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Bourbon House Wins Gold at The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

At the 22nd Annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Bourbon House took top honors with one of Pastry Chef Sara Toth's signature dishes, the Chocolate Crunch Cake. With layers of chocolate crust, salted caramel, dark chocolate mousse, pecan brittle crunch, topped with a dark chocolate glaze there's no question this dessert satisfies a sweet tooth.  Good news for all those who couldn't attend this year's event, our gold medal dish is on the menu. 

Audubon Cottages, Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Le Marais, Hotel Mazarin, and Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Honored as a Highly Rated Hotels as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site.

Come on in and try some of Bubba Gump's Groovy Summer Shindig specials, including Disco Tea, Psychedelic Punch, and Bubba's Far Out Dip with Shrimp!  Available for a limited time at our French Quarter location.

Contact:504-522-5800 or visit 

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport named one of "The South's Best Meeting Site Boardrooms" 

The Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, a hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection has proudly announced its selection by the editors and readers of ConventionSouth Magazine, a national multi-media resource for planning events that are held within the south, as one of the BEST BOARDROOMS in the South.

Four Points FQ Logo Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter invites you to the Opera.
2014-2015 French Quarter opera performances
Featuring Bon Operatit! and New Orleans Opera Association
*All performances are on Wednesdays and start at 7pm
Contact - 504-524-7611 or


Free Kinder Garden for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregiver at Longue Vue. LOnguw Vue Kinder Garden Logo
Visit our website to see dates and learn more! 
Contact: 504-293-4720


Market to begin in October 2014

The French Market Corporation Board of Directors has approved a cooperative endeavor between FMC and Market Umbrella to create a year-round weekly farmers market featuring local growers and products, data analysis of community needs, census of market visitors, mentorship of current daily Farmers Market operators, as well as a new food incubator program to train local culinary entrepreneurs.

Click here for more information.

BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel Celebrates 10 Years as Best Western

2014 is an exciting year for the Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel, celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel, a 108 room hotel in the downtown New Orleans area, celebrates 10 years in business.  The hotel has been a Best Western since its inception in 2004.  It was the vision of 3 local businessmen, who transformed a dilapidated old building into a beautiful hotel.  This vision became a reality in April of 2004.  The main focus of this hotel is to provide the best product, at a reasonable price, with outstanding guest service.

Hotel guests get to experience all there is to offer in the heart of New Orleans.  The St. Christopher is only steps away from the French Quarter.  Enjoy the excitement of the Quarter or take the streetcar to the Garden District or the cemeteries.   The beautifully appointed guest rooms have original brick walls, giving it old New Orleans charm.  This hotel is a place that guests call their home away from home. 

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit 

Deanie's Seafood is first in region to go Wild Louisiana

Deanie's Seafood Restaurants and Seafood Market is the first restaurant and seafood market in the Greater New Orleans region to adopt the "Louisiana Wild" Seafood Certification program. The program guarantees our customers the seafood they are enjoying is natural Gulf Coast seafood caught by Louisiana-licensed fishermen and landed and processed in Louisiana. 

As a New Orleans favorite seafood restaurant, Deanie's Seafood is proud to serve wild Louisiana seafood that is world known for its exceptional quality and taste.

Contact - 504-581-1316 or visit

Ribbon Cutting Date Set for New Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Date: September 29, 2014

We are very excited to announce the ribbon cutting date for the new home of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the Museum of the American Cocktail! Learn more about their move and what to expect in the new space here.
Premium Parking unveils iPhone app to change the future of the commercial parking experience

Pelican Coast Clothing Company is expanding its business next week by opening its first store on Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA, marking the company's development from an online retailer and wholesaler to various retail outlets.

Located at 5509 Magazine Street, in Uptown New Orleans, Pelican Coast offers high-quality, timeless men's and children's apparel and accessories, many of which are handmade in New Orleans. The company employs a team of well-trained, friendly professionals who are passionate about the coastal lifestyle and who pride themselves on providing the highest level of customer service to shoppers.

Dryades Street Divas Review:  A Cabaret Ashe Dryades Review
June 27 & 28, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
June 29, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
July 3 and 5, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
July 6, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA

Take a walk down memory lane as Ed Bishop directs Dryades Street Divas Review: A Cabaret.  American Theatre Project of New Orleans returns to Ashé for a musical visit down Dryades Street. The cabaret style show takes a look at the post-war New Orleans jazz circuit from the touring celebrities' points of view. In New Orleans on any given weekend, The Roosevelt Hotel's Blue Room, the Dew Drop Inn, Mason's Las Vegas Strip and several other clubs in Uptown and Downtown New Orleans would be filled with "Chitlin Circuit" stars from music centers like Harlem, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. In this musical war for attention, divas Eartha Kitt, Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Jackie "Moms" Mabley and Etta James would meet up in an uptown club in New Orleans with Anita O'Day in the waning days of the Chitlin' Circuit, before the advent of the "Motown Sound."

