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

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, celebrating America’s “native spirit.” In honor of this month-long celebration, the Pontchartrain Hotel bar team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to create new “Private Select” barrels of Maker’s Mark, in addition to a specialty cocktail that fea… Read more

Still planning your Labor Day Weekend menu? While we love the classics, it's always fun to bring something new to the table (literally). Perhaps a bowl of the famous queso fundido served at Otra Vez or a platter of grilled clams, complete with spicy garlic butter. Chile-marinated crab is sur… Read more

This weekend marks the 47th Southern Decadence Festival, the largest LGBT event in New Orleans. What started as a small going-away party has transformed into a grand celebration of queerness and the LGBT community in the city. Fondly known as “Decadence,” many of the events of this weekend a… Read more

Between college football and a constant stream of NFL games, there are plenty of opportunities to gather and tailgate. Whether it's simply in your living room or right outside the stadium, a varied selection of game day bites is absolutely essential. Sure, you can go the simple route, or you… Read more

Where is your ideal happy hour destination? Do you prefer a light, airy spot⁠—maybe even al fresco⁠—or a darker and moodier locale? Some are drawn to drink at their favorite dive bar, while others opt for a more luxurious backdrop post-work. Still trying to figure out your go-to? Maybe it's … Read more

With over 100 restaurants participating in this month's Coolinary, there is no shortage of options for a delicious meal out on the town. Not only are there incredible lunch and dinner offerings, but several restaurants have added a brunch menu into the mix. Instead of sifting through each an… Read more

Who says you’re too old to have a birthday party? Making it to another year is certainly something to celebrate, and though the pointy hats and balloons may be for kids (or not!), there are many ways to commemorate the big event. Whether you’re up for a huge birthday bash or a small gatherin… Read more

Chef and restaurateur Isaac Toups is no stranger to television. He competed on season 13 of Top Chef and has made numerous guest appearances on different television shows, including the Today Show. So when Food Network approached him about starring in a new show, he leapt at the chance. Read more

Today marks the start of Coolinary, a month of special menus and restaurant deals around the city. With over 110 restaurants participating this year, August is a great time to explore the city’s vibrant dining scene. However, with all the decadent food options out there (this is New Orleans,… Read more

Podcasting has been around (and in our ears) since 2004 and shows no signs of stopping. According to reports, there are about 750,000 established podcasts and well over 30 million episodes to stream. Whether you're looking for a new show to listen to or finally ready to join the podcast worl… Read more

On Saturday, hundreds will descend on Magazine Street for the annual Moonlight on Magazine block party, an evening long celebration of all things local. Businesses between the 3500-4800 blocks of Magazine will be holding sales and giveaways, as well as providing complimentary food and drinks. Read more

The 10th annual Pig & Punch party will be held this Sunday at Crescent Park to close out Tales of the Cocktail. The event raises money for KIPP New Orleans, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, and Hogs for the Cause. Read more

We can all use a break from time to time, but this rings especially true for mothers. Balancing kids with work and other responsibilities can be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need a night away. If you’re living in New Orleans (or if you wish you lived in New Orleans), here is a guide … Read more

Planning a bachelorette party can be difficult. Balancing everybody’s expectations is a tricky task and finding unique spots that aren’t already packed with other bachelorette parties only adds to that stress. Whether you’re from New Orleans and want to get away from the tourists or you’re f… Read more

Light up your Fourth of July fete with a festive, summery cocktail. We've rounded up drink recipes from popular spots like Blue Oak BBQ and Copper Vine, which will surely leave your guests impressed. Kirk Estopinal of Cane & Table offers drinkers a take on a famous New Orleans beverage, … Read more

With summer well underway, entertaining is at the forefront of our minds. Whether you're hosting this month's book club or having a small dinner party, display is key. Ceramic platters and salvaged wooden boards can seamlessly elevate your charcuterie board or dessert presentation while mult… Read more