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Being a food lover, eater and writer, it was quite embarrassing to admit that I had never been to New Orleans any time it would come up in conversation. It had been on my to-do list for years. I had always yearned to check out the local food scene, the raucous energy of Bourbon Street and the awesome sounds of Jazz Fest. While talking to other food and travel writers, everyone had experienced it at least once. Yet here I was, a total NOLA virgin.

When my friend Chrissy decided she wanted to go down South for her bachelorette party, I was overjoyed. She was contemplating visiting Nashville and New Orleans and I knew either one would be an interesting choice for me. What solidified her decision to experience was “the Big Easy” was simple: there was a food and wine festival coupled with a street fair coming to town the weekend of her bachelorette. Perfect timing.

Being the designated “foodie” (I know, I know, it’s a dirty word), I was asked to come up with a dining itinerary. I didn’t want to let my fellow bachelorettes down by explaining I hadn’t been to NOLA before. Instead, I did the next best thing. I reached out to my culinary network. I have many friends in the food and beverage industry who were much more knowledgeable than I when it came to dining in this fair city and I had one local friend, born and raised, whose parents still live in town.

Within a few weeks, I had more than enough suggestions. It was then up to me to pick the best spots for four ladies looking to celebrate my friend’s last freedom filled vacation. I chose a few swanky spots, a few local spots and some inventive cocktail bars to fill our itinerary.

We kicked off our first lunch, fresh off the plane, at Chef John Besh’s restaurant Borgne. While we were looking to indulge in local Louisiana comfort food, we did still have to fit into small dresses for the wedding, after all. Borgne had a great menu with gluten-free options for me and fresh seafood options that would be pleasing to everyone’s waistline. I thoroughly enjoyed the duck jalapeno poppers with bacon, the broiled Louisiana oysters in garlic sauce and the salt and pepper calamari dressed with squid ink aioli.

Our next stop was at cocktail bar, King Fish. I was told by a local to go for the cocktails, but to stay for the food. We did as we were told. The mixologist holding down the fort was nothing short of spectacular. I was partial to the French 75 with gin, lemon, sugar and champagne but the bartender also out did himself with their version of the Pimm’s Cup.

As for the food, we decided to go family-style as the menu had several gluten-free options to cater to my food allergy. We sampled the char grilled rabbit, the steak frites and the “junky chick” rotisserie. The rabbit was out of this world and paired with braised spinach in a rich Merlot reduction accompanied with bleu cheese shoestring potatoes. The savory cheese grits and the collard greens side dishes were just icing on the cake.

While still full from the prior night’s dining experience, we put on our walking shoes to head to the New Orleans Food Fest in the French Market. We strolled past the many food stations set up in the area during the street festival. I finally settled on a big bowl of crawfish and nachos with oysters and bacon. When I was filled to the brim and leaving the market, I stumbled upon a grilled cheese truck that offered a gluten-free grilled cheese. Naturally, I had to try it. It was worth the overwhelmingly full feeling that subsequently followed.

One of our final culinary adventures took us to Commander’s Palace. While it’s arguably a tourist trap, this brunch that includes 25 cent martinis is not to be missed. Firstly, the location is outside the quarter surrounded by beautiful homes, shops and boutiques. Secondly, the service just screams “southern hospitality” which up until which point, I hadn’t experienced it.

The service was top notch and my shrimp and grits were surprisingly tasty. The bride-to-be especially enjoyed her pralines ice cream dessert that I’m sure was bigger than her. The martini special put us over the edge, as we were able to order three martinis for that 25 cent bargain basement price. After we discovered our liquid courage, we made our way over to the wig shop, Fifi Mahoney’s. We had a blast trying on different wigs and acting out a scene reminiscent of any romantic comedy montage.

We purchased our wigs and bravely put them on to head on our heads to wear to our final meal in NOLA at Café BonTon. This New Orleans institution has been open since the early 1900s and when we met and spoke with the owners, it was evident that they have been keeping the tradition alive through their cuisine. Dishes included traditional fried seafood, the oysters Alvin, and grilled rib eye steaks.

