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5 Things to do in NOLA on Turkey Day

Bet on the Ponies, Darlin’! Racing has long been a part of New Orleans culture on Thanksgiving Day. First Race is 11am at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. Dining ranges from full menu at the Clubhouse to a quick buffet in the Grandstand and do wear your finest hat. 

Throw me Some Stuff(in’), Mister! Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade will be rolling through New Orleans from 3:30pm-6pm, starting at the Superdome and making its way down to the French Market. And don’t forget the Battle of the Bands on Friday night!  

Let the Professionals do the Cookin’. Here is a quick list of local restaurants that will be open on Turkey Day serving either their regular menu, or more commonly a prix fixe menu or buffet: 

  • Arnaud’s 
  • Brennan’s 
  • Borgne 
  • Bourbon House 
  • The Blue Room at the Roosevelt 
  • Broussard’s 
  • Café Adelaide 
  • Café Sbisa 
  • The Caribbean Room at The Pontchartrain Hotel 
  • Cavan 
  • Compère Lapin 
  • Commander’s Palace 
  • Court of Two Sisters 
  • Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse 
  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse 
  • Galatoire’s 
  • The Grill Room at The Windsor Court 
  • Josephine Estelle 
  • Kingfish 
  • M Bistro 
  • Meauxbar 
  • Palace Café 
  • The Pelican Club 
  • The Rib Room at the Omni Royal 
  • Ralph’s on the Park 
  • Restaurant August 
  • Restaurant R’evolution 
  • SoBou 
  • Sylvain 
  • Tableau 
  • Tujague’s

Shake What Ya Momma Gave Ya. If you haven’t yet gambled all your money away at the Fairgrounds or stuffed yourself into a food coma at one our fine eating establishments, as WWOZ always says, “go out and support some live, local music.” May as well burn some of those calories off.  

Gobble gobble, y’all. 

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