New Orleans

Beignets, crawfish, po' boys, and more! Chowhounds tell us where to eat, drink, and experience the best in local culture down in the Big Easy.

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

It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and evolution of jazz and bounce music has influenced American culture in some of the most profound ways. The...

Does anyone remember Turci's?

by oneromanticgirl 12 years ago

Hi, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I am now 47. I grew up going to a restaurant almost weekly with my family called Turci's. It was down in the Quarter, very small and quaint. It was ow...

How about some feedback (chuckle) on local takeaway menus

by collardman 2 months ago

Things have been way too quiet here, for obvious reasons. But our great restaurants are still putting our food. You can go to many of the micro breweries and buy direct, putting the money in the br...

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Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion

by honeybrook_99 3 months ago

We will be in NOLA for my 37th birthday and also for our 14th anniversary. I’m looking for restaurant recommendations for dinner for those two nights- somewhere that makes you feel special and not...

New Orleans Questions

by EdwardTeach 3 months ago

Hi! I'll be visiting NOLA at the end on March. Have most of my meals planned, but need help with a couple. Would like to go to Coop's Place on Saturday, March 28th. Since they don't take reserv...

Cajun Stuffed Pistolettes

by Becky 18 years ago

Where can I find Cajun stuffed pistolettes - the kind with crawfish or shrimp and cheese, etc.? Also, does anyone know where or when they originated? Thanks.


by marquisem 4 months ago

Hello! When I was a kid, my Mom made calas (callas?), a fried yeasty dough with rice in the batter. I was vaguely aware that they were from New Orleans. I'm going to NOLA in March and would love...

New Orleans in March - Dinner Decisions Help!

by hchambers86 3 months ago

Hi Chowhounders! My husband I will be making our first (and way too short) trip to Nola in March. I'm a restaurant owner in NY and given it's our first visit, want to focus on having true New O...

McKenzie's Lemon Meringue Pie

by sweetladyfavorite 9 years ago

Hi There! My husband and his family are all from New Orleans. My father-on-law is coming to visit and has requested that I make him a Lemon Meringue Pie. He always mentions McKenzie's, but I kn...

New Orleans in January

by jcmods 7 months ago

I haven't been to the NOLA since 2004 and am staying 5 nights (Thursday thru Tuesday morning Jan 7....hence I will be there for the 1st Day of Mardi Gras. Not sure if that is a big deal or not, bu...

Visit to New Orleans in October (4 days and nights)

by jcoves73 4 months ago

Hey everyone... I will be visiting New Orleans in October for 4 days and nights and was wondering what places you would do for breakfast and dinner as a first time New Orleans visit. Dinners I am c...

New Orleans in February/ Krewe Du Vieux parade

by kcarucci0623 4 months ago

We are coming to New Orleans for fun and staying in at the Mazarin in the French Quarter over Boheme and Krewe du Vieux parades. Plan is to stay within walking distance most nights, but want to he...

Looking for local/funky

by mikefromtexas 5 months ago

visiting New Orleans in two weeks! staying at an old fave, the st. Marie, and have the usual stuff well in hand. my fiancé is wanting to try more local/funky/not tourist stuff. where would you g...

New Orleans Itinerary

by BTaylor 7 months ago

Two New Yorkers, visiting New Orleans over the Thanksgiving holiday. I've been several times, but not since 2008. My partner has never been, and will love it. Advice in terms of paring down and foc...

Deep South Road Trip

by delight64 7 months ago

Howdy Hounds I am taking my 18yo son on a road trip of the Deep South ( Austin, Memphis, various smaller cities in Mississippi and ending up in NOLA ) As we are from Melbourne Australia we wo...

New Orleans 3.0

by saffrongold 8 months ago

Hi, on this trip I have plans to try some new, lauded places and return to a couple of favorites. And I have some blanks to fill. We are staying in Irish Channel/Uptown area and nothing is set in...

Bakery Blahs

by pitap 6 months ago

Anyone have a favourite bakery that has stopped living up to its name? A favourite pastry that just isn't the same anymore?

NYE in New Orleans - celebration suggestions

by kingmelaniea 6 months ago

Hi everyone - first time poster here! Going to New Orleans for the first time ever with my husband for the week after Christmas which means we’ll be there for New Year’s Eve celebrations. I’d ap...

Trip Report from New Orleans 3.0

by saffrongold 6 months ago

I should have written a follow up while the trip was young, but here goes to the best of my recollection from a visit late September. Dinner at Coquette was our best dining experience of the tr...

Group dinner in NOLA

by sammyo 7 months ago

Looking for a place that could reserve a private room for about a dozen 30 year olds celebrating a bachelor party. Near or in the Quarter would be great.