Restaurant Updates

Broussard's Hosts Disco Drag Brunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Enjoy a day of bubbly, bites, and Studio 54 dance moves at the Broussard's Restaurant Disco Drag Brunch June 26 at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.! Come see the Southern Barbitchuates, Monalot Fontaine, Gia Giovanni,…

Copper Vine Announces NEW Wine Tasting Experiences

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Exploring the terrain of wine is now becoming more accessible with the announcement of Copper Vine’s new private wine tasting experiences – bringing the winery tour to your table! Copper Vine’s wine experiences showcase…

Summer Cocktail Specials

  It is so much fun watching the city come back to life and seeing how things have changed in the last year. Restrictions are slowly being lifted, which means many bars and restaurants are loosening the rules and allowing…

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…

Masks and Dining and Things

  As reported by the Times Picayune Advocate, the mask mandate has been lifted in New Orleans, per new guidelines from the CDC. I don’t know how to feel about it, to be honest. Given my work, I’ve been dining out…

But First, Let’s Cocktail

  Eating and drinking your way through town is something so fun to do, especially this time of year. Now we are noticing many places lifting some of the coronavirus restrictions and making going out, an enjoyable experience. There are…

The Best Places to Catch Me This Weekend

  Sooo, as much as I really do not like being on camera that is exactly where my new gig as the NOSH columnist for New Orleans Magazine has landed me. Check it out here if you are ready to…

Live Music Returns to Bayou Bar in Garden District

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Nestled on the ground floor of the Pontchartrain Hotel, the Bayou Bar is a casual tavern-style bar where music played an integral role in its storied past: both Sinatra and Capote spent many a night…

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…

Galatoire's Restaurant Announces Opening of Galerie de Galatoire

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Galatoire’s Restaurant announces that it is bringing its more than 115-year tradition and French Creole cuisine to Royal Street with the addition of Galerie de Galatoire, the largest, non-hotel, dining room in the French…

Nothing Like Cocktails in the City

  We always look forward to the time of day when the sky dims and we think to ourselves, 'hmmm, I could use a cocktail.' A place where wine and beer flow and cocktails are made with magic. We are,…

Doggone Good Daiquiris and Take Paws Rescue

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Head to Daiquiri & Brews on Thursday, May 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a special Yappy Hour! Twenty percent of all sales will go to Take Paws Rescue. They’ll have two great specials:…

Kim Lewis

In a city with an entire parade dedicated to the Roman god of wine (Bacchus, for those not up on our Roman or Mardi Gras knowledge) it’s surprising that functioning wineries aren’t popping up all over New Orleans. When Kim…

You Go Girl

After nearly a year of Zoom happy hours and small shindigs on someone’s back porch, you and your best gals are probably ready for a proper “Girls Night Out.” You know, one that entails getting dressed up in a new…

Spring Spritz

  A new bubbly and bright canned cocktail from Ketel One, dubbed Botanical Vodka Spritz, is blooming with real botanicals and has expanded its launch to 11 new states, including Louisiana. The 73-calorie cocktail has no carbs, no added sugar,…

Chefs and Cooking

  Chef Gerard Maras posted a quote from Alton Brown on Facebook recently: “Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs’ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ The refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’” It made me think about the definition…

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…

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…

April Cocktails in the City

  As the year continues, more places are opening back up and we are thrilled about the all choices. While things may not be 100% back to normal, bartenders are working to create happy hours that we can enjoy with…

Zócalo to Host Free Outdoor Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Zócalo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina will host Zócalo Fest, a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, featuring food from Zócalo, Brasa Churrasqueria, Baru Bistro & Tapas and Basin Seafood and Spirits. The free outdoor festival, to be held Wednesday,…

The Best Bets for a Wet Weekend

  Unless huddling under and umbrella or wading about in galoshes is your jam your outdoor activities are probably getting s---canned for the weekend, so your options are a bit limited. You could build that ark you have been considering.…

Where Now?

  I have the distinction of having passed the two-week period following my second shot that means I am officially vaccinated. I do not feel any different, unless you count the slight easing of tension that knowing I am unlikely…

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…

Let's Grab a Drink, NOLA

  Whether in good times or bad, we love to hear the sound of ice hitting the cocktail tin and the music of champagne corks popping. As we begin to get out and about, we're seeing more outdoor venues pop…

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…

This Is Not An April Fool’s Joke

  Nor am I playing at Magritte. I simply have too much respect for you to pretend that I could “fool” you. Also, I forgot it was going to be April 1 when I wrote this piece. If you are…

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…

Thai Style

fdg Budsi’s Authentic Thai, a vibrant and buzzy newcomer in the Marigny, steps into two niches simultaneously. It is both unfamiliar (with a distinctively singular regional Thai menu) and rooted in the pleasures of home (i.e. the cooking that owner…

Alfresco Fresh

dg New Orleans has long enjoyed a tradition of outdoor dining, from crawfish-laden picnic tables to candlelit courtyards. Over the past year, many restaurants have responded to COVID-19 concerns by adding, expanding or beautifying outside seating to give patrons and…

The Best Sunday Dinner with Friends and Family

  Throughout this pandemic, Andrew and I have been dutiful mask-wearing, social distancing, hand washers. We are just now fully vaccinated. What this means for us is we will not be white knuckling our way through dinner on Sunday afternoon…

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…

Get Out And Grab A (Socially Distant) Cocktail

  Things are beginning to open up more and more around town and we're sure many of you are looking forward to enjoying our favorite places – safely, of course. Many spots are offering drink specials that are meant to…

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…

Silk Road, Torshi and New Tastes

  The first thing I tasted when I dined recently at Silk Road was a stuffed grape leaf made by Chef Rafik “Rafiky” Abohattab, who is doing a “popup” as Torshi at Silk Road until March 28. It has been…

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…

Spring Into Easter With Cochon Butcher

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski have announced that online ordering is now open for Easter catering at Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie. The award-winning culinary team of the Link Restaurant Group has created…

A Tavola Announces Happy Hour & Weekly Specials

METAIRIE, La (press release) – A Tavola, which recently opened in the footprint of Lakeside Mall on Veterans Blvd., is excited to share its specials offered every Wednesday and Thursday along with its daily Happy Hour from 2 – 6 p.m. “A Tavola’s location in…

Best Bets for Getting Out This Week

Bar Marilou recently introduced Taking Flights, an international cocktail bar collaboration series. Since international travel is not really happening these days Bar Marilou is bringing some…

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