After a weekend of pure indulgence, we headed back home to New York City. While I had a full (no pun intended) few days in New Orleans, I’m very much looking forward to my eventual return.

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Best Pies in New Orleans

Although their popularity increases as fall rolls around, pies rightfully deserve their place at the table throughout the year. Lending themselves well to all kinds of fillings from stone fruits, nuts, and ice cream to citrus, squash, and chocolate, pies are here to prove that versatility is the name of their game. So, if you’re looking to expand your pie knowledge, here are 18 restaurants, bakeries, and vendors that are serving little slices of New Orleans heaven.

The Mile High Pie at the Pontchartrain Hotel (Photo: Rebecca Todd)

Jack Rose

Formerly The Caribbean Room, Jack Rose has taken over the first floor of the Pontchartrain Hotel and flooded it with lots of color, beautiful greenery, and a lively crowd enjoying spectacular food and copious amounts of champagne. While you’re there, be sure to save room for the Instagram-worthy Mile High Pie with layers of vanilla, chocolate, and peppermint ice cream topped with toasted meringue and drizzled table side with homemade warm chocolate ganache. 2031 St. Charles Ave.


This Uptown gem has been serving their famous lemon icebox pie for decades. The secret to success? Never skimp on fresh squeezed lemon juice and always add zest. It’s like a little slice of summer. 6100 Annunciation St.

High Hat Café

Freret’s beloved southern café with excellent fried fish, pimento cheeseburgers, and tamales also serves up some of the best pies in town. They’re always changing their pies based on what’s in season, like calamondin (similar to a satsuma), but they almost always have their pecan pie with Jack Daniels ice cream. 4500 Freret St.

Heavenly Sweets Bakery

Heavenly Sweets has just about any classic pie you could want – apple, pumpkin, pecan, and lemon meringue are just a few flavors. As one of the newest bakeries in town, support this local business. 5242 Elysian Fields Ave.

Adrian’s Bakery

Adrian’s Bakery is a staple of the Gentilly neighborhood. Cookies, cakes, pies, they do it all. Choose from flavors like sweet potato, pumpkin, apple, pecan, and lemon meringue. 4710 Paris Ave.

The Joint

Someone I know served The Joint’s peanut butter pie at their wedding in lieu of cake. Something magical happens when whipped cream is gently folded into a mixture of peanut butter, local creole cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Wedding cake, schmedding cake. Gimme the pie! 701 Mazant St.

Brigtsen’s Pecan Pie (Photo: Rebecca Todd)


Second only to my mother’s pecan pie, Frank Brigtsen’s version just might be the best ever. Pro tip for making pecan pie at home: toast the pecans before tossing them in with the other ingredients. 723 Dante St.

Backatown Coffee Parlour

Backatown is a great place to go when you’re in need of a pick-me-up. Sweet potato pies are their signature dish. Located in between downtown and Tremé, stop by Backatown for a pie that won’t disappoint. 301 Basin St. Suite 1

Emeril’s Restaurant

A staple on the menu and arguably one of the most Insta-worthy desserts in NOLA, Emeril’s banana cream pie with chocolate curls, caramel sauce, and whipped cream is impressive, to say the least. Beware of not wanting to share. 800 Tchoupitoulas St.

The Key Lime Pie from Pêche restaurant in New Orleans in May 2016. (Photo by Chris Granger/ Courtesy of Link Restaurant Group)


With so many wonderful things on the menu, you’ll have to remember to save room for dessert at Donald Link’s prized restaurant in the Warehouse District. The key lime pie is the winner here, with whipped cream and extra graham cracker crumbles. 800 Magazine St.

Tee-EVA’s Pralines

Heavenly concoctions made from decades-old recipes are they key to Tee-Eva’s magic. Though the Praline Queen of New Orleans has since passed away, her legacy lives on through her desserts. Next time you’re ready to order a few dozen of her famous pralines, add a sweet potato or pecan pie to your order. Place an order by calling (504) 905-3030.

