New Orleanians love to laugh, eat, drink, dance, and sing…all to excess. We don’t tread lightly and we expect only the best. Discover the flavor of New Orleans in the city renowned for its cuisine.

For dinner, we’re serving up red beans and rice, jambalaya, fried alligator, and boudin, and muffalettas, and for dessert, don't miss our famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce, pralines for your sweet tooth, or complete your meal with café au lait and beignets!

The Crescent City’s melting pot of world cultures is reflected in the combination of tastes and delights of the palate that you can only dream about in other places. Once you have sunk your teeth into a New Orleans original po-boy, the heroes, hoagies, grinders, and submarines of other cities become nothing more than plain old sandwiches. And you’ll never get over your first experience with a hot, steaming bowl of Cajun seafood gumbo with spicy andouille. Don’t forget the “mudbugs,” any which way your stomach desires: fried crawfish, crawfish etouffee, crawfish beignets, crawfish po-boys, Crawfish Cardinal…or peel-n-eat ‘em at a good ole N’awlins-style crawfish boil!


Acme Oyster House

Since 1910, whenever New Orleanians want the best raw & fried oysters, they head straight to this French Quarter favorite. Everybody loves their down-home gumbo, red beans & rice and fried platters.

724 Iberville Street, (504) 522-5973
3000 Veterans Parkway, (504) 309-4056

Pier 424 Bourbon Seafood Market

At Pier 424 Bourbon Seafood Market in the French Quarter, select from all of the freshest fare-oysters, lobsters, boiled seafood and fresh fish served at our restaurant in traditional New Orleans dishes.

424 Bourbon Street
(504) 309-1574

Royal House Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter with an atmosphere and menu that speaks to the classic New Orleans traditions of delicious seafood dishes and open-air dining. From fresh-shucked to charbroiled and Rockefeller to Royale, this is your destination for everything oyster.

441 Royal Street
(504) 528-2601

Harbor Seafood and Oyster Bar

This neighborhood hot spot is just the place to satisfy your appetite for N'Awlins seafood, from a large variety of fresh fish to Po-Boys, Seafood Baskets, and Boiled Seafood. Go where the locals go!
Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 am to 10:30 pm.
Major credit cards accepted.

3203 Williams Blvd, Kenner
(504) 443-6454

Redfish Grill

Casual New Orleans-Style fine dining seafood restaurant. Menu highlights include Alligator Sausage and Seafood Gumbo, BBQ Oysters, and Hickory Grilled Redfish as well as raw oysters from a raw bar.

115 Bourbon St.
(504) 598-1200

Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

Bar 33’s custom-built arched bar is an inviting spot for guests to sip classic, hand-crafted cocktails, the finest wines or ice cold beer. If the mood strikes, guests can order a USDA prime steak from our steakhouse menu or enjoy lighter fare from our bar menu, including our Jumbo Lump Crabcake and “33” Burger.

Our large glass windows overlook Bourbon Street and multiple televisions provide an inviting atmosphere for watching your favorite sport. With daily happy hour and food specials and a seasonal cocktail menu, Bar 33 is perfect for a short visit or comfortable stay.

215 Bourbon Street
(504) 335-3932



Chef-Owner Susan Spicer’s flagship restaurant, and one of New Orleans' finest. Charming Creole Cottage with courtyard dining. Nationally acclaimed eclectic cuisine.

430 Dauphine Street
(504) 525-4455

Brennan's Restaurant

Brennan’s Restaurant is a New Orleans Creole tradition since 1946. It is known for its lavish breakfast and for the creation of Bananas Foster.  It is also credited for creating the Bloody Bull cocktail. Brennan’s Favorites: Turtle Sup, Eggs Benedict, BBQ Lobster, Braised Pork Grillades. “Brennan’s the legendary restaurant in New Orleans French Quarter has been reborn.” - Elle Décor Magazine

417 Royal Street
(504) 525-9711


Located on a quiet neighborhood corner, the contemporary Creole food attracts a loyal following of Uptown locals. Extensive and well-priced wine list. Specials include rabbit sausage en croute, smoked soft-shell crab, tuna au poivre, and fried oysters with brie.

