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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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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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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Rosemary Orange Sugar Cookies

Food Recipes

National Cookie Day may be behind us, but frenzied baking continues. A classic sugar cookie recipe feels infinitely fancier with the addition of in-season citrus and fresh herbs. For a mellower flavor, sub lemon verbena, cinnamon, anise, or Thai basil in place of rosemary.

Recipe by Café Reconcile

Yield: 3-4 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature…

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Let There Be Lights: Hanukkah Events in New Orleans

Events Family Friendly Food Things To Do

Christmas is a big part of New Orleans’ holiday celebrations due to New Orleans’ strong Catholic roots, but the city also has a rich Jewish tradition. Be sure to include in your holiday celebrations some of the great events happening around Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, which this year happens Dec. 16-24. Here are just a few Hanukkah events happening …

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5 Places to Get Cookies in New Orleans

Food

What’s for dessert? In New Orleans, you’ll find beignets, bread puddings, king cakes, pralines, or layers and layers of doberge. But, since Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day (today!), cookies are the obvious choice. Whether you like your cookies sumptuously chewy, thin and crisp, or with an international flair, New Orleans can accommodate any palate. Here are five places to …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Alon Shaya

20 Questions Food Restaurants

Chef Alon Shaya always knew he wanted to cook. The New Orleans-based chef moved from Israel to Philadelphia when he was four, and food was one of the first anchors in his life. “My mother, grandmother and I would still cook the foods we ate together in Israel,” he said. Today, he still turns to those recipes.

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9 Ways New Orleans is Different During the Holidays

Arts & Culture Cocktail Culture Family Friendly Food History Things To Do

It’s no secret that New Orleans is different than most places, and this certainly applies to how the city celebrates holidays. We definitely take the holidays seriously: Stately homes are decked out to the max, festive holiday markets abound, and of course there are plenty of gatherings where food is the main focus. But if you find yourself in NOLA …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Food Recipes

Brussels sprouts are kind of like kale: hearty, wintry, and totally having a moment. These trendy veggies may have made it on to your Thanksgiving table in roasted form, but they’re surprisingly crisp and flavorful when served raw. The Crescent City Farmers Market agrees: their shaved Brussels sprouts salad plays on the natural brightness of the sprouts with the addition …

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5 Places to Get Great Pie in New Orleans

Food

Pies are a big part of this time of the year, with pecan and pumpkin pies flying off the shelves of local bakeries in anticipation of the holidays. But everyone loves a pie — sweet or savory — any time of the year, especially since New Orleans has recently experienced an explosion of pie purveyors. Here’s a few of our …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Vanilla Creme Brulee

Food Recipes

Vanilla creme brulee is one of those deceptive dishes perfect for wowing guests – a creamy, thick custard with crisp topping so elegant it’s hard to believe there are only five ingredients involved. With Thanksgiving in mind, we’re sharing this recipe from Muriel’s Jackson Square. For a seasonal twist, add cranberry sauce. You can put a couple of tablespoons in …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Algiers Point

Food History Nightlife Restaurants Things To Do

Just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter is a sleepy little hamlet of a neighborhood, Algiers Point. It’s historic, charming, and well-preserved, and its residents are some of the friendliest in a city renowned for its hospitality and kind locals. Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, founded in 1719 and first settled by Jean-Baptiste Le …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: French Onion Soup

Food Recipes

Thyme, gruyere, beef stock and onions are the start of one incredible soup. This French onion soup comes from Café Degas, a purveyor of French bistro classics named after Edgar Degas, whose iconic work, incidentally, is on display at nearby NOMA. Let the soup simmer away on a cold, winter weekend, and even take it to work on Monday (it …

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Not Cooking? Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

For some people, Thanksgiving cooking is a fun, challenging thing to look forward to all year round. But to others, it means battling long grocery store lines, burning pumpkin pies and dealing with a destroyed kitchen. If you’re in the former camp, take a look at our recipe roundup from yesterday for some ideas. If you’re in the latter, we …

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Holiday Cooking: A GoNOLA Recipe Roundup

Food Recipes

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, chances are you’re starting to plot your menu for that holiday and all the other eating occasions of the season. Every week we tell you how to make dishes from New Orleans chefs and restaurants in our GoNOLA Recipes at Home series, and for this post we’re bringing you all of the most …

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