Cold weather dining in New Orleans — it doesn’t happen often, but it happens, and New Orleanians like their courtyards. And, since outdoor dining is still the safest way to patronize restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more local spots have added patio heaters in the last two winters to ensure the option is available in most weather. Now in New Orleans, there are a range of places to visit for al fresco dining with a side of warmth, from barbecue joints to elegant French Quarter courtyards to family-friendly Mexican restaurants. Here are a select group of restaurants offering heated outdoor spaces this winter, great for open-air dining no matter the temperature.
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Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More