6100 Annunciation St.
(504) 895-1111


Galatoire's is the French Creole spirit of New Orleans. Revel in such indulgences as Brabant Potatoes, Trout Almandine, Crabmeat Maison and Shrimp Remoulade, delicately prepared and served according to family traditions.

209 Bourbon Street
(504) 525-2021 


Deliciously prepared food and fine wine served with attention to detail in a relaxed atmosphere by Chef Donald Link. Herbsaint offers high-quality new Creole cuisine and a progressive wine list, all served in a room that feels like a friend's dinner party.

701 St. Charles Ave.
(504) 524-4114 

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

Come pass a good time and have a great meal with the expert touch of Chef Paul Prudhomme's creativity and Magic Seasoning Blends. The exciting menu changes daily according to the freshest ingredients available. Home of the original blackened redfish.

416 Chartres St.
(504) 596-2530 

La Petite Grocery

This refurbished building now houses a bistro but was formerly a grocery back in the 1890's. The dining room features pressed tin walls, late Victorian sconces and high ceilings. The cuisine is contemporary French New Orleans and highly praised by food writers and locals alike. Justin Devillier won the 2016 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South.

4238 Magazine St.
(504) 891-3377 

Lil Dizzy’s Café

Experience Creole/Soul food at its finest! From the famous gumbo and fried chicken to the greatest selection of Creole omelets and succulent bread pudding, the Baquet Family has been serving New Orleanians for over 70 years. Both locations are open 7am to 2pm Monday through Saturday, and serve Sunday Brunch 10am to 2pm. The Poydras Street location is open for dinner 5pm to 10 pm nightly, and features rooms to host all types of private functions.

1500 Esplanade Avenue
(504) 569-8997


For a true taste of Cajun culture, come to the restaurant that made it famous and where Cajun heritage is celebrated! Live Cajun music and dancing nightly, and a great Cajun menu featuring: Catfish Mulate's, a grilled catfish fillet topped with crawfish etouffee, and giant Cajun Seafood Platter.

201 Julia Street
(504) 522-1492 

Ralph's on the Park

Housed in a beautifully renovated historic building across from scenic City Park, Ralph’s features award-winning, globally-inspired local cuisine. Open for dinner 7 nights, and Wednesday through Friday for lunch, and Sunday for brunch.

900 City Park Ave.
(504) 488-1000 

The Praline Connection

The Praline Connection began as a home delivery service targeting career women who were too busy to prepare home cooked meals for their families. Cecil and Curtis opened their first location on Frenchman Street in 1990 and the rest has been culinary history. The Praline Connection serves “down-home” Cajun-Creole style soul food at affordable prices and features three generations of “Pure-D-Goodness”.

The New Orleans Pralines are handmade daily in the old fashioned, spoon dripped method, using only the finest ingredients. Their most recent addition to the family is The Praline Connection Candy Shop, Gift Store, and Foodcourt at the New Orleans International Airport.

301 Decatur Street
(504) 943-3934

Upperline Café

Southern Living/Travel South Magazine: "If you can eat at only one fine restaurant in New Orleans, make it the Upperline. Local art, eclectic Creole menu, award winning wine list, whimsical ambiance, and delicious food.” Located in Uptown New Orleans. Take the Streetcar. Reservations needed.

1413 Upperline Street
(504) 891-9822


Antoine's is the country's oldest family-run restaurant Established in 1840.

It all started here. Antoine’s restaurant has a 176 year-old legacy and is still owned and operated by fifth generation relatives of the original founder, Antoine Alciatore. The world-renowned French-Creole cuisine, impeccable service and unique atmosphere have combined to create an unmatched dining experience in New Orleans since 1840.

Antoine’s 14 dining rooms each have a unique history and charm, hosting private parties and events for up to 700 guests.

