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Sharing The Best of New Orleans Culture with the World

  Yesterday the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council (NOCDC) invited me to address an international group of NGO (a nonprofit organization that operates independently of any government, typically to address a social or political issue) managers interested in learning more…

Hogs for the Cause Raises Nearly Three Million Dollars

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause returned with sell-out crowds at its new location, and sets record of nearly Three Million Dollars raised for families fighting pediatric brain cancer (fundraising numbers include fundraising efforts from 2020…

Top Taco Returns September 23

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Top Taco presented by Cerveza Modelo returns for year 4 on Thursday, Sept. 23. This year’s all-inclusive taco and tequila throw-down will take place at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, LA. The one-night only event will…

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Announces Spring Grants & Pledges Totaling Over $290k

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has announced it will distribute $294,000 to non-profit organizations as part of its annual spring funding allocation. The nine entities based on their shared mission to support youth through culinary, nutrition, and arts education with a focus on…

À Votre Santé

  The French 75 is my favorite cocktail. I love the lore. I love its namesake bar at Arnaud’s in the French Quarter. I love sipping a Cognac version during colder months. I love the lighter take made with gin…

Hogs for the Cause

  I have not been dining out very much these last months. I have not been out at all for that matter and yet my garden is a mess. My strawberries are consumed by snails. My peas are suffering from…

Cafe du Monde Releases Foodwear Line with Mr Eatwell

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On June 3 at 2 p.m., New Orleans Foodwear brand MR EATWELL will release a collaboration with internationally renowned beignet bakery, Cafe du Monde. MR EATWELL, founded by lrish Channel resident Matt Rebackoff, created…

Things Going On Around Town

  There are restaurants opening around town, which is not all that unusual. One is a pizza joint that was also a pizza joint before. Another is a Haitian restaurant that, when I first ran into it, was at the…

Hogs For The Cause XIII June 4-5

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause is a 501c(3) organization that unites barbecue culture nationwide to provide aid to families while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Year-round efforts culminate in an annual two-day…

The Best of Westwego: Fifteen Minutes and a World Away

  A friend recently needed a new driver’s license and she hit me up for a ride. "Go to the one in Westwego," we were repeatedly advised. "The lines are shorter than everywhere else." Having experienced numerous OMVs (forever the…

Celebrate the 2021 Top Female Achievers

  Celebrate this year's Top Female Achievers with New Orleans Magazine Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. on our Facebook page. Before you tune in, make sure to grab yourself a cocktail and a snack with these recipes provided by…

Kitchen Gourmet: Local Catch

Tip Use your favorite salsa, either homemade or commercial, for this recipe. Crema is a slightly tangy Mexican cream. If unavailable, substitute sour cream thinned with a little milk or cream.   It’s a tradition in these parts to take…

The Best Bets for Eats for Festing In Place This Weekend

  Get out your hammock! This is the last weekend for “Festing in Place,” Beth Arroyo Udderback’s brilliant solution for keeping the Jazz & Heritage Festival’s traditional relationship with WWOZ radio alive while large public gatherings are still banned. Tune…

Chandelier Bar Debuting at Four Seasons Hotel

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Opening in summer 2021, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans introduces Chandelier Bar. Celebrating the rich and renowned history of New Orleans cocktail culture, Chandelier Bar is the glamorous lower-level centrepiece of Four Seasons Hotel…

Monologues & Wine with Columnist and Actress Nell Nolan

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Nell Nolan was the eldest of seven children. Her family home was featured in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." She has traveled to six continents and over 100 countries. Her pet dove,…

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey "Party at Picnic"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Neighborhood favorite Picnic Provisions & Whiskey invites New Orleanians to get outdoors and Party with Picnic this Spring and Summer. Kick back on the side green of Picnic Provisions & Whiskey to enjoy new festival-inspired…

