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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 38 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

a MANO
870 Tchoupitoulas Street
504/ 208-9280 Open: Lunch: W-F 11:30-2:30 Dinner: M-Sat 6-10
www.amanonola.com
a Mano features house-cured salumi, handcrafted pastas, and longsimmered dishes in a warm and welcoming trattoria. Chef Adolfo Garcia and Chef-partner Joshua Smith and Nick Martin are dedicated to artisanal culinary technique.



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.



BITTERSWEET 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!



CAFÉ at the Square
500 St. Charles Avenue
504/ 304-7831 Open: M-F 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
www.cafeatthesquare.com
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails. Serving weekend brunch until 3 pm.  Dining room service all afternoon – 7 days a week in addition to private catering rooms.



CAPDEVILLE
520 Capdeville Street
504/ 371-5161 Open: M-Th 11 – 2pm, 5-11pm, F-Sat 11-1am
www.capdevillenola.com
A casual restaurant on a hidden block in the CBD, Capdeville is built on comfort food, whiskey and rock.  We invite those craving gourmet interpretations of classic comfort foods and extensive selections of whiskeys and beers to join us in a warm and familial atmosphere.



CARMO
527 Julia Street
504/ 875-4132
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-F 11–10 Dinner Sat 5:30-10
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.



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.



LA BOCA
857 Fulton St www.labocasteaks.com
504/ 525-8205 Open: M-W 6-10 Th-Sat 6-12
Argentine style steakhouse opened by the owners of Rio Mar with a variety of meats and home-made pasta.  Come and experience our little corner of Argentina, -” Bienvenidos y Buen Provecho!” (welcome and may you eat well).



LOUISIANA PRODUCTS GROCERY & DELI
618 Julia Street 504/529-1666 Open: M-F 7-4
Old General Store offering an eclectic atmosphere with delicious breakfasts, daily hot lunch specials, minimuffalettas, salads, 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!



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.




RENE BISTROT
700 Tchoupitoulas Street www.riomarseafood.com
504/613-2330 Lunch: M-F 11:30-2:30pm Brunch: Sun 11:30-2:30pm Dinner: Sun-Th 6-9pm, F-Sat 6-10pm

A French bistro with an American passport. Master Chef Rene Bajeux brings his French bistro-style restaurant to the New Orleans Renaissance Arts Hotel.




RIO MAR RESTAURANT “A SEAFOOD DESTINATION”
800 South Peters Street www.riomarseafood.com
504/525-FISH (3474) Lunch: M-F 11:30-2pm Dinner: M-Sat 5:30-10pm

Your host, Nicolas Bazan, will ensure a memorable experience at this laid back fine dining establishment. Chef Miles Prescott prepares the freshest seafood from the Gulf & the four corners of the world to delight your palate.



THE AMERICAN SECTOR AT THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
945 Magazine Street
504/ 528-1940
Open: Sun-Th 11-9, F-Sat 11-11 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.



TOMMY’S CUISINE & WINE BAR
746 Tchoupitoulas Street
504/ 581-1103 Open: Sun-Th 5:30-10pm, F-Sat 5:30-11pm
www.tommysneworleans.com
Carved out of an old factory in the Warehouse District, a deceptively simple but magnificently polished menu of Creole Italian served in a quaint and intimate setting.





TOMAS BISTRO
755 Tchoupitoulas Street
504/ 527-0942, fax: 504.527.5872 Open: Sun-Th 5:30-10, F-Sat 5:30-11

A new jewel in the Arts District dining scene. This romantic, old world style bistro delivers chef Guy Sockrider`s hearty, classic French Creole in a cozy, welcoming Paris-meets- New Orleans atmosphere.



DISTRICT AMENITIES

 



CENTRAL PARKING SYSTEM
365 Canal Street Suite 2330
504/525-5476
www.parking.com
Central Parking System is the leader in professional parking management. Locally our company’s operates mixed-use projects, office buildings, hotel valet, surface lots, as well as airports, and hospitals. We offer convenient daily and monthly parking through out New Orleans. Discount parking is available to museum goers at several of our Arts District locations.



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



THE TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTION
901 Julia Street, NOLA 70113
504/ 595-6776 ext. 104 (fax) 525-1003 www.TTRNO.com
Enter a world of European Motorsports. The Transportation Revolution is home to Ducati and Triumph motorcycles and Vespa and Piaggio motor scooters. We offer a full line of branded clothing, riding gear, accessories and gift items. We also offer a full service and parts department.  Join the Revolution!

HOTELS




EMBASSY SUITES NEW ORLEANS CONVENTION CENTER
315 Julia Street
504/ 525-1993
www.neworleans.embassysuites.com
Located in the Warehouse & Arts District, only steps from the Morial Convention Center, the popular Riverwalk Marketplace, family fun at the Louisiana Children’s Museum and adult fun at the Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.  This upscale full-service hotel is minutes from the World War II Museum, Contemporary Art Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as well as the historic French Quarter.



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.