713 Saint Louis Street
(504) 581-4422

Arnaud’s Restaurant

Often said the most beautiful dining room in New Orleans, Arnaud's offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.
Remaining true to its traditions and courtesies, Arnaud's has served exceptional Creole cuisine for nearly 100 years. Our award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes.

Serving dinner nightly and Brunch with Live Dixieland Jazz on Sundays.

Arnaud's Main Dining Room is one of four dining options in the Arnaud's Family.
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro, Arnaud's Main Dining Room, Remoulade, and the Arnaud's French 75 Bar.

813 Bienville Street
(504) 523-5433

Bon Ton Café

Enjoy authentic Louisiana Country cooking at New Orleans' oldest Cajun restaurant. Located in the historical 1840's Natchez building in the Central Business District, 4 blocks from the world famous French Quarter. Enjoy traditional Cajun specialties such as: crawfish etouffee, crawfish bisque, shrimp and oyster jambalaya, lump crab meat entrees, and Red Fish Bon Ton.

401 Magazine Street
(504) 524-3386

Café Pontalba

There is no better way to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans than from Cafe Pontalba. Located in Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter, Cafe Pontalba is the ideal spot to enjoy New Orleans' distinct culture and delicious Creole cuisine!

546 Rue St. Peter Street
(504) 522-1180 

Commander's Palace

A culinary jewel in the heart of New Orleans's Garden District, Commander's Palace is among the finest dining experiences in the world. Commander's gardens are well shaded and thick with lush greenery. A courtyard fountain completes the picturesque setting for an unparalleled dining adventure.

1403 Washington Avenue
(504) 899-8221 

Copeland's of New Orleans

The ultimate New Orleans experience! Cajun-American cuisine, such as Pasta Cajunara with julienned ham tasso and mushrooms in Alfredo sauce, or calamari scampi over angel hair pasta. Start with the original onion mum. Lunch specials daily.

1001 S. Clearview Pkwy., (504) 620-7800
1319 West Esplanade Ave., (504) 617-9146
2333 Manhattan Blvd., (504) 364-1575 

Domilise's Po-Boy Restaurant

The best po-boys in town, a must while in New Orleans! An uptown family tradition dating back to the 1930's. Known for their roast beef, shrimp, oyster and hot smoked sausage po-boys.

5240 Annunciation St.
(504) 899-9126

Gumbo Shop

Beautifully restored 1794 building with a mural dining room and garden patio, serving traditional and contemporary Creole cuisine, including two gumbos, etouffee, blackened and grilled fish or chicken. Fresh fish and pasta dishes change daily.

630 Saint Peter Street
(504) 525-1486 

Jacques-Imo's Café

"Real New Orleans" describes both the food and the Creole/Cajun Cuisine & atmosphere of this unique fun eatery in the historic Oak St. district. Soulful Courtyard dining. Located just two blocks from the streetcar line next to Maple Leaf music club, this is a true local experience.

8324 Oak Street
(504) 861-0886

Kingfish Restaurant

Kingfish is an upscale casual restaurant and cocktail bar in New Orleans' French Quarter that tips its hat to the Huey P. Long Era. The menu embodies new Louisiana cuisine.

337 Chartres St.
(504) 598-5005

Le Bayou Restaurant

Located in the French Quarter Le Bayou offers New Orleans Creole cuisine in a casual dining setting—a retreat for observing the excitement of Bourbon Street while enjoying true New Orleans seafood and cooking. Take a break to partake in our fresh oyster menu or indulge in sophisticated Southern Louisiana seafood restaurant classics: BBQ shrimp, blackened redfish, crawfish etouffee and more.

208 Bourbon Street
(504) 525-4755

Mr. B's

Contemporary Creole cuisine located in the heart of the French Quarter, with all the hospitality characteristic of New Orleans & the Brennan family. Famous for its hickory- grilled meats and fish, pasta jambalaya, Gumbo Ya-Ya and barbecued shrimp.

