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.
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
Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy
The Bombay Club
Boulevard American Bistro
Café Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar
Charlie's Steak House
The Country Club New Orleans
The Court of Two Sisters
Crescent City Brewhouse
Del Fuego Taqueria
Desire Oyster Bar
Dick & Jenny's
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
The Grill Room
Hard Rock Café
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
Olde Nola Cookery
The Pelican Club
Pier 424 Seafood Market
Press Street Station
Royal House Oyster Bar
Sala Restaurant + Bar
Salon Restaurant by Sucré
Silk Road Restaurant
Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Harvey
Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Kenner
Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Metairie
Zea Rotisserie Café
“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.
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.
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.