It’s COOLinary Time Again, New Orleans!

It’s the moment locals and visitors alike wait for each year in The Big Easy, COOLinary New Orleans. During summertime, many fabulous restaurants throughout the NOLA area offer outstanding deals on their most delicious menu items.

Guests can enjoy incredible Cajun and Creole cuisine and more, with lunches for $25 or less and brunches and dinners for $45 or less. Plus, you can opt to dine in at some of the most iconic NOLA establishments or pick up your meal to-go. For 2021, COOLinary takes place July 14th through September 5th, so get your taste buds and your appetite ready for a food journey like no other.

Here’s a taste of some of the fabulous restaurants participating in the event; which one will you choose? (Hint: You don’t have to pick just one.)

Luke Restaurant
Indulge in mouthwatering Creole cuisine in a vibrant and lively atmosphere at this local brasserie. Also, make sure to enjoy a specialty-crafted cocktail or a glass of wine from the thoughtfully curated wine list.
Luke is offering several COOLinary menus from August 1st to September 5th. You can choose from a three-course brunch on Saturdays or Sundays for $39 or a two-course lunch for $24 on Mondays through Fridays. There is also a three-course dinner available for $45. The restaurant opens at 7 AM, 7 days a week, and closes at 9 PM on Sundays through Thursdays and at 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Situated in the heart of the CBD, this establishment has a casual elegance and serves irresistible Cajun cuisine with Southern Louisiana flair. They highlight regionally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients and offer both indoor and outdoor seating.

The COOLinary menus will be available for the month of August and include brunch, lunch, and dinner options. The three-course brunch is available on Saturdays (11 AM to 3 PM) and Sundays (10 AM to 3 PM) for $35 and the two-course lunch is available Tuesdays through Fridays (11 AM to 4 PM) for $25. Dinner is a three-course meal and will be offered Tuesdays through Sundays (4 PM to 9 PM) for $45.

Johnny Sanchez
If you’re in the mood for Mexican cuisine, look no further than Johnny Sanchez on Poydras St. It puts a modern spin on authentic Mexican cuisine, serving it up with true NOLA hospitality.

For COOLinary, the restaurant is offering both lunch and dinner options. You can enjoy a two-course lunch for $20, Monday through Friday. Or, a three-course dinner is available Monday through Saturday for $30. The restaurant opens Monday through Friday at 11 AM and closes at 9 PM (10 PM on Fridays). On Saturdays, the eatery is open from 4 PM to 10 PM.
Are you hungry yet? Here’s a complete list of participating restaurants. If you opt to get your meal to-go, take it back to your comfortable hotel room at the contemporary Blake Hotel New Orleans. Whether you’re visiting NOLA for business or pleasure, you can do it in style at The Blake. Bon Appétit!