French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

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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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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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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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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