201 Royal Street
(504) 523-2078 

Napoleon House Bar & Café

This internationally known cafe occupies the first floor of Girod House, a 200-plus-year-old National Historic Landmark. In keeping with its character, the menu features local sandwiches, soups, salad, and gumbo; the music is classical.

500 Chartres St.
(504) 524-9752 

Restaurant August

This stunning restaurant occupies a historic four-story Creole building in the CBD dating back to the 1800s. Chef John Besh's inspirations for August's innovative menu are the classical techniques he learned through the Culinary Institute of America paired with the Creole influences that come naturally to one "born on the bayou." Besh has been honored for his style by Food & Wine magazine and he has consistently been recognized by national media as one of New Orleans’ best restaurateurs.

301 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504) 299-9777 


Located in the heart of the French Quarter on Decatur, Tujague's is the city's second oldest, currently running restaurant. If you want a quintessential New Orleans experience filled with history and traditional dishes such as Shrimp Remoulade, Creole Turtle Soup and Speckled Trout Amandine, Tujague's is your place.

823 Decatur Street
(504) 525-8676

Café Sbisa

Café Sbisa, established in 1899 and the third oldest fine-dining establishment in the French Quarter, is proud to re-open under the direction of a new team to once again offer the highest quality French-Creole cuisine in a welcoming, historical setting that both locals and tourists will appreciate. Spearheading the new Café Sbisa are Mr. Craig Napoli, who successfully ran the notable restaurant from 1992 - 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and Chef Alfred Singleton, who met Craig when he started working for him at the former Café Sbisa as a prep cook.

Now, the unique venue will once again open its doors to serve classic local fare like Turtle Soup, Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes and BBQ Shrimp using the freshest, locally-sourced seafood and produce. While many restaurants tout “fresh and local”, Sbisa means it, as the Napoli family owns their own seafood dock and distribution business in Hopedale, Louisiana.

The Sbisa team has been diligently working to renovate the notorious building directly across the street from the French Market while ensuring its old-world charm is maintained, including a hand-carved mahogany bar dating back to 1903. Patrons will still be able to view famous artist and one-time Sbisa regular George Dureau’s painting above the bar; the mural of French Quarterites including Sbisa employees, regulars and Dureau himself has shined for decades and will continue to be an artistic centerpiece.

We look forward to meeting you during dinner or Sunday Brunch and are confident you'll walk away feeling pleasantly satisfied, having just had one of your most memorable dining experiences inside our four walls.

1011 Decatur Street
(504) 522-5565

Crescent City Brewhouse

The Crescent City Brewhouse is located in a legendary French Quarter building on the historical property at 527 Decatur Street. The property was included in the earliest known city plan signed in 1722 -- records indicate a two-story, 14 room house was built on this site in the mid-1700s.

The great fire of 1794 devastated much of the French Quarter and burned this house to the ground. After being rebuilt, it was the home of many New Orleans families of distinction until 1916, when it was used for fur processing.

In 1991, the Crescent City Brewhouse opened on the site, bringing New Orleans and Louisiana its first brewpub. This represented a revival of the brewing industry that once flourished in the immediate area, and the first brewery to open in more than 72 years. Stop by our historic French quarter brewery today to sample our fine selection of craft beer & local cuisine!

527 Decatur Street
(504) 522-0571


Le Foret

Voted “Best New Restaurant and Chef” in 2010 by New Orleans Magazine, from the beginning Le Foret charmed diners with its delicious cuisine featuring strong French technique and seasonal flavors, superb service and elegant surrounds in an historic 1840s building. Its culinary talent, creativity, and dedication to detail have raised the culinary bar in New Orleans. And, as you depart, you’re given a house-baked Madeleine cookie in the French tradition to savor later!

129 Camp St.
(504) 553-6738


Chef Alon Shaya’s namesake restaurant marries his Israeli upbringing with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition.  Alon approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana, underscoring Alon’s close relationships with local farmers. In keeping with the ethos of Alon’s other establishments, Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.

