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New Orleans is a historic city, which means its food (and drink) is rich with history and tradition: classic cocktails, chicory coffee and beignets, Cajun and Creole gumbo and jambalaya, muffulettas and po' boys—but it offers plenty of new surprises too. Discover why The Big Easy's flavors are so easy to love.

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For Meat Lovers, Under-the-Radar Lamb Neck Is Truly a Cut Above 01:05

For Meat Lovers, Under-the-Radar Lamb Neck Is Truly a Cut Above

by David Klein | Isaac Toups knew that it wasn’t going to be business as usual for his first solo effort. The New Orleans-based chef and Emeril Lagasse disciple had...

New Orleans Restaurants with Paranormal Activity

New Orleans Restaurants with Paranormal Activity

There’s a reason they call New Orleans the most haunted city in America. The Big Easy is not only known for its storied cuisine, but also its dining...

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

by David Watsky | Music festivals have come a long way since the first—1967’s Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain— where the only thing anyone ate was LSD dropped on the...

Eat Like You’re In New Orleans With These Ingredients

Eat Like You’re In New Orleans With These Ingredients

New Orleans has an incredibly rich culinary history, and is home to all sorts of wonderful food, much of which is emblematic of and even unique to the...

Cajun Biscuits and Gravy with Sam and Cody Carroll

Cajun Biscuits and Gravy with Sam and Cody Carroll

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Extra Crispy

Sam and Cody Carroll from New Orlean's Sac-A-Lait like to smother their sweet corn biscuits in shrimp étouffée. See more New Orleans food and drink...

Shrimp in "Muddy Waters" Tomato-Butter Sauce

Shrimp in "Muddy Waters" Tomato-Butter Sauce

Succulent shrimp swim in a rich muddy waters sauce of tomatoes, shrimp stock, white wine, and plenty of butter, with a bit of heat from crushed red...

Spicy Fried Chicken with Cane Syrup

Spicy Fried Chicken with Cane Syrup

This flavorful, crunchy fried chicken has a New Orleans-meets-Asian twist: it's brined in a crawfish boil mix amped up with soy and fish sauce, dredged...

Yakamein Is the New Orleans Noodle Dish That Puts Ramen to Shame

Yakamein Is the New Orleans Noodle Dish That Puts Ramen to Shame

by Alex Galbraith | There are very few pieces of New Orleans culture that haven’t been championed, dissected, and repackaged the world over. Care is about the only thing...

Napoleon House Muffuletta

Napoleon House Muffuletta

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Southern Living

This Napoleon House Muffuletta is a New Orleans classic. See more New Orleans food and drink here.

This New Orleans Pop-Up Shines a Spotlight on Female Bartenders

This New Orleans Pop-Up Shines a Spotlight on Female Bartenders

by Alex Galbraith | When it comes to alcohol, New Orleans is the most spoilt-for-choice city in the United States. The density of bars and the relationship that the city...

How Once-Illegal Absinthe Became a New Orleans Staple

How Once-Illegal Absinthe Became a New Orleans Staple

by David Watsky | Simply put, absinthe is a high proof spirit distilled from grain alcohol, flavored and colored both by a trinity of botanicals; sweet anise, savory...

She's New Orleans’ Biggest Praline Producer and You Don't Know Her Name

She's New Orleans' Biggest Praline Producer and You Don't Know Her Name

by Oni Birden | It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and influence of jazz and bounce music has influenced American...

This Tiki-Inspired Pop-Up in New Orleans Is #Goals

This Tiki-Inspired Pop-Up in New Orleans Is #Goals

by Alex Galbraith | New Orleans' recent culinary history is littered with restaurants that got their start in less-than-traditional spaces. Chefs with more ideas than capital...

A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

by Pamela Vachon | New Orleans might not lay direct claim to being the birthplace of the cocktail; the credit is a contested one involving matters of semantics and publication...

Crawfish Étouffée

Crawfish Étouffée

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Southern Living

This classic Cajun étouffée starts with a simply seasoned roux. Get more Cajun recipes.

New Orleans' Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

New Orleans' Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

by Karen Resta | The 300th birthday of New Orleans is here and the city that didn’t take Hurricane Katrina sitting down is back and better than ever. The Big Easy’s...

A Literary Tour of New Orleans

A Literary Tour of New Orleans

by Samantha Facciolo | New Orleans is most well-known for its extraordinary music scene and partying atmosphere, but what’s lesser known is that it’s also a literary town...

 5 New Orleans Restaurants with Paranormal Activity

 5 New Orleans Restaurants with Paranormal Activity

by Kelsey Butler | There’s a reason they call New Orleans the most haunted city in America. The Big Easy is not only known for its storied cuisine, but also its dining...

The Difference Between Creole and Cajun Food

The Difference Between Creole and Cajun Food

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Southern Living

These Louisiana cuisines are two of a kind, and both are popular in New Orleans.

How Moon Pies Became a Mardi Gras Tradition

How Moon Pies Became a Mardi Gras Tradition

by Jen Wheeler | Mardi Gras is synonymous with certain foods and places—king cake and New Orleans top the list. Most people don't think of MoonPies and Mobile, Alabama...

New Orleans On a Roll: The City's Classic Sandwiches

New Orleans On a Roll: The City's Classic Sandwiches

by Jen Wheeler | Any of these overstuffed specimens would be perfect for Fat Tuesday, or any other day of the year. New Orleans is, among...

How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party

A Mardi Gras Party That Will Put Your Valentine’s Day to Shame

by Pamela Vachon | All hail Rex, or Bacchus, or whatever scheduling entity has thrown single people the ultimate bone this year by situating That-Saint-Who-Must-Not-Be...

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

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Southern Living

If there's a more satisfying meal to make for cool weather, we haven't found it. Gumbo is a stay-inside-and-cook-all-day kind of dish that warms you...

The History of Oysters Rockefeller and How to Make Them

Everything You Wanted to Know About Oysters Rockefeller

by Jody Eddy | Like so many ingenious dishes beloved throughout the world, the recipe for Oysters Rockefeller was invented in New Orleans. It was here in 1899 at the...

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