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Favorite Foods of New Orlean: Fruits & Vegetables
A list of New Orleans favorite fruits and veggies grown in metro New Orleans and Louisiana including Plaquemines satsumas and citrus, blueberries, mireletons, creole tomatoes, louisiana yams or sweet potatoes, pecans and Pontchatula strawberries

Restaurant Deals in New Orleans for Coolinary Month

South Louisiana Citrus Fruit
Louisiana Citrus includes the easy to eat and very sweet Satsuma as well as the Louisiana Orange, Grapefruit, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Tangelos, Tangerines, etc. Pummelo, the juicy Tangelo, the Tangerine, and something called Limequat,

Creole Tomato Recipes from New Orleans Chefs
Creole Tomatoes Recipes & Less - How to Eat & Enjoy Louisiana's Creole Tomatoes, including recipes from New Orleans restaurants and chefs as well as home cook, plus simple suggestions that are really less than a recipe and probably the best way to eat Creole Tomatoes.

Restaurants in the Carrollton Neighborhood of New Orleans
A growing list of restaurants in the carrollton neighborhood of new orleans including those on carrollton avenue and in the riverbend area. Locations include dante's kitchen, brigtsens,boucherie, the iconic camellia grills and ye old college inn.

6 Farmers Markets in New Orleans
A list of Farmers Markets in New Orleans including the oldest public market, the French Market in the French Quarter, the Gretna Farmers Market, the Freret Street Market, and the three Crescent City Markets which are located uptown, downtown, and in mid-city.

Father's Day Brunch and Dinner
List of Father's Day Brunch and Dinner restaurants in New Orleans to eat on Father's Day.

Eat Local Food - Locavore Challenge in New Orleans for the Month of June
Eat Local Food in the Locavore Challenge in New Orleans for the Month of June. Many restaurants are participating and there are 4 levels of diet strictness. Events include a Kick Off Party, a Finale Party, a Scavenger Hunt, talks, and more.

Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off Contest
Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off Contest crowns Lola's Chef Frentz of Covington as Seafood King 2012

British Food and Drink in New Orleans
Places to find British food and drink in New Orleans, including Irish, English, and Scottish fare, including Irish pub food, fish and chips, high tea, afternoon tea, scones, Guiness, imported beer, stout, ale, and more. The places also offer a bit of European and British culture.

Top Restaurants and Bars in Algiers Point
Algiers Point doesn t have any fast food joints or chain restaurants. And that s just the way this historic neighborhood likes it. As expected, the local restaurants offer basics such as burgers and pizza, as well as typical Louisiana fare like fried seafood, po-boys, and gumbo. But you can also find hummus, barbeque, hoagies, and Cajun/Asian...

Best Restaurants for Holiday Meals
New Orleans Travel Guide Sharon Keating offers a list of six restaurants that feature holiday menus and specials.

New Orleans Uptown Dining Under $20
Here's a short list of restaurants offering quality dining and reasonable prices in the New Orleans uptown area.

Five Must-Try Bars in the French Quarter
The Windsor Court is at 300 Gravier St. in the Warehouse District. 21st-century elegance is the keyword here. This is a great martini, wine and cigar bar, where piano music is often also on the menu, along with a jazz trio on the weekends. The second floor features a refined English theme with oil portraits of bearded Georges and Edwards, plus...

Travelers Beware! New Orleans-Related Menu Deceptions
Here are my top choices for Cajun/Creole food clichés so abused by clueless chefs that New Orleanians traveling outside our city should view them as red flags to be avoided, rather than promises of home.

Tradition Meets Flavor at Mahony's Po'boy Shop
The food is traditional and tasty, po'boys offered with sides and a full bar, friendly customers, and an easily accessible Garden District locale. Chef Wicks tells why he created Mahony's and why the food is so good.

5fifty5 at the Marriot Hotel
An eclectic menu, from seafood gumbo to jumbo Scallops with warm white bean salad and citrus gastrique Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day.

Acme Oyster House
Located in the Quarter at 724 Iberville St., 1202 N. Hwy. 190 in Covington, and 3000 Veterans in Metairie. Classic New Orleans oyster bar, with shucked and fried, gumbo and po-boys. Lunch and dinner served all week.

Alibi, The
This laid-back French Quarter bar stays open all day, all week, and offers up classic bar food along with burgers and po-boys. Ask the bartender about the Dessert of the Day.

Lousiana Seafood Cook-Off Winner
Lousiana Seafood Cook-Off Winner in 2012 is Chef Frentz of Lola's restaurant in Covington, a suburb of New Orleans

Alpine Bistro
Just off Jackson Square, traditional Creole and Cajun dishes from jambalaya to the blackened catfish platter. Serves lunch and dinner all week. Make a reservation.

This Metairie restaurant features Northern Italian cuisin. How about some proscuitto di parma sliced thin and served with cantaloupe, or some sautéed white veal served with jumbo lump crabmeat, lemon cream sauce, and a touch of bérnaise. Make a reservation. Lunch and dinner all week, except for brunch on Sundays.

Atchafalaya Cafe
Great converted uptown house right off Magazine features creative Creole dishes, such as fried green tomatoes with jumbo lump crabmeat and remoulade and grilled pork chops with apricot Jack Daniels glaze. Make reservations for dinner. Serves dinner all week, with lunch Tuesday through Saturday and brunch Sunday.

Attiki Bar & Grill
French Quarter Middle Eastern restaurant has the usual hummus and falafel, as well as the not-so usual seafood cartoccio. Lunch served on weekdays, dinner and a special late-night menu are available all week.

Audubon Clubhouse
Your basic clubhouse burgers and chicken salads with a lovely view. They'll make reservations for large parties. Open Tuesday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It's Metarie's steakhouse, Creole, and Italian restaurant in one. Their original Crabmeat Austin is a must, with jumbo lump crabmeat and asparagus drizzled in Dijon remoulade. Dinner served Monday through Saturday.

This Brennan's Quarter restaurant serves classic Creole, heavy on the Italian, with menu stars like lobster ravioli, black truffle fettuccine, and Vermouth steamed mussels. You'll want reservations for lunch or dinner, both of which are served daily with Sunday brunch.

Bayou Coffee House & Wine Bar
Sit on the balcony with your coffee, side it with bananas Foster cheesecake or order up a full breakfast. There are burgers, panini, and salads. Or relax at the stocked-up bar. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thursdays.

Bombay Club
French Quarter and a plush British theme meet to offer you an extensive list of top-shelf cocktails and Creole cuisine. Try the Oysters Rockefeller and enjoy the piano playing, but make a reservation first, and dress nice. Sunday and Monday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., open until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Brett Anderson
Times-Pic food critic Brett Anderson maintains a top-shelf blog, with restaurant reviews, announcements of special events, and features on local chefs and bartenders.

This is a great French Quarter oyster bar that actually resides on Magazine St. The po’boys are served on toast, and the fried seafood includes crab claws, trout, catfish, and soft-shelled crabs. Bright and friendly atmosphere. Cash only.

Crescent City Brewhouse
Tourists shouldn't have all the fun, so don't let the Decatur address put you off. Tasty microbrewery beers include seasonal specials, the menu is fun, and this is my choice for the best shucked oysters in town.

Dante's Kitchen
Great restaurant, dinner only on the weekdays, brunch on the weekends. Fresh, flavorful dishes from Chef Emmanuel Loubier, a veteran of Commander's Palace.

Food Art
801 Carondelet St. Catering for corporate, bridal, and other social gigs by master chefs and food stylists.

Franky and Johnny's
Po-boys, fish platters, huge onion rings, muffulettas,. and their famous boiled crawfish. Yum. Extremely casual atmosphere and a jukebox that hasn't updated its selections since the days of Ol Blue Eyes.

Gumbo Shop
I don't like the name of this French Quarter Creole restaurant, as it invokes images of some sort of gumbo automat. Instead, it's full of light and air and diverse local classics. Lunch and dinner served daily. They cater!

Joey K's
The menu says it all for this casual joint on Magazine St.: jambalaya, oyster po-boys, catfish, onion rings and fried arthchoke hearts. Or go original with Shrimp Magazine and Trout Tchoupitoulas. Lunch and dinner every day but Sundays, when it's closed.

Juan's Flying Burrito
Juan's serves Tex Mex with a New Orleans’ twist to celebrate variety and culinary adventure, and its wild menu only tastes better in its super-casual atmosphere. Check out the chipotle sour cream and pineapple salsa in their Jerked Nachos, or the roasted corn and grilled squash in the Mardi Gras Indians Tacos.

K-Paul's Lousiana Kitchen
This famous Quarter restaurant founded by -- and still enriched by the cullinary stylings of -- Chef Paul Prudhomme offers blackened everything, po-boys, and fun fusion dishes. They take reservations these days, and you should make one. Lunch Thursday through Saturday and dinner Monday through Saturday.

Lebanon’s Café
With so many good Middle Eastern restaurants in the city, it’s tempting to recommend this one just on the strength of its low prices. But the food is exceptional.

Leonardo Trattoria
Between Girod & Julia on St. Charles, this jewel does Italian food right -- rigatoni with fried eggplant and duck confit ravioli. The "Passport Menu" offers specials from different regions of Italy. Make reservations. Lunch and dinner served all week with Sunday brunch.

Liuzza's by the Track
Next to the Fair Grounds, this classic New Orleans po-boy restaurant and bar is casual, freindly, and yummy. Check out the great BBQ shrimp po-boy, though the gumbo's a little thin.

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen - French Market
Casual dining for pasta and some seriously yummy specialty pizzas, such as (my favorite) smoked salmon, Roma tomatoes, capers, caviar, red sweet onions, mozzarella, and cream cheese. Salads and wraps too. Make a reservation for evening dining. Lunch and dinner served daily. There's a second location uptown.

Mahony's Po-Boy Shop
It's hard enough to find a good muffalaetta salad with friend oysters, let along a fried chicken liver po-boy. They serve the usual stuff too. Open Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Classic casual New Orleans cuisine includes steaks, po-poys, and spaghetti and meatballs. Kid-friendly, cash only.

Maximo's Italian Grill
Fresh and delightful Italian modern cuisine in the French Quarter. Osso Buco, Duck Parpedelle, Veal Saltmbocca, Fire Roasted Scallops -- am I drooling? Make reservations. Closed Tuesday, open for dinner the rest of the week.

Corner of Poydras and Thoupitoulas, so you'll have to park and walk...to some of the best po-boys in the city. Fried shrimp and oyster truly superb. Other dishes can be spotty.

Mr. B's Bistro
Another great restaurant in the Brennan's portfolio, with contemporary and classic Creole cuisine. BBQ shrimp, cider cured pork chops, and Gumbo Ya Ya. Lunch and dinner every day, with brunch on Sunday.

Mr. John's Steak House
Order some red wine -- it goes with steak or Italian. Eggplant parmesan, fried green tomatoes with crabmeat, or Filetto Di Manzo alla Christian. Reservations recommended for dinner. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 pm, and Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This one is great for people who want "real New Orleans food" and Cajun music, but when was the last time you went there for uncomplicated food and fun? And did you know their party hall can hold a reception for 300?

Nacho Mama's
Fun Mexican food and drinks, with locations in Harahan and Uptown. Fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and -- hey! -- nachos. Generous portions.

New Orleans Cooking Experience
Here is where I learned the best way yet to make a roux and eat the best-ever Oysters Rockefeller. The classes start at $150 and are held in the kitchen of the House on Bayou Road, with students perched on the stools around the counter. After class, everyone sits down to a four-course meal.

Nirvana's Indiana Restaurant
Authentic Indian cuisine, with biryani and tandoor and curry and hot fresh naan bread -- am I drooling? Dinner's fun, but I recommend the great lunch buffet for only $10.

Port of Call
A literal hole in the wall on Esplanade, this place makes you wait outside for burgers, steaks, and drinks. Lunch and dinner served every day.

Sake Cafe
This upscale Japanese Restaurant sets the atmosphere with new age jazz and Chuhuli lamps, but the whole point is the super-fresh sushi. Try the special rolls, like the Tropical Roll and Red Dragon Roll. Great sake selection too.

