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Friends of the Arts

FRIENDS OF THE ARTS - MAJOR SPONSORS

ARTS COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS
935 Gravier Street, Suite 850
504/ 523-1465
www.artscouncilofneworleans.org
The Arts Council, a private non-profit organization for 39 years, works with community groups, governmental agencies and nonprofit arts organizations to promote artistic expression and cultural heritage. Examples are The Arts Market of New Orleans & www.artneworleans.org



DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT – DDD
www.neworleansdowntown.com
DDD drives the development of Downtown New Orleans by cultivating economic development in such industries as bioscience, the arts, digital media and tourism; by ensuring Downtown is clean and safe; by serving as the advocate for Downtown’s future; and by promoting Downtown as a world-class destination for residents and visitors.



CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS

aunt sallies pralinesAunt Sally’s
750 St. Charles Ave. 
504/ 944-6090 or 1-800-642-7257
Open: M-F 7:30am-5pm
www.auntsallys.com

Aunt Sally’s Pralines is an authentic purveyor of all things New Orleans since 1935. We are proud to say our specialty is in creating our delicious, hand poured Creole pralines. We make a variety of pralines, hand crafted with the finest locally sourced ingredients, and slowly cooked in old fashioned copper pots. We welcome you to come in and watch them being made and sample a variety, while checking out our wonderful merchandise, and enjoying our coffee and pastry specials. For Guided Praline Tasting Tours please call us at 1-800-642-7257. Reservations are a must.

We also have a store in the French Market in the French Quarter, open 7 days a week at 810 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116.



Bellocq
936 St. Charles Ave. @ The Hotel Modern
504/ 962-0900
Open: M-Th 5pm-12am F-Sat 4pm-2am Sun 4-10pm 
www.thehotelmodern.com
Inspired by the photographer E.J. Bellocq’s gripping images of a pre-prohibition sexual revolution, Bellocq is a new cocktail lounge located in The Hotel Modern New Orleans. Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal and Matthew Kohnke, owners and operators of  New Orleans’ renowned Cure, have created a cocktail menu like no other for Bellocq. It features the innovative approach to mixology which has made them an institution of New Orleans’ nightlife and a touchstone for cocktail enthusiasts worldwide.



bitter sweet confectionsBITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS
725 Magazine Street Suite A
504/ 523-2626
Open: M-F 7:30-5:30pm, Sat 7:30-4pm Closed Sun 
www.bittersweetconfections.com
Bittersweet Confections offers an extensive selection of chocolates, custom cakes, cupcakes, pastries, macaroons, chocolate dipped strawberries, coffee and espresso drinks. All of our items are handcrafted in New Orleans using the finest Swiss chocolate, farm fresh dairy and other natural ingredients.  Join us every Saturday, 8-noon, for Belgian Waffles!



CAFE ADELAIDE & the Swizzle Stick Bar
300 Poydras Street at the Loews Hotel
504/595-3305
www.cafeadelaide.com
Relax after your walk through the Arts District with a delectable meal at the swanky Café Adelaide, located in the Loews Hotel at 300 Poydras, or stroll in for an artsy cocktail at the Swizzle Stick Bar and admire the paintings of noted artist Hunt Slonem. Both are operated by the Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants. Complimentary Valet Parking. Bon Appetit!

 


CARMO
527 Julia Street
504/ 875-4132
Open: M 11am-3pm, T-Sat 11am-10pm Bar Menu: Thu-Sat 10am – 11pm
www.cafecarmo.com
Carmo is a tropical café built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and S. America, Gulf South, Southeast Asia, West Africa & beyond. The menu features uniquely-flavorful dishes which are both healthy and satisfying, and which cater to vegans, vegetarian and omnivorous palates.



COCHON / COCHON BUTCHER
930 Tchoupitoulas St
504/ 588-2123
Open: Lunch & Dinner M-Th 11–10pm F-Sat 11-11pm 
www.cochonrestaurant.com
Cochon offers true Cajun and Southern cooking—the food is focused and simple, roast meats with natural sauces, homemade boudin and andouille, and seafood delivered fresh by local fishermen.  Cochon Butcher specializes in house made artisan meats and sausages, serves specialty sandwiches, small plates and offers eclectic wines and local brews.



EmerilsEMERIL’S NEW ORLEANS
800 Tchoupitoulas Street
504/ 528-9393
Open: Lunch: M-F 11:30-2pm Dinner: Daily 6-10pm 
www.EmerilsRestaurants.com
Opened in 1990 by Chef Emeril Lagasse in New Orleans, Emeril’s Restaurant serves his signature style of “New New Orleans” cuisine, featuring the best local and regional seasonal ingredients. Nestled in a renovated pharmacy warehouse on Tchoupitoulas Street in the heart of the city’s Warehouse District, Emeril’s interior features rustic exposed brick and glass walls flanking one side of the main dining room, with plaster-lathe wood forming a wine wall on the other. Guests may enjoy watching the action in the kitchen while enjoying a meal at the chef’s Food Bar.



HERBSAINT
701 St. Charles Avenue
504/ 524-4114 Open: Lunch: M-F 11:30-1:30 Dinner: M-Sat 5:30-10
www.herbsaint.com
Simply prepared yet creative dishes; affordable yet distinctive wines; and a spirited, informal atmosphere. A contemporary take on French-American “bistro” food by Chef/Owner Donald Link, named “Best Chef South” by the James Beard Foundation.

 


LOUISIANA PRODUCTS GROCERY & DELI
618 Julia Street 504/529-1666 Open: M-F 7:30-5pm
Old General Survival Store offering an eclectic atmosphere serving delicious breakfasts, daily hot lunch specials, mini-muffalettas, salads, Poor-boys, veggie and other sandwiches, coffee and cold drinks. A New Orleans Original!!



