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"Mysterious…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 31, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

16th Annual NNUAL…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
VOODOOFEST is our FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Oct 31, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Anne Rice's Vampire…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Join us for the 26th Annual Vampire Ball featuring Anne Rice  Lestat… more

Bucktober Fridays

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Every Friday in October, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant delivers live music and… more

Crawloween at …

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween… more

Fishbone +…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way… more

Friends of the…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Friends of the Cabildo, support organization for the Louisiana State Museum,… more

Fright Night at the…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Joinj us for Fright Night at the Carver. $500.00 Costume Contest Starring… more

Ghostly Galavant:…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Join us for the  Eat, Drink,  and Be Scary Costume Party  set… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

JPAS Presents Waiting…

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
JPAS presents the hit musical comedy all about working in the service industry,… more

K.L. Bone featured at…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Combining her creative writing experience and advanced graduate education in… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Oteiloween! with lots of special guests more

New Orleans Halloween…

Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
If you thought that the only time of the year for great entertainment in New… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Space Jam" on Friday, October… more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

The End is Near: The…

Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
The House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival launches its final… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more
Guidebook

Tastiest City in the South!

Vote NEW ORLEANS to be Southern Living's Tastiest City in the South!

Hands down, one of the best qualities about New Orleans is the food, with options like bananas foster, shrimp po'boys, king cake, red beans and rice and seafood, chicken, sausage and okra gumbo. The delicious dishes on the menus of the Crescent City's 1,000 restaurants, the many festivals we hold praising our food and the world-famous chefs that call our city home are a few reasons Southern Living magazine staff selected New Orleans to be in the Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South! Now it's up to you to vote us number one! Click here to vote for New Orleans.

The decision to choose the Top 10 was based on the following criteria:

Food as a cultural identity: The unique food or ethnicity that defines a 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 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 areas 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.

To all fans of New Orleans, we need your help! Log on to www.southernliving.com/tasty and vote for your favorite city to be deemed as the Tastiest. One vote per day is counted toward the final tally, and the winner will be announced in Southern Living's April 2012 issue, on newsstands March 23.

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