Cocktails

The Joys of Rum, Part 2

  Our previous column, The Joys of Rum, Part 1, seems to have hit a responsive chord among readers and so we are pleased to continue the thread. Besides, rum is such a broad topic and close to our lives…

Missing The Bar?

  While restaurants across New Orleans continue to reopen, many of us have been patiently waiting for bars to open their doors, too – safely,  of course. Recently, the city has allowed bars to open at 25 percent capacity during…

Urban South Brewery Welcomes Guests Back to Taproom

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery is welcoming guests back to its Tchoupitoulas Street taproom for service. On Saturday, June 13, the brewery reopened for outdoor seating and onsite consumption of beer with food from local popups. Beginning…

The Joys of Rum, Part 1

  Rum needs better publicity representation. How can a spirit so outstanding and enjoyable not be a part of every drinking person’s daily program? If nothing else, on historic value alone, rum certainly makes for a better story than vodka.…

Opening Up

  It does appear as of this writing that Louisiana and New Orleans have gone about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in as good a fashion as can be done. That may be damning with faint praise as we still…

Gris-Gris Adds Frozen Cocktails to Takeout Menu

Gris-Gris has announced the addition of frozen cocktails and daiquiris! Along with its limited food menu (which includes well-known favorites like its gumbo, shrimp and grits, poboys, burger and bread pudding), Gris-Gris will also have the below frozen cocktails available…

Become Your Own Bartender

  As the global pandemic strikes us all, it leaves bars with closed doors and quiet registers. Owners, servers and bartenders are forced to find alternative ways to survive. And bars don’t even have the option to adopt the now…

Go-To Go-Cups

  With lockdown going into week 2,345 and the spring weather beckoning, most of us have been doing a lot more porch and patio sitting and taking and long walks in the neighborhood. The latter also means blowing through that…

Cocktail Cravings?

  Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. How do we socialize and sip our favorite cocktails if we have to social distance? Many people are using social media platforms to gather online, which has proven to be a fun time.…

Great Locales Inspire Great Cocktails

  (This article was composed before the full implementation of the effects and governmental restraints as applied to the Corona Virus outbreak. This article was penned on Friday March 13, which now seems eons ago. But the hope is that…

New Orleans Bartenders Create Spring-Inspired Mocktails

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Local bartenders from some top New Orleans restaurants have announced new "mocktail" additions to their drink menus.   Jewel of the South, Chris Hannah Faux-ld Fashioned – Darjeeling Tea, Demerara, Oak Barrel Extract from…

Corona, Corona, Cocktail

  With all the talk these days surrounding the dreaded coronavirus, we wanted to keep things a little lighter, take you to places that will offer great drinks and great specials. It’s hard to not think of the frenzy surrounding…

Sacrifice? Maybe Not so Much.

  For many New Orleanians, even those who for most of the year are not strict followers of a particular Faith, Lent is a season of sacrifice. Nothing wrong with that approach, and it does not hurt to give up…

Toups Meatery Launches Wine Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Toups Meatery, Mid-City’s go-to spot for Cajun rustic cookery and handcrafted libations, has just announced the launch of Wine Wednesday. Now, guests can belly up to the bar every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 10…

Make Me Something Mister

  This is the best time of year for imbibing and enjoying the Carnival season. We have a few places that are serving up festive cocktails that are sure to get you in the mood. Toups Meatery (845 N. Carrollton…

Let’s Get This Party Started with Carnival Cocktails

  It’s the greatest time of the year for us, Carnival season making us feel and see the magic of the city. Let’s start with what’s happening around town. Several of our favorite places are celebrating with their Carnival-inspired cocktails.…

In The Mix

New Orleans is a drinking town. After all, this is the birthplace of the cocktail and home of the once bustling Storyville. The city’s history with libations and the fun-loving attitude of the locals create a concoction that’s ripe for…

Eggnog: Getting it Right

Regular readers of this missive will spot the misstatement in the headline. I am not a proponent of tightly defining style nor substance of adult beverages. I am a graduate of the “drink what you like the way you like…

Top Holiday Events This Week

  It’s the week before Christmas in New Orleans and, true to form, nothing is slowing down around the city. Highlighted below are a few of the bigger or interesting events happening in the next week. This Sunday, all are invited…

Barcadia New Orleans Presents Christmas at Barcadia

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Barcadia New Orleans has partnered with local icon Carl Mack of Carl Mack Presents to gift its guests with a unique Christmas experience from now until Sunday, January 5. Officially launched on Monday, December 2…

Holiday Hops & Pops

It is the time of year when we start to enjoy the smells of the season. A deep breath may stimulate your senses with peppermint, spearmint, and berries. A quick hop around town and you’ll find several seasonal happy hours…

Gris-Gris Announces 2019 Holiday Menu

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Gris-Gris’ 2019 Holiday Menu is available now! Featuring a ‘four-course’ cocktail experience, the menu is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Because we all know, cocktails are all you need to celebrate! GRIS-GRIS…