French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

Crossing Esplanade: French Quarter’s Neighbor Is a Bustling Bohemian Scene

By: Ian McNulty Top to Bottom: Holy Smokes Cafe, Hand-rolled cigars from New Orleans Cigar Factory, Cigar Rolling Demonstration at Cigar Factory, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse. Cigars may not be native to Louisiana, but they have certainly taken firm root in the city's celebrated...

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Style, Flavor and History:  Exploring the “Grande Dames” of Creole Dining

By: Ian McNulty Top to Bottom: Galatoire's, Antoine's & Brennan's Restaurants Only in New Orleans - and perhaps only at Galatoire's Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021) - would people greet with apprehension the news that soon they would no longer need to stand in line on...

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Edible Homework: Cooking Schools Share the New Orleans Culinary Experience

By: Ian McNulty Visitors who think a clutch of plastic beads, a hurricane glass and an obscene T-shirt are the best they can bring back home from a trip to New Orleans clearly haven’t experienced one of the city’s distinctive cooking schools. Anne Gormly has, and after a lunchtime class...

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Seasoned with Celebrity – Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse and Susan Spicer

By: Ian McNulty Top to Bottom: K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen; Chef Paul Prudhomme; Chef Susan Spicer; Bayona Restaurant; Emeril Lagasse's NOLA Restaurant. For the past century, the musicians of New Orleans have used instruments, concert halls and recordings to tell the world about the...

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The Team Effort that Builds a Great New Orleans Meal

By: Ian McNulty Delicious Culinary Team Creations Food-lovers from casual tourists to cultural scholars have long been fascinated by the long and winding road that is New Orleans’ distinctive culinary heritage, with its rich traditions and polyglot influences. But when it comes to...

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By: Susan Filipowicz French Quarter dining is a celebration of culinary excellence. From the traditional to the exotic, the Quarter offers a delectable variety of restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses, patisseries and delis. New Orleans is known for fine Creole cuisine, which combines Louisiana...

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By: Ian McNulty Two Fun & Iconic Mardi Gras Sustenance Stops: K-Paul's Louisiana Restaurant and Cafe du Monde People come to New Orleans ready to dig into America’s most distinctive and celebrated regional cuisine. This is, of course, no problem. . .unless your visit is during the...

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By: FrenchQuarter.com Staff Raising the Restored Presbytere Cupola Most people gaze upon the beautiful panorama of Jackson Square and observe the symmetrical layout of the buildings. The Presbytere and the Cabildo flank St. Louis Cathedral like mirror images. Yet, astute observers will...

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By: French Quarter Staff Top to bottom: Cafe du Monde signage "Beignets Are Back!"; Patrons enjoying CDM's first day back in business after Hurricane Katrina; CDM manager welcoming devoted patrons; Sweet New Orleans confections - beignets! October 13, 2005 - Sweet white dust clouded...

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