Beth D'Addono

Festive Libations

January 29, 2020
New Orleans may well have invented the festival. This is a town that throws parties to honor the homely mirliton and local Creole tomato. We celebrate oysters, fried chicken, gumbo and Louisiana seafood. Neighborhood fêtes abound–more than 130 every year--with toes tapping from the Treme to Uptown on Freret. Diversity is heralded at Greek Fest, Southern Decadence and Soul Fest. Local art, inspired literature, live music, and good eats are the common denominators and usually entrance is free.

Getting in the holiday SPIRITS

November 01, 2019
Cocktails and the holidays go together like lap sitting and St. Nick. Whether you celebrate with the pop of a champagne cork or a drink crafted for the season, cheers abound at this most festive time of year. Pop that cork at one of these New Orleans bars for a holiday experience both naughty and nice.

Carousel Bar
214 Royal St.

Libation Sensations

July 30, 2019
Legend has it that the cocktail was invented in New Orleans. Whether or not that’s 100% true, there is no denying that many a cocktail has been birthed in the Crescent City, undoubtedly the lodestar of American drinking culture.

In recent years, a new generation of innovative bartenders is mixing up venerable cocktail traditions, farm to bar ingredients, hand-squeezed juices, and homemade syrups and tinctures. Raising the bar means that New Orleans cocktail culture has never been more robust, thanks to these creative stirrers and shakers.

SoBou -- 310 Chartres St.