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The Best Cooked Oyster Dishes To Try in New Orleans Now

Plus, New Orleans Oyster Fest is this weekend.


QUARTER— Ann Maloney reports that the seventh annual New Orleans Oyster Festival is this weekened, June 4-5, in Woldenberg Park with tons of food, live music, and proceeds benefiting the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, ORA Estuaries, and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. []

CBD— A new Fried Chicken Festival will debut in Lafayette Square in September. []

NOLA— Ian McNulty reports on a dozen grilled, smoked and fried oysters to try around town including the smoked fried oyster at Balise. [Advocate]

WESTBANK— If you're more into crab cakes, Brett Anderson reports that the Appetite Repair Shop's variation has a lot of fans. []

NOLA— Gambit has just launched its summer dining guide with over a thousand dishes to try this summer. [Gambit]

NOLA— Last weekend's New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) raised $80,000 for local culinary-based educational programs including SoFab, the Edible Schoolyard and more. []