Similar to Alon’s other New Orleans restaurants, Domenica and PIZZA domenica, the wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees. To create the menu, Alon looked to his past -many recipes are those that he cooked alongside his grandmother- and his recent travels back to Israel. Many of the dishes on the diverse menu are meant to be shared and enjoyed throughout many courses.

4213 Magazine Street
(504) 891-4213


This mid-city landmark has been treasured by locals since 1947 for its recipes of down- home Louisiana, Cajun, Italian and traditional seafood dishes. Featuring culinary delights prepared with the freshest ingredients available, served in generous portions at affordable prices. Coldest beer in the city, served in oversized frosted glasses.

3636 Bienville St.
(504) 482-9120

Frank's Restaurant

Delicious Italian dinner. Muffaletta as big as the plate, and thick, loaded with delicious meats and olive salad and voted best Muffaletta. Raviolis with real ricotta cheese and meatballs like nobody else's business! Service is the best!

933 Decatur Street
(504) 525-1602


Founded in 1905 by Jean Galatoire, this infamous address distinguished itself on Bourbon St. from its humble beginning. From the small village of Pardies, France, Jean Galatoire brought recipes and traditions inspired by the familial dining style of his homeland to create the menu and ambiance of the internationally-renowned restaurant. In its fifth generation, it is the Galatoire family and descendants who have carried the tradition of New Orleans’ fine dining restaurants and influenced its evolution.

The restaurant’s culinary customs and reservation statutes have been preserved with little change throughout the decades.

Consistency has been the greatest asset that Galatoire’s has displayed for more than a century. In April 2013, Galatoire’s added a steakhouse to its family of restaurants with the opening of Galatoire's "33" Bar & Steak next door to the original Galatoire’s on Bourbon St.

Louisiana businessman John Georges is the majority owner of Galatoire’s and Galatoire’s "33" Bar & Steak. The two restaurants are also owned and partly operated by several descendants of the Galatoire family.

209 Bourbon Street
(504) 525-2021


Bayou Burger

This is your go-to for getting your friends together to watch your favorite team while noshing on the perfect game day, all-American fare. Post up at any table downstairs for a nearly 360-degree view of HD TVs or relax upstairs on the balcony overlooking all of the Bourbon street action. Day, night or late, Bayou Burger is great to help you kick those cravings for authentic New Orleans burgers, brews and all things sports any day of the week.

503 Bourbon Street
(504) 529-4256

Camellia Grill and The Grill

Since 1946, New Orleans most famous lunch counter serving enormous hamburgers, and sandwiches, the favorite house chili, fluffy omelettes, Southern sweet pecan waffles and assorted pies. The best late night place to eat in town.

626 S. Carrollton Avenue, (504) 309-2679
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800

Dat Dog

Dat Dog is New Orleans’ favorite hot dog joint. Put a smile on your face. Founded in a shack in 2011,  Dat Dog quickly became a New Orleans favorite.  It’s known for its unique dogs with abundant toppings, along with some of your favorites: chicken, burgers, and fries.

5030 Freret Street
3336 Magazine Street
601 Frenchmen Street
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd Metairie, La. In the Lakeside Shopping Center

P.J.'s Coffee & Tea

Consistently named New Orleans ' best coffee house by Gambit and New Orleans Magazine, P.J.'s roasts all its own coffees on Bayou St. John. Many locations throughout the city, including:

300 Bourbon St. (504) 553-2247
7624 Maple St. (504) 861-5335

la Madeleine French Bakery & Café

THE CASUAL FRENCH EXPÉRIENCE – Find Your France In the middle of a busy life, la Madeleine is a little piece of France you can call your own. Guests are encouraged to choose the la Madeleine experience that suits them. Sit and sip quietly by the fireplace or choose the patio and take place in what we consider one of the highest forms of French culture: the art of conversation.

