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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The Essential New Orleans

From Bourbon Street to bánh mì, there’s a lot to love about the Crescent City—here’s how to take it all in.

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Snapshot: Carrollton, New Orleans

Thanks to its riverfront location six miles northwest of the French Quarter, the neighborhood feels refreshingly local.

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VietNOLA

In New Orleans, the bánh mì gives the po boy a run for its money Vietnamese food is all the rage in New Orleans today. The city’s commercial thoroughfares are dotted with new Viet-styled eateries ranging from the bare-bones[...]

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Mason Hereford’s Sandwich Tour

The mastermind of the whimsical New Orleans sandwich shop, Turkey and the Wolf, shares his favorite sandwiches from around the world.

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Dakar NOLA

Tucked within the heart of New Orleans, Dakar NOLA provides a taste of chef Serigne Mbaye's Senegalese culture.

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MaMou

MaMou is a New Orleans gem, drawing fine-dining enthusiasts and wine devotees alike to this new bastion of modern French cuisine.

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Miss River

In an homage to Louisiana cuisine and culture, chef Alon Shaya brings his twist on Southern food to New Orleans with Miss River.

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Turkey and the Wolf

The wildly popular Turkey and the Wolf reinvents the boundaries of what belongs between sliced bread–a bold move in a city revered for its sandwich culture.

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Dooky Chase

For a taste of Creole cuisine with fine dining and a rich history, head over to Dooky Chase's in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Brennan’s

Brennan's has been a New Orleans staple since 1946, known for their mainstay cocktails, deliciously rich brunch options, and classic dishes.

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Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans provides a high-end and luxury stay with top of the line restaurants and a prime location in the Crescent City.

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Columns Hotel

The charm of this circa-1880s residence-turned-hotel hits you as soon as you enter the wrought-iron gates and are greeted by the lush, greenery-lined patio and wide front porch. Columns, a historic New Orleans hotel, received a makeover in 2020. [...]

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Hotel Peter & Paul

Hotel Peter & Paul offers a sophisticated but decidedly unstuffy seventy-one-room hotel using its historical Catholic church architecture.

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9 Noteworthy Louisiana Restaurants | Listen

From New Orleans to Lake Charles, Louisiana has an incredible variety of top-notch restaurants to try.

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In the Kitchen with Chef EJ Lagasse of Emeril’s | Listen

TLP sat down with EJ Lagasse, Emeril's son, to discuss his own journey to culinary stardom in his home of New Orleans.

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How to Make Pani Puri with Mister Mao | Video

Sophina Uong of New Orlean's acclaimed Mister Mao’s shares a menu staple: pani puri with potato masala, tamarind chutney, and firewater. 

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Lafayette

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

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Mobile

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

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Jackson

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