French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

Have a Feast During Restaurant Week New Orleans

Photo courtesy of Antoine's Restaurant on Facebook Not that we need any encouragement to eat, and eat well, in this city, but the dining deals didn’t end in August with COOLinary. New Orleans is heading into Restaurant Week, with over 100 restaurants listed as participants this year (some,...

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New Orleans’ Legendary Fried Chicken Joints

Photo courtesy of Willie Mae's Scotch House There’s no greater evidence of New Orleanians’ passion for fried chicken than Fried Chicken Festival. This year, the free festival will take place on September 20-22 in Woldenberg Riverfront Park. There will be music, cooking demos, eating...

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COOLinary: What’s on the Menu in August

Photo courtesy of Coolinary New Orleans There’s no better time to dine at an award-winning restaurant during your visit to New Orleans (or while you play tourist in your own city) than August. Not only do you get to experience cuisine that is an integral part of the New Orleans heritage, but...

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5 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 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival or Satchmo SummerFest, here are six summer events that focus on local food and drink...

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Diet Another Day: New Orleans Must Eats in the French Quarter

Amazing food is everywhere in New Orleans. From the Creole grand dames to the contemporary wonders helmed by the award-winning chefs, you can easily check a few famous renditions of the New Orleans and southern staples off your must-try food list, even without leaving the French Quarter. Here...

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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 enough to live in a place where boils happen in...

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Vegetarian Destinations in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of 13 Monaghan on Facebook Crawfish 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 —...

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Bananas Fosters in the French Quarter

Bananas Foster, a type of dessert made with bananas and vanilla ice cream, was made famous by way of New Orleans. Today, this decadent dessert remains a staple, impressively served flambéed tableside as it was intended, or in many delicious variations (as a pie, ice cream, or French toast) in...

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Reveillon Dinners: Awakening the Holiday Spirit One Feast at a Time

Every Reveillon dinner is a feast to reawaken the senses and celebrate the joys of the season It’s hard to picture a city that takes culinary tradition more seriously than New Orleans, where old Creole dining customs and iconic dishes contribute so much to the distinctive local cuisine. But...

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Best Muffulettas in the French Quarter and Nearby

One of New Orleans' most celebrated creations is a tall, bready Sicilian-Cajun invention that reflects the city's diverse cultural and culinary heritage. The muffuletta goes back to the 19th century, when the French Quarter was sometimes referred to as "Little Palermo," and its Sicilian...

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