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Southern Food & Beverage Museum

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    Central Business District/Downtown
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    Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun 12pm - 5pm

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  • Notes on Covid-19 Operations: SoFAB will be open to visitors on a reservations-only basis. Walk ups will not be accepted. All Visitors Must Wear Masks and Social Distance. Hand sanitizing stations have been set-up throughout the museum.
  • Temporary Hours: Monday-Friday 1:30-5:30, Saturday & Sunday by appointment only. To visit on a weekend, please call 504.569.0405 or email info@southernfood.org by Friday at 10am before your visit.
  • Non-Profit
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  • Museum Month Participant

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South's unique culinary heritage. SoFAB also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South. SoFAB is a unique and comfortable space, reminding you of both your mother's kitchen and a country juke joint.

SoFAB features an exhibit for each of the Southern states, the curious and winding Galerie d'Absinthe, a top of the line demonstration kitchen, and the grand Museum of the American Cocktail. An attached restaurant with an historic 1850's bar provides a fun spot to grab a bite and to sip on a Sazerac!

Adults: $10.50 per person

Students (with ID), Military, and Seniors over 60: $5.25 per person

Children Under 12 (with an adult): Free

Group Rates and Activities are available upon request. Please contact jennie@southernfood.org for more information.

Monday Tour and 3 Course Demonstration Lunch: $45 per person. Contact jyl@southernfood.org.

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