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Written by Mary Leigh Fitzmorris July 02, 2020 05:00 in Anxiously Awaited

While most restaurants seem to have settled into a new groove with takeout operations, many have found creative ways to bring in business and serve the community. Beginning today, we will start running a weekly schedule of all the interesting happenings to help shake up your cooking and takeout routine. Check daily, as special relevant to the specific day will be posted on top, while ongoing offers will be listed below.

Today, Thursday 7/2

Welcome Back!

Bar Marilou

Bywater American Bistro

Gris-Gris (for dine-in)

Cooking With Houmas House

Today at 12, join Houmas House Chef Jeremy Langois on Facebook live for his weekly cooking demonstration. This week, he’ll be cooking up Corn Maque Choux.

Cheese Plating Class

St. James is back with another virtual class, and this one looks like a fun one. The July 2nd class is titled “Red, White, and Blue - A Cheese Plating How-to”. The class demonstrates how to assemble the perfect Fourth of July cheese board featuring three of their spectacular American artisanal cheeses, one salami, and all the accoutrements. Get your tickets now at

Free Donut Friday

Tomorrow is Free Donut Friday at Shipley Donuts on Metairie Rd. Buy any dozen donuts and get a half-dozen glazed free.

Roulaison Cocktail Kits

Sunday, 7/5, is the last day to subscribe for a Roulaison Rum monthly Cocktail Kit. This month’s cocktail features blackberry, mint, ginger, and their Traditional Pot Distilled Rum. Send them a message on Instagram or email to sign up.

Fried Chicken For A Cause

From now until National Fried Chicken Day (7/6) all donations to The Al Copeland Foundation for cancer research will be matched by the Copeland’s Family of Restaurants. While you’re there, indulge in Chicken Jam and get 15% off Spicy Herb Fried Chicken and Al’s Favorite Cosmo.

Time to start planning your Fourth! Here’s a few options.

The Commissary - Now’s a great time to try out the new Commissary! They’ve added Fourth of July packages, including steaks, hot dogs, burgers, baked bean succotash, housemade buns, and berry cobbler. More items available on their website, in packages or a la carte.

Ideal Market - The Latin market on Airline Drive will be hosting a Fourth of July Fiesta with burgers, beer, games, and a raffle for a grill. Stop by from 11AM-2PM on Saturday to join the fun!

The Rum House - The popular Magazine St. Caribbean spot (and sister restaurant Red Dog Diner) have assembled two options of assorted packaged entrees and sides to feed 6 to 8 people, plus several cocktail options available by the gallon or half gallon. Orders must be placed by 3PM on Friday. View the menus on The Rum House and Red Dog Diner social media accounts, and call 504-934-3333 to order.

Blue Oak BBQ -  The high profile BBQ joint is getting in the prepackaged game with a few Fourth of July options. They’ve got Smoked Wings for the grill, Burger Packs, and Spicy Green Onion Sausage packs. Order through the catering page on their website.

Pyre Provisions - This Northshore grill-centric place is an easy candidate for great Fourth of July options. Their $55 Pig Picnic includes 2lbs Pulled Pork, 1lb Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, a dozen Deviled Eggs, 2 quarts of your choice of sides, 1 pint pickles, 1 pint barbeque sauce, and 2 dozen sweet rolls. Daiquiris are also available by the gallon or half gallon. Call 985-888-6129 to order by Thursday at 8PM.

Ralph’s On The Park - Get a Fourth of July themed meal for two, packaged cold for reheating. For $65, get a Gulf Shrimp Dip starter, an entree portion both Short Ribs and Herb-Marinated Chicken, four sides, and your choice of patriotic pie. Full menu and ordering available on their website. Order by Friday at 12PM.

Palm And Pine Anniversary Dinner

Palm and Pine is celebrating their one-year anniversary this July 4th in 2020 style-dine in with limited socially-distant reservations. The five-course tasting menu will be $60++. Reservations on Resy.

Commander’s Wine and Cheese Parties

Reservations are up for the July Virtual Wine and Cheese parties with Commander’s Palace. Tickets are available at

Brennan’s Returns This Weekend

Is it still technically a pop-up if it happens every weekend? Brennan’s is back open again this weekend, with a few more meals this time around. They’ll be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday 7/3 and Saturday 7/4, and just breakfast and lunch on Sunday 7/5. Reservations required.

An Unforgettable Fourth

Black Pearl Catering Co. has teamed up with a secluded venue, Infinity Farms in Carriere, just 45 minutes outside of New Orleans. For just $350 per person, you’ll get a full weekend getaway including a five-course black tie dinner with paired cocktails, accommodations for one night, and Sunday brunch. Contact Amanda Price at for tickets.

