Food News

Fête Des Fromages Cheese Festival Returns To New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Fête des Fromages, aka NOLA Cheese Fest, returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16. Fête des Fromages brings together the best cheese makers of Europe (including Beemster, Fulvi Pecorino Romano,…

"Drag Queen Brunch," by Poppy Tooker with Sam Hanna, On Sale Aug. 27

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Culinary historian, media personality and award-winning author Poppy Tooker continues to serve as one of New Orleans’ most notable preservationists, keeping the Crescent City’s culture and history alive. In her sixth book, "Drag Queen Brunch"…

What A Week!

Item: I am very happy that I have knives that take a sharp edge and the tools to keep them that way right up until I slice off the tip of a finger or, in this case, a thumb. Bad…

Nina Compton to Appear on CBS This Morning “The Dish”

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans’  Chef Nina Compton of Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro will appear on CBS This Morning’s “The Dish” this coming Saturday, Aug. 3. Compton will showcase a variety of his signature dishes from both…

Get 'Cool' This Month with Coolinary

  Today kicks off the doldrums of August, the heat sucks and, yes, we are collectively sick to death of it. That said, a slew of dining and cultural deals also kick off today and run through the rest of…

Meauxbar’s Summer Dinner Series: Globally-Inspired Vegetarian

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Wednesday, July 31, Meauxbar will be continuing its Summer Dinner series with a special globally-inspired vegetarian theme. Guests will enjoy a delicious three course meal featuring the best global, seasonal, and vegetarian ingredients. Located…

Brunch, Fried Chicken and a Trip to the Caribbean Islands

  On Saturday the Crescent City Cafe (3900 St. Charles Ave., crescentcitycafe.com) will host its annual Me + 3  Brunch Fundraiser. A $20 donation will cover your brunch plus 3 meals for future Cafe guests, most of whom are homeless.…

Café Du Monde Opens in New Orleans City Park

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans City Park is proud to announce the opening of the newest Café Du Monde in the Park’s Casino Building. They invite the public to join them for the grand opening and ribbon cutting.…

Pythian Market Announces Willie Mae Scotch House as Newest Vendor

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Today, Pythian Market announced its newest vendor, Willie Mae's Scotch House, which will be opening a location in the food hall in mid-August. Pythian Market, an urban food hall located in the Central Business District, provides…

Spice It Up

  Finding a memorable and useful wedding gift for any of the many parties surrounding a wedding can be challenging for guests. Sticking to the registry is a no-fail plan, but if you’re like us, you want to add some…

Urban South Brewery & Adoptable Pups from Take Paws!

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Urban South for an afternoon of puppy kisses and doggie hugs! Meet some of the dogs available for adoption and you may end up with your new best friend. A percentage of beer sales…

National Mac n' Cheese Day Celebration! Sunday, July 14

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – To prepare for the third annual NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest this Fall, the team is excited to announce its National Mac n’ Cheese Day Celebration on Sunday, July 14 at the Civic Theatre (12 –…

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey Grants Full Scholarship To NOCHI

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is living out their mission to support and mentor members of the culinary community by granting a full scholarship to the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI). Picnic Provisions &…

No Menu Tuesdays Dining Series Returns To Coquette

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Starting July 2, Coquette's "No Menu Tuesdays" summer dining series is back for its sixth year in a row. Every Tuesday July through September, the Garden District restaurant, led by co-executive chefs Michael Stoltzfus and…

Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch, June 8

NEW ORLEANS – This Saturday, June 8, SoBou Nola will host Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch from 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Drag queen entertainers will include Debbie With A D (Joey Bean), Laveau Contraire, Lana O’Day, Sunshine Edae and Jessica…

News From the Kitchen

Gianna Gianna, an Italian restaurant from the Link Restaurant Group, opened in late April in the CBD. Executive chef Rebecca Wilcomb, most recently of Herbsaint, heads the kitchen. Wilcomb’s menu will feature daily antipasti, house-cured meats, locally farmed produce, Gulf seafood…

FOOD & WINE Announces 2019 Best New Restaurants

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – FOOD & WINE announces its highly anticipated 2019 class of Best New Restaurants. The list of 10 is currently live on foodandwine.com, and, for the first time ever, appears as a ranked list, with Cadence…