read more

When Jewel of the South first opened in March 2019 on the edge of the French Quarter, its owners were already looking ahead to its next phase. Occupying the first floor of an early 19th century Creole cottage, the cocktail spot created by New Orleans bartending sensations Chris Hannah and Ni… Read more

With Spring's arrival comes a whole new set of rules (thanks, COVID-19). While we're working, schooling, and socializing at home, the food and beverage industry in New Orleans is persevering with creative ways to continue to offer their menus. If you're ordering to-go or having your dinner d… Read more

With warmer temperatures on the horizon, we're excited to take happy hour to the porch. Before the humidity and extremely hot weather strike us, we're enjoying the great outdoors and all of the New Orleans restaurants that offer al fresco drinking and dining. Below, nine spots you might (rea… Read more

Cure your post-Mardi Gras blues with a free cup of coffee. Gospel Coffee and Boozy Treats, a neighborhood cafe opening this Spring, is hosting a slew of pre-opening pop-ups around New Orleans with their mobile coffee cart. Its debut is Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 26) by Jackson Square. Read more

Looking to switch up your Mardi Gras plans? If you're tired of doing the same thing each year or just can't host anymore, these three places are holding parties for parades throughout the week. Whether you're Uptown or Downtown, there's a spot for you and your krewe to comfortably eat, drink… Read more

It's hard not to love a dinner that supports a cause. The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts in partnership with the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) will celebrate the culinary legacy of Chef Paul Prudhomme on Thursday, March 12. All proceeds from the event will be… Read more

Chef Kelly Fields grew up in Charleston, but has officially called New Orleans home since 2010. She had worked here years prior with Chef Susan Spicer, then again as the pastry chef at Restaurant August, but left in 2005 due to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. She took the opportunity to tra… Read more

Brooke Foster moved to New Orleans on a whim in 2010. Following culinary school in Atlanta, Foster had difficulty finding the right opportunity to really start her career. "I decided to quit my job and pack up as much as I could fit into my car and move to New Orleans." Read more

Still searching for the perfect Valentine's Day plans? Look no further! Whether you're trying to find an intimate dinner spot or something a little more lively, New Orleans offers plenty of options. Below, 9 places that will help you celebrate the love-centered holiday. Read more

Alexis Korman founded Big Easy Bucha, the South's leading kombucha brand, in 2015 with her husband Austin. Before, she was an editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a writer for USA Today and other publications. She covered all things food, drink, and travel trends. "Clearly launching a kombuch… Read more

Aimee Helms started milling at Bellegarde Bakery after answering a Craigslist ad for a full time baker. It was 2016 and milling was something that was completely new to her. Founded by Graison Gill in 2012 (who was also new to baking), Bellegarde Bakery has grown immensely. A storefront open… Read more

Caitlin Carney wears many hats at Marjie's Grill, a neighborhood eatery serving "Southeastern Asian Southern Fare." She opened the restaurant with her partner Marcus Jacobs, and the cuisine—which changes daily—is inspired by the couple's travels throughout Asia and the local bounty of the Lo… Read more

Mardi Gras is traditionally an indulgent time. Instead of resisting the abundance of King Cake and celebrations, we're enjoying the ride (and vowing to do better in March). In the spirit of more is more, these New Orleans spots are offering more than your average cake this season. From festi… Read more

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