Upcoming Events


7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 5 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 5 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 5 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

New Orleans Swing…

Oct 5 - 5, 2015
Dancers and vintage enthusiasts from all over the world are preparing to visit… more

Preservation Hall…

Oct 5 - 5, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Oct 5 - 26, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

The Foundation…

Oct 5 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Irish House…

Oct 05, 2015
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Oct 05, 2015 - Jul 31, 2017
Join us every Monday for a free dinner show featuring Aurora Nealand & The… more

The Photography of…

Oct 05, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

A Conversation with…

Oct 6 - 6, 2015
Join us for a conversation with Lynda Benglis, artist, Katie Pfohl, Curator of… more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 6 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 6 - Nov 12, 2015
The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund is proud to introduce its newest program,… more

Baby Arts Play! at…

Oct 6 - 6, 2015
Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery… more

Clyde & Iggy

Oct 6 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 06, 2015 - Sep 27, 2016
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 06, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

The Historic New…

Oct 06, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

New Orleans Honored as One of the Tastiest Towns in the South in the May Issue of Southern Living

Media Contact:
Jennifer Zawadzinski

Kristen McElhone

New Orleans Honored as One of the Tastiest Towns in the South in the May Issue of Southern Living

The City Is Recognized for Its Masterful Oysters and Innovators

Birmingham, Ala. - To celebrate the best of today's Southern cuisine, Southern Living announces the "10 Tastiest Towns in the South," as determined by popular vote. Each town is featured in the May issue, on newsstands April 19th. For the full story, go to

Southern Living editors identified the most compelling food destinations across the region and allowed consumers to vote for their favorites once per day from January 10th to February 28th.

While Durham, NC took home the top award, New Orleans, LA impressed editors and voters alike. New Orleans was recognized as "a masterful, provocative gumbo of oysters and innovators," according to the magazine.

In the issue, Southern Living editors share the culinary vibe of each destination, identify its star tastemakers, and cite where to go for the best bites and the best nightcap.

Chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt are cited as the city's star tastemakers. The magazine also singles out Coquette, Borgne and Root and recommends The Que Guapo at Maurepas Foods.

"The South's culinary scene has become richer and more diverse than ever," said Southern Living Travel and Features Editor Jennifer Cole. "Whether you're a native or a tourist, there's an endless variety of dishes, restaurants and local flavors to discover across our region."

The Southern Living 10 "Tastiest Towns in the South" are:

Asheville, NC: Intrepid casual fare from a tight-knit, indie-chef community

Atlanta, GA: Tradition infused with global punch thanks to heritage-minded chefs

Austin, TX: Where smoke and swagger meet urban ethnic style with a twang
Charleston, SC:
Hyper-attention to local sourcing and indigenous heirloom ingredients

Durham, NC:  Artisans devoted to coffee beans, brews, and the craft of humble foods

Greenville, SC: Internationally inspired food with a locally owned, Main Street sensibility

Louisville, KY:  Refined fare without pretense, in a town where bourbon is king

Memphis, TN: A bountiful crossroads of 'cue, crops and rising culinary stars

Miami, FL: A culinary Mrs. Robinson (mature, refined, sexier than ever) with a Southern accent

New Orleans, LA: A masterful, provocative gumbo of oysters and innovators

Southern Living editors identified the top 10 "Tastiest Towns in the South" based on the following criteria:

  • Food as a cultural identity: The unique food or ethnicity that defines a particular Southern region
  • Growth of a culinary-minded community: The influence that the culinary industry has on the local community and tourism
  • Diverse cuisine at a variety of price points: Accessibility to hearty, flavorful meals at any budget
  • Local, sustainable food practices: The focus on sourcing products from local purveyors to geographically define where each meal comes from
  • Hot chefs on the rise: The influence of the area's culinary talent in the media and pop culture
  • Abundance of buzz-worthy food events: The number of festivals in the area that celebrate all things food and drink
Southern Living celebrates the best of the Southern lifestyle, focusing on food, home, travel, garden, and style.  The brand connects consumers with the region's rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms.  Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States. Time Inc. is a Time Warner company.

# # #