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Blue Oak BBQ Hosts Its Own Faux Fest 2020

NEW ORLEANS (press release)  — Blue Oak BBQ today announces its plans for “Faux Fest,” a drive-through relief initiative for furloughed and laid off members of New Orleans’ iconic restaurant and music communities.  The restaurant is teaming up with local…

Pythian Market’s Jazz Fest Food Party

NEW ORLEANS (press release) —Thursday would have marked the opening of Jazz Fest and the annual two week celebration of music, food and culture. With the stay-at-home mandate still in effect and large festivals postponed until next year, that’s off…

Port Orleans Launches Non-Profit "POB United"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Port Orleans Brewing Co. is partnering with NATCO Food Service, Louisiana Fresh Produce, and Blue Runner Red Beans to serve freshly prepared food for pick-up for service industry employees. The free meals will help those…

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…