MULATE’S, THE ORIGINAL CAJUN RESTAURANT
201 Julia Street
504/ 522-1492 Open: Sun-Th 11-10pm F-Sat 11-11pm
www.mulates.com
For a true taste of Cajun culture, come to the restaurant that made it famous! Authentic Cajun cuisine, live Cajun music and dancing nightly!



pechePêche
800 Magazine Street
504/ 522-1744
Open: M-Th 11am-10pm F-Sat 11am-11pm
www.pecherestaurant.com
Pêche Seafood Grill serves simply prepared coastal seafood with a unique, modern approach to old world cooking methods. Featuring rustic dishes prepared on an open hearth over hardwood coals, Pêche’s open kitchen offers a unique eye-level view of the fire. The oyster bar showcases gulf seafood including oysters, crab meat, and fresh gulf fish. In spring 2014, Pêche has been honored with two James Beard Awards: ‘Best New Restaurant’ and chef Ryan Prewitt ‘Best Chef:South’



PHIL’S GRILL
748 Camp Street
504/ 309-7702
Open: Sun-T: 11am – 9pm, W-Th: 11am – 11pm, F-Sat: 11am – Midnight
www.phils-grill.com

Once home to Cosimo Matassa’s recording studio, Phil’s Grill pays homage to local legendary greats: Alan Toussaint, Professor Longhair, The Neville Bros and many others. The menu offers over a million possible combinations of burgers, toppings, sauces, greens and buns for the best burger you ever built including healthy options that are Eat Fit NOLA approved. Full bar of craft and bottled beers and specialty cocktails.



PJ’s COFFEE & TEA COMPANY
644 Camp Street
504/ 529-3658
Open: M-F 6:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 6:30am-2pm  Free wireless internet

The first PJ’s Coffee Shop opened in New Orleans in 1978. It quickly became a local favorite for fresh brewed coffee, tea and fresh pastries.



THE AMERICAN SECTOR AT THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
945 Magazine Street
504/ 528-1940
Open: Sun-Th 11-9pm, F-Sat 11-11pm www.american-sector.com
Chef John Besh puts a sassy new spin on classic American cuisine! Open 7 days for lunch, dinner, snacks, and spirits. Don’t miss the “R&R” Happy Hour.

 


tivoli & leeTIVOLI & LEE tivoli & Lee @ The Hotel Modern
2 Lee Circle
504/ 613-2330
Open 7 days a week Breakfast: 7am-11:30am Lunch: 11:30-2pm Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:30-3pm Dinner: Sun-Th 6-10pm, F-Sat 6-11pm 
www.Tivoliandlee.com
Chef Marcus Woodham’s menu focuses on simple preparations of southern-inspired favorites served as shareable, small plates. The food is friendly, approachable and full of flavor. A bright, airy room featuring broad picture windows, the restaurant showcases a glowing copper bar top with reclaimed wood and warm leather accents. Tivoli & Lee is a neighborhood-focused farm-to-table bistro that supports local farms, sourcing only the freshest, sustainable ingredients possible. brings his French bistro-style restaurant to the New Orleans Renaissance Arts Hotel.



DISTRICT AMENITIES

 


NEW ORLEANS AUCTION GALLERIES
510 Julia Street
504/ 566-1849 info@neworleansauction.com
www.neworleansauction.com

Representing important estates for over twenty years. Specializing in fine antique furniture, paintings, silver, and decorative arts. Six major auctions each year.


prime fitnessPRIME FITNESS
607 Julia Street
504/ 402-1996 Open: M-F 5:30am-11pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-2pm www.primefitnessrx.com
A total emersion into a new upscale gym experience like you’ve never seen. Combining the art of fitness, personal training, motivation, nutrition and style. At PFRX, you will feel the experience and the value at every visit.



repurposing nolaREpurposingNOLA Piece by Peace
a truly UNIQUE piece of New Orleans

604 Julia Street
504/261-3275 Open: M-Sat 11-6 and by appt www.repurposingnola.com

A New Orleans-based fashion brand that uses reclaimed materials found locally, predominantly in and around New Orleans to create sustainable, designer products.



Reyn StudiosREYN STUDIOS
725 Magazine Street Ste D (upstairs)
504/ 717-9982
Open: Daily 6:30am-8pm 
www.reynstudios.com
A Power Yoga studio located in the heart of the CBD. We offer daily group classes as well as private instruction. Like our space? Email us for details about event rental.

 

Uptown AnglerUPTOWN ANGLER
601 Julia Street
504/ 529-3597
Open: M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun Closed 
www.uptownangler.com
New Orleans fly fishing shop and saltwater guide service. We carry high end outdoor lifestyle apparel and gear from Orvis, Patagonia, ExOfficio, Scott, Hatch, Oakley, Mountain Hardware, and others.

 

HOTELS


country inn & suitesCOUNTRY INN & SUITES NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER
315 Magazine Street
504/ 324-5400 www.countryinns.com
Our historic hotel is comprised of seven 19th century buildings, giving it a charming, boutique feel that artfully blends old world charm with modern comforts.  Our location on Magazine Street near the French Quarter is perfect for experiencing New Orleans arts and culture.



RENAISSANCE ARTS HOTEL
700 Tchoupitoulas Street
504/ 613-2330 www.renaissanceartshotel.com
Defined by a distinctive color palette of texture and light, the Renaissance Arts Hotel is located in the heart of the Arts District and just steps away from all of the galleries, attractions and cuisine that define the District itself.



THE HOTEL MODERN
936 St. Charles Ave
504/ 962-0900 www.thehotelmodern.com
The 135 comfortable rooms were designed in-house with a modern eclectic aesthetic that mirrors the city’s juxtaposition of Old World charm with New World diversity.