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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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