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New Orleans Launches 12th Annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month
with more than 65 Restaurants Participating Throughout August

Special monthly culinary promotion celebrates New Orleans' world-class cuisine and dining

NEW ORLEANS-July 13, 2016-The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) has announced the line-up of phenomenal restaurants for its twelfth annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month, offering special two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less, three-course dinner menus for $39 or less and three-course brunch menus for $39 or less, available August 1-31, 2016.

The campaign highlights the award-winning and authentic cuisine of New Orleans and its culinary community. COOLinary New Orleans, along with NOCVB's Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown campaign, has become a staple summer calendar event for locals and visitors alike for more than a decade.

"It's no secret that New Orleans is home to a wealth of culinary heritage and creativity, and COOLinary New Orleans is the perfect opportunity for both visitors and locals to experience our world-renowned cuisine. From some of the most prestigious and historic restaurants in the country to trendy newcomers making waves in the industry, COOLinary New Orleans offers a true taste of all New Orleans has to offer," said Kim Priez, Senior Vice President of Tourism for the NOCVB.

This year's COOLinary New Orleans restaurants include: Andrea's Restaurant & Catering, Angeline, Antoine's, Arnaud's, Bayona, BB King Blues Club, Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy, Bistreaux Metairie, Bourbon House, Brigtsen's, Broussards Restaurant and Courtyard, Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar, Cafe Degas, Carrollton Market, Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar, Charlie's Steak House, Commander's Palace, Criollo Restaurant, Del Fuego, Desire Oyster Bar, Dick & Jenny's, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Drago's Seafood Restaurant, Fogo de  Chão  Brazilian Steakhouse, Fountain Lounge, Fulton St. Bistro and Bar, Galatoire's "33" Bar and Steak, Galatoire's Restaurant, Gordon Biersch, Grand Isle Restaurant, Hard Rock Café, Johnny Sanchez, Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, LMNO at Le Meridien New Orleans, Lüke, M bistro, Morton's Steakhouse, Muriel's Jackson Square, NOLA , Palace Café, Pizza Domenica, Primitivo, Restaurant R'evolution, Rib Room, Rue 127, Salon Restaurant by Sucré, Silk Road, SoBou, St. Roch Market, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar, Tableau, The Court of Two Sisters, The Golf Club at Audubon Park - Clubhouse Café, The Pelican Club, Trenasse, Tujague's Restaurant, Zea Rotisserie & Bar and more!

New Orleans is celebrating its ranking as the No. 7 City in the World and the No. 2 City in the United States in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2016. The designation as a World's Best City is New Orleans' most recent accomplishment in a string of accolades including Condé Nast Traveler's list of Best Big Cities in the U.S., The Washington Post's list of 10 Best Food Cities in America, and Travel  + Leisure's list of America's Favorite Cities among others.

Please visit to see the growing list of restaurants and to learn more about COOLinary New Orleans. Unique specials, as well as the latest information, menus and recipes from participating restaurants are also available on the official COOLinary New Orleans website.

To download COOLinary New Orleans images and logo, click here

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Louisville, KY, Washington, D.C. and six foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 56th anniversary in 2016. For more information, please visit;;