Festin' For Two

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copeland’s of New Orleans will celebrate the traditional Festin’ weekends with a special “Festin’ for Two” menu from April 22 through May 2, with 19% of proceeds going to the Jazz Heritage & Music Relief…

Fish Friday: Picnic Fish Fry

  Every week in Lent, we brought readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. Because New Orleans is a seafood-driven city, we have a lagniappe recipe to add to your weekend plans. This week, try…

Where to Spend Sunday Funday in NOLA

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A few local restaurants share their spring offerings around the city. Compere Lapin: Brunch Delights and Bottomless Punch Every Sunday Brunch aficionados can delight in an array of delicious eats at New Orleans’ gastronomic…

The Best Stop Cajun Foods Now Available At Rouses Markets

SCOTT, La (press release) – The Best Stop Cajun Foods announced that a handful of its Cajun-Certified products are now available for purchase at all 65 Rouses Markets locations across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This is the first major grocery retailer…

Dine & Jive Farmstand Live

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Farmstand Entertainment is the recently founded organization dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans’ post-COVID-19 cultural economy through three critical industries: Entertainment, Hospitality and Farming. In an effort to boost these sectors while giving locals and…

Fish Fridays: Ralph's On The Park's Blackened Gulf Fish

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week, we have the blackened Gulf fish recipe from Ralph's on the Park.   Blackened Redfish  Ingredients: 1 cup of…

The Promise of Spring

This year, I welcome Easter with open arms. We’ve had our share of dismal, cold, wet weather this year. The barren landscape is quickly taking on its spring lushness. Wild dogwood, native azaleas and delicate bridal wreath add bright splashes…

A Frisky Devil’s Debut

  Recipe Frisky Devil Combine 2 ounces bourbon, 1 ounce Drambuie liqueur, 1.5 ounces honey simple syrup and .75 ounces lemon juice in a shaker. Shake and strain over rocks with ice. Garnish with a strawberry heart (slice a V…

Fish Fridays: Jumbo Lump Crab Deviled Eggs

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week, Copper Vine's Chef Amy Mehrtens shares the restaurant's jumbo lump crab deviled eggs.   Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 18 Boiled…

Cook with Us! A New K-12 Cooking Program with Local Chefs

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses announced a new cooking program for kids K-12 that will feature local chefs. On Monday, March 22, the program will feature Chef Linda Green the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady. Chef Linda is…

Fish Fridays: Pêche Seafood Grill's Tartar Sauce

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week, Pêche Seafood Grill's Chef de Cuisine Nicole Mills shares their tartar sauce recipe. A perfect pair for any of…

The Best for St. Joseph’s Day and Women’s History Month

  So much more than a place to score exceptional baked goods, top-notch bagels, stunning cakes, or something delicious and savory for lunch, Bywater Bakery (3624 Dauphine St.) also serves as an art gallery, community center, music spot, and whatever…

Date Night In

  Earlier this month, we reported on a new initiative during the Lenten season called Fish Fry Friday’s - a partnership with Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana. During the season, 39 participating restaurants will donate a…

Fish Fridays: GW Fins' Barbecue Shrimp

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week we have the GW Fins' barbecue shrimp recipe.   BBQ Shrimp Ingredients: 4 pounds fresh head-on Louisiana shrimp (10-15…

Hogs for the Cause Safely Sets Dates

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Safety is Highest Priority as Hogs for the Cause Sets Dates for June. Tickets on Sale Now. One year ago today, Hogs made the hard decision to cancel what was shaping up to be the…

Alvin Kamara Opens Downtown New Orleans Juice Bar

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Crescent City is scoring big with the help of New Orleans Saints’ very own star running back, Alvin Kamara. The Big Squeezy is now open along historic St. Charles Avenue with fresh juices, acai…

Paradigm Medieval Feast

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On March 19 and 20, Paradigm Gardens presents Medieval Feast in the garden! Come ye knights and ladies, squires, jesters, kings and queens and feast at Paradigm Gardens in a COVID-safe environment. A delectable five-course…

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