Category Archives: Food

Fried Chicken Festival

  Fried chicken is just one of New Orleans’ many staple dishes—and one that gets an entire festival to itself. A number of restaurants, chefs and food vendors battle it out amidst live entertainment in Lafayette Square for the title of best fried chicken. In just its second year, the two-day fry-off on September 23-24…

How Do You Make a Beignet?

  One of New Orleans’ staple desserts is perfectly light, fluffy, sweet and decadent—but how do they make them? You can pick up the mixings at popular places like Café Du Monde, but following the right recipe is also important. If you really want to take a piece of Crescent City home with you, learning…

French Market Creole Tomato Festival

  Creole cuisine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the delectable tomato—which is why there’s an entire summer fest dedicated to this amazing fruit. In June, you really see the fresh tomato dishes highlighted on menus around the city, and they are irresistible at farmers markets. Tomato crops debut each June, with the tomato festival…

New Orleans Oyster Festival

New Orleans Oyster Festival Mark your calendars for June 3 – 4 and experience the New Orleans Oyster Festival! This free, outdoor, two-day event is held next to Jax Brewery, and you’ll find a smattering of complementary events in the French Quarter. Sample local and imported oysters while enjoying competitions, live music, and of course…

Greek Fest!

  Memorial Day Weekend is synonymous with Greek Fest in New Orleans, and 2017 has May 26, 27 and 28 earmarked for one of the best foodie fests in the city. Eat, drink and dance the weekend away while feeling like you were whisked from the land of Creole to the land of Greek Gods…

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

  Wine and food really are an “experience” in New Orleans, and this aptly named annual festival brings the pair together in one mega event Memorial Day weekend. From May 25 – 28, you’ll be treated to a number of special events starting with an intimate wine dinner May 25th at 7 p.m. at a…

Free New Orleans Outings

  New Orleans is packed with freebies, so you can really make the most of a budget vacation. Window shop along Chartres and Royal Street, taking in the galleries, antique shops and, of course, street performers. Head over to the Arts District for more! Each first Saturday of the month is open gallery night with…

Bayou Boogaloo

  May 19 – 21 marks one of the most beloved annual festivals in New Orleans! Part massive music festival, gastro experience, arts and crafts market, recreation, and pure family-friendly fun, it’s a long weekend of every kind of revelry you can imagine. For local residents, it’s a much-needed follow-up to Mardi Gras and the…

The Best Bananas Foster in New Orleans

  Brennan’s invented the bananas foster, and it’s the go-to place to begin or end your BF hunt. (It’s also where you’ll find some of the best turtle soup in the city!) You’ll also want to check out this flambé, table-side dessert experience at Stanley, which offers bananas foster French toast as another option. Complete…

Don’t Miss Top Taco Fest

  The spiciest party in town has arrived. Top Taco Fest takes place March 23rd at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza from 6:30 – 9:30p.m. Taste who’s up for the Top Taco NOLA award, and watch as 40 of the best chefs in New Orleans battle it out. Who can create the best taco? Each is paired…