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The Best Restaurants For Essence Fest Goers & More Dining Intel

Plus, where to drink all summer long in New Orleans

Inside Compere Lapin
Inside Compere Lapin
Elsa Hahne for Compere Lapin

KENNER— Very sad news today with Michelle Hunter reporting that a 21-year-old manager on duty at Raising Cane's was stabbed to death during an armed robbery there last night. []

NOLA— Here are a bunch of great spots to eat around Essence Fest including Compere Lapin, Drago's, Marcello's and more. []

NOLA— Here are 100+ places to drink in New Orleans this summer from new spots like the Ace Hotel to classic Quarter haunts. [Gambit]