GW Fins

When I think of unique pies, the Salty Malty Pie from GW Fins is always the first one that comes to mind. Salted vanilla ice cream with pretzel crust, malt powder, and caramel sauce comes together in perfect harmony to create an insanely delicious (and addictive!) dessert you’ll never forget. 808 Bienville St.

CupCake Fairies (Photo: Justen Williams)

CupCake Fairies

Known for their multi-layer cupcakes, this Bayou Road bakery has a unique approach when it comes to pie. Their pie shots are little hand pies filled with peach, lemon, or strawberry, reminiscent of grandma’s pies. They say it only takes one pie shot to hit the spot, and we certainly agree. 2511 Bayou Rd.

Levee Baking Co.

Tucked away on Ninth Street off Magazine, you’ll find Levee Baking Co., home to some of the most beautiful pastries, breads, and pies in the city. Their seasonal hand pies featuring homemade jams or savory fillings as well as slices of their chocolate buttermilk pie can be purchased in the shop. Special pies, like chocolate or honey custard, require a 24-hour pre-order. 3138 Magazine St.

The Chocolate Tart from Windowsill Pies (Photo by Jennifer Potts)

Windowsill Pies

Sold at various French Truck and Whole Foods locations, as well as Marjie’s Grill and The Drifter Hotel, this little pie production is owned and operated by two women who are working towards opening their own brick and mortar. And with items like their dark chocolate tart with earl grey caramel and Yankee Apple Cheddar hand pies, I hope they decide to open in my neighborhood! Freret Street location coming soon order online for now

Fry and Pie

Just as the name alludes, gourmet fresh-cut french fries and hand pies are always on the menu at this eatery open inside the Hi-Ho Lounge Bar in the Bywater. The pie flavors are unique and have included things like root beer, chocolate espresso with cayenne pepper, Vermont maple syrup custard, raspberry white chocolate mousse, and cherry with amaretto. They’re open six days a week, so be sure to check them out and see what new flavors they come up with! 2239 St. Claude Ave.

Buttermilk Pie from Copper Vine (Photo courtesy of Brandt Vicknair)

Copper Vine

They call it the Last Piece of the Pie, and we’d be happy if it’s the last dessert we ever ate. Copper Vine’s buttermilk pie with berry compote, fresh thyme, and Vietnamese coffee ice cream is luscious, smooth, and just as delicious as it sounds. 1001 Poydras St.

Gracious Bakery

A bakery that does it all, and pies are no exception. Choose from chocolate cream, key lime, peanut butter pretzel, and Dutch apple with custard and cinnamon crumble. Show up to your next potluck or holiday party with one of these in tow and wow all the guests. 2854 St. Charles Ave., 4930 Prytania St., 1000 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy #100

Emily Smith is a native New Orleanian and Uptowner who loves sharing her passion for food with others. When she’s not blogging about culinary adventures, she can be found checking out the newest restaurant or bar, taking long walks along Magazine Street, or hovering over a steaming hot bowl of phở at her favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Voted one of the Best New Orleans-based Instagrammers by Thrillist, Where Y'at Magazine, and Paste Magazine. Please follow her on Instagram at @fleurdelicious_nola and ask for food advice!

Step Aboard New Orleans' Streetcars

See these sights while riding the rails through New Orleans’ most historic neighborhoods.

Jump aboard a New Orleans streetcar for a fun way to be transported around New Orleans.

Imagine this: you just finished a luxurious brunch at historical Creole restaurant Commander’s Palace. Emerging from beneath its trademark green-and-white awning, you glance across the street at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, walk down the block past a collection of Greek Revival homes in the Lower Garden District, and end up on St. Charles Avenue, where you’ll board one of New Orleans’ famous streetcars.

This scene could have happened yesterday, or 120 years ago. That’s how little things have changed here.

