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Veg Out

NoDef's Unofficial Vegan & Vegetarian Guide to New Orleans

After a month of meat-free Fridays, many of the Lenten faithful may be getting tired of the weekly fish frys around town. All of us here NoDef have known for a long time that vegetarians and vegans are pretty sexy, so why not take a few pointers from the herbivores around town and add some greens to your plate? 
NoDef is making it easy for you, outlining the best restaurants, diners, cafés, and hidden gems in New Orleans for each meal of the day. Check out the list below, and be sure to check back in as we continue to update the green scene in town. 

Bitter Sweet

Negroni Week Begins

In New Orleans, we really don’t need any excuses to drink, but that doesn’t stop us from finding new reasons all the same. For example, for the next five days, we will be celebrating Negroni Week. As part of a national charity campaign sponsored by Campari and Imbibe Magazine, bars across the United States will be serving this classic Italian aperitivo cocktail and donating $1 or more to charity. Here in the Crescent City, the United States Bartenders’ Guild and Tales of the Cocktail have partnered to support the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit providing medical assistance to local musicians.

Taste of Roam?

Roundup of New NOLA Themed Restos Abroad

Ever since Al Copeland started branching out, Louisiana cookin’ has intrigued the rest of America (and for good reason!) In the past few months, the trend exploded into some sort of cultural draft. Argentina got a “Cocina Cajun;” LA got yakamein; NYC’s West Village got Gentilly; the Bay Area got The Bywater; and in downtown Manhattan, the unfortunately named “Ninth Ward” closed.

Three Uptown Restaurant Stickup Suspects Behind Bars

On Wednesday (1.20) evening, police announced several arrests in connection with a string of Uptown restaurant stickups that shook the city in August of 2015. Three suspects are now behind bars and one suspect is at-large.

Roam Sweet Roam

Restaurants Open on Christmas

If you burn the bird this Christmas, there are much better options than Chinese Turkey at Bo’ Ling Chop Suey Palace. Several restaurants in the New Orleans area are open up on the big holiday and will be offering up all the traditional meals without all the dishes to was. 

Holiday Out

NOLA Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Dinner

Is your DIY kitchen rennovation still a work in progress? For those who don't want to fire up the burners this holiday, there are plenty of options. Several restuarants in Orleans Parish are serving up Thanksgiving dinners for al budgets. NoDef offers our annaul list.

NOPD Snag Person of Interest in Uptown Restaurant Robberies

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported a significant step in the effort to catch the crooks behind a string of Uptown restaurant robberies. A little after 11p.m., Dwayne "Butter" Winns, a personof interest in the case, turned himself in to detectives according to the Department.

Person of Interest Named In Uptown Restaurant Robberies

It looks like detectives finally caught a hot lead in the string of recent restaurant robberies shaking Uptown New Orleans. The joint NOPD/FBI Task Force investigating the stickups named 21-year-old Dwayne “Butter” Winns as a “person of interest” in the case.

Eat Up and Chill Out With COOLinary Month

It’s hot outside. Damn hot. However, an annual celebration of Louisiana restaurants offers the chance to chill out all August long with COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month. In exchange for staying in New Orleans during the dog days, locals get enjoy 2-3 course lunch menus for $30 or less and 3 course dinner menus for $40 or less at over 80 award winning restaurants.

Open Season: Ursa Major, Avo, Compére Lapin Set Set For Launch

Memorial Day kicked off restaurant opening season in New Orleans. Three big names are opening there doors this week. Ursa Major, Avo, and Compére Lapin are all welcoming the public this week.

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