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The Big Easy
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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12 New Restaurants in Louisiana
12 new and exciting restaurants in Louisiana bring even more thriving personality to the Pelican State. Come explore the dynamic flavors.
In the Field
Café Reconcile Serves a Greater Purpose
With a team of employed teenaged interns, Café Reconcile sets itself apart as a soul food restaurant that blends service with community support.
Sophina Uong Embraces Chinese to Cajun Influences at Mister Mao
Mister Mao chef-owner Sophina Uong channels Cambodian, Indian, and other Asian flavors in an “unapologetically inauthentic” space.
New Orleans-Style Beignets
Transport yourself to the center of the French quarter in New Orleans with powdered [...]
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Chef Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace on New Orleans - Chicken and Andouille Sausage [...]
Brennan’s Eggs Hussarde
Make the marchand de vin sauce: In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter and lightly [...]
Brennan’s Turtle Soup
Turtle soup at home? Thanks to the abundant supply of amphibian from South Louisiana’s [...]
Cochon Butcher’s Muffaletta
Chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon Butcher, New Orleans, LA - Cochon Butcher’s Muffaletta
Pork Shoulder Grillades and Grits
Executive Chef Rushing’s chapter at Brennan’s includes adding dimension to a traditional New Orleans [...]
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 [...]
Stuffed Cabbage with Tomatoes and Onions
This delicious and savory dish makes all who try it feel warm and comforted [...]
Sugar and Spice Dusted Calas
Adrienne Cheatman changes things up with some savory, rustic sugar and spice dusted calas. [...]
drinks from the big easy
Spicy Island Breeze by Ian Julian
Ditch the office and kick back with a spicy island breeze cocktail. This tropical [...]
Clairinha Cocktail by Ian Julian
Try the Clairinha for an easy-going cocktail. Ian Julian from Fritai offers a Caribbean [...]
Nettles and Beets
Christopher Brian, bar curator at Meauxbar in New Orleans, Louisiana, was inspired to develop [...]
Scotch Old Fashioned
A traditional and authentic recipe for an old fashioned cocktail: a muddle of sugar, [...]
The Original Sazerac
The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans gave their top recipe for the original and [...]
In the Field
Known for its dishes that are stuffed, smothered, and stewed, Lafayette is a bastion of American regional culture.
On the Road
With its 300-plus years of history, Mobile has many tales to tell and a cuisine anchored in seafood.
On the Road
Jackson, Mississippi, prides itself on a diverse population, something similarly reflected in the city’s deliciously varied restaurant scene.