Early Bird Discounted Tickets Available Until September 14th

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) – New Orleans’ non-profit shrine to the food, drink and culture of the South and named one of "11 of the World’s Top Food Museums" by CNN  and "12 Best Museums Around the World" by Elle Decor, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a Soirée and Street Party on Friday, October 19, 2018. A limited number of Early Bird discounted tickets will be available from August 6th through September 14th.

The celebratory evening will begin with an intimate soirée at 6:30PM inside SoFAB with champagne and light bites, followed by a festive street party at 7:30PM on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, featuring dishes and cocktails from 20 of the city’s acclaimed restaurants and bars. Guests can explore the museum and visit the new Gumbo Garden; enjoy live Chef and cocktail demonstrations; dance to live funk and soul bands; and partake in a silent auction with incredible dining gift certificates, culinary photography, and other food experiences to support SoFAB. Participating restaurants and Chefs include Rosedale and Bayona’s Susan Spicer; Copper Vine’s Mike Brewer; Maypop and MoPho’s Michael Gulotta; Commander’s Palace’s Serigne Mbaye; Chris Hannah and Nick Deitrich of Manolito and Jewel of the South; Jeremiah Tower and more.  Bartenders include Dale DeGroff, Tony Abou-Ganim, Abigail Gullo, Lu Brow and others. 

Early bird discounted tickets are available at from August 6th through September 14th and are priced as follows:

Street Party (7:30PM – 10:30PM) - $50 for members of SoFAB; $60 non-members

Soirée and Street Party (6:30PM – 10:30PM) - $100 for members of SoFAB; $110 non-members.

For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please visit

SoFAB is located at 1504 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard, New Orleans. (504)569-0405

About Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB)
In September 2014, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) opened in its new location at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in the renovated Dryades Market, a public food market which first opened in New Orleans in 1847. Named as one of “11 of the World’s Top Food Museums” by CNN and one of the “12 Best Museums Around the World” by Elle Decor, SoFAB is a division of the nonprofit National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB), which celebrates the food and drink of all cultures, with a focus on the history of cuisine and cocktails, through a variety of exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Located inside SoFAB  are The Museum of the American Cocktail’s (MOTAC) New Orleans collection; the Boyd Library, Toup’s South restaurant and spectacular exhibits, including La Galerie d’Absinthe.

About The National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) 
The National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural enterprise. It documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Because everyone eats, all aspects of food and drink—culture and geography, anthropology and history, economics and politics, law and policy, media and the arts, science and technology—reveal the state of the world. NatFAB, home to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library, Nitty Grits Media, and the National Culinary Heritage Register, is among the nation’s most comprehensive cultural institutions studying food and drink. For more information, visit




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