Restaurants + Food

Feed The Family With Sunday Supper At Gianna

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Rebecca Wilcomb of Gianna is offering a three-course meal for Sunday Supper. The traditional Italian offerings are available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery service. The menus for Sunday Supper will change weekly, and…

Copeland's of New Orleas Partners with Eat Fit NOLA

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copeland’s of New Orleans offers its Summer Fresh menu, which includes several EatFitNola approved items. “As an Eat Fit NOLA restaurant partner, we are making it easy for our customers to enjoy a delicious…

The Best Places for a Socially Distant Good Time

  I am going to go out on a limb and assume everyone reading this is OVER IT. Over feeling anxious, over the terms "socially distant" and "social distancing," over feeling guilty about mail carriers and delivery drivers, over your…

Vegan Love

  This week, we reported on the Ochsner EatFit Alcohol Free for 40 initiative as a way for you and your partner to detox and prep for your Big Day. Recently, the vegan restaurant Seed reopened with new owners and…

The Best King Cake Creations to Try this Weekend

  We are most assuredly in the Season of the King Cake. They are seemingly everywhere. Throughout Carnival Season, both Cochon Butcher (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588.7675, cochonbutcher.com) and La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St, 269.3777, laboulangerienola.com) will offer King Cakes ranging…

NOCHI Students Present Tanchi Kitchen Pop-Up Café

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – NOCHI’s Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students are nearing the end of their 100-day certifications and are inviting members of the New Orleans community to join them for lunch at their pop-up café,…

The Best Things to do for Halloween and the Weekend

For Halloween fun, this evening guests are invited to Nolé Cuisine de las Americas (2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955, nolerestaurant.com) in costume for a trick or treat experience – a surprise from the kitchen…

Bywater American Bistro Introduces Prix Fixe Brunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Weekends in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood just got better now that Bywater American Bistro (BABs) has introduced a $29 prix fixe brunch, available Saturdays and Sundays. The beloved neighborhood dining gem by Chef/Owner Nina Compton…

Culinary Date Nights

  Date nights are essential for any couple. Especially when planning a wedding, that one-on-one time spent together can add just that little spark needed to take the stress of finances and table décor away for at least a night.…

New, Noteworthy Brunches In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – With a slew of brunch offerings available throughout the Crescent City, it’s hard to keep up. From fried boudin to crab omelets and bottle specials, here are…

New Brunch Service Announced at Seaworthy at Ace Hotel

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Seaworthy is the oyster bar and sustainable seafood restaurant set in a classic Creole cottage from 1832 at Ace Hotel New Orleans from executive chef Justin Koslowsky [previously of Michelin-awarded Atera and acclaimed Contra in…

Local Food Trucks Keep Your After-Party Truckin'

  Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping…

Cheap Eats and Drinks, Five Events This Weekend

  Happy Birthday to me! By the time you read this I will be celebrating is Asheville, North Carolina with my best bud, Cyndi. If  I were here to celebrate a few cool things are on my radar. Last week…

Here's to Summer Happenings at Effervescence!

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In addition to new menu items, including three new desserts (Matcha Crème Brûlée; Chocolate Caviar; Berries & Cream) and brand-new cocktails and sparkling flights, the Effervescence team has been busy planning a lineup of exciting events: Bouillabaisse and Rosé |…

Opulent Offerings

New Orleanians of a certain age may recall when local “happy” hours came in three basic forms with slight variations thereof: Three-for-one well brand specials at The Boot, Friar Tucks, Hillary’s and Shanahan’s; the Friday evening “Sippin’ into Sunset,” the…

Best Place To Take Your Dog This Weekend

  The Best Place to be with your dog this weekend? A taco pop-up. Avo Taco, with roots in Miami and New York will take over the kitchen at Port of Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St.,) this weekend (Friday-Sunday).…

New Summer Menu Items & Happy Hours at Ace Hotel New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Ace Hotel New Orleans' eateries announce summer menu items and updated happy hour times and specials. Seaworthy: Set in a classic Creole cottage from 1832, Seaworthy is an oyster bar and seafood restaurant…

New Restaurant Ideas

  In the last several years we’ve seen a variety of restaurants open in New Orleans. There are places that serve raw or raw-adjacent fish; places that serve ironic ethnic food; places that serve sandwiches and of course places that…

Foundation Room Presents Dines Around The World: Spain

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – You don’t have to hop on a plane to try authentic food from around the globe! Foundation Room hosts the first instalment of their new monthly Dine Around the World Series, featuring Spain. Elegant flamingo…

What is “local” food?

In Jacobellis v. Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal from the owner of a movie theater in Ohio from a conviction for obscenity. There is a very famous quote from that case, by Justice Potter Stewart, who in…

New Late-Night Delicacies at Effervescence, Justine and The Franklin

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In a city known for endless culinary offerings and plentiful libations, it can feel impossible to strategize the perfect eating and drinking itinerary in New Orleans – especially if you’re in search of the perfect bite after a full evening enjoying the…