Food News

Top Taco Postponed

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The PLEASE Foundation and Top Taco regretfully announce the postponement of this year’s event scheduled for Thursday, March 19th due to concerns about Covid-19 and the health and safety of our participants and guests. Top…

Rocking The Riverfront

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Riverfront Experience: 16th Annual Ezra Open presented by Better Than Ezra Foundation, the Riverboat City of New Orleans and Port Orleans Brewing Company benefitting the Better Than Ezra Foundation and their goal to raise…

Lundi Craw, Crawfish Boil at Seaworthy in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As you may know, it's Crawfish Season, which means we have to take advantage of this time of year, and enjoy crawfish while we can! Every Monday through the end of March, Seaworthy in New…

Top Taco Returns For Fourth Year

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Top Taco presented by Cerveza Modelo returns for year 4 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 with 30+ restaurants and 50+ tequilas and spirits. This year’s all-inclusive taco and tequila throw-down will take place once again…

February Happenings at NOCHI

For Black History Month: Daiq History + Holy Spirits Happy Hour – Wednesday, Feb. 12 Daiq History (6-7 p.m.) is an intimate, one-hour hands-on cocktail class led by Cocktails by POP that focuses on the history of rum, molasses, and…

A Tribute to Chef Paul Prudhomme - GRFA Aioli Dinner March 12

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts in partnership with the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) has announced that it will celebrate the culinary legacy of Chef Paul Prudhomme with an Aioli Dinner…

Chef John Folse Celebrates Fifth Annual Fête des Bouchers

BATON ROUGE (press release) – There’s a saying in the old African-American churches of Louisiana that once the congregation has contributed to the collection plate, a preacher dissatisfied with the offering might encourage greater donations by saying, “Thank y’all so…

French Truck Releases 2020 Mardi Gras Blend

NEW ORLEANS (press release) –Geoffrey Meeker, owner of French Truck Coffee headquartered in New Orleans, announced the release of the Mardi Gras blend for the 2020 carnival season. Big Chief, a unique blend of naturally processed coffees from El Salvador,…

Chef Nina Compton Hosts Trip to India in 2020

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – An epic 12-day voyage through India with James Beard Award-winning New Orleans chef Nina Compton! We’ll explore ancient temples, bustling bazaars, audacious megacities and tranquil jungle outposts. We'll seek out spices and wildlife, weave through…

Bellegarde Pasta Ships Across the US via Online Store

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Bellegarde is excited to now offer its freshly made pastas for purchase on its online store! Three of Bellegarde’s signature dried pastas are available to purchase for delivery across the US, continuing to expand Bellegarde’s…

The Best Resources for Locally Made Holiday Gifts

  Every year I am faced with sending gifts to members of my extended family in Sweden. I makes no sense to me to buy mass produced items made in China then ship then to my relatives across the pond,…

Food: Seasoned Greetings

Church services, drop-in parties and hearty gumbos are Christmas Eve traditions for many south Louisiana families. While our city’s French Creole settlers broke their fast after midnight Mass in a celebration known as Réveillon, schedules now adhere to earlier gatherings…

Chef Isaac Toups Heats Things Up With New Hot Sauce Line

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Two-time finalist for James Beard “Best Chef: South,” Chef Isaac Toups exemplifies the new guard of Cajun chefs. Owner of Toups' Meatery and Toups South in New Orleans and author of critically-acclaimed cookbook Chasing the…

Bordeaux Walkabout at Martin's Wine Cellar

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Martin Wine Cellar Oct. 11 as they pour twenty bordeaux wines and dine on delicious bites from Martin’s gourmet, cheese and catering department! They're Pouring: Michel Lynch Bordeaux Blanc 2018 - $10.79 Chateau D'Archambeau…

Beignet Fest Releases Logistics Information for Attendees

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The organizers of the 4th Annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market Coffee have released the following information for people attending the event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New…

Hogs For The Cause New Team Registration Opens Oct. 1

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause has announced team registration is now open for the 12th annual charity barbeque cook-off and music festival set for March 27 & 28, 2020 at the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival…

Galatoire’s celebrates National Coffee Day with Café Brûlot

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – National Coffee Day is Sunday, Sept. 29 and Galatoire’s is fired up – literally. Since opening on Bourbon Street more than 114 years ago, the fine dining establishment has been preserved with little change. Galatoire’s is…

Fresh Pasta at Bellegarde October 1!

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – October is National Pasta Month! Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, Bellegarde Bakery will offer freshly made pasta in a variety of shapes from its retail store. Bellegarde’s pasta is made with 100 percent freshly stone…

New Pop-Up at St. Roch - Chef Kelseay Dukae Introduces Kinoko

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Kelseay Dukae of vegan-forward sushi concept Kinoko will begin a three-week residency at St. Roch Market in T2’s space. Kinoko will open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to close, starting Sept. 26 and…

Upturn Arts to Host 7th Annual Appetite for Art Dinner

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Upturn Arts is hosting its 7th annual dinner fundraiser, sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, Appetite for Art. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, join Upturn Arts at the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute,…