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 and every menu, we've narrowed it down to 4 can't miss spots. Bon appétit!


Bywater American Bistro (Photo: Trapolin Peer Architects)

Poydras & Peters

This weekend offer is not one to overlook. Poydras & Peters starts you off with a fruit martini (we're intrigued), a savory second course (you won't believe all the ingredients), a Bloody Mary, and ends with sweet pork belly hush puppies. 

Vacherie Restaurant

If you're planning to spend time downtown, Vacherie is a great place to begin. Their $19 brunch, while only available on the weekends, is just what we needed to jump start our day. Start your meal with a mimosa or mocktail and end it with Louisiana classics like andouille hash or a breakfast po-boy.

Josephine Estelle

Start your day off on a high note with a delicious 3-course brunch in Ace Hotel's picturesque eatery. For just $25, patrons can expect to enjoy tasty fare including BBQ shrimp and grits and a fried chick biscuit, complete with honey butter, of course. End your meal with a scoop of chocolate gelato and you're ready to take on the day!

Bywater American Bistro

You won't want to miss this brunch special that offers plenty of options for each of the 3 courses. Dishes range from a lamb neck sandwich to French toast, replete with rum caramel. You also don't have to wait until the weekend to experience this Coolinary menu -- it's available Wednesday through Sunday.