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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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Take the GoNOLA New Orleans Brunch Quiz

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It’s one of the most difficult choices you’ll make all weekend: where should I eat brunch? Since New Orleans brunch is a serious thing, and delicious restaurant options in this town are plentiful, this decision can be a tough one. Knowing what kind of brunch you like can help narrow down the options. Do you like to booze it up …

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Top 10 Best New Orleans Breakfast Spots by Neighborhood

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In a culinary rich city like New Orleans, every meal you’ll eat will most likely be fantastic. But there’s no meal quite as important as the one that starts your day, whether you’re curing a case of the late nights or fueling your mind and body for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Whatever Crescent City neighborhood you find yourself …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Grilled Pork Medallions with Vegetable Curry

Food Recipes

An unlikely quartet of vegetables (zucchini, sweet potato, red bell pepper and kale) come together for a delicious, Thai-style curry that is also health-conscious. Coconut water with a touch of full-fat sour cream mimics the taste and velvety richness of coconut milk without all the added calories. Paired with grilled pork tenderloin medallions, chef Sue Zemanick’s –Executive Chef of Gautreau’s …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Classic Hurricane

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With Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras just around the corner, we’re savoring every last minute of indulgence before lent. Enter the Classic Hurricane from Emeril’s Delmonico. Rather than the sugary, fluorescent hurricanes you might find on Bourbon Street, Emeril’s version is a nod to the original 1939 drink – you can get it at the restaurant now through Monday, paired …

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Top 10 Boozy Brunch Spots in New Orleans: 2015 Edition

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If brunch were an Olympic sport, the city of New Orleans would have the biggest competing team. We take our brunch game very seriously and that means sophisticated menus with various drink options, preferably in bottomless form. As a follow up to our feature from last year on the best boozy brunch spots in New Orleans, here are 10 more …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Iced Mocha

Food Recipes

Iced coffee knows no season, and there are several options around town that we’ve tested and approved. If you’re interested in making an at-home version, PJ’s now offers iced coffee concentrate sold only in their stores. Each purchase comes with a recipe booklet full of drinks and sweets utilizing coffee concentrate as an ingredient (a downloadable version is also available …

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6 New Orleans Restaurants for Portable Food on the Parade Route

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Every Mardi Gras season, tens of thousands of people gather along St. Charles Avenue from Napoleon to Lee Circle for family friendly, parade watching fun. And since food is an important part of all New Orleans celebrations, the convenience of dining options along the route means you can grab a quick bite, refill your cup, and get right back to …

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GoNOLA TV: Brennan’s is Back in New Orleans

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New Orleans holds onto traditions hard, which is why it was bad news when the French Quarter institution Brennan’s closed after some struggles. For decades, the grande pale pink restaurant served up decadent brunch and its signature Bananas Foster, which servers would flambé tableside. But in fall 2014, family member Ralph Brennan reopened the restaurant with inventive chef Slade Rushing …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Confetti Coleslaw

Food Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday calls for a tailgate even if the Saints aren’t playing. You can still show your NOLA pride with this coleslaw recipe from Emeril’s – the colors are a subtle nod to Mardi Gras with a crunch and tangy flavor everyone can appreciate. Make sure to follow the recipe exactly when salting the cabbage. This extra step gives …

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20 Questions with Commander’s Palace Chef Tory McPhail

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Tory McPhail, Executive Chef at Commander’s Palace, was first attracted to New Orleans because of its food culture, history and love of celebrations. But he stayed, in part, because he found a home at Commander’s Palace.

McPhail grew up in the small town of Ferndale, Washington where he learned to appreciate locally sourced food and the effort that goes into …

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Ideas For Getting Around New Orleans Without a Car

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Like many other American cities, New Orleans is a car city, by and large. Most people drive their own cars as a main mode of transportation — however, some people do just fine without them. Most people who visit from out of town do so without ever renting a car. While some of our public transportation schedules aren’t as robust …

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4 Romantic Date Ideas in New Orleans

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we know you might be thinking hard about how to spend this romantic day — but why wait until then? Take a break from your standard take-out and a Netflix and check out one of these romantic date ideas to get you and your loved one — or prospective loved one — out and exploring New …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Carrot Ginger Soup

Food Recipes

Consider this carrot ginger soup your cure in a bowl during cold and flu season. Packed with immune-boosting ingredients like carrots (rich in vitamin A and beta carotene); fennel, a natural expectorant; lemon, full of vitamin C; and soothing ginger, the soup is a warming winter treat. Shrimp adds lean protein, another key ingredient for warding off seasonal illness. From …

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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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