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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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GoNOLA Tops: Grilled Cheese, Please

Food

The concept of a grilled cheese sandwich might seem simple, but the elements that make up the best require a little forethought. Start with some hearty bread that will crisp nicely, quality cheese, and real butter. The rest is open for variation.

Many New Orleans restaurants and bars are crafting some seriously fancy grilled cheese at various price points. Pair …

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Midweek Magic: Bridge the Gap Between Jazz Fest Weekends

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Nightlife Things To Do

You’ll never want to leave. It’s a cliché that’s been applied to countless places around the globe— big and small — but it’s particularly true of New Orleans.

There’s not a weeknight in New Orleans where you can’t find something to do, whether you’re outside a historic bar watching world-class musicians play in the street or indulging in the city’s …

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French Quarter Fest: An Insider’s Guide

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Travel

With a little planning, those heading to French Quarter Festival (April 9-12, 2015) can make the most of an incredible, only-in-New Orleans experience.

Over the course of four days, thousands of musicians will perform on 23 separate stages across the French Quarter and the Mississippi Riverfront; more than 60 food vendors will also be on site serving some of the …

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Cray’s Anatomy: GoNOLA Breaks Down the Crawfish Boil

Food

Unless you’re living under a rock (kinda like the crawfish do), you know it’s crawfish season – that magical time of year when tasty, freshwater crustaceans are available all over the city. Whether you plan to host your own crawfish boil or share some obscure crawfish facts amongst friends, consider this guide your best resource.

The 5 Key Takeaways 1.

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Things To Do

Eat, repeat. This weekend in New Orleans is chock full of foodie opportunities, from the annual Hogs for the Cause in City Park to NOLA FoodFest in French Market. An Easter egg hunt in City Park satisfies any candy cravings while a performance from comedian Chris Gethard sates an appetite for comedy. Voracious book readers can attend Tennessee Williams New …

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GoNOLA Tops: 5 Interesting Snowballs to Try This Season

Food Restaurants

Another spring has arrived in New Orleans, and accompanying it is the return of the snowball. Traditionally, snowball stands are open from March until the end of October, effectively going into hibernation for the winter. Dozens upon dozens of flavors find their way into sugary (and some sugar-free) syrups which are then liberally drizzled upon finely ground ice. The most …

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New Orleans James Beard Semifinalists Eating Itinerary

Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants

When one thinks of food in New Orleans, the words “award winning” often come to mind. The James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all the chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and restaurateurs who dedicate their lives to not just creating delicious food and drink, but delivering an exceptional experience and level of service as a whole — one that lingers …

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9 New Orleans Places for Late Night/Early Morning Food by the Hour

Cocktail Culture Food Nightlife

If New York is the town that never sleeps, then New Orleans is the town that never sleeps hungry. Our city’s reputation for a vivacious night life needs no explanation, but it should be mentioned that a night out in New Orleans is never complete without a stop for something delicious to eat. No matter what hour, late night or …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with G-Eazy

20 Questions Arts & Culture Events Food Music Nightlife Things To Do

“When I moved here it was 2007, mixtape Weezy in his prime,” said prolific rapper, songwriter and producer, Gerald Earl Gillum, or G-Eazy. “You’d go to any bar and people knew all the mixtape songs word for word! Lil Wayne played Voodoo Fest the first year I ever went.”

G-Eazy grew up in Oakland, California but came to New Orleans …

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Take the GoNOLA New Orleans Brunch Quiz

Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants

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

Food Restaurants

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

Food Recipes

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

Food Restaurants

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

Events Food Restaurants

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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