It’s standing room-only at David Loyola’s unassuming rock & roll natural wine bar for tapas nights with lots of natural wine. The a la carte menu is not what you’d expect from the retro sports bar décor – the tiny kitchen prepares modern delicious plates for sharing.
Gregory Marchand’s lively no reservation wine bar is a hotspot thanks to the fantastic sharing plate menus, organic/natural wines, and can’t sit still playlists where diners socialize around communal farmhouse tables watching the kitchen team at work.
Don’t laugh at the name, Sven Chartier & Ewen Lemoigne’s Clown Bar is one of the most sought after addresses in town for the inventive sharing plates and natural wine list. Chef Sota HAS left to open his own place, but he’s still family here, don’t let it keep you from going.
Chef-Owner-Sisters Tatiana & Katia Levha’s pretty bistrot gets its culinary cues from their backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France. Think suckling pig, spicy Thai basil clams, and duck baked in brioche. A la carte tapas menus encourage sharing, and wines are all-natural.
Marie Jo’s pretty Moroccan restaurant may feel luxe, but it’s a casual oasis to lounge for hours eating family-style tagines, couscous, grilled merguez sausages dipped into Mont d’Or fondue and drinking bottles of natural wine.
The Country Club is that rare spot that truly only locals know about for the food and drink in sophisticated surroundings – and oh yes, the Saturday drag brunches.
Issac & Amanda Toups’ friendly Cajun restaurant represents Issac’s family’s 300+ years of deep-rooted Louisiana traditions and fine dining experience in Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans kitchens.
Don’t let the throngs of tourists keep you from experiencing these beignets & cafe au lait in the French Quarter… you just need to know how the locals do it.
It is impossible to sum up New Orleans in a word, but there is one backyard party in the 9th Ward where you can experience a sum of the city’s best parts: culture, food, music, wine & good times.
This small Italian grocery founded in 1906 by Sicilian immigrant Salvatore Lupo, has a huge reputation as the place where the muffuletta was invented.
Since 1939, The Clover Grill has been the home of round-the-clock breakfasts and late-night burgers cooked under a hubcap. Why? To keep the grease in, of course.
Crazy ass sandwich shop killing it in NOLA – awards out the wazoo.