From Bourbon Street to Bánh Mì, there’s a lot to love about the Crescent City. Its Bywater neighborhood is home to an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and an artist community that shows itself in murals and brightly painted Creole cottages and shotgun-style homes. Carrollton, thanks to its riverfront location, feels (and is) refreshingly local. At its center is Oak Street (Main Street back when Carrollton was a city), a stretch that’s home to independent businesses and some of NOLA’s best eateries. New Orleans has long been known as a whiskey wonderland, but there’s no finer place to get rummy (after all, the Caribbean is only a rock-skip away). The past five years have bestowed an embarrassment of laurels upon our fair city. The James Beard awards, the Oscars of the restaurant and hospitality industry, continues to accolade New Orleans chefs, restaurateurs, and bartenders like no other city. But it’d be a shame to not mention the variety of live local music. Stop by Preservation Hall, the city’s premier venue for traditional jazz since 1961.

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New Orleans-Style Beignets

Transport yourself to the center of the French quarter in New Orleans with powdered [...]

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Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Chef Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace on New Orleans - Chicken and Andouille Sausage [...]

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Brennan’s Eggs Hussarde

Make the marchand de vin sauce: In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter and lightly [...]

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Brennan’s Turtle Soup

Turtle soup at home? Thanks to the abundant supply of amphibian from South Louisiana’s [...]

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Cochon Butcher’s Muffaletta

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Pork Shoulder Grillades and Grits

Executive Chef Rushing’s chapter at Brennan’s includes adding dimension to a traditional New Orleans [...]

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Red Velvet Dark Chocolate and Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Ice Cream and Candied Beets

Red Velvet Dark Chocolate and Beet Cake from pastry chef Kelly Fields of Restaurant [...]

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Stuffed Cabbage with Tomatoes and Onions

This delicious and savory dish makes all who try it feel warm and comforted [...]

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Sugar and Spice Dusted Calas

Adrienne Cheatman changes things up with some savory, rustic sugar and spice dusted calas. [...]

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Spicy Island Breeze by Ian Julian

Ditch the office and kick back with a spicy island breeze cocktail. This tropical [...]

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Clairinha Cocktail by Ian Julian

Try the Clairinha for an easy-going cocktail. Ian Julian from Fritai offers a Caribbean [...]

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Fritai Fruit Cup

Take punches to a new level with the Fritai Fruit Cup that id great [...]

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Nettles and Beets

Christopher Brian, bar curator at Meauxbar in New Orleans, Louisiana, was inspired to develop [...]

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Scotch Old Fashioned

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The Original Sazerac

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CITY GUIDES
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Lafayette

Known for its dishes that are stuffed, smothered, and stewed, Lafayette is a bastion of American regional culture.

On the Road

Mobile

With its 300-plus years of history, Mobile has many tales to tell and a cuisine anchored in seafood.

On the Road

Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi, prides itself on a diverse population, something similarly reflected in the city’s deliciously varied restaurant scene.