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Blakeview: The Pythian Temple was an important landmark for Black New Orleanians

Gambit | 02/25/2021

You may know the Pythian Market Food Hall at 234 Loyola Ave. as a place to grab a bite to eat, but did you know the building that houses it is one of Black New Orleans’ most important landmarks?

The Best Fried Chicken in America Is Now in Sandwich Form

| 10/03/2020

Willie Mae’s Scotch House, the iconic family-owned New Orleans restaurant that dates back to 1957, makes what many consider the country’s best fried chicken, and this week, it started serving its first fried chicken sandwich.

Family Style To-Go Meals in New Orleans | 07/02/2020

Feed the whole family while supporting local restaurants

Middendorf's, Willie Mae's, Parkway, more: See info on New Orleans restaurant re-openings | 05/08/2020

Classic po-boys by the bayou, fried catfish on the marsh, fried chicken in Treme, City Park picnic supplies and red beans with a purpose in Central City - these are a few of the flavors in store from some recent and planned re-openings around the New Orleans area.

New Orleans is a city of murals — here's where to find them. Read the full edition of Gambit online | 04/27/2020

There has been an explosion of colorful murals created in New Orleans over the last 10 years. Tributes to New Orleans' musicians or historical figures, calls for social justice, surreal space creatures and massive colorbursts — there are works of all sorts in public and private spaces, indoors and out, across the city

Pythian Market’s Jazz Fest Food Party

My New Orleans | 04/23/2020

NEW ORLEANS (press release) —Thursday would have marked the opening of Jazz Fest and the annual two week celebration of music, food and culture. With the stay-at-home mandate still in effect and large festivals postponed until next year, that’s off the plate but what isn’t off the plate are Jazz Fest favorites like Prejean’s gumbo, La Divina’s sorbets and gelatos, crawfish bread, crab cakes and more.

More Jazz Fest food rolls in with Prejean’s gumbo, more at Pythian Market in New Orleans | 04/22/2020

If you’re craving the particular gumbo that Prejean’s Restaurant cooks for Jazz Fest each year, the path to get it in New Orleans just got a lot shorter.

Prejean’s is supplying its famous pheasant, quail and andouille gumbo to Pythian Market, the downtown food hall, along with its crawfish enchiladas.

NOLA market provides food to the community

HLN Weekend Express | 03/29/2020

New Orleans is seeing a rising number of coronavirus cases each day, and many shelters are running out of food. Take a look at how the local Pythian Market is helping the community, making sure everyone is fed in this crisis.

Laurenia wins #8 in the 2020 WEDDING SPOT AWARDS for Louisiana | 01/24/2020

This list of Louisiana's best wedding venues provides the best of both worlds. Whether you are aiming to blow your guests away with a swanky event in the heart of New Orleans, or to host an intimate affair in the countryside, there is something special here for you. From ballrooms, to historic mansions and outdoor spaces, fall in love with your perfect venue here!

What to Know If You're in NOLA for the College Football Championship

Thrillist | 01/06/2020

Pythian Market - If you’ve got a big crowd, head to this food hall for a taste of everything from poke bowls to banh mi sandwiches and perfect falafel. Grab a drink at the bar while you wait for everyone’s food to arrive, and watch the crowds heading to the game from the big windows facing Loyola Avenue.

The Essence of NOLA

Garvey Magazine | 06/07/2019

Thousands flooded the streets of New Orleans for the 25th Essence Festival (sponsored by Coca-Cola). Whether you were in town for the star studded day parties, informative conferences, or going live on social media while your favorite artist sung on the main stage, Essence Fest Weekend was sure to give you an everlasting experience.

Gambit's 2019 Summer Restaurant Guide: The dish on every New Orleans restaurant you can imagine

The Advocate | 05/26/2019

There’s always something new to try in New Orleans. And summer might be the best time to try out the new and established restaurants across the New Orleans area. Gambit’s Summer Restaurant Guide includes 746 signature, recommended and popular dishes at all sorts of local places. The list includes everything from breakfast spots to steak and seafood houses to coffee shops and ice cream parlors. (14 Parishes and Little Fig)

Best Things to Do in New Orleans: Pythian Market Food Hall - Dream Vacation Magazine | 05/22/2019

New Orleans is one of America’s most famous and beloved cities. A truly unique place where many different cultures and diverse influences have come together in incredible balance and harmony over the years to create a one of a kind ‘melting pot’ of ideas and inspirations, the city is renowned worldwide for its unique culture, festive celebrations, and delicious cuisine.

The South’s Newest Food & Retail Halls | 05/12/2019

Perhaps one of the most storied buildings on our list, New Orleans’ Pythian Market is a mixed-use development anchored by a food hall. The original Pythian building was constructed in 1908 and quickly became a hub of the surrounding African American community. It celebrated the arts, featured a rooftop garden with live jazz and even played an integral role in New Orleans’ Civil Rights Movement. Restored to greatness, Pythian now connects culture and arts with food and function. With more than 10 vendors and several retail establishments, Pythian is a New Orleans must-see.

A taste of New Orleans

Evening Standard | 04/25/2019

From tasty market fare to diverse tasting menus, the Big Easy is a buffet of delights for foodies

Pyhtian Market Jazz Brunch - La Cocinita

Fox 8 NOLA | 04/24/2019

Enjoy a Jazz Brunch featuring delicious meals from 13 different restaurants all under one roof.


