COOLinary Comes to New Orleans

America’s 'most delicious city' serves up inexpensive lunches and dinners

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More than 50 restaurants, like Brennan’s, Bourbon House, and The Court of Two Sisters, are participating in the eighth annual COOLinary restaurant program in New Orleans during the month of August.

Sponsored by the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, COOLinary offers special two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner menus for $35 or less at area restaurants like Cajun Cabin, Galatoire’s Restaurant, and Vacherie Café throughout August.

Café Adelaide, Chartres House Café, Muriel’s Jackson Square, and the Original Pierre Maspero's are offering lunch and dinner deals along with cool cocktail specials.

The monthlong event highlights New Orleans’ cuisine and its restaurants, like Le Meritage, Mr. B’s Bistro, and Red Fish Grill, during the slower summer month, allowing locals and tourists to beat the heat and the crowds to sample some of the best food in town.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.