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French Quarter Fest Food Guide, Brunch Heatmap, & More

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater NOLA editor Gwendolyn Knapp shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.

FRENCH QUARTER— If you're heading out to French Quarter Fest this weekend, here is a huge guide to all things food, including new vendors, vegetarian dishes and the things that are easiest to eat lest you leave your bib at home.

NOLA— It's crawfish season, everybody panic! Here's ten spots for crawfish that critics keep crushing on including Bevi Seafood and Schaefer's, and also critic Brett Anderson's personal top ten.

FRENCH QUARTER— Lovely gem Iris is set to close for good in May. Chef Ian Schnoebelen and wife Laurie Casebonne will focus on their Bywater hotspot Mariza.

NOLA— Eater's Brunch Heatmap has been freshly updated for Spring, with new casual and fine dining hot spots alike, including Rivista, Broussard's, Pagoda Cafe and more. There's a little something for every type of brunch lover.