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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.

GoNOLA Top 10: The Best Places to Get Red Beans & Rice in New Orleans thumbnail

GoNOLA Top 10: The Best Places to Get Red Beans & Rice in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

There’s a saying in New Orleans that you “Soak ya beans on Sunday, soak ya wash on Monday.” Back in the day the custom was simple: bones from the ham served at Sunday supper were saved and then used to flavor red kidney beans as they were slow-cooked in a large pot with the “trinity” (diced bell pepper, onion, and …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Garlic Clove Shrimp from Chef Brian Landry

Recipes

Chef Brian Landry is well known for his Louisiana-inspired seafood dishes, which he serves up daily at John Besh’s Borgne restaurant. This week’s recipe is Landry’s take on barbeque shrimp, served up Spanish style instead. This dish is a great representative of Spanish influenced Creole cuisine. Sizzling shrimp in spicy-garlic oil (gambas al ajillo) can be found on many tapas …

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COOLinary New Orleans: The Best in NOLA Dining Made More Accessible Than Ever

Food Restaurants Things To Do

Summer in New Orleans is a special time for so many reasons. Besides the wonderful al fresco activities and snoballs, the summer month of August brings us COOLinary New Orleans. While New Orleanians and visitors alike are looking for delicious and creative ways to keep cool and fueled, COOLinary provides the perfect solution: affordable dining in charming surroundings. What could …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Tales of the Cocktail Competition Winning Hurricane Caesar

Cocktail Culture Recipes

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail winds to a close today. The event brings together bartenders, mixologists and spirits industry professionals from around the world for a week-long celebration of the best in cocktails. Each year, the festival honors one classic cocktail and invites bartenders to put their own twist on it for their Official Cocktail Competition.

Tales of …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Cool Summer Foods in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

The summer sun is coaxing people around the country outdoors, and here in New Orleans that means finding the best places to kick back, relax, and cool down is high on everybody’s list. Since there’s only so many snoballs one can eat in a day, here are some delicious chilled lunch, dinner, and dessert options at some of our beloved …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Cherry Bounce and Improved Bombo Cocktails from Cane & Table thumbnail

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Cherry Bounce and Improved Bombo Cocktails from Cane & Table

Cocktail Culture Recipes

In celebration of the 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail next week, July 16-20, we thought we’d share a few truly classic cocktail recipes from Cane & Table. These cocktails can trace their roots back to Revolutionary War times and our founding fathers, but they’ve been updated with a modern twist. Pour one at home, or head to 1113 Decatur …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Freret Street

Cocktail Culture Food Nightlife Things To Do

It may be a new hot spot to many visitors, and even some locals, but Freret Street is more than well on its way. The freshly revitalized street is bustling with activity and its own unique personality. The new Freret is hip and well-rounded. The stretch is walkable and parking ain’t bad, either. Combine all of these factors and that …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Strawberries Arnaud Dessert from Arnaud’s Restaurant

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When the famous French Quarter restaurant Arnaud’s teamed up with MS Rau Antiques for a decadent romantic treat, they made headlines for serving up a multi-million dollar dessert, complete with pink diamond engagement ring. However, the dessert, Strawberries Arnaud, is available here in New Orleans anytime for just $8.25 (minus the diamond ring, of course). Arnaud’s is one of more …

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Wordly Flavors: New Orleans Ethnic Restaurants

Food Restaurants

People visit New Orleans and then often make the decision to move here, and I’d like to think that the food scene is a consistent driving force in baiting them to stay. You won’t find red beans, Andouille sausage, gumbo or beignets like ours anywhere else in the world, and that’s the honest truth. But it should also be noted …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Apple Brie and Walnut Salad with Orange Champagne Vinaigrette thumbnail

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Apple Brie and Walnut Salad with Orange Champagne Vinaigrette

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Each August, New Orleanians cool down their palates with a taste of COOLinary Restaurant Month. The event features lunch and dinner specials from more than 50 participating restaurants around town, and the result is a delicious way to dine out for less. August in New Orleans offers plenty to do, with fun events like COOLinary, White Linen Night, Satchmo SummerFest, …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s New Orleans-style Stuffed Artichokes

Food Recipes

A favorite among the Italian-American community here in New Orleans, stuffed artichokes make a perfect side dish for outdoor celebrations, cookouts and festivals. With a little advanced preparation, this recipe for New Orleans-style Stuffed Artichokes from Emeril Lagasse can be easily made at home and is sure to make you the hit of any 4th of July get together.

Emeril’s…

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Brian Landry

20 Questions Food

“I’m inspired by fresh fish after a good fishing trip,” Brian Landry said as he sat across the table from me at Borgne. “I cook a lighter style of Gulf seafood.”

Brian grew up in New Orleans surrounded by a large, close-knit, extended family, often going on fishing trips with his uncles and cousins. “I went to Alabama for college …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Unique New Orleans Bread Pudding

Food Restaurants

There are versions of bread pudding made all over the world but the basic preparation is simple: stale bread is soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, spices and oftentimes dried fruit or nuts and then baked to create a moist cake-like dessert. To up the sweetness factor, the pudding is usually topped with a sugary sauce, ice cream …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Antipasto Pasta Salad

Food Recipes

Summertime temperatures call for light, delicious dishes like pasta and salads. Whether you’re looking for a great side to bring to a summer potluck or just for family dinner, Emeril’s Antipasto Pasta Salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Bring the leftovers for lunch – all of your co-workers will be jealous of the tasty mix of prosciutto and salami …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: 48 Hours in New Orleans

Food Music New Orleans All the Way Live Things To Do

Each week on New Orleans All The Way Live, we take you into the world of New Orleans music, food, culture, and tradition through live performance and interviews with the special people that make up our diverse city. Tune in this week as we read listener emails about things to do in the Crescent City, musically, food related and …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Restaurant R’evolution’s French R’evolution Cocktail thumbnail

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Restaurant R’evolution’s French R’evolution Cocktail

Cocktail Culture Recipes

This week Restaurant R’evolution celebrated their 2nd anniversary. Their Death by Gumbo dish, comprised of rice-stuffed quail and gumbo, is one of the most decadent and delicious dishes in town. The restaurant, a joint venture between chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, is located at The Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter.

All month long, the restaurant will be …

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