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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

This classic New Orleans holiday tradition is one of the most delicious. Reveillon Dinners date back to the early 19th century and are typically held late on Christmas Eve. Restaurants have made these many-coursed meals more accessible to residents and visitors by offering them throughout th… Read more

While "farm to table" has become a familiar concept in the world of dining, Outstanding in the Field continues to bank on "table to farm." The organization hosts massive pop-up dinners on across the globe and helps diners connect with the land that their food comes from. Outstanding in the F… Read more

While we're still recovering from our Thanksgiving feasts, we can't help but look forward to a month of indulgence. From holiday libations to festive gatherings, there is plenty to experience in New Orleans this December. Below, a preview of the can't miss happenings around town. Read more

As the year winds down, the holiday season is just ramping up. You know the drill: parties on parties, gifts galore, and oh so many sweets! Instead of falling back on your typical seasonal beverages (we're looking at you eggnog), we recommend switching things up with a handcrafted cocktail c… Read more

Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is no simple feat. From start to finish, hours and hours are dedicated to each and every aspect of the feast and frankly, we're tired. This year, we suggest lightening your load and outsourcing parts of the meal from local institutions. Blue Oak BBQ has you cove… Read more

Bookworms and foodies of New Orleans will find common ground through a new (and delicious) book club. The New Orleans Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) recently introduced a bi-monthly culinary book club that will read and discuss food-related fiction and nonfiction. 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

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 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

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

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

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

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