Lodgings... with Libations

October 27, 2014
New Orleans has been named one of the best bar cities in the U.S., and why not?! Just in the past few months (October 2, 2014) the Washington Post's cocktail columnist, M. Carrie Allan, described New Orleans as "one of the finest cities in America to drink in."

In addition to the city's "top dining destination" declaration by numerous internationally circulated publications, the Big Easy is on the radar of country-hopping travel writers who are always looking for the best experiences to share with readers.

Reveillon Revival

October 27, 2014
Reflecting New Orleans' Culinary Heritage

New Orleans, always noted for dining-and-wining revelry, peaks during the holiday season, and especially when coinciding with major events such as New Year's Eve, Sugar Bowl festivities, Mardi Gras and other exciting occasions.

Chef Spotlight: Chef Nick Gile

October 27, 2014
Chef Nathan "Nick" Gile is likely the only chef in New Orleans to begin his culinary career in Portland, Maine, and at age 14. So on two counts this guy knew very early what he was put on this earth to do.

Chef Spotlight: Chris Lusk, Chef De Cuisine At Restaurant R'evolution

July 28, 2014
Chris Lusk's career has spanned an eclectic range of culinary experiences - from an externship in an Irish hotel and time as a sous chef cooking Tex" Mex under Stephen Pyles at Star Canyon in Dallas, to creating Asian cuisine in Florida and Italian under Mario Batali at Otto Enoteca in New York.

Tastefully Done

July 28, 2014
In a city that relishes its relics and shuns change (even minute modifications are often met with disdain!), the New Orleans food culture continues to undergo a metamorphosis, much like that of other great food destinations. While many of the grande dames of the Quarter, such as Antoine's, Galatoire's and Arnaud's, continue to maintain their noble stature, others are handing over the reigns, while others are simply calling it quits. Fortunately, the old adage "when one door closes, another door opens" holds true for the culinary industry, too.

Dining Al Fresco

May 06, 2014
It's hard to explain, but sometimes food just tastes better when enjoyed outdoors. Maybe it's the faint scent of foliage that fills most French Quarter courtyards or simply the open air that makes al fresco dining so alluring. Whatever it is, you're sure to discover scattered throughout the Vieux Carre picturesque patios, beautiful balconies and quaint courtyards aptly juxtaposed to both fine dining establishments and casual eateries. So, get out, enjoy the fresh air and indulge in your favorite culinary adventure al fresco style.

Bayona 430 Dauphine St, 504.525.4455

Casual Eats

February 11, 2014
It's Carnival time and you know what that means"... Chasing floats for a coveted Zulu coconut, tossing beads from a Bourbon Street balcony, jamming to high stepping marching bands are all in a day's work. Not to mention the endless, float-sized "to go" cocktails, late night Mardi Gras balls and lack of nutritionally sound food. Let's face it, man can not survive on Lucky Dogs and King Cake alone!

Tis' The Season To Dine In Style!

November 05, 2013
In New Orleans, food always takes center stage. Where else in the world do dining companions discuss their dinner options for later that night over lunch? And, daily! But, during the holiday season our passion for scrumptious morsels is revved up like a three year old hopped up on sugar-plums. Fortunately for those of us who crave comfort and joy in the form of tempting treats, there is no shortage of enticing holiday dining options, from Thanksgiving feasts and heavenly "Reveillon" menus to indulgent New Year's repasts.

Food Finds"... What's Hot in the Vieux Carre Dining Scene

August 02, 2013
These days it seems as though the New Orleans food scene is changing more frequently than Molly Cyrus changes her hairstyle! Exciting new eateries appear to pop up virtually every day, chefs are shuffling from restaurant to restaurant and long-time favorites are expanding into unfamiliar territories. That being said, keeping up with this ongoing culinary evolution is challenging to say the least. We've orbited the Quarter and just beyond to bring you the latest endeavors in this one-of-a-kind New Orleans restaurant world.


Vieux Carre Dining Al Fresco Style

April 29, 2013
Dining al fresco is a real treat, but dining outdoors in the French Quarter is an experience like no other! Colorful sights, lush courtyards, tempting aromas and toe-tapping sounds make the Vieux Carre a fascinating and delicious place to indulge al fresco while savoring the city's world-renowned cuisine. Whether you're in a "Jimmy Buffet" laid-back state of mind and looking to enjoy some casual eats while to soaking up the sun, or seeking fine dining in a romantic, outdoor setting, we've got you covered.

Bombay Club
830 Conti St., 504.586.0972

Casual Eats for New Orleans Festival Season

January 30, 2013
Festival season lures hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Orleans every year for a concentrated dose of the city's best music, food, art and culture. After long days and nights of soaking up New Orleans and dancing in our streets, sitting down to a full-blown meal in one of the city's top restaurants might not fit the bill. If you're looking for easy eats - great bar snacks, small plates and casual, local fare - head to these restaurants.

Killer Po-Boys at Erin Rose Bar (811 Conti, 504.252.6745)