French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

French Quarter Food Delivery

Photo courtesy of Oceana Grill on Facebook After a long day of New Orleans sightseeing - or after a long night out listening to music/downing cocktails/sampling beer at local breweries - it’s nice to have your food come to you, rather than the other way around. To that end, you need to know...

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New Orleans Pralines, Sweet Southern Confections

By: Ian McNulty New Orleans Pralines, photo courtesy of Southern Candymakers on Facebook Mr. Clark - A New Orleans Praline Landmark When the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar comes to its rattling, end-of-the-line halt at the edge of the French Quarter, visitors step out of...

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Try the Best Coffee in the French Quarter

Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde by Selena N. B. H. on flickr As befits one of the most European and Caribbean cities in the country, New Orleans loves coffee. This city was sipping on the stuff long before it became popular across the rest of the USA, and some of our oldest cafes...

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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 you know where...

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10 Best Places to Get Gumbo in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Antoine's Restaurant on Facebook When it comes to gumbo, surely you've heard, "First, you make a roux" as a conversation starter. Roux is a traditional base for gumbo — flour and fat, browned together with seasonings. Just like gumbo is a blend of cultures and influences,...

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The Best Places for Oysters in the French Quarter and Nearby

Photo courtesy of Acme Oyster House - French Quarter on Facebook New 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 oyster - here, we generally stick to our...

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Best Brunch in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Muriel's Jackson Square on Facebook First named in print in an 1895 newspaper, brunch is thought to have originated with English hunt meals. But although New Orleans didn’t invent brunch, it did invent two things that elevated the mid-morning extravaganza to its highest form:...

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Light My Fire: The Spectacle and Tradition of Café Brûlot

Photo courtesy of Antoine's Restaurant on Facebook A lot of towns have dinner theater, but in New Orleans dinner is theater. This is especially true in the old line Creole restaurants where locals and visitors partake in dining experiences as cultural and theatrical as they are culinary. In...

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French Quarter Dining Alfresco

Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Pizza Kitchen on Facebook Despite its steamy reputation, the weather in New Orleans for most of the year is actually quite mild and pleasant. Winter days and summer nights and mornings often feel just as spring-like as an April afternoon. With this abundance of...

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The Brennan Family: A Luscious Legacy

By: Ian McNulty Top to Bottom: Brennan's Restaurant; Bacco Restaurant; Palace Cafe; Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse; Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House New Orleans is famous for its Creole interpretation of French cuisine, but one of the most famous names in the New Orleans culinary scene...

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