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NOLA’S PERFECT DATE FOR FOODIES

Planning a date can be tricky ­–especially if it’s the first. You want to impress your special someone, without looking too eager (/desperate). Here are a few ideas that might help you out.

LUNCH

Sobou

While this place might seem a bit pricey at first, you’ll be happy to know that they serve 25c martinis for lunch during the week. Now, that’s a good deal. Sadly, they have a 3 per person limit.

 

Coquette

Every Friday, this divine upscale creole restaurant offers a 3-course lunch menu for $23. This is honestly one of the city’s most delicious spots, so don’t miss out.

 

HAPPY HOUR

Cure
Mon-Thurs: 5-7pm
Fri-Sun: 3-7pm

 Since cocktails here are to die for, their $6 happy hour is a pretty good deal.  We particularly like the St Rose Sour, but to be honest anything on their menu is incredible. #TrustTheBartender

 

Domenica

From 3-6pm enjoy half off wine, cocktails, beer AND half-off their wonderful (!!) artisan, oven-cooked pizzas. We especially recommend the Gorgonzola, speck, honey and apple pizza.

 

Three Muses

Every Wednesday-Friday, enjoy some delicious $4 tapas while listening to some lovely music.

 

DINNER

Bacchanal’s

Step into a wine shop, grab a bottle, choose your cheeses and take a seat at the outdoor terrace, under the fairy lights by the stage. Listen to jazz and fall in love.

 

The Joint

If you’d like to break the ice, order some deliciously messy ribs and dig in! If she digs it, then you know she’s a keeper.

 

Sylvain

This one won’t be cheap, so make sure he/she is worth it. Order the surprisingly romantic “Champagne and fries” ($50/$90), which comes with either a glass or a bottle of Laurent-Perrier. #OppositesAttract

 

Dinner Lab

While these guys are all over the US, they’re headquartered in NOLA. For a $125 annual membership, this exclusive members-only supper club allows you to partake in incredible dining experiences concocted by up-and-coming chefs. Take a seat at a communal table in a warehouse type setting. Best part: the after-dinner scorecard!

 

Peche Seafood Grill

Order their big $45 seafood platter to share –with a bottle of wine (or bubbly). The platter includes oysters, shrimps and delicious seafood salads, which would make any foodie happy.

 

TUESDAY DINNER & DRINKS

For some local cuisine in a groovy setting, take your date to Jacques Imo’s. Make sure to order their watermelon mojito! After dinner, head straight to the Maple Leaf Bar to watch the Rebirth Brass Band. If that won’t get you laid, we don’t know what will.

 

DAYTIME

Country Club
Monday – Friday : $10
Saturday & Sunday : $15 
After 5pm Daily : $8

Whether you decide to go for lunch, dinner or drinks, bring your swimsuit with you and enjoy the pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

 

PICNIC

Pick your preferred cheeses at the St. James Cheese Company and a bottle of wine from Martin Wine Cellar – and relax at the Fly, which is the riverside portion of Audubon Park.



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