Sitting on the mahogany seats of a St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operated streetcar line in the world, is like taking a ride in a history museum on wheels. Here are a few suggestions of what to see and do when riding this and other streetcar lines through New Orleans, as well as some tips on what to expect on your journey.

St. Charles Avenue Line

Start your trip at the Canal Street terminus. Before boarding the streetcar, take a gander at Canal itself, so named for a manmade waterway that was never built. Instead, the streetcar line and six traffic lanes were installed, making this one of the widest main streets in the nation. On your ride through Downtown, you’ll pass a number of New Orleans’ favorite dining spots such as chef John Besh’s Lüke and chef Donald Link’s Herbsaint. Step off at Girod Street and you’ll find new French/Creole restaurant Balise a block away. Other nearby Downtown/Warehouse District stops include The National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

The Garden District stretch of St. Charles is a feast for all the senses, with stops at more restaurants (including Emeril’s Delmonico and The Irish House), some of New Orleans’ most historic homes and, just five blocks away, shopping on Magazine Street.

Uptown, find unique gifts at St. James Cheese Company, go for a walk in Audubon Park, dine on traditional Southern cuisine at The Camellia Grill and walk the shopping/dining district of Oak Street and Maple Street.

Canal Street Lines

The Canal Street Line is unique among New Orleans streetcars, since it has two routes—one to City Park and the other to the aboveground tombs at Metairie and Greenwood cemeteries. Both lines start at the same spot, though, where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River.

Begin your Canal Street explorations at the riverfront, where Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, The Shops at Canal Place, the Algiers ferry and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk are all located.

This line also passes by the French Quarter, one of America’s most famous neighborhoods and the home to some of its best restaurants. From your streetcar window you’ll see venues such as the Saenger and Joy theaters.

If you’re interested in seeing the city’s largest aboveground cemeteries, take the Cemeteries spur. The City Park/Museum line ends at New Orleans City Park, a 1,300-acre green space that is the sixth largest in the U.S. There you’ll also find the city’s premier art museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Riverfront Line

The Riverfront Line, as its name suggests, follows the Mississippi River from the Warehouse District to the edge of the French Quarter. It’s the only line that goes through the Quarter, passing by Jax Brewery, Jackson Square, the French Market and the Old U.S. Mint (a state-run museum where admission is always free). On the side of Canal Street opposite the French Quarter, you’ll find The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk mall, Harrah’s Casino and the cruise ship terminals.

Loyola/UPT Line

This line follows the Canal Street route before veering towards New Orleans’ business district. The main attraction here is the new South Market District. This complex features some of the city’s most anticipated new restaurants, including Ursa Major, the women’s clothing boutique Stonefree and upscale furniture store Arhaus.

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February 14, 2021

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Show Me Your Nola

i’m not one of those people who keeps good recipes a secret. when it comes to food, i keep a strict “share the love” policy. i will admit, i’m not the most experienced cook. i enjoy cooking, but i’m not good at gathering the ingredients, keeping my refrigerator stocked & preparing. plus nola has too many good restaurants with takeout! HOWEVER, bread pudding is the one recipe that i have mastered because it takes so little ingredients & time. i can practically bake it in my sleep and it’s always delicious.

the other day i was scanning through the #kingcake feed on instagram (as one who loves king cake does) and came across a pic that blew my mind: king cake bread pudding. i mean, wow, why didn’t i think of that?! sure, i’ve used croissants before, but king cake? that’s just genius.

plans began immediately, and the plans were just that i needed to make a trip to winn dixie one day in advance to pick up a large plain king cake because the rest of the ingredients were already in my kitchen. and since we were having a small gathering for the super bowl, it was the perfect time to try it out.

i originally had my mom send me a basic bread pudding recipe when i was studying abroad in oxford, england me and my fellow lsu suitemate were hosting “louisiana night” at our dorm. she made gumbo and i was making dessert. i had never made bread pudding before, but this recipe was so simple. it was an immediate hit! i’ve made slight adjustments through the years to make it both easier on my self and more delicious.