Stark Steak and Lobster House
Have a craving for filet mignon filled with shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat, and lobster stuffing and topped with red wine mushroom sauce? This French Quarter spot is the only place I know to get it. Serves dinner every day.

Steak Knife
Locally owned and open again after Katrina, this serves one of the best steaks in town. There's some good pasta and seafood too. Located near City Park and open Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. till whenever. Lavish bar.

Located near the riverbend, this small Italian restaurant serves somewhat heavy dishes, like osso buco and veal picatta, and features a few local twists, like blackened tuna. Serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner every day but Sunday.

Voodoo BBQ & Grill
Slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork, and ribs with spicy Mojo sauce and all the usual fixings. New Orleans location is on St. Charles, open for lunch and dinner all week.

Ye Olde College Inn
Uptown comfort food po-boys, gumbo, onion rings, and veal. Serves Tuesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Zea Rotisserie and Grill
There are many locations, but the original restaurant is in Harahan. My favorite is on St. Charles. Very popular for business lunches, and casual-formal for dinner. Food's yummy, though a little heavy on the butter for some.

Dog-Friendly Bars, Restaurants, and Cafes in New Orleans
A list of dog-friendly restaurants, bars, cafes, and other establishments in New Orleans that welcome dogs.

Top Snowball Stands in New Orleans
Information about the top snowball stands in New Orleans.

Craft Beer Week in New Orleans
American Craft Beer Week events in New Orleans and Louisiana

Best Breakfast Restaurants in New Orleans
A list of the best breakfast restaurants in New Orleans, including Brennan's, the Coffee Pot, Ruby Slipper, Huevos, Elizabeth's and more.

Creole Tomatoes
Article about the Creole Tomato, the favorite summer vegetable of New Orleans. It a big, vine-ripened, crowned red tomato grown in backyards and sold at local farmer markets, roadside stands, and grocery stores. Several cultivars can grow up to be Creole tomatoes if grown in the special conditions of the river parishes of southern Louisiana.

Things to Do in New Orleans
There is never an excuse for boredom in New Orleans because there are always fun things to do.

Destination Restaurants Worth the Drive from New Orleans
A list of destination restaurans worth the drive from New Orleans. Great food and atmosphere can be found nearby in Louisiana and Mississippi, often just off the highway.

Top Restaurants and Bars in Algiers Point
List of the top restaurants and bars in Algiers Point, a historic neighborhood on the west bank of New Orleans across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter.

Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans in August
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is in New Orleans each August and features American chefs from many states that compete using local seafood to be crowned American Seafood King of Queen.

Mid-City Restaurants
A list of the best Mid-City Restaurants in New Orleans.

Reader Favorite Breakfast Restaurants in New Orleans
invitation to readers to subject reader favorite breakfast restaurants,including top picks, suggestions, opinions,and reviews

Favorite King Cakes in Cafes, Coffee Shops, & Restaurants
a list of Favorite King Cakes in Cafes, Coffee Shops, & Restaurants in New Orleans

Beer Festivals and Events in New Orleans
Beer Festivals and Events in Metro New Orleans including Oktoberfests, Beer Tastings, Beer Festivals, Dog-Friendly Beer Fests, Brewery Parties and other Beer-centric Events and Activities.

The Mirliton - A Louisiana Heirloom Squash
The Louisiana Heirloom Mirliton Squash is endangered since Hurricane Katrina but there's a move to save and promote the traditional backyard native vegetable in south Louisiana which is celebrated in a November Festival in the New Orleans Bywater neighborhood

Where to Get Irish Coffee in New Orleans
Where to get a great Irish Coffee in New Orleans - both hot Irish Coffee and cold frozen Irish Coffee drinks.

Favorite Foods and Traditional Dishes of New Orleans
A list of Favorite New Orleans Foods enjoyed at home and at restaurants, including Monday's special red beans and rice, po-boys, gumbo, muffoletta, beignets, king cake, beignets, boiled seafood, etoufee and jambalaya,as well as NOLA coffee and snowballs.

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