NOCVB To Kick Off 2017 ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown,’ ‘COOLinary’ New Orleans Restaurant Month

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) invites Louisiana residents to rediscover New Orleans by taking advantage of the city’s cultural attractions and dining options through Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month, the NOCVB’s annual summer campaigns. The two campaigns encourage locals to experience their hometown through the eyes of visitors while supporting the businesses that have made New Orleans one of the most culturally authentic destinations in the world.

         Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown (Aug. 1 – Sept. 30) provides more than 135 deals and discounted rates at hotels, attractions, tours, dining options and more here. Louisiana residents are encouraged to book a New Orleans staycation, make reservations at a new culinary hotspot or at a tried-and-true favorite, learn about the city’s history or landscape through a tour, and more.

         Followers of New Orleans tourism’s Instagram account @VisitNewOrleans are encouraged to tag #BeATouristNOLA on images showcasing their summer staycations and outings around the city for a chance to win one of four robust staycation packages.

         Find official rules here


         The 13th annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month (Aug. 1-31) returns this summer, offering special two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner and brunch menus for $39 or less at more than 85 premiere restaurants across the city. The campaign showcases inventive menus created by our award-winning chefs highlighting the authentic cuisine of New Orleans.

         This year’s COOLinary New Orleans restaurants include:

The American Sector Restaurant + Bar

Andrea's Restaurant & Catering

Antoine's Restaurant

Arnaud's Restaurant


Bayona Restaurant

Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy

The Bombay Club


Boulevard American Bistro

Bourbon House

Brigtsen's Restaurant


Café Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar

Cafe Degas

Carrollton Market

Charlie's Steak House

Commander's Palace

The Country Club New Orleans

The Court of Two Sisters

Crescent City Brewhouse

Dante's Kitchen

Del Fuego Taqueria

Desire Oyster Bar

Dick & Jenny's

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse



Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak

Galatoire's Restaurant

Gautreau's Restaurant

Gordon Biersch

The Grill Room

GW Fins

Hard Rock Café

Johnny Sánchez

Josephine Estelle

Katie's Restaurant & Bar

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

LNMO at Le Méridien New Orleans


Lula Restaurant Distillery

M bistro at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans


The Melting Pot

Morton's The Steakhouse

Mr. B's Bistro

Muriel's Jackson Square

The New Feelings Marigny Cafe, Bar & Courtyard Lounge

Oceana Grill

Olde Nola Cookery

Palace Café

Pascal's Manale

Patois Restaurant

The Pelican Club

Petit Lion

Pier 424 Seafood Market

Press Street Station

Public Service

Restaurant R'evolution

Royal House Oyster Bar

Rue 127

Sala Restaurant + Bar

Salon Restaurant by Sucré


Semolina Restaurant

Silk Road Restaurant



Tommy's Cuisine

Trinity Restaurant

Tsunami Sushi

Tujague's Restaurant

Upperline Restaurant


Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Harvey

Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Kenner

Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Metairie

Zea Rotisserie Café


         Review menus here


         “Each year, our Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary campaigns give locals the opportunity to rediscover our vibrant neighborhoods, evolving food and art scene, and admired traditions,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans CVB. “These elements of our city make New Orleans one of the world’s most visited destinations for travelers across the world. The summer months are a great time to reacquaint yourself with New Orleans’ authentic spirit and culture, especially as we gear up for the city’s tricentennial next year. With this cultural mecca in your backyard, we invite you to join your family and friends in experiencing all the restaurants and cultural attractions our city has to offer. We urge you to try a romantic staycation in one of our fabulous hotels…. vacation right at home. And there is no better time to visit the French Quarter and our incredible restaurants there as the first phase of construction work is being completed!”

         Also on this summer’s calendar is New Orleans Museum Month (August 1 – 31), where being a member at one museum grants you complimentary access into all participating museums.

         Details and a map of local museums can be found here


         Restaurant Week New Orleans (September 11 – 17) continues to keep all of the city’s restaurants top-of-mind within the local food-loving community for one special week by offering special two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner and brunch menus for $39 or less at more than 90 restaurants in the city.

         Review menus here

         In addition to giving locals an opportunity to sample some of the city’s most celebrated dining and cultural, options at discounted rates, the summer campaigns also drive business to New Orleans area restaurants during a historically slow period.

         For more information


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