here’s what you’ll need:
dried out large king cake (regularly I use 1-2 french bread loaves or croissants)
2 sticks of unsalted butter, melted
3 cups of milk
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (i use just enough to sprinkle them on top. you can also add whatever else you prefer here like chopped pecans or white chocolate chips)
a plastic baby, of course

cut the king cake into small slices while inside the box, then leave open all night to dry it out.
cut the slices in half to make cubes of bread and toss with melted butter inside the 9″ by 11″ pan.
let stand until bread soaks up most of the butter (at least 30 minutes).
in a separate mixing bowl, lightly blend eggs together first.
then add milk, sugar, nutmeg & cinnamon and blend into eggs.
pour over bread into pan and let stand until bread puffs (i have found the longer it stands, the better it is, but i’d say 2 hours max before putting into oven.)
add chocolate chips on top, evenly.
again, make sure the bread cubes have soaked up most of the mixture at this time i may add additional cubes of bread if needed.
bake at 300 degrees for one hour or until firm.
let stand 15 minutes.
hide the baby.
enjoy heaven & bask in 2 louisiana traditions at once.

Delicious Miss Brown

Kardea Brown is whipping up a tasty brunch with a spicy twist! Her mom Pat is coming over for her favorite meal inspired by her top bucket list destination: New Orleans. First up, Kardea makes a Cheesy Creole Breakfast Skillet with andouille sausage and shrimp covered in a creamy Creole sauce with a colorful Mardi Gras Salad on the side. Then, she fries up scrumptious New Orleans Beignets with Raspberry Syrup. To top of the perfect NOLA brunch, Kardea puts her twist on a Louisiana classic with a kick -- the Pimm's Cup!

Drive-Thru Redo

Kardea Brown invites her fast-food loving friend Katie over for homemade versions with a lighter touch! Kardea makes a Double Patty Veggie Burger with a special sauce that goes perfectly with Oven-Baked Onion Rings, a healthy spin on the side order. Plus, for dessert, there's Baked Apple Hand Pies along with a Chocolate Fro-Yo Shake.

Sister Supper

Kardea Brown gets her sisters together for a super Southern and special dinner. The scrumptious menu includes Fried Pork Chops with Homemade Table Gravy, Sauteed Yellow Squash and Zucchini, and Rainbow Rice Pilaf. For dessert, Kardea bakes up a treat that all the sisters love -- Red Velvet Sheet Cake!

Double as Nice for Half the Price

Kardea Bown's cousin Ashley is saving for a house and learning to spend less on eating out. So, Kardea is making Ashley her favorite restaurant meal, all for under $30! On the menu is a starter of Sea Island Beer Steamed Mussels and, for the main course, Kardea cooks up Penne with Sausage and Greens with a Grilled Romaine Caeser Salad on the side. For a sweet ending, it's a homemade version of Ashley's go-to restaurant dessert -- Molten Chocolate Cakes.

Mom's Birthday

Kardea Brown is celebrating her momma Pat's big day with her mom's favorite Tex-Mex meal, and Aunt TC joins her in the kitchen to help! The stars of this birthday menu are Carne Asada Chimichangas, deep-fried burritos stuffed with braised short ribs and cheese sauce. On the side, Kardea has Spicy Rice, and the birthday girl is getting an extra special cake to celebrate -- Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche.

Ladies Who Lunch

Kardea Brown plans a fancy Southern-style light lunch for her good friend and colleague Nancy Fuller. First, Kardea creates an assortment of Southern Tea Sandwiches filled with Smoked Salmon, Homemade Egg Salad and Ham. She pairs those with a Lowcountry Charcuterie Board featuring Buffalo Blue Pimiento Cheese and Candied Pecans. For dessert, she makes mini versions of Nancy's favorite, Key Lime Pie Tartlets. Of course, no lunch with Nancy would be complete without a little Gigi juice, so Kardea mixes up a Spiked Peach Tea.

