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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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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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GoNOLA Top 5: Fall-Worthy New Orleans Food Trucks

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Fall in New Orleans is simply blissful. The crisp air and low humidity draw everyone outside to soak up these next few months of park-walking, bike riding and outdoor dining weather we look forward to every year. That being said, I urge you to give your barbecue a break and pay a visit to some local food trucks for a …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 20 Kid-Friendly Dining Spots in NOLA

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While many people think of the Crescent City as a playground for adults, it’s also a highly family friendly city that welcomes people of all ages. We have numerous activities for young and old, as well as quite a few family-friendly dining spots. The restaurants run the gamut from pizza to Tex-Mex to New Orleans-style fare. Today we’re looking at …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: NOLA Restaurant’s Miss Hay’s Stuffed Chicken Wings

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With the first Saints home game coming up on Sept. 21, Who Dat hysteria is reaching a fever pitch. Whether you’re lucky enough to watch the game at the Superdome, or you’re watching the game at a bar or with friends and family at home, having plenty of good food on hand is crucial. If you want a place to …

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GoNOLA Find: Grow Dat Youth Farm

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New Orleans’s selection of farmers markets and other purveyors of local produce and other goods continues to proliferate. There’s the Crescent City Farmers Market, which appears in several parts of the city throughout the week, and Hollygrove Market and Farm, which offers farmers market goods during grocery store hours; the New Orleans Food Co-Op, which sells local and organic goods …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Le Foret Pan Roasted Gulf Fish & Soft Shell Crab with Corn Maque Choux

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In New Orleans, the culinary excitement never stops. Kicking off tomorrow is We Live to Eat Restaurant Week, Sept. 8-14, 2014. Take advantage of special deals and prix fixe menu options at participating restaurants all around town, including Le Foret. For their dinner special during this event, you can choose between two amazing entrees: cornmeal crusted softshell crab or pan

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We Live to Eat Restaurant Week 2014: Top 3 Lunch and Dinner Menu Picks

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In case you needed another excuse to dine out in New Orleans this month, We Live To Eat’s Restaurant Week is taking place Sept. 8-14, 2014. Participating restaurants will offer exceptional deals on set two-course lunch and three-course dinner menus, some of which are prix fixe, providing the diner with even more delicious options. But considering there’s only one week …

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Cheaper Eats: Where to Eat Free Food in New Orleans

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If cheap eats are a good thing, are free eats even better? For the budget conscious bar-goer, that’s a resounding “yes!” and if free eats are of interest to you, then you’re in luck. Here in New Orleans have not only a wide range of cheap eats, but we also have many ways to get free meals in this city. …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Tivoli & Lee’s Louisiana Gulf Poke Salad

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Dine on chef Marcus Woodham’s Louisiana Gulf Poke Salad at Tivoli & Lee.

Local favorite Tivoli & Lee is a cozy restaurant tucked away inside of The Hotel Modern features delectable dishes such as a beet salad with herbed ricotta and duck tasso, plus a fettuccine entree featuring turtle, squid ink, grape tomatoes and pickled quail eggs. Dine on chef …

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