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

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

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

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

Caitlin Carney wears many hats at Marjie's Grill, a neighborhood eatery serving "Southeastern Asian Southern Fare." She opened the restaurant with her partner Marcus Jacobs, and the cuisine—which changes daily—is inspired by the couple's travels throughout Asia and the local bounty of the Lo… Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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