Coke Crawl: A Taste of NOLA

Coke Crawl: A Taste of NOLA

The Coca-Cola Company provided promotional consideration for my participation in this program.

During this year’s ESSENCE Festival®, I had a great time hitting a few of the many delicious restaurants New Orleans has to offer. Coca-Cola hosted their first ever #CokeCrawl, and I was happy to take part in it! During our 3 days at ESSENCE, we hit twelve venues located near the French Quarter, Warehouse District and Central Business District. Each stop offered revelers a taste of NOLA cuisine, free ice-cold Coca-Cola and Lagniappe during the ESSENCE Festival 2015® weekend.

The restaurants that participated in the Coke Crawl offered discounted sampler menus for visitors to enjoy. From spicy crab lettuce wraps and alligator bites, to hand-battered shrimp and Cajun chicken Po’ Boys, ESSENCE Festival 2015® attendees received an authentic taste of NOLA cuisine.

Here is a rundown of the Coke Crawl restaurants for you to experience for yourself the next time you’re in New Orleans:

Crazy Lobster

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Pl #83, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Buckets of seafood, NOLA favorites like po' boys and jambalaya, served with cocktails in a waterfront space.”

WOW Café

300 Canal Street

“WOW Cafe American Grill and Wingery serves fresh, wholesome flavors. The addictive sauce takes the wings in a whole new direction.”

Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap

132 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Outstanding Southern Coastal Cuisine.”


205 Bourbon Street

“Colorful and comfy Cajun and Creole restaurant that serves an array of traditional local dishes.”

Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen

748 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Menu is a bold fusion of Asian and Latin American flavors.”

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant New Orleans

701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Relaxed, island-tinged, bar with seafood-heavy Cal-Mex fare. Has an outdoor courtyard and keeps late hours.”

Fulton Alley

600 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Classy and sleek bowling lanes where Southern-American-influenced fare and cocktails are served.”

Apres Lounge

608 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Chic, brick-lined, hotspot that serves wine and champagne in a funky turn-of-the-century building.”

Chartres House

601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Cajun-Creole joint serving gumbo, po' boys and more in an elegant and homey space with multiple rooms.”

New Orleans Creole Cookery

508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Features authentic New Orleans cuisine as well as other Cajun dishes.”

Oceana Grill

739 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Classic New Orleans fare served in a laid-back space. Boasts a courtyard and late-night dining.”

Pier 424 Seafood Market

424 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Casual spot with an oyster bar and local eats such as fried alligator, frogs' legs and Creole turtle soup.”

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