French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

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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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 113 restaurants listed as participants this year (some, like...

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New Orleans’ Po-Boy Is A Rich Food Tradition

By: Ian McNulty The name for New Orleans' most famous sandwich, the po-boy, harkens back to its humble, scrappy origins. That heritage must have given the po-boy some special resilience because, as New Orleans rebuilt from Hurricane Katrina, po-boys were one of the most prevalent of local culinary...

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Cajun, Creole or Somewhere In Between?

Visitors can be forgiven for some confusion over the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisines. After all, many life-long New Orleanians have trouble articulating just what separates one from the other, while national chain restaurants have long obscured the distinction with vague menu...

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Best Kept Secrets for Eating Cheap and Eating Well in the Quarter

By: Renee Kientz New Orleans is known for its food and the French Quarter, in particular, has long been home to many of the city's finest and most high-end eateries. You can expect to experience quintessential New Orleans fare at places like Antoines, Brennan's, Galatoire's and others, and every...

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Classic Cocktails and Modern Thirsts in the French Quarter

Sazerac courtesy of The Bombay Club If a traditional French Quarter breakfast can end with a dessert, maybe it’s not so surprising that it can also begin with a cocktail. Indeed, at Brennan’s Restaurant (417 Royal St., 504-525-9711), the lavish and almost canonized breakfast menu...

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Best Pizza in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Louisiana Pizza Kitchen on Facebook Good pizza isn't hard to find in New Orleans, although it's not one of the city's signature offerings, like gumbo or a po-boy. There's no loyalty to any specific style (deep dish vs. thin crust, for instance), and the pizzerias run the...

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Proof is in the Bread Pudding—Chefs Add Variety to New Orleans’ Classic Dessert

When most bread goes stale it gets tossed in the trash or fed to the birds. But for some lucky loaves, going stale is just the beginning of a transformation into bread pudding-the ambrosial dessert that is a mainstay finale at Creole restaurants across New Orleans. Though its roots go back...

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