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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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