Big Game, Big Flavors

Kardea Brown invites her brothers, Quan and Kedrick, and their kids over for the big game. While her brothers set up the tailgate, Kardea scores in the kitchen with a low-country twist on a Philly gameday classic, Surf and Turf Cheesesteaks. Then, she grills Bratwursts with Caramelized Onions on Pretzel Buns and whips up a Smoked Red Pepper Dip with veggies for dipping. Finally, Kardea has something extra special for dessert -- a Grilled S'mores Skillet!

Galentine's Day

It's Galentine's Day, and Kardea Brown invites her best girlfriends over to enjoy an indulgent chocolate-inspired dinner, starting with Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Salmon. Then, it's time for Super Decadent Mac and Cheese in a cream garlic sauce with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts on the side, followed by a sinfully sweet Cherry Jam Devil's Food Cake for dessert.

Gal's Night In

Kardea Brown won't let a little rain put a damper on a fun day with friends as she moves the party inside for some comfort classics -- Maple BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles with Fried Green Tomatoes and a Spicy Remoulade. For dessert, she bakes the girls Espresso Brownies with a Mocha Ganache that will keep the party warm and cozy.

There's Nothing Like Home Cooking

Kardea Brown treats her friend Trevor to some Southern home cooking after months of being on the road for work. The star of the table is Lemon and Garlic Baked Chicken, and, for the sides, there's Country Wild Rice with Sausage and Collard Greens with Tomatoes. For dessert, Kardea has something extra Southern -- Upside Down Peach Cornbread Cake!

Hutchinson House Dinner

Kardea Brown hosts a fundraising dinner to benefit the Hutchinson House -- the last and only standing house built and owned by freedmen on Edisto Island, S.C. The event kicks off with a performance by Gullah-inspired music group Ranky Tanky. The dinner is a traditional Southern fish fry featuring Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with a Baby Spinach Berry Salad and Candied Walnuts and Loaded Baked Potato Salad. For dessert, Kardea bakes an Old-Fashioned Lemon Buttermilk Pie.

Backyard Fair

Kardea Brown sets up carnival games and delicious fair food in the backyard for the kids in her life -- big and small! She makes Lowcountry Seafood Nachos served in baskets, Mini Corn Dog Muffins, Funnel Cake Bites topped with Strawberry Sauce and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas on a Stick.

A Garden Grows

Kardea Brown invites Aunt TC over to help plant a container garden in the backyard while Kardea cooks up a fresh veggie and herb-inspired meal. First up, Veggie Soul Rolls are stuffed with collard greens, carrots, cabbage and rice. Then, Kardea grills Lamb Chops with a Mint Pesto and prepares a Fresh Tomato and Feta Salad. To finish off a beautiful day, nothing sounds better than keeping the oven off, so Kardea makes a no-bake Carolina Mud Pie.

5. Spicy Bean and Pasta Soup

Ah, the spice kit. Making NOLS meals deliciously flavorful since 1965. For those of you who haven’t been a NOLS expedition, your cook group is armed with a small zippered black bag that contains a great variety of little tubes containing different spices. If you know how to use these small but mighty cooking companions, your backcountry meals will never fail to impress. The spice kit is critical to this soup’s success—use it wisely.

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbs. dried red/green bell peppers
  • 1 Tbs. dried onion
  • 2 broth packets
  • 2 Tbs. margarine
  • 2 cups bean flakes or refried beans
  • 2 cups pasta
  • 1 cup grated cheese (pepper jack is best)
  • Hot sauce or salsa
  • Seasoning of your choice to taste

Cook, drain pasta, and set aside. Separately bring water, dried veggies, broth packets, and margarine to a boil. Add beans and stir. Turn heat down and simmer. Cook beans until tender. Mixture should be brothy, so add more water if necessary. When beans are nearly done, add pasta. Add grated cheese to individual portions. Serve with hot tortillas or bagels for added heartiness.

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