New Orleans & Company has kicked off their COOLinary New Orleans campaign for August and September (August 1 - September 13), with over 70 participating local restaurants offering various dining and cultural options to help you experience hometown dining, while supporting local businesses.
The campaign aims to allow people a chance to dine at many local restaurants by offering special menus, including two-course lunch deals for just $20 and three-course brunch and dinner options for only $39. Some places are even offering takeout and delivery this year. Here are five of the many restaurants you can choose from and some of their COOLinary highlights.
This Creole restaurant provides delicious options, including a rosemary and balsamic-glazed pork tenderloin served with bacon potato salad, kale, and almond slaw. Do you need any other reason to go? Sadly, the three-course meal is not offered Sunday through Wednesday. 819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866, Broussards.com
Coterie Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Coterie is a contemporary Cajun and Creole restaurant serving classic New Orleans dishes, and sometimes with a twist. The Cajun eggrolls, for instance, put a Cajun spin on a traditional dish. These tasty eggrolls are fried crispy and stuffed with Louisiana crawfish, smoked andouille, corn, and cheddar jack cheese, served with an avocado ranch dipping sauce. 135 Decatur St., (504) 529-8600, Coterienola.com
Carmo gives New Orleans a fresh side of seafood but also caters to vegans and vegetarians with their diverse options. The COOLinary menu allows you to try the Rico: grilled plantains topped with panela, passionfruit pulled pork, salsa fresca, and organic mixed greens. You can also make this dish vegan, with vegan meat and cheese, if you prefer. It's a menu item to please everyone and a unique and flavorful dish. 527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132, Cafecarmo.com
This hot spot is where Caribbean meets New Orleans charm to create new and initiative dishes honoring both cultures. The COOLinary brunch menu offers Soft-Shell Crab Benedict and Duck n' Eggs. Not sure which one to pick? Try then both. 898 Baronne St., (504) 302-1302, Nolacaye.com
Monkey Board (at The Troubadour Hotel)
Monkey Board, offering American-style dishes, not only has great eats but also an amazing skyline view of New Orleans. Their Wagyu beef sliderswithsmoked gouda, B+B pickles, tomato, and onion jam sounds unbeatable. Top floor of The Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., (504) 518-5600, Thetroubadour.com
Don't know which of these delicious places to try first? Well, to confuse you even more, head to neworleans.com/coolinary to scroll through the 71 participating restaurants.