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Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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Address: 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113-1309
Phone Number: +1 504-569-0405
11:00 - 17:30
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Not your ordinary place to visit (or is it?)

A small place with lots of information including sections of different historical food items. Food by states including Georgia, LA, Mississippi etc. I enjoyed the area for... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
El Cerrito, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The SFBM gives the low down on the history of local food (know the difference between Cajun and Creole? they do) and cocktails. And a overview of southern food with displays from the "Southern" states. The Monday or Thursday cooking lesson and lunch, or any special event they put on is definitely worth it. Great fun place.

Thank david r
El Cerrito, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A small place with lots of information including sections of different historical food items. Food by states including Georgia, LA, Mississippi etc. I enjoyed the area for cocktails and alcohol (though not a drinker) including all sorts of bourbons and cocktail glasses. Even goo goo clusters were represented in the food section! We happened to be there at a time... More 

Thank lschoof
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This museum has tributes to individual southern states and their specialities. Included are an Absinthe Bar collection, a tribute to Al Copeland (Popeye's), a Martini Bar wall, exhibit from Tujague's Restaurant, and much, much more. They have a small gift area (where they really need to sell pralines!).

Thank Canterqueen
Kemah, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped at this museum when I was riding the St. Charles Ave. streetcar. The museum is a good walk from the streetcar stop. I walked down MLK and back to the stop a couple streets over. The neighborhood isn't great. On part of the hike back, there weren't sidewalks. In the museum, there are lots of displays grouped, in... More 

2 Thank 2littletime2seeitall
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Totally underwhelmed--- can hardly call this a museum using the broadest of definitions-. First Impression is here is a whole bunch of stuff--lets see if we can somehow make it interesting---contrived would be a one word definition----by no means a museum

1 Thank tigereb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

My friends are foodies as we are so we decided to checkout the new food Museum. It isn't quite done and is a work in progress but it was great to see the local food of the south being shown. The big corporations like coke have not participated yet but Popeyes is and that makes it worth it. So nice... More 

1 Thank travelingman&woman
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Not at all what I expected. Long treck to get there and then it was a floor of crowded items. Felt disorganised. Really not worth the trip

1 Thank SMG73
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Great staff and beautiful museum. Very respectful. Not really for me...better for a food historian. Visitors may need some basic knowledge on the American palette beforehand.

Thank Ren2012
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very interesting place. We joined the Monday Lunch cooking demo. It was good but not like other demos I have experienced. You really just watch with little teaching or instruction going on. You do receive recipe cards and that does help so you can follow along. The finished product, jambalaya, was very fresh & tasty.

Thank fitz49525
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Small museum that has given new life to what used to be a large local produce and meat market. An interesting exhibit on the history of the cocktail and the history of absinthe with a display of old bottles and sugar trowels (?). There is also a cooking school and restaurant located there (both closed on Sunday).

Thank MDsquared

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