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Indulge in the Best of New Orleans Cuisine During COOLinary Restaurant Month

Indulge in the Best of New Orleans Cuisine During COOLinary Restaurant Month


There’s no better town in America for culinary adventure than New Orleans. With hundreds of fine dining and regional-cuisine restaurants, it’s tempting to do nothing but eat and drink yourself into a double-wide seat requirement for your flight home. No wonder Saveur magazine picked New Orleans as “The best food city in the nation,” last year.

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NOLA is especially mouth-watering during the hottest days of summer when the COOLinary New Orleans dining event is on. Now in its 10th year, the August 1-31 foodie magnet is at the center of the city’s culinary community celebration and highlights the best of the city’s world-class restaurants with two- to three-course prix fixe menus. More than 50 N'awlins restaurants, including some of the city’s most prestigious venues will offer authentic dishes representing the local food culture.

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The long list of COOlinary dining spots includes such New Orleans classics as Antoine's, Court of Two Sisters, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Galatoire's Restaurant and K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen. Seafood selections are guaranteed at Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar, GW Fins and Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar. Carnivores may prefer to check out Besh Steak, Charlie's Steak House, Galatoire's "33" Bar & Steak, The Grill Room and Rib Room.

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Dozens of other hot spots offer a chance to explore menus in the most delicious neighborhoods all over town, from the French Quarter to the Garden District. There will also be a slew of events going on during the month such as Dirty Linen Night, Red Dress Run and Southern Decadence (or as it is lovingly called “Gay Mardi Gras”).


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Muriel’s Jackson Square

All throughout the month of August, COOLinary New Orleans offers locals and tourists alike the chance to dine out and indulge for less, with menu specials at more than 50 participating restaurants around town. With so many great deals and amazing lunch and dinner options, it can be hard to choose where to start. This week’s pick is Muriel’s, located on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


All month long, Muriel’s offers COOLinary lunch & dinner menu specials, like a Beef Tenderloin Salad. Image courtesy muriels.com.

For COOLinary 2014, Muriel’s is offering a prix fixe lunch menu for $17.50 and a $35.00 dinner menu special daily. The special lunch deal includes an appetizer, soup or house salad and your choice of delicious entrée, including shrimp and andouille stuffed mirliton, blackened Mississippi catfish with roasted new potatoes, wood-grilled pork loin with red beans and rice, chicken and andouille etouffée or beef tenderloin salad with shiitake mushrooms and blackberries.

COOLinary dinner specials at Muriel’s include a Louisiana seafood bayoubaisse, pecan-crusted baby drum with crabmeat relish, pan roasted half chicken with cornbread stuffing, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp or flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

While Muriel’s offers an affordable favorite each year at French Quarter Fest in the form of their Crawfish or Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, their COOLinary menu offers diners a chance to savor a wider array of their offerings at an attractive price. Reservations are highly recommended call (504) 568-1885 or visit Muriels.com to book online.

Don’t forget to check out the full list of participating COOLinary restaurants, and be sure to try out all of the affordable dining opportunities around town throughout August!

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.


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