French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

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...

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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 dining customs and iconic dishes contribute so much to the distinctive local cuisine. But even...

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Try the Best Coffee in the French Quarter and Nearby

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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Where to Get the Best 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...

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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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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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