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Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2015
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David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 25, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

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Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Lakefront Arena…

Nov 25 - 25, 2015
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Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
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Nov 25, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Historic New…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Maison Presents -…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

The Photography of…

Nov 25, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 25, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Clyde & Iggy

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

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Nov 26 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 26 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

NOLA Goes Pink chefs present final check to Susan G. Komen

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NOLA Goes Pink chefs present final check to Susan G. Komen

New Orleans, La. - This Friday at 1:00 p.m., NOLA Goes Pink chefs and restaurateurs will present a final check for their efforts to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research to Susan G. Komen New Orleans during their annual Salute to Survivors luncheon. Join us this Friday as the chefs and restaurateurs reveal the final tally, which exceeded their goal, on behalf of the culinary community of New Orleans!

NOLA Goes Pink was the first city-wide, month-long, chef-driven event to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Chefs from thirty-six (36) restaurants across the metropolitan area donned pink chefs coats and created healthy menus for the entire month of October (2011) with ten (10) percent of the proceeds of each sale being allocated to Susan G. Komen New Orleans. Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Vinny Russo appeared on the Today Show in October of 2011 with Hoda Kotb to promote the citywide event and show the world that the New Orleans' culinary community cares!

The luncheon's keynote speaker is NBC's Hoda Kotb and the master of ceremonies is WWL-TV's Karen Swensen. Information on the Salute to Survivors luncheon can be found at this link: On Friday, NOLA Goes Pink and Susan G. Komen New Orleans will announce their plans for the second annual event to be held in October of 2012.

WHO: NOLA Goes Pink Chefs and Susan G. Komen New Orleans

WHAT: NOLA Goes Pink Chefs Present FINAL Check to Susan G. Komen New Orleans

WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 27th at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Komen's Salute to Survivors Lunch at City Park's Pavilion of the Two Sisters (

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2011 Participating Restaurants: 35
5 Fifty 5 (Chef Mark Quitney)
Andrea's (Chef Andrea Apuzzo)
Arnaud's (Chef Tommy DiGiovanni)
Bayona (Chef Susan Spicer)
The Bombay Club (Chef Ricky Cheramie)
Bourbon House (Chef Darin Nesbit)
Café Giovanni (Chef Duke LoCicero)
Chophouse (Jerry Greenbaum)
The Davenport Lounge (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport)
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (Chef Alfred Singleton)
Herbsaint (Chef Rebecca Wilcomb)
High Hat Café (Chefs Adolfo Garcia and Jeremy Wolgamott)
La Cote Brasserie (Chef Chuck Subra)
La Thai (Chef Diana Chauvin)
Le Meritage (Chef Michael Farrell)
M bistro (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport)
MiLA (Chef Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing)
Mondo (Chef Susan Spicer)
Muriel's Jackson Square (Chef Gus Martin)
Palace Café (Chef Ben Thibodeaux)
The Pelican Club (Chef Richard Hughes)
Ralph's on the Park (Chef Chip Flanagan)
Red Fish Grill (Chef Michael Gottlieb)
Reginelli's Pizzeria (ALL 7 locations; Chef Darryl Reginelli)
Ste. Marie (Chef Mike Pedranti)
Sylvain (Chef Alex Harrell)
Taceaux Loceaux (Chefs Maribeth Del Castillo and Alex Del Castillo)
Vega Tapas Café (Chef Glen Hogh)
Veranda (Chef Klaus Happel)

2011 Committee:
Char Thian, Founder, NOLA Goes Pink
Cheryl Landrieu, First Lady, City of New Orleans
Lisa Plunkett, Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans
Mark Romig, Chief Executive Officer, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)
Susan Spicer, Celebrity Chef and Owner of Bayona and Mondo
Vinny Russo, Executive Chef, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans