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New Orleans: Food, Drinks and Dining

New Orleans food (and drink), well, we’re a bit famous for it, you know? Delicious food and amazing restaurants are waiting for you all over New Orleans. From Cajun and Creole, to 4-star white tablecloth dining, to new twists in traditional New Orleans classic recipes, goNOLA.com will keep you up to date on all the latest dining news.

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Beyond Plain or Filled: Unusual Mardi Gras King Cakes in New Orleans

Food History

There are few things more ubiquitous in New Orleans during the Carnival season than king cakes, the traditional pastry of Mardi Gras. It’s served at dinner parties, schools, offices, restaurants, straight from the box on the neutral ground, and in the enviable home of that random person you met through a friend-of-a-friend along the parade route who generously let you …

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Juice and Jiu Jitsu: Healthy Magazine Street

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Your New Year’s resolutions might be put on pause in the very near future as Carnival season takes its annual hold on the city. Even in New Orleans, a city of gluttonous delights, there are still ways to stay healthy. If you have already picked up that king cake from La Boulangerie, luckily your salvation lies just down the street. …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: JFP Southside

Food Recipes

Like much of the city, Emeril’s restaurants are in the Carnival spirit. Delmonico pairs classic hurricanes with king cake doughnuts, while NOLA Restaurant makes a bold Carnival Punch to stand up to king cake bread pudding. Another favorite is the king cake monkey bread served with bourbon icing and caramel sauce available at Emeril’s New Orleans. The cocktail perfect pairing? …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

Food Recipes

Along with bone marrow luges, cauliflower is an oft-cited top food trend for 2015. Low in fat and carbohydrates, cauliflower is of the cruciferous family, meaning it’s also packed with disease-fighting phytochemicals and fiber. With all that in mind, this roasted, whole preparation from Domenica is perhaps just a vehicle for enjoying homemade whipped goat cheese dip.

Recipe by Domenica

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10 New Orleans Dishes for Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Diets

Food Restaurants

So you’ve promised yourself to eat healthier in 2015 — now what? The first thing you should know is that there are more healthy dining options in New Orleans now than ever before. Avoiding meat, dairy, grains or gluten? Trying to eat more raw veggies? If restaurants aren’t already accommodating to different diets, then they’re specifically set up to cater …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Slow-Cooker Chili

Food Recipes

Ring in the New Year with a new recipe. This hearty chili is a warming treat on winter evenings, plus the slow cooker technique is ideal for back-to-work schedules. Prep the ingredients, and cook on high for about six hours – you’ll have a delicious dinner when you walk in the door.

Recipe by Emeril Lagasse

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients…

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Food Year’s Resolutions: 8 Things We Want to Try in New Orleans in 2015

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As 2015 approaches, you might be devising a list of resolutions to buckle down after the decadent holidays: join a gym, cut back on the carbs, finally give CrossFit a try, go on a juice cleanse. We’re definitely in that mindset, too, especially since the impending Carnival season threatens to have us indulging again. But sometimes you have to come …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Pecan Macaroons

Food Recipes

Pull together a hefty batch of pecan macaroons with this recipe from St. Joseph’s Plantation, a working sugar plantation just outside the city. You’ll only need four ingredients – after a season of holiday baking feats, need we say more?

Recipe by St. Joseph’s Plantation

Yield: 60 macaroons

Ingredients

3 large egg whites 14 oz. granulated sugar 12 1/2 oz.…

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Top 10 GoNOLA Posts of 2014

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As the 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the past year. We rounded up the top 10 most popular GoNOLA posts of 2014 — and not surprisingly, pretty much all of them are food related. We hope these posts might give you some ideas for food and drinks to try, neighborhoods to explore, and things …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Where to Get Macaroni and Cheese in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

The holidays are here and that doesn’t just mean sugary treats and spiked drinks, it also means indulging in some of your favorite savory comfort foods. Though it may not be as typical a holiday side as the ubiquitous green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese has earned its way onto the plates and into the bellies of many New Orleans …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Satsuma Compote with Basil and Cinnamon

Food Recipes

Easy to peel and delectably juicy, satsumas brighten up meal time with a citrusy pop of flavor. Today’s recipe, a satsuma compote from Crescent City Farmers Market, is a versatile topper for just about any kind of dish. Notes of basil work well with savory mains like roasted pork or a holiday turkey, while the addition of cinnamon makes it …

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Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

While some people like to cook on Christmas, your idea of a nice way to spend the day might be not cooking and doing the resulting dishes. If you fall into this category, we rounded up some great New Orleans restaurants that will be open for the holiday. A delicious, stress-free meal might be the best present of all.

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New Orleans Calling: Born In A Cast Iron Pot

Food Music New Orleans All the Way Live Recipes

WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been recently renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to New Orleans Calling, WWOZ’s nationally syndicated program. New Orleans Calling airs on WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans every Saturday morning from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., and you can …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Juley Le

20 Questions Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants Shopping Things To Do

“I’m not a big shopper,” said Juley Le, a New Orleans-based lifestyle blogger who writes about fashion, style and food. Her lack of enthusiasm for shopping surprised me at first, but then she explained, “I wear what’s in my closet. A lot of my shopping isn’t intentional, but if I see something cool then I’ll buy it.”

Juley’s blog Upperlyne …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Pumpkin Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail Culture Events Food Recipes

On Thursday, Dec. 18, you’ll find a trio of spirited events. Tales of the Cocktail puts on its seasonal Tales of the Toddy event at the House of Blues while Emeril’s Restaurant hosts Omagasse, its five-course, off-the-menu dinner series with optional wine pairing. Do festive drinks make you feel like singing? Head to NOLA ChristmasFest for the Karaoke Caroling & …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Reveillon Dinners 2014

Food Restaurants

Nothing puts the tinsel on top of the holidays in New Orleans like a reservation at one of the many local, critically acclaimed restaurants offering delicious, one-of-a-kind Reveillon dinners. The spirit of the Reveillon began as a late-night dinner tradition among the French who attended midnight Catholic Church services during Christmas and New Year’s. Now this tradition is celebrated all …

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