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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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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer: Chefs’ New Orleans Favorites

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On Nov. 7 more than 50 top chefs descend upon New Orleans for Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, a fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation co-chaired by Lagasse and chef Donald Link. The chefs try their spin on the Louisiana sausage, and the other “Bs'” of the festival will be bountiful thanks to sponsors Abita Beer and Buffalo Trace. Participating chefs …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Bad Bart’s Black Jambalaya

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Bad Bart’s Black Jambalaya delivers on meaty flavors. You won’t find seafood here: smoked sausage, roasted chicken thighs, and braised pork are a trinity in and of themselves, although the classic trio of celery, peppers, and onions makes an appearance, too. Just the tiniest teaspoon of cayenne pepper heats this jambalaya right up – so much so that it was …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Lakeview

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Of the many diverse and interesting neighborhoods in New Orleans, Lakeview enjoys a special pride of place among New Orleanians. Developed in the middle of the 20th century, this charming neighborhood, bounded by City Park, Bayou St. John, Lakeshore Drive along Lake Ponchartrain and 17th Street Canal, is a quiet, suburban-like neighborhood with classic mid-century and new modern architecture. Its …

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Top 10 New Orleans Restaurants to Celebrate National Dessert Day

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In case you need another reason to indulge at your favorite New Orleans restaurant, today just so happens to be National Dessert Day. What constitutes dessert is different for everyone, but more often than not, people can categorize themselves as a lover of one or more of the following: pie, cake, ice cream, chocolate or pastries. Depending on what you …

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GoNOLA TV: Finding Fresh Seafood at the Westwego Seafood Market

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October is National Seafood Month, but all year round in New Orleans you can find delicious fresh seafood. One the best places to take advantage of the bounty of our local waterways — one that you might not know about — is the Westwego Seafood Market. It’s located off the Westbank Expressway, which at about 25 minutes from Downtown New …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Crab Potstickers with Pea Shoot Butter

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You know it’s Louisiana Seafood Festival this weekend, but did you know it’s also National Seafood Month? With that in mind, this week’s Recipes at Home features one of the ocean’s most prized catches: crab. Stuffed with ingredients from both land and sea (chanterelle mushrooms, lobster roe and ham, to name a few), these crab potstickers from GW Fins are …

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The Best of Both Worlds: the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

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In New Orleans, our best festivals are known nearly as much for their food as they are for their music. However, the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival takes it a step further and gives the food equal billing. Blues and barbecue are natural partners, and it’s only fitting that they’re celebrated together in New Orleans in one supercharged weekend.…

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Classic Seafood Gumbo

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Gumbo recipes are kind of like Mardi Gras beads. No matter how many you throw at us, we will take them all – especially when the recipe comes from Emeril Lagasse! This classic seafood gumbo has some opportunity for customization. Oysters and shrimp are a must, but you can choose whether catfish or grouper is more to your taste. The …

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Beer and Brats, Bavarian Style: 2014 New Orleans Oktoberfest

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Although a swig of cold, crisp beer feels right any time of year, it’s even more fitting in October. Pints might accompany us to the Voodoo Experience or Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, sure, but for an authentic Oktoberfest celebration, head to Kenner, where Deutsches Haus puts on a German heritage event spanning three weekends starting Oct. 10.

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Celebrating Seafood: Where to Find Fresh Louisiana Seafood in New Orleans

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The Louisiana Seafood Festival is coming up on Oct. 10-12, featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, an Oktoberfest beer garden and of course plenty of Louisiana seafood. But because we’re located in proximity to waterways that provide us with great seafood, you can enjoy this local treasure every day. Here’s a few places to find fresh seafood in New Orleans.

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Garlic Clove Shrimp

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Garlic clove shrimp (photo: courtesy Borgne)

With Louisiana Seafood Fest around the corner, we’re craving the salty, briny bite of fresh seafood. For the fest itself, we’ll have to wait until Oct. 10, but in the interim, chef Brian Landry of Borgne in the CBD has cooked up a phenomenal take on seafood tapas. His seared, garlic clove shrimp hits …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Chef Josh Laskay

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“My mom and dad always cooked, and family meals were a must,” said Josh Laskay, Chef de Cuisine at Emeril’s NOLA Restaurant. “My parents did everything from scratch. That made an impression on me.” Josh started cooking professionally at the age of 14, and his family’s emphasis on food and hospitality made him want to continue in the industry. After …

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AskNOLA: Chef Phillip Lopez

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New Orleans is full of seriously good food that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Epitomizing this philosophy is chef Phillip Lopez, whose molecular gastronomy spots Root and his newer venture Square Root are both cutting-edge and critically acclaimed while not being too stuffy. Lopez opened Root in the Warehouse District in 2011, which quickly garnered some much-deserved buzz. In …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Banana Pudding Layer Cake

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As the weather begins to cool down, warm up with a decadent dessert, like this recipe for Banana Pudding Layer Cake, from NOLA Restaurant’s very own pastry chef Amy Lemon. Cook up one of these cakes at home and bring it to your next potluck or Saints game viewing party. With 10 delicious servings in each cake, it’s bound to …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Barbecue in New Orleans

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While New Orleans, in general, ranks high in terms of its culinary offerings, in the past the city was not known for its barbecue – especially when compared to more well-known barbecue locales in Texas, Alabama, the Carolinas and others. But that has changed: Now the city is filled with plenty of authentic barbecue options that have taken the shape …

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Coming Soon: The New Southern Food & Beverage Museum

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You can learn a lot about a culture through its food and drink. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SOFAB) is a great place to get a taste — literally — of our region, and it’s poised to reopen at a new location on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. On Sept. 29 the museum, formerly located inside the Riverwalk shopping mall, …

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