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Since Jazz Fest has been postponed from April to October, a new event might help fill the void. Farmstand Live, a series of cultural experiences featuring live music, culinary delights, and farm fresh produce served up in a drive-in setting, will take place Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, M… Read more

With Mardi Gras behind us, our sights are set on Spring. While festivals have been postponed and life continues to be altered by the pandemic, there are plenty of food-focused events to add to your calendar. Whether you're brushing up your skills in the kitchen, perfecting a famous New Orlea… Read more

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Participating in dry (or damp) January and barely hanging on? One of these mocktails, made with fresh ingredients, may just hit the spot! Toups' Meatery provided us with a delicious twist on a lemon soda, while Compère Lapin offered an intriguing tropical beverage. Both are alcohol-free and … Read more

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It's hard not to stop and stare while passing LeBlanc + Smith's latest and highly anticipated Uptown restoration. The 19th century St. Charles Avenue mansion is now home to The Chloe, a 14-room hotel with a bar and restaurant a.k.a. the perfect set up for a food focused group adding a boutiq… Read more

For an intimate dinner party celebrating Hanukkah, Tom Cianfichi of Hazelnut set a stylish table and bar for festive cocktails and holiday fare. Taking the theme "Festival of Lights" literally, he layered the tablescapes with an abundance of sparkling candlelight. Two beautiful Menorahs — on… Read more

The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute is hosting a festive and COVID-friendly activity on its rooftop. This December, enjoy an intimate moving screening with a themed dinner, cocktail pairings, and panoramic views of the city.  Read more

There's a new spot in Uptown New Orleans to sip, eat, and stay awhile, even overnight if you'd wish. The Chloe, a boutique hotel, restaurant, and bar, officially opened in late October after much anticipation. The 14-room sanctuary is the first from restaurateur and 2019 Adore A-Lister Rober… Read more

Whether you're back in the office and can't find the time to meal prep or just really tired of cooking, this new subscription service is sure to solve some pandemic-induced kitchen fatigue. Parcel brings prepared meals from a variety of local chefs directly to your doorstep. Simply heat and … Read more

When plans for a large, in-person gala were no longer feasible this season, the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) had to get creative. The school created Cooking for a Cause, an online virtual auction offering rare experiences with some of the top names in hospitality.  Read more

Still making weekend plans? Consider a tasty meal from Commander's Palace, Seaworthy, and Picnic Provisions & Whiskey this week. Each New Orleans restaurant has added new items to their already impressive menus, which can be enjoyed safely at the eatery or from the comfort of home if you… Read more

While celebrations these days aren't quite back to normal, Labor Day Weekend can still be a food-filled event. No matter where you're spending the holiday weekend, these flavorful recipes from two New Orleans spots are sure to take your dinner or pool day up a notch. Read more

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean rosé drinking season needs to—especially in New Orleans where the weather would say otherwise. As we enter September, Martin Wine Cellar recommends sipping on Marietta Cellars Old Vine Rosé (OVR), a well-balanced wine with notes of stone … Read more

Looking to change up your dining experience this month? On Wednesday, August 26, join The Bower for a private, paired wine dinner in partnership with Sugar Roots Farm. Guests will enjoy a 5-course meal with a new wine to sip on with each dish. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sugar Roots… Read more

At-home happy hours and socially distant dinner parties have become the norm this year, so we're making the case for new cheese boards, cocktail shakers, and other exquisite eating and drinking accessories. On Wednesday, August 12, New Orleans Auction Galleries is hosting "The Art of Enterta… Read more

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Happy National Oyster Day! (We're looking for an excuse to celebrate anything these days!) To celebrate the August 5th holiday accordingly, Chef Isaac Toups of Toups' Meatery shared his special Roasted Oysters with Crab Fat Butter recipe which can be found in his book Chasing the Gator: Isaa… Read more

Gris-Gris is making the most of the current and ever-changing situation with new private dining experiences. Starting Friday, August 7, groups can reserve the entire Magazine Street restaurant for a seated brunch or dinner in the Samedi Room, or a cocktail party for up to 25 people in Gris-G… Read more

Matt Rebackoff's introduction to the retail world has been unique to say the least. He launched MR Eatwell, a small apparel and accessories business, earlier this year and his food-themed loungewear was soon a hit with sales coming in from across the country, even in the midst of a pandemic. Read more

Bonne Cuvée, a small local company offering wine tours and tastings, was preparing to leave for two sold out wine tours in Burgundy and Portugal when COVID-19 hit. In an effort to continue their rapport with clients, owners Harsha E. Chacko and Marie Kaposchyn offered a new way to enjoy and … Read more

With the Fourth of July just days away, we can't help but think of the Summer staples we'll be eating and drinking this weekend. Add something new to the table of classics with tasty recipes by Patti Constantin of Designs in Catering. Below, two dishes—one simple, one more advanced—to recrea… Read more

Sheltering in place brought out the inner mixologist in more than a few of us. With time to try new recipes and to linger over cocktails, enjoying bar quality drinks at home quickly boomed. Of course, presentation is a big part of the experience. With Zoom happy hours, four corner porch part… Read more