The nationally accredited marketing organization New Orleans & Company is welcoming back their COOLinary New Orleans campaign for the summer. This initiative is aimed at getting residents to appreciate various dining and cultural options, while experiencing their hometown and supporting local businesses. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's edition of COOLinary New Orleans, in addition to regular dine-in options, will also include delivery and takeout service, as well as counter-service restaurants.
The campaign seeks to connect locals with dining opportunities at more affordable prices by including set lunch menus for $20 or less and dinner and brunch menus for under $39. This year's edition will start August 1 and will run until September 13, and it will feature a variety of menus created by the city's award-winning chefs. Just a few of the many participating restaurants include Copper Vine, Broussard's, Domenica, Josephine Estelle, Tony Mandina's, Galatoire's, and GW Fins.
The release of the COOLinary New Orleans newest edition follows the devastation that COVID-19 has left behind in the restaurant industry. Stephen Perry, the CEO of New Orleans & Company, emphasized the marketing organization's commitment to directing the efforts of this year's campaign towards helping restaurants to recover from the impact. New Orleans & Company encourages all participants to wear appropriate face coverings, wash their hands often, and practicing social distancing when visiting the restaurants or interacting with their staff.