Food News

James Beard Foundation Taste America Culinary Series Continues

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, a national initiative to support independent restaurants, will make a stop in New Orleans at Vyoone’s on Wednesday, February 16, at 6:30 pm. Host Chef Sidney…

Hands-On Cooking School Now Open at SoFAB

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) is thrilled to announce the recent opening of Deelightful Roux School of Cooking, the hands-on interactive cooking school from New Orleans Chef Dwynesha Lavigne. Classes, which are…

Hogs For The Cause 2022 Single Day Tickets On Sale Now

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause returns to the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds, April 1-2, 2022, and single day tickets for the annual fundraising event are on sale now. Tickets for the Friday event start…

Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off in Southeast Louisiana

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Girl Scouts Louisiana East and Girl Scouts of the USA kick off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season nationally, during a challenging time when many Girl Scouts are selling in creative, socially distant and…

Mister Mao Launches Sunday Brunch

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Mister Mao, from Chef Sophina Uong and husband/partner William “Wildcat” Greenwell, opened in July 2021 in Uptown New Orleans and has since earned critical acclaim and praise for its bustling atmosphere, creative cocktails, and…

NOCHI Accepting Applications for BIPOC-Focused PUMP Program

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) announces that it is now accepting applications and nominations for its newest program, Pathways for Upward Mobility Program (PUMP), an 8-week, grant-based curriculum for hospitality professionals…

Copeland's Family Announces Launch of King Cake Rum Bread Pudding

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Copeland's Family announces its newest Mardi Gras-inspired dessert—Mardi Gras King Cake Rum Cream Bread Pudding—available from January 6 through March 1 at Copeland's of New Orleans. "We have partnered with three local family…

Sip, Shop, Repeat at Vine & Tap in Lakeside Shopping Center

METAIRIE, La (press release) – Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts announced Vine & Tap wine bar and café is now open in Center Court at Lakeside Shopping Center, across from the Apple Store. “We are thrilled to bring another concept to Lakeside Shopping Center,” said Marv Ammari, Creole Cuisine…

Christmas, Grandmas and Maya Rudolph

  The Christmas season is my family’s time to shine. My grandma Lucille absolutely loved the holidays and the traditions we embrace each year have been practiced for decades. A huge part of our tradition? The food, of course. My…

Some Restaurants Open for the Holidays

  With the holiday season upon us, and while some restaurants close for Christmas Eve and Day, a lot of are hoping we’ll celebrate with them. This Friday, Dec. 17, Brennan’s will have a “Naughty or Nice” happy hour from…

Turkey Giveaway For Those In Need After Hurricane Ida

  METAIRIE, La (press release) – Hurricane Claims Law Group is giving back to families impacted by Hurricane Ida by giving away turkeys on Monday, December 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. Pickup is located at 4608 Rye Street, Metairie,…

Ruby Slipper Set to Open Second Metairie Location

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New-Orleans born, all day brunch restaurant Ruby Slipper has announced it will open its second Metairie location, at 4236 Veterans Blvd. near Clearview Mall, in the soon-to-be rebranded Clearview Commons in Summer 2022. This…

Hogs for The Cause April 2022 Lineup Announced, Tickets On Sale

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Coming off a sold-out 2021 festival that raised nearly $3 million, Hogs for the Cause returns to the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds, April 1-2, 2022. Twenty renowned acts from across the country, along with more than…

Dagostino Pasta Company Announces New Lineup of Gift Boxes

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Dagostino Pasta Company, Louisiana-based producer of handmade air-dried pastas and small-batch sauces, has announced a new line of gift boxes just in time for the holiday season. Each of the five gift boxes offers…

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours

  When my daughter, Cecilia, was still living at home (she is now almost 25 and working as a biomedical engineer for the Feds in Birmingham) our little family had a tradition of inviting everyone to our house on Thanksgiving…

No Meat, No Problem! Reveillon Vegetarian-Style at The Bower

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The holiday season is upon us and in New Orleans, that signals Reveillon. In celebration of this timeless tradition, The Bower — the culinary darling from Latter Hospitality Group (Tujague’s, Birdy’s, Claret Wine &…

King Cake Hub Announces 2022 Locations

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Jennifer Samuels, owner of the King Cake Hub, announced the retail King Cake shop will have two new locations for the 2022 Carnival season. The main King Cake Hub will share space with Zony…

Broussard's Hosts 2010's Century Supper

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the 2010's themed Century Supper featuring Martell VSOP Blue Swift Cognac craft cocktails! Savor a perfectly paired three-course meal created by Chef Jimi Setchim along…

2021 Holidays New Orleans Style

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly announces details regarding the 37th annual Holidays New Orleans Style (HNOS). HNOS, a collaboration between FQFI and New Orleans & Company, is a curation of the city’s most…