Weekly Wins: Things to Do in New Orleans 9/18 – 9/24



The creator of one of the most beloved books turned TV series comes to town this week to give us the lowdown on her new novel. There’s also plenty of food to be eaten, from beignets to tacos to fried chicken. 

Check out these and more of this week’s wins below, PLUS discover where you can watch the Emmys with local nominees!

Wednesday, September 18

Cafe Beignet Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting 

This new location opened at the Old Coffee Pot location – come celebrate the homage it pays to the original spot and enjoy mimosas, Bloody Marys, calas, beignets, and coffee. (Café Beignet // 9 a.m. // FREE)


Thursday, September 19

Northshore Chowdown: Taco Takeover

Are tacos your love language? Then don’t miss this battle of some of the best taco spots in Louisiana as they battle for the Chowdown Crown. Your general admission ticket includes food tastings, two specialty drink tickets, and two voting tickets. Sponsor tables are also available to reserve. (Benedict’s Plantation // 6-9 p.m. // $25+)


Friday, September 20

Fried Chicken Fest

Miss out on the Popeyes chicken sandwich craze? No worries, you can come celebrate all things fried chicken and more at this food lover’s festival, presented by Raising Cane’s. (1 Canal Street // 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. // FREE)


Saturday, September 21



It’s the largest beer festival in the region! Kick-off Oktoberfest season with this fun dog-friendly beer festival. In addition to countless brews, enjoy food, games, contests, live music and more. (New Orleans City Park’s Festival Grounds // 12-7 p.m. // $25+)


Sunday, September 22

Emmys with the Background Actors Guild New Orleans Watch Party

Cheer on local Nola nominees at this fun free watch party. It’s open to all to enjoy, so get off your couch and come party, cheer and have fun. (The American Sports Saloon // 7 p.m. // FREE)


What are you most excited about this coming week?? Show off your own Weekly Wins by tagging #FrayLife #NOLAFray on social.

Want to get outside and be active this week? Check out our favorite bike paths around NOLA!


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