Musical direction by Zack Landry. Starring Adella Gautier, Hope Leigh, Brittney M. James, Jyna Tilton, and featuring Kirk Bush, Riga Ruby and Brittani Johnson. Call (504) 957-9283 or (504) 569-9070. 

Restaurateur Phil de Gruy's Award-Winning Burger Restaurant, Phil's Grill, Now Open
Known by many as Louisiana's ‘Top Bun', Phil de Gruy, recently expanded his burgeoning burger empire, Phil's Grill, when he opened his third outpost at 748 Camp Street in New Orleans' Central Business District (CBD). Contact - 504.309.7702 or  

Treasure Travel LogoTreasure Travel offering Specials on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas - Thanksgiving Cruise or December Bahamas Cruise! $100 on-board credit + coupon book worth $400!

Contact - 888-484-2165 or email to book. 



Meet the Author - Nigel Hamilton presents "The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 - 1942"
Monday, June 23, 2014WWIILogo
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 

5:00 pm Reception | 6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A | 7:15 pm Book Signing
Join The National WWII Museum for a Meet the Author event featuring a close, in-the-room look at how President Roosevelt took masterful command and control of the Second World War, from wresting key decisions away from Churchill and his own generals, to launching the first successful trial landing in North Africa, and beginning to turn the tide away from the Axis.

Based on years of archival research and interviews with FDR's last surviving aides and family members, The Mantle of Command offers an in-depth account of FDR's consummate - and underappreciated - command of the Allied war effort...and it comes at a perfect time. June 6, 2014 marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the defining battle of World War II, which Hamilton argues, FDR, as US Commander in Chief, ordered to take place-overruling Winston Churchill (who was dead set against the landings), and appointing a US Supreme Commander to head the operation, Dwight Eisenhower.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated. Please call 504-528-1944 for more information.
Fleur de lis Vacations LLC
Come sail away with me to Alaska on June 27, 2014 for 7 Nights. Contact 504-245-2411.
Southern Rep to Produce BROOMSTICK by John Biguenet
BROOMSTICK is a one-woman play about an old crone who recounts her life's story in a remote cabin deep in the Appalachian Mountains.
October 2014 - Contact 504-522-6545

Dinner with a Curator - Walt Burgoyne presents "For We Are Called: The British Royal Family in WWII"WWIILogo
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

World War II changed the role of the British royal family, bonding them to the wartime struggles and successes of ordinary people. This new relationship would redefine the role of the British monarchy. Join Education Programs Coordinator Walt Burgoyne's exploration of a family which embodied their nation's WWII resolve - and which still commands the world's attention.

Dinner with a Curator is a seasonal series where Museum staff and guests discuss a featured topic related to World War II while enjoying a delicious three-course dinner. All dinners catered by the Museum's American Sector restaurant. Space is limited. Reservations are required. To see a schedule of topics or make a reservation, visit or call 504-528-1944 x 213.

Wednesday, August 6 at 8pm
Tickets on sale Friday April 4 at 10am
For more information, please visit and

Garden to Glass: Celebrate Local Foods in Our Victory GardenWWIILogo
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Victory Garden at The National WWII Museum 

Join The National WWII Museum, the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans, the American Sector and NOLA Locavores as we celebrate the season of eating locally. Education staff will highlight the history of victory gardens and the civic-mindedness of gardening during wartime and how that spirit can be replicated today. Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to have your own container victory garden. American Sector Executive Chef Jeff Mattia will do a cooking demonstration highlighting ingredients from the Museum's Victory Garden and local partners Covey Rise Farms, Two Runs Farm and Chappapeela Farms. Enjoy a cocktail prepared with local ingredients, including local rum distilled from Louisiana sugarcane from Rougaroux Rum, Bayou Rum and Old New Orleans Rum, while learning about gardening past and present. This event requires pre-registration. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

To learn more about or signup for the Eat Local Challenge, visit

Gipsy Kings 25th Anniversary TourGypsy Kings 2014

Saturday, August 16 at 8pm

It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world's imagination with their self-titled debut album - a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.  In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, the Gipsy Kings will play the Saenger Theatre on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

The Mahalia Jackson Theater presents Ron White Saturday, September 6th at 8:00pm

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White will perform at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday, September 6. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 13.

Ron White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America.