New Orleans Location: 601 S. Carrollton Ave. (504) 861-8662
Metairie Location: 3300 Severn Ave. / Ste 201 (504) 456-1624
Harahan Location: 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy (504) 818-2450

Cafe Beignet

Where food and art meet. Enjoy courtyard dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, in the midst of the world's finest art galleries and antique shops. Selection of International coffee drinks and cordials and an exclusive Robert Mondavi wine bar.

334B Royal Street, (504) 524-5530
311 Bourbon Street, (504) 525-2611
600 Decatur Street (in Jackson Brewery Building) 

The Chartres House

This is where locals and travelers alike feel at home while enjoying a local dish and delicious cocktail in the courtyard, at the bar or on the balcony. Chartres House strives to embody both the history of yesterday and a home-like atmosphere with traditional New Orleans dishes, classic cocktails, and a friendly staff.

601 Chartres Street

Magazine Pizza

Magazine Pizza is known for its Gourmet Pizzas and gluten-free pizzas. There pizzas include Spinach and Artichoke, Macho-Man, Margherita…They have delicious hot sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Something for everybody’s taste buds.

1068 Magazine Street
(504) 568-0211

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

When the New Orleans CBD and Warehouse District finishes work, Lucy's is the place to enjoy wild drink specials, awesome margaritas, ice cold beer, hot music and sights. Don't miss the burgers and Cali-Mex favorites like burritos and fish tacos. A great happenin' spot, where block parties are held regularly throughout the year!

701 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 523-8995


Windsor Court Hotel

American cuisine with a local flavor. Enjoy the “Grill Room” for fine dining, while “Le Salon” offers afternoon tea and chamber music. “Polo Lounge” has light fare, drinks, and live jazz.

300 Gravier Street, New Orleans
(504) 596-4792


Remedy Room 

The Remedy Room is an innovative wellness clinic focusing on optimal nutrition and preventative health through IV hydration, wellness therapy, and personalized medicine. We offer a range of IV treatments and services in a calm, spa-like atmosphere. IV therapy services include remedies for chronic fatigue, jet lag, cold and flu, stomach bugs, migraines, anxiety, athletic performance, beauty enhancement, immunity, hangovers, and other ailments. No matter what you come in for, you’ll receive excellent, personalized care and be back on your feet in under an hour.

1224 St. Charles Avenue, 1-C, New Orleans 70130
(504) 301-1670

Certified Health Coach

Working with a coach is a highly effective way to achieve authentic transformation, as coaches provide accountability, acceptance, insight, feedback, and more. Offering physical, emotional, and spiritual coaching for individuals and groups, both in person and remote. Cleanses, detoxification, nutrition, lifestyle, essential oils, iTOVi body scans, and emotional baggage clearing. Inspire and delight your group with custom classes to create DIY signature nontoxic scents and skincare or specialized aromatherapy targeting restorative needs. Call Claire today to thrive tomorrow.

Call Claire: (504) 481-3166

Planet Beach

Planet Beach takes pride in offering a variety of automated services and quality products that work together to achieve your beauty, wellness, and fitness goals. We offer: HOTWORX Infrared Sauna workout classes (Pilates, yoga, warrior, iso, roll), Hydrodermafusion Liquid vitamin steam baths, Full Body Redlight Therapy, Biolight Facials, Organic Spray Tans - Booth AND Air-brush, Hydrotherapy Massage, Teeth Whitening, Sunlighten Sauna Sessions, Body Wraps, Weight Management, Organic Skincare, Nutrition, and Health Supplements, and Aromatherapy. $10 off any service!

701 Dante Street, New Orleans 70118
(504) 865-8266


Balanced in Body, empowered from within. Our signature approach to teaching gives barre3 clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn—without pain in areas of the body prone to injury. With our team of expert doctors, physical therapists, and anatomy specialists, we developed our signature 3-step sequence to produce a strong and balanced body.

