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Preview the 2017 New Orleans Food & Wine Experience

Year after year, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) never fails to impress with a comprehensive celebration that would make Bacchus proud. This go around, NOWFE is really kicking it up in 2017. “We are excited to bring something new and unique to NOWFE for the 25th anniversary," said NOWFE Executive Director Jamie Hall. The ever-popular Royal Street Stroll and the Grand Tasting events will return, while joining the impressive lineup includes hand-making pasta seminar and a proper English high tea.


Food & When?

New Orleans is a tradition steeped city that does not like too much change. So, the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) are reverting to a previous plan. Today, the fest announced a change in dates back to their original Memorial Day setting.

Are You Experienced?

NOWFE Strolls Into Town Today

The tale goes like this: 23 or 24 years ago, a handful of friends, all working in the hospitality industry, got together and decided to combat the boredom of the sizzling summer months in New Orleans. From that meeting, the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience was born. 

Today in New Orleans: 5.25.13

Tonight, go Greek on Bayou St. John, close out Birdfoot Fest’s 2013 season at Dixon Hall, and hustle into Sunday morning with rare grooves from DJ Soul Sister. Forty years ago today, Dr. John performed his hit “Right Place, Wrong Time” on NBC’s The Midnight Special. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in New Orleans 5.24.13

Tonight, Rebirth turns 30, and Greek Fest celebrates its 40th birthday on Bayou St. John. There are more silly plays, culinary activities, chamber music, and more happening all over the city. On this day in 1999, Britney Spears’ debut album Baby One More Time was certified four times platinum. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in New Orleans: 5.25.12

Today, Festin' goes Greek, KD Lang and the Siss Boom Bang play the Mahailia Jackson Theatre and chamber music sidles up to the Piazza. On this day in New Orleans history, banjo player "Creole" George Guenson (1907) and R&B singer Donnie Elbert (1934) were born, and R&B singer Roy Brown died (1981). Now, here's more about these pre-Memorial Day offerings:

Today in New Orleans: 5.23.12

Today, Wednesday in the Square hosts Trombone Shorty, the fourth season of Air Sex Championships romps into Republic and the New Orelans Food and Wine Experience opens another bottle. On this day in Louisiana history, a posse ambushed Bonnie and Clyde near Gibsland (1934). Here's a roundup you'll appreciate a little more:

Today in New Orleans: 5.22.12

Today, the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience kicks off, New Orleanians get a sneak peek of a documentary about violence in our city and one of the city's best sax men plays on Bourbon. On this day in New Orleans history, Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law hit  #1 on the Billboard pop charts (1961), and five members of N.W.A. were arrested after a 50-person riot broke out at the Sheraton Hotel when the L.A. rappers were denied entry (1992). Now back to today:

Today's Events: 5.28.11

May 28, when London sees the first swimming pool (1742), when the U.S. stock market dropped $20.8 billion in one day (1962), when Walker Percy (1916), Gladys Knight (1944), Patch Adams (1945), and Kylie Minogue (1968) were born, and when Gary Coleman died (2010). Here’s to taking a dip:

Today's Events: 5.24.11

May 24, the birth of Bob Dylan (1941), “Mary Had A Little Lamb” (1830) and Julius Caesar (15). It 's the day when Gen. Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey during the Mexican War (1846), the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and the day Duke Ellington passed (1974). How to beat the most famous Roman ruler, folk singer, and Jazz musician of all time? Tres Simple:

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