French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

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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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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Late Night Dining: Where to Turn in the Quarter When the Midnight Hungries Hit Hard

The French Quarter is truly a 24-hour neighborhood where “making a night of it” can easily mean greeting the daybreak in last night’s clothes. But even the most spirited reveler must eat, if only to keep up stamina. Fortunately, late-night Quarter restaurants offer a wide variety of...

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The Best Barbecue in New Orleans

Photo courtesy of McClure's Barbecue on Facebook Barbecue is probably the most famous sub-genre of Southern cooking, and New Orleans is the best food city in the South (if not the country), but ironically, our city isn’t known as a traditional barbecue stronghold. Our cuisine has always...

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Bourbon Street: The Complete Block-by-Block Guide

These days, many guides to New Orleans will tell you to ‘get off of Bourbon Street’, the implication being that the 13 block strip of neon, bars, clubs, restaurants and more bars is too lowbrow for your time. To which we say: well, OK, when you’ve seen your tenth tourist sip out of a...

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Best Food on Bourbon Street

Photo courtesey of Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak on Facebook The 13-block strip of Bourbon Street is not all neon hustle and gigantic drinks in souvenir cups. It's actually home to some of the most vibrant restaurants in the city — high and low, round-the-clock, world-famous — and just...

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