French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

Have a Feast During Restaurant Week New Orleans

Photo courtesy of Antoine's Restaurant on FacebookNot that we need any encouragement to eat — and eat well, in this city — but the dining deals don't start and end with COOLinary. New Orleans is heading into Restaurant Week, with 81 restaurants listed as participants this year.Between...

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Fun Summer Culinary Festivals in New Orleans You Don’t Want to Miss

Despite the soaring temps, summer in New Orleans is packed with festivals. While you won’t go hungry at any of this summer’s music and culture festivals like Satchmo SummerFest, here are five summer events that focus on local food and drink specifically. New Orleans Wine & Food...

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Mother’s Day in the French Quarter and Nearby

New Orleans and the French Quarter in particular are fantastic options for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12, 2024), from the elegant perfection of jazz brunches and the relaxing stroll on the scenic Mississippi Riverfront to exploring the magnificent architecture of the centuries-old streets and...

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Bourbon Street, a Block-by-Block Guide

This street is a tourist destination for a reason. It’s a thoroughfare with an utterly fascinating history, home to some of the oldest bars, family-run restaurants and gay entertainment districts in the country. In short, while there’s plenty to discover off of Bourbon, there’s a lot to...

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Bourbon Street Bucket List

Bourbon Street tile by Cheryl GerberThe 13-block of Bourbon Street stretches from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and is packed with bars, clubs and restaurants. There's more to the most visited street in the French Quarter than neon signs and brightly colored drinks in gigantic souvenir cups....

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The Best Vegan & Gluten-Free Dishes to Look for in the French Quarter (and Nearby)

Photo courtesy of Sweet Soulfood on FacebookNew Orleans is a culinary mecca, but one admittedly laden with meat and seafood and swimming in cream and butter. It hasn’t been an easy ride for vegetarians and vegans, especially in the past decade, though this is changing. With the proliferation...

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Where to Score the Best Crawfish in New Orleans

Spring means crawfish season in New Orleans, and that means picking the best spot to enjoy an old-fashioned boil. This list is far from exhaustive — in fact, it’s more like a drop in the bucket — and that’s a good thing. We’re lucky to live in a place where boils happen in bars,...

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Vegetarian Destinations in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Thaihey NOLA on FacebookCrawfish boils, alligator boudin balls, deep-fried frogs’ legs — if there’s a swamp creature that swims, flies or skitters, chances are a Louisianan has turned it into something delicious. That ingenuity put New Orleans on the culinary map — but...

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The Best Places for Oysters in the French Quarter and Nearby

Photo courtesy of Acme Oyster House - French Quarter on FacebookNew Orleans is one of the USA’s great oyster cities, and perhaps the best location for devouring those jewel-like bivalves. While other parts of the country may boast more variety of oysters — here, we generally stick to our...

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Try the Best Jambalaya in the French Quarter

Just like with gumbo, when you ask a local where the best jambalaya comes from, they’ll likely respond, “My kitchen” (or “My mama’s kitchen”). That’s not very helpful, however, when you have no access to the said kitchen. Luckily, local restaurants serve up top-notch jambalaya if...

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