Old Metairie: 600 Metairie Road, Metairie
(504) 301-2017
Uptown: 5235 Magazine Street, New Orleans
(504) 301-3082
CBD: 611 O’Keefe Ave, Suite C-3, New Orleans
(504) 371-5297

Raw Republic & The Space

Raw Republic and its sister enterprise, the Space, provide a not-to-be-missed oasis of wellness, healing, and self-care. Raw Republic, the south’s foremost, celebrity-acclaimed vegan juice and raw bar, lovingly uses only the freshest, purest, and highest quality 100% organic ingredients in its consciously created fare. Serenity reigns upstairs at The Space, with cafe seating and carefully curated retail. Wellness services with accomplished practitioners include acupuncture, massage, energy healing, reiki, skin rituals, meditation, health coaching, workshops, aromatherapy, and more.

4528 Magazine St., New Orleans, 70115
(504) 324-8234


ANDOUILLE (ahn-doo-ye) -- Plump and spicy country sausage, used in Red Beans & Rice and other Creole recipes.

BEIGNET (bane-yea) -- Sweet, square doughnuts that are heavily sprinkled with powdered sugar.

BOUDIN (boo-dan) -- Hot, spicy sausage that has pork, onions, rice, and herbs mixed together.

BREAD PUDDING -- There are many versions, but at its best it's light, fluffy and smothered in whiskey sauce.

CAFE AU LAIT (caf-ay oh-lay) -- A half and half mixture of hot coffee and hot milk.

CAFE BRULOT (caf-ay brooloh) -- An after dinner coffee with spices, orange peel, and liqueurs.

CAJUN (cay-jun) -- Nickname for Acadians, the French-speaking people who migrated to Louisiana from Nova Scotia.

CHICORY (chick-ory) -- An herb that is dried, ground, roasted and used to flavor New Orleans coffee.

COURTBOULLION (coo-boo-yon) -- A spicy stew made with fish, tomatoes, onions, and vegetables.

CRAWFISH -- Locally known as Mudbugs. Served in many different New Orleans dishes. Only the tail of the crawfish is eaten.

CREOLE (cree-ole) -- People of mixed French and Spanish blood who are born in South Louisiana. Now, can also describe a type of cuisine and a style of architecture.

DIRTY RICE -- Pan-fried leftover cooked rice sautéed with green peppers, onion, celery and giblets.

DRESSED -- Sandwiches (see Po-boy) made with lettuce and tomatoes.

ETOUFEE (ay-too-fay) -- A tangy tomato-based sauce. Etoufee is used in many New Orleans dishes.

FILE (fee-lay) -- Ground sassafras leaves used to season gumbo.

GRILLADES (gree-yads) -- Squares of broiled beef or veal.

GRITS -- Coarsely ground hominy grain. Looks like mashed potatoes, but tastes like corn.

GUMBO -- A thick, mostly okra-based soup that is poured over cooked rice. There are many different types of gumbo, including, Chicken Gumbo, Shrimp Gumbo, and Crawfish Gumbo.

JAMBAYLAYA (jum-bo-lie-yah) -- Tomatoes, cooked rice, ham, andouille, chicken, celery, onions, and seasonings. Similar to paella.

MIRLITON -- A "Vegetable Pear." The insides are cooked like squash, mixed with ham, shrimp, and spices, and stuffed into the vegetable.

MUFFULETTA -- A huge, round sandwich consisting of ham, salami, and other meats, cheese, pickles, and olive salad.

PRALINE (praw-leen) -- A New Orleans candy. Flat and sweet, it is made of sugar, water, and pecans.

PO-BOY -- A large sandwich served on French bread. Po-Boys can be stuffed with fried oysters, fried shrimp, roast beef and gravy, softshell crabs, turkey, or hot sausage. (See Dressed)

RED BEANS & RICE -- Red Kidney beans mixed with rice, seasonings, spices and (andouille) sausage. Traditionally, Red Beans and Rice was served on Mondays, because Monday was wash day, and the Red Beans could simmer and cook all day without attention.