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August is COOLinary Restaurant Month

Calling All Food Lovers!

August is COOLinary Month - Antoine's Restaurant
COOLinary lunch at Antoine’s Restaurant, French Quarter NOLA


Don’t miss out on the last two weeks of COOLinary!

We all have to eat, right? Do you love to settle in and flat out ‘chow down” eat or possibly a graze a little here a little there? Perhaps an adventurous eater who loves to try new dishes or maybe a stick with your tried and true favorites kind of person? It doesn’t matter, COOlinary Restaurant month is the answer for everyone! August is the time and NOLA is the place to be!

Chicken Bon Femme at Tujague's is finger licking good!
Tujague’s Chicken Bon Femme

New Orleans has long been known as a food destination. With so many world renowned dishes originating in the Big Easy is it little wonder? One thing is for sure you want to get the most for your money. Enjoying all this beautiful food could put a strain on the old pocketbook, so here’s a hint: Take advantage of the August COOLinary Restaurant Month Specials!

G.W. Fins seafood is awesome
G.W. Fins is an excellent choice

This annual New Orleans culinary tradition features specially priced prix fixe menus. Prix Fixe literally means fixed price. It is a French term that refers to a type of menu featuring a pre-selected list of dishes at a set price.  Everything from internationally inspired cuisine to classic New Orleans fare, historical, iconic restaurants to up-and-coming new kids on the block and even James Beard Award-winning kitchens participate in COOLinary each year. A prix fixe menu may include an appetizer, soup, salad, entrée, and dessert all for a per person set price .  It could also be, at the least, three basic courses, a more limited selection such as an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Antoine’s is one NOLA restaurant known for their weekly lunch prix fixe menu. Treat yourself to 2-course lunches for $20 or less, and 3-course dinners and brunches for $39 or less are available as part of COOLinary Restaurant Month’s 15th anniversary celebrations.

During the month of August, experience the delights whipped up by New Orleans chefs. Something on the following list is sure to catch your fancy, and you don’t have to stop with one!

  • Andrea’s
  • Antoine’s Restaurant
  • Annunciation
  • Arnaud’s
  • Atchafalaya
  • Avo
  • Bar Frances
  • Bayona
  • Bourbon House
  • Brasa Churrasqueria
  • Brigtsen’s
  • Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar
  • Cafe Degas
  • Carmo
  • Carrollton Market
  • Cavan
  • Charlie’s Steakhouse
  • Criollo
  • Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse
  • Gabrielle
  • Gautreau’s
  • GW Fins
  • Hippie Kitchen
  • K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Katie’s
  • Longway Tavern
  • Maypop
  • Meauxbar
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Mr. B’s Bistro
  • Muriel’s
  • Palace Cafe
  • Pascal’s Manale
  • Patois
  • Picnic Provisions & Whiskey
  • Ralph’s on the Park
  • Red Fish Grill
  • Rib Room
  • Seaworthy
  • Silk Road
  • Sylvain
  • Tableau
  • Tujague’s
  • ..and more!
Antoine's where Oyster's Rockefeller was born
Antoine’s Oyster’s Rockefeller

Visit any of these COOLinary participating restaurants from August 1-31 and enjoy August specials. Courses and pricing differ by restaurant. For a full list of participating eateries and a peek at their menus with pricing you can visit the official website. Maps are also provided so you can plot your route. Check out the link below. Enjoy!

See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot


COOLinary Restaurant Month