A huge Thank You goes out to all of our participating restaurants, their staff and mixologists who donated their efforts, as well as, time to help us with our fundraiser! There was amazing food, great libations, and rockin’ music by John Lisi & Delta Funk to be enjoyed by all this past Tuesday. The fundraiser would not have been made possible if it weren’t for our rockin’ set of volunteers working their butts off in the heat the week prior to the fundraiser–we can not say thank you enough.

Be sure to check out the New Orleans Food section to the right where you will find links to all the restaurants who participated in the event and by all means please stop by one or few of these restaurants when you have time or a little extra cash to enjoy the best of what New Orleans has to offer.

Everything from La Divina’s delicious gelato to the mouth watering small plates you can find at HerbSaint. Don’t forget to try out Bayona for a special evening with that certain someone.

In case you didn’t know you can also find the best of what Hollygrove Market & Farm has to offer at Huevos (off of Banks St. near Jesuit High) each and every weekend with a special made from fresh local produce.

If your looking for classic artisanal meats & sausage be sure to check out Cochon Butcher and their tasty sWINE bar. Cochon Butcher also supplies it cured meats & handmade sausages to its family of restaurants as well.

If you ever find yourself uptown be sure to check out Patois (near Audubon Park) which draws liberally from Mediterranean cooking traditions without losing sight of local heritage. If that’s not what your looking for then check out la petite grocery (off of Magazine St.) for inspired French food crafted with local ingredients.

Be sure when in the CBD to a relaxed dinner at Mila with exceptional handcrafted drinks with a seasonal menu driven by fresh picked produce from Lujele Farms, MiLa delivers a new style of Southern fare with a lighter touch using French techniques.

When friends or family comes around for a visit you can always find great contemporary American cuisine at Iris in the French Quarter.

Behind Lebanon’s Cafe on S. Carrollton is probably New Orlean’s one of the best kept secrets: Boucherie. Boucherie offers refined hearty Southern fare at affordable prices.

Headed North up Carrollton you can check out Ye Olde College Inn and if you ever find yourself in Mid-City on Sunday be sure to enjoy an exceptional brunch at Cafe Degas with its classic French Bistro with a New Orleans touch.

Don’t forget to check the Crescent City Farmers’ Market every Tuesday uptown and Saturday (rain or shine) off of Girod and Magazine in Warehouse District where you can support local farmers and amazing chefs like Dan Esses of Esses Foods which offers made from scratch handmade pastas and sauce.

Again many thanks to the all the participating restaurants, volunteers, and sponsors. We are forever indebted to all of you.

Be sure to check back soon for recipes that were created and crafted for the July 28th fundraiser!

Recipe: Summer Squash & Shiitakes