Things To Do During Social Distancing

Southern Food & Beverage Museum Presents: Brunch Month

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In the 1870’s, Madame Begue invented the meal “brunch” for New Orleans’ working people who finished their shifts after traditional breakfast hours, but before lunch hours began. Since then, brunch has become a cultural…

Nina Compton to Host Bayou Benefit Dinner Sept. 22

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Bywater American Bistro’s Chef/Restaurateur Nina Compton will host a one-night-only prix fixe dinner to raise funds for those in Southeastern Louisiana’s bayou parishes gravely impacted by Hurricane Ida. The three-course…

LGBTea Sept. 4 at Windsor Court Hotel

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Windsor Court Hotel is hosting an LGBTEa, a spirited affair celebrating diversity and community. Guests will enjoy a decadent afternoon of bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails, as well as the finest teas and…

The Best Bets for a Hot, Rainy Weekend

  Sounds like gardening, sailing, sunbathing and long walks are not on the agenda this weekend, so I offer the following for your relaxation pleasure. “Top Chef Amateurs” gives talented home cooks the opportunity of a lifetime to test their…

Now Live: Tales of the Cocktail 2021 Agenda + Talent Lineup

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) is pleased to announce the full agenda for the 2021 Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) festival, which will take place in a hybrid, digital and in-person, format from Sept. 20-23.…

New Orleans & Company Announces Annual Museum Month Program

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans & Company is proud to partner with our local museums to offer museum members and a guest to use their current membership to visit all participating institutions, FREE OF CHARGE, throughout the month…

Broussard's Announces 1970's Century Supper

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Tequila takes center stage in Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard's 1970s Century Supper featuring Jose Cuervo Tradicional tequila craft cocktails like the Another Tequila Sunrise, it's not just a classic hit by the Eagles, it's…

Zip NOLA Now Open in LaPlace

  NEW ORLEANS – Zip NOLA, a swamp zipline experience, is now open at 301 Peavine Road in LaPlace. Featuring five ziplines constructed 60 feet above the Maurepas Swamp, Zip NOLA offers thrill-seeking visitors and nature lovers the chance to…

The Best Happy Birthday to Me

  As a lifelong plant and flower enthusiast I am excited about the return of floral design workshops at Mitch’s Flower’s, a beautifully appointed horticultural oasis on a shaded block of Magazine Street. While they were once common, today shops…

Summerade Cocktail Tasting at Seven Three Distilling Co.

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Seven Three Distillery & Shake Shack for a Summerade Cocktail Tasting. The event will place from 5-8 p.m., and will feature the newly launched Summerade trio paired with Seven Three’s local spirits. There…

"Brunch Month" at Southern Food & Beverage Museum

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In the 1870’s, Madame Begue invented the meal “brunch” for New Orleans’ working people who finished their shifts after traditional breakfast hours, but before lunch hours began. Since then, brunch has become a cultural sensation,…

Summer Camp for Adults at the Ogden

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This in-person, five-day adult program (July 26 – July 30) provides opportunities to deepen artistic skills and explore new areas of expression. During the session, Museum Educator Mikhayla Harrell will guide participants through deep…

Parade of Homes Kicks Off This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBAGNO) is the official showcase of the latest in home design in the Greater New Orleans area. It serves as the region’s…

Alton Brown Announces Tour, Stop at Saenger Theatre

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live – Beyond The Eats” (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit the SAENGER THEATRE on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 4p.m. Brown created a new…

Taste of Louisiana: Hands-On Creole Class and Lunch

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Creole Cooking Class explores the iconic dishes of New Orleans from Jambalaya to Bananas Foster. Presented by Dee Lavigne, SoFAB's Director of Culinary Programming, the demonstration class offers an in-depth look into how…

Save 25% On Ogden Museum Membership Through Aug. 31

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Each July and August, Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds its BIGGEST sale on memberships of the year, offering a 25% discount on all levels of membership through Director's Circle. If you're considering joining, renewing…

The Best Frozen Drinks to Keep You Cool this Weekend

  Both beloved and reviled, the frozen daiquiri in a Styrofoam cup from a drive-through has some solid upscale competition around town and wise restaurateurs are rolling out a plethora of options for those seeking to stay cool while imbibing…

News + Notes

TRY THIS Satchmo Summerfest A summer tradition returns with the Satchmo Summerfest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum from July 30-August 1. The music lineup and the food and beverage menus for the 2021 event were not released by press…

COOLinary New Orleans

  I’m not a huge fan of the capitalization where “COOLinary New Orleans” is concerned, but I’m a fan of the endeavor. It’s a chance for people, mostly locals, to check out some restaurants that maybe they’d been meaning to…