Lunch Deal at Jacmel Inn

Jacmel Inn in Hammond has put together a spectacular lunch deal every Wednesday-Friday. For $15, receive a three-course lunch with your selection of 4 entree choices. Walk-ins welcome, or reserve on Open Table.

From Georgia With Love

The Peach Pelican, a service that facilitates the delivery of fresh Georgia peaches to the New Orleans area, continues their pop-ups and deliveries this week. They deliver to the whole area including the Northshore, and their pickup location schedule can be found on their website,

Broussard’s Anniversary Special

It may be the worst year in recent history, but don’t forget that it’s still Broussard’s Centennial! Stop by for their $19.20 anniversary special three-course meal.

Arnaud’s Is Back! For A Lucky Few, At Least

Arnaud’s is transitioning into their reopening by offering private dining reservations every Saturday for the month of June. They’ve got 17 private rooms, so you’ve got options, but reserve fast before they fill up! Email for more information and to reserve your spot.

Summer at The Court of Two Sisters

The Court of Two Sisters is jumping right into their reopening with a special summer menu, available for dine-in. The three-course special chef’s menu for $39 is available all summer long.

Famous Gumbo by the Gallon

Gris-Gris, which is back open for takeout, is selling bread pudding by the pan and now their famous Chicken and Andouille Gumbo by the gallon. Take some home and warm it up whenever you’d like!

Happy Hour Fun at Junior’s

Junior’s on Harrison has added a “Reverse Happy Hour” to their bag of tricks. From 8PM-10PM Thursday-Saturday, enjoy $5 well drinks, $5 Paradise Park + a shot, and $7 froze in their upstairs bar.

Temperature Lunch Is Back

The Palace Cafe is both back open, and offering their classic summer special, the Temperature Lunch! Each day, they’ll be serving a two-course meal priced at the previous day’s temperature. Yesterday’s lunch was $8.80 for soup or salad and Crawfish Etouffee. Stop in for dine in service to see what today’s special will be!

Later this Week, and Ongoing

Wine Delivery from Commander’s Palace

Commander’s Palace has opened up their wine cellar to you for pick up of your choice of over 2,500 selections and 35,000 bottles of wine. If that number is a little daunting for you, don’t fret. Dan the Wine Guy is happy to make selections just for you. Contact him at winecellar@commanderspalace.comor order online yourself here.

Covey Rise Schedule

Monday 6/29


    Poke Loa on Metairie Rd.

    701 Metairie Rd., Suite 2A


    New Orleans

    Coffee Science (Pre-order Pickup)

    410 S Broad St.

    Order at

Tuesday 6/30


Junior’s on Harrison

789 Harrison Ave.


Wednesday 7/1

    Abita Springs

Abita Cafe



    O’Keefe Feed and Seed

    900 N Columbia Street


New Orleans


    1245 Constance St.


    Coffee Science (Pre-order Pickup)

    410 S Broad St.

    Order at

Friday 7/3

    New Orleans

    Liberty Cheesesteaks 

    5041 Freret St.


    Capulet Bywater 

    3014 Dauphine St.


Poke Loa

    3341 Magazine St.


    Coffee Science (Pre-order Pickup)

    410 S Broad St.

    Order at


    O’Keefe Feed and Seed

    900 N Columbia Street



Gnarly Barley Brewing

1709 Corbin Rd.


Louisiana Fresh Produce Pickup

Louisiana Fresh Produce is back Monday-Saturday 9AM-1PM selling boxes of their fresh, restaurant quality produce to the public.

Produce Bags of assorted fruits or vegetables are available for preorder for $27.50. 

To order:

  1. Venmo @Louisiana-Fresh

  2. In “What’s it for”, include name, type of bag and quantity, and desired pickup date. Open Monday-Saturday 9AM-1PM

  3. Screenshot payment confirmation to show at pickup at 1001 S Dupre St.

  4. Call 504-620-2200 when you arrive for curbside delivery.

NOCHI Online Cooking Classes

Just as the restaurant industry as a whole has taken this opportunity to get creative with ways to support and serve the community, so too has the New Orleans Cooking and Hospitality Institute found a way to work with these lemons. And they’re going online to teach you how. 

Back in Ye Good Olde Days, one could enroll in Enthusiast Courses at NOCHI to learn some more advanced skills from a professional chef. Now, in a time where people need to better their cooking skills the most, the non-profit cooking school is offering online classes teaching a few different skills every Tuesday and Thursday at 5PM. There are a limited number of free spaces available, and once they are full, donation-based spots only will be available. Sign up or view the upcoming schedule here.