NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Saints are coming back with a vengeance, kicking off the regular season on Monday, Sept. 9. Revel in game-day watch party’s and WHO DAT spirited specials at these New Orleans hotspots:
Join in on game day festivities at Jack Rose at the Pontchartrain hotel, with WHO DAT revelry for all Sunday games. The lively Sunday Brunch at Jack Rose encourages spontaneous celebration with unique offerings like Veuve Clicquot bottle specials; “Chambongs” – the quintessential bubbly shooter; various pop-up performances such as the Natural Light All-Stars; and impromptu second lines. Fuel up with Chef Brian Landry’s craveable cuisine such as the royal red shrimp muddy waters with squid ink campanelle; quail and waffles with cane syrup, figs and jalapeño; and duck confit hash, served with poached eggs and aioli.
Jack Rose is located at the Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St Charles Ave. in New Orleans’ Garden District. Website: www.jackroserestaurant.com
Toups South & Toups’ Meatery
Every game day means all-day Happy Hour at both Toups South & Toups’ Meatery. Available exclusively at the bar, guests can enjoy $5 wines-by-the-glass; $7 signature cocktails; and an array of Chef Isaac Toups’ Happy Hour snacks ($5-$7) including Pommes Frites served with malt vinegar aioli; delectable Sourdough Biscuits with crab fat butter; pork rinds; daily Specialty Sausage; and of course, Cracklins. Also on offer, Bubbles & Crack ($10) – a glass of sparkling wine with half a bowl of cracklins; and Baller Black and Gold cocktails. Created by beverage director Bryson Downham, these Saints-inspired cocktails are $20 each and feature the Thomas Handy “Falcon’s Blood” – a Sazerac variation with Averna amaro and angostura bitters; and George T Stagg “Negra y Oro” – bourbon with raw cola syrup, black pepper tincture, and lemon oil, garnished with a slice of charred pickled pineapple.
Toups South is located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans’ Central City.
Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Av. in New Orleans.
Saints fans can enjoy a plethora of game day specials at Compère Lapin, highlighting the brand-new cocktail program by newly appointed Head Bartender Jordan Deis. Exclusively available on game days, offers include $12 Paint It Black & Gold – Coffee Infused Mezcal, Amaro, Vermouth Rouge; $12 Who Dat-quiri – brandy, rum, amaretto, apricot, coconut, Becherovka; $9 Melonious Funk – Bolden local vodka, melon shrub, citrus, spiced salt; and frozen $9 Ramos Gin Freeze – gin, citrus, orange blossom, oat cream. Additional offerings include $9 Sazeracs; $3 Dixie Light or Urban South Paradise Park Lager; 50% off all Sherry by the glass; $17 Whiskey Flight (3x 1oz pours); and $26 Select Whiskey Flight (3x 1oz pours). Pair your libation of choice with delightful Caribbean-inspired fare by nationally awarded Chef Nina Compton. Must-try dishes include Conch Croquettes with pickled pineapple tartar sauce; Cold Smoked Wahoo Tartar with avocado and crispy plantains; and of course, Nina’s spectacularCurried Goat and Sweet Potato Gnocchi.
Compère Lapin is located inside of The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Website: www.comperelapin.com
Whether you’re headed to the ‘dome or fueling up after the game, the CBD’s charming gastro-eatery and wine pub – Copper Vine – is the go-to spot on game day. Just a stone’s throw away from New Orleans’ Superdome, Copper Vine welcomes all revelers to enjoy $25 Mimosa Pitchers exclusively offered on game days. Soak up the booze with an array of creative offerings from Executive Chef Mike Brewer and Chef de Cuisine Amy Mehrtens, such as the Copper Vine Cuban sandwich made with Chisesi’s ham, house smoked pork loin, pickled peppers, provolone, yellow mustard; Fig & Goat Cheese flatbread – fig preserves, goat cheese, micro arugula, balsamic glaze; and various snack offerings such as duck fat fries – garlic aioli, grated parmesan; bourbon glazed smoked salmon – dill and leek cream, toast points; and bottomless popcorn.
Copper Vine is located at 1001 Poydras Street in New Orleans’ Central Business District.