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New Orleans Dining

Celebrate Fine Local Dining at COOLinary New Orleans

Throughout the month of August, New Orleans residents and visitors are treated to a superb dining experience—the annual COOLinary New Orleans event, sponsored by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. The month features unbeatable deals on high-quality New Orleans cuisine hosted by restaurants throughout the city, and all are invited to partake in the foodie celebration.

With COOLinary New Orleans, restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus crafted just for the summertime—a way to “cool down,” as the event hosts describe it. More than 50 restaurants participate each year, and each hope that their unique menu will help them become a new favorite for locals and tourists alike.Shrimp Dish

For a taste of the coming menus, Café Degas offers its own $20 lunch and $33 dinner menus at the restaurant, located in the historic Faubourg St. John area and Mid-City on Esplanade Ave, the street that divides the French Quarter and the Marigny down closer to the Mississippi River. GW Fins in the French Quarter, which prints a new menu daily, will take diners on a culinary expedition around the world with its $35 dinner menus offered Sunday through Thursday. The Pelican Club, also in the French Quarter, will offer a COOLinary $35 dinner menu as well. And this is just a small sample of what’s to come, though the prices ($20 lunch, $35 dinner, both either two or three-courses) will be fairly standard at most participating restaurants. read more »

New Orleans Dining

5 Most Romantic Spots in New Orleans for Valentine’s Day

bigstock-Red-rose-closeup-isolated-on-w-16085681New Orleans has often been named one of the most romantic cities in the country—and for good reason. The city has endless restaurants, bars, historic locales and scenery to take in—so much of which is perfect for a romantic evening like Valentine’s Day. Here are a few of the best spots you can try this year.

Columns Hotel (Uptown – 3811 St. Charles Ave)

With the Columns Hotel, you have two options for enjoying each other’s company and the atmosphere around you. Outside is an expansive, picturesque porch that overlooks St. Charles Ave, and you can enjoy not only each other but the quaint scenery and sound of the streetcar as it whirrs by. Inside is a dimly lit bar and room of candlelit tables perfect for cozying up and feeling the intimate vibes passing between you both. Either setting you choose, you can enjoy decadent classic New Orleans cocktails, such as a fantastic Pimm’s Cup or to-die-for Sazerac, and a delightful bistro menu with tasty options that are perfect for sharing.

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New Orleans Dining

Café Degas: French Creole Fare at the Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of Cafe degas

Photo Courtesy of Cafe Degas

 

 

 

If you’ll be in town for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, you’re likely looking for food options outside of the festival grounds. For a delicious meal of French and Creole cuisine in a charming, cozy spot near the Fairgrounds, Café Degas on Esplanade Ave is a sure bet. They serve up lunch Wednesday through Saturday, dinner Wednesday through Sunday and Sunday Brunch (just call ahead for hours), so you can enjoy their cuisine either before or after your Jazz Fest experience.

The restaurant is named after the 19th century French impressionist Edgar Degas who lived down the street in this quaint Creole neighborhood. The building itself houses tables both indoors and outdoors in a covered space that is pleasant even while it’s raining. You can enjoy the pleasing atmosphere of the restaurant against the lush, historic backdrop of Esplanade Ave while dining on splendid Creole-influenced French fare. The inside is small but cozy and intimate with the feel and appeal of a French bistro.

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