Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans

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  • There are lots of different cooking classes/demonstrations in New Orleans, but go straight to one at the SFBM instead! The programs are held on Mondays and Thursdays and the one I attended (and I was ...  more »
  • Love food history, cocktail history? This is the place for you if you like Southern food. It's about a 15 minute walk from the St. Charles Streetcar line and worth the walk. Check out the rack of sale...  more »
  • The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is not in the main tourist areas of the city, but it should not be looked over because of it. This is a nice museum that celebrates the culinary history and culture...  more »
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  • This museum is a growing work, and well laid-out for the small space they have. Keep in mind it is a museum, not a children's museum. The little ones might be bored, as there are few interactive displays, and no multi-media or child-oriented galleries. The content of the museum is extremely informative and well-signed. The layout is excellent, and you will see a small gallery for each of the southern States, as well as galleries for groceries, Absinthe, cocktails, and fast food. We went through slowly and thoroughly, reading everything and it took about 2 1/2 hours. For a more casual visitor, it could take closer to an hour or hour and a half to see everything. The curators have put a lot of effort and emphasis on high-quality displays and presentation, earning this museum a 4-star rating from us. For a smaller museum off the beaten path, it is well worth the visit for any cook, bartender, or food/drink enthusiast. You are guaranteed to learn some very interesting things about culinary history you did not know before your visit. If you get the opportunity to attend a cooking class or demonstration here, the demonstration kitchen is beautiful and top notch.
  • What a great cozy museum. Even the building itself is historical, but then again in New Orleans, what isn't? If you are a fan of Al Copeland there is a very prominent, almost a wing of the museum, exhibit on him and his endeavors. Also check out the restaurant that is part and parcel of the museum.
  • I enjoyed the museum. There was an amazing history section on Popeye's chicken that was informative and interesting. There were items from Schwegmann's Supermarket that I hadn't seen in quite awhile. The large area dedicated to absinthe didn't pique my interest much and it was huge. The only gripe I have, which isn't large, was the several stands of other location's food history. This didn't just cover the south. We are known for our culture, especially food, I thought there would be more to offer. Maybe they are just starting this collection so I hope to see it grow. I think it would be a great museum to have for both locals and visitors.
  • Cute little museum with a decent exhibit. Staff is very friendly. There was a cooking and a cocktail demonstration when we were there. Spent around 2 hours there.
  • Great museum for anyone interested in cooking or bartending. Lots of interesting exhibits that really showcases the unique culinary and bartending history behind New Orleans.
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