New Orleans, LA Food & Drinks

Guy Goes Viral After People Thought He Was Rolling Up Weed at the Bayou Classic on National TV

Just when you think you've seen it all, I present to you the wildest viral video from Bayou Classic weekend in New Orleans. The Big Easy plays home to the annual showdown between Southern and Grambling, and with all of the events, parties, and not to mention the Battle of the Bands, sometimes people forget that there is actually a football game at the center of it all.
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Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans Closed – Here’s Why

One of New Orleans' favorite places for family visits, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, is closed and will be closed for the next several months. The news is that the aquarium is closed is not breaking. In fact, the closure has been public knowledge since late October. However, the reality that the doors are now shut is the breaking reality.

Where to Find the Best Réveillon Dinners in New Orleans This Year

In French, the word “réveillon” means “awakening.” Traditionally, back in the early 1800s, it applied to the feast that happened around the table on Christmas Eve, when French New Orleanians would head home to celebrate after midnight mass, indulging well into the early morning hours. The tradition has morphed into modern, multi-course Réveillon restaurant dinners, usually served throughout the month of December. Indulgence is the word of the night, with chefs using creative ways to kick off the holiday.
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Roast Beef Po’boy

Growing up in South Louisiana, po’boys were just about as common as hamburgers are today. In small towns back then, we didn’t have a burger chain on every corner. It was mostly mom-and-pop sandwich shops and greasy spoon cafés that put out their home-cooked specialties, especially a down-home Louisiana roast beef po’boy.

Road Trip from San Antonio to New Orleans

Discover the southern states of Texas and Louisiana on this road trip, which takes you from San Antonio to historic New Orleans. This is a versatile road trip which will allow you to choose whether to discover some of the south's most visited cities or get in touch with nature.

Location Spotlight: Tujague’s Restaurant

Many who marry in New Orleans, especially visitors, are looking for the quintessential New Orleans experience for their wedding. Lucky for all of us, the city is filled to the brim with famous locations that are filled to the brim with history, class and that little something special you only get in the Big Easy.

Addis NOLA serves Ethiopian food at its new home on Bayou Road

Addis NOLA’s new location at 2514 Bayou Road is just a mile and a half from its old spot at 422 S. Broad St., which opened in 2019. But the move to the new space, where service started Nov. 10, has given the restaurant room to grow, both in physical size and with an expanded menu.

100 Years of John Gendusa Bakery

Loafing around with French bread from John Gendusa's, a century-old New Orleans bakery in Gentilly. Lovers of local culinary history all know the oft-told origin story of New Orleans' famed po-boy. As the legend goes, restaurateurs Benny and Clovis Martin (a.k.a. the "Martin Bros.") created the inexpensive meal to feed streetcar workers during a strike in 1929. There's even a quote floating around, reputedly spoken by Benny Martin himself, saying, "We fed those men free of charge until the strike ended. Whenever we saw one of the striking men coming, one of us would say, 'Here comes another poor boy.'" Like any story, especially one staking claim to the city's most celebrated sandwich, the details are hotly debated. But there is one aspect of the story that's certain—the Martin Bros. were using John Gendusa's French bread.

Mike Shaffer focuses on seafood and wood-grilling with his pop-up Los Crudos Seafood & BBQ

Mike Shaffer was a chef in New Orleans when the pandemic started. He went to southern California, where he grew up, when the shutdowns began and started a pop-up. He recently returned to New Orleans with his pop-up, Los Crudos BBQ & Seafood. He’ll be at Miel Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; Skeeta Hawk Brewery at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; Carrollton Station at 5 p.m. Dec. 9; and Music Box Village at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. For more information, visit the pop-up’s Instagram, @loscrudosbbq.

Gambit's Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down for Nov. 29

The general manager of Felipe’s Taqueria’s French Quarter location, was named Manager of the Year by El Restaurante Magazine, a national publication covering Mexican and Latin restaurant news. Solano was working in construction until 2014 when he took a job at Felipe’s, where he worked his way through the kitchen and became a manager in 2021. Read more at

Bringing a taste of German Christmas to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — A taste of German Christmas is coming to New Orleans!. Deutsches Haus is hosting Christkindlmarkt on the first weekend of December to bring a part of German Christmas markets to New Orleans. The event will be from Dec. 2-4 at 1700 Moss Street. It will be...

When is it time to throw Thanksgiving leftovers away?

NEW ORLEANS — By now everyone’s belly’s should be filled with Turkey and Thanksgiving favorites and there’s nothing better than having leftovers to eat the next day, but when is it time to throw those leftovers away?. Remember the Two-Hour Rule: The USDA says to refrigerate...

Week of November 28: Museums, Toys and Holiday Cards

The Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Take advantage of the New Orleans Museum Store passport while supporting local artists, crafters, maker and more. From now through December 23, present the passport at participating stores and get 20 percent off, plus you’ll be entered into a chance to win a $25 gift card or a free 1-year membership to each store’s museums. Participating locations offer something for everyone, including the Louisiana Children’s Museum, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Sazerac House, NOMA, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and many more. Stop by the shop at the Historic New Orleans Collection to pick up your passport, or order online here.

Happy holiday foods with Dannie De Novo

NEW ORLEANS — During the holidays, the traditional comfort foods can sometimes weigh people down, both physically and mentally. Author and Happiness Coach Dannie De Novo joined WDSU News This Morning to detail some healthier food options and their benefits around the holidays.