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Pour Job: NOLA Chefs Star in Coca-Cola Ad Campaign


Be it jambalaya and Sazeracs or po-boys and Abita, the union of food and beverage is the holiest of matrimonies in the Crescent City. A new campaign “Serve with a Coca-Cola” enlisted several top New Orleans chefs to do just that — with Aarón Sánchez of Johnny Sánchez and Byron Bradley of Sylvain offering meals to pair with the soda in a series of new ads. 


Camellia Cometh (Again)


A Quarter classic reopened on Boxing Day (12.26). To be exact, an uptown classic reopened their French Quarter outpost. Camellia Grill (540 Chartres Street) is once serving the succor to soak up some of that revelry.


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Burger Brawl's Final Four



Over the last month's Battle of the Beef, we've seen the glass slipper fit on more than one occasion. But now it's time to see if some of the burger world's Cinderellas can turn back the hands of midnight. The Final 4 of the NOLA Burger Brawl is upon us.

 


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Port Of Call, Bud's Lead Rd. 1 Victors Into Elite 8



The tournament to decide New Orleans' best burger started with 16 establishments. But it is the cruel reality of beef-to-beef competition that at the end of the voting, someone has to go home. The results for Round 1 have been tallied, revealling a couple Cinderellas. Will the slipper fit? You have the power to decide their fate, burger fans.


NOLA Burger Brawl Update


For the last week, Pattymonium has seized upon the New Orleans food world, as the NOLA Burger Brawl has raged on in the name of crowning the city's best beef. But the first round only has two days left. By early next week, the 16 joints will be whittled down to the Elite 8. Voting in the first round closes Sunday, Sept. 17, at midnight. You might not be happy with the draw, but your favorite burger spot might be vanquished. So hold the pickles and vote now. Check out the current scoreboard by clicking through:


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Cast Your Vote



Our culinary traditions may be built on crusteaceans, but over the past year, a cry has rung out across New Orleans: Where's the Beef? So, now, with all of the NOLA burger craze's slated purveyors open for business, it's time to determine which patty rules them all. Welcome to the NOLA Burger Brawl.

 


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Top 10 Places to Eat in 2010/Top 11 Places to Eat in 2011



2010 was a year when casual dining reasserted itself in NOLA- from street food, to Pho, to star chefs gone dress-down, we loved to eat without airs this year. 2011 will bring us a bit more of the same, conversely some bar food gone fancy, lots of ethnic cuisine, and a few other surprises. The (again, unordered) list y’all...


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