Very Local NOLA | 03/28/2019

New Orleans rap legend Mia X began turning to cooking in 1999, after the death of her mother. After writing a cookbook and being featured at Essence Fest, she’s coming to the Pythian Market to “whip dem pots.”

From A-Z, a complete guide to every New Orleans restaurant you can imagine

Gambit | 03/25/2019

Gambit’s Spring Restaurant Guide includes these places and many more, from casual to fine dining spots, traditional neighborhood joints to new taverns and more. The guide has information on menu items, hours of operation, reservation policies and more.

In booming downtown New Orleans, Mardi Gras parade route gets many new food options

The New Orleans Advocate | 02/25/2019

The parade route that snakes through downtown New Orleans has always been popular with revelers, but until recently it came with a caveat: Casual spots for quick food and drink along the route were scarce.

National Margarita Day and Mardi Gras collide: Deals, discounts | 02/22/2019

What happens when Mardi Gras and Margaritas collide? We’ll find out on Friday (Feb. 22), which is National Margarita Day as well as the start of a six-parade weekend.

Artists talk musical traditions of New Orleans

The Louisiana Weekly | 02/19/2019

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz music and that sound has evolved in the decades since, say local recording artists at a public talk called “Robin Barnes & Friends Present: The Past, Present & Future of African American Musicians in New Orleans” at the Pythian Market on Feb. 13.

Celebrate Black History Month At Pythian Market With Nicholas Payton, More

OffBeat Magazine | 02/08/2019

Robin Barnes, renowned jazz artist and vocalist, will host an event honoring Black History Month at the Pythian Market. Additional New Orleans artists will join her side in this celebration including Bill Summers, Nicholas Payton, DJ Soul Sister and Mia Borders. As a group, these musicians will hold a panel discussion titled The Past, Present, and Future of African American Musicians in New Orleans. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m.

Sweet Valentine | 02/07/2019

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that may not be for everyone. But, celebrating with the one you love is always a good idea. This year, many businesses around the city are rolling out specials and discounts to help you and your honey celebrate the right way.

Where to eat Mediterranean, Middle Eastern food in New Orleans: Gambit's 2019 winter restaurant guide

Gambit | 02/05/2019

The falafel platter includes hummus, roasted beet salad with feta and pepitas, fennel slaw with dates and, kale salad with cashew-lime vinaigrette. No reservations. Pythian Market: lunch and dinner daily. $$

One generation introduced New Orleans to Vietnamese food, the next is blurring the lines

The Advocate | 02/04/2019

A little collaboration between the generations accounts for Eat Well Food Store in Mid-City, and its newer food hall spinoff, Eat Well, in downtown’s Pythian Market.

Saints fans boycott Super Bowl with parties & parades all over NOLA

WGNO | 02/03/2019

Dat Dog, Slim Goodies Diner, Tracey's, Pythian Market and Rock-N-Bowl are all a few of the many businesses boycotting the Super Bowl today. There was even a "dunk the referee" fundraiser at Dat Dog, where Saints fans could throw a ball to dunk the referee in a water tank!

How to Spend Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

GoNOLA | 01/29/2019

Valentine’s Day in New Orleans: The air is crisp, the sun is out, and the mood is just perfect for the occasion. Valentine’s Day falls during the Mardi Gras season and it’s just another reason to celebrate. The day is jam-packed with lots of things to do with loved ones. So gather your family, friends, and favorite people and make a date for a good time on Feb. 14.

The Hottest Food Events in New Orleans, February 2019

Eater NOLA | 01/28/2019

New Orleans has a lot of special events each month. To keep the these experiences on the radar, meet Eater New Orleans’ dining calendar featuring the very best of the bunch.

All of the Things to Do in New Orleans Instead of Watching Super Bowl LIII

GoNOLA | 01/25/2019

Now, regardless of what the rest of the country will be doing on Super Bowl Sunday, the Who Dat nation knows that the real party is here, in New Orleans, with multiple events that are taking place on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s your choice, but we know where we’ll be. Here’s all the things to do in New Orleans on Super Bowl Sunday instead of watching the Super Bowl.


AGLAIA | 01/21/2019

It’s carnival season in New Orleans! Now through Fat Tuesday (March 5th) revelers from around the world will flock to the Crescent City to take part in one of the country’s most iconic celebrations – Mardi Gras. Named the #1 place to visit in 2018 by The New York Times, New Orleans is a destination unlike any other with a cuisine as unique as the culture. In between parades and parties, stop to refuel at some of the city’s top-tier restaurants.

USA Today's 10 Best New Food Halls | 01/18/2019

Your 2019 king cake preview: Long season, Saints effect, endless options, inevitable arguments

The New Orleans Advocate | 01/09/2019

The CBD food hall Pythian Market, also new this year, adds its own gambit dubbed a "Downtown NOLA's King Cake Central," selling cakes from three producers: Nonna Randazzo, Gracious Bakery and Sucre, whole or by the slice.

New Orleans King Cake Hub & Pop up shop gives customers a variety of king cakes choices

WGNO | 01/08/2019

In the CBD at Pythian Market, a king cake pop up shop has opened its doors to give customers more options and a shorter drive.

Pythian Market To Host King Cake Pop Up Shop

Where Y'at | 01/07/2019

This carnival season, get your King Cake fix at Pythian Market, New Orleans’ latest urban food collective. From January 6 – March 5, Pythian Market will become a one-stop shop for the Crescent City’s favorite festive treat with offerings from some of New Orleans’ most raved about bakeries.

Mardi Gras season kicks off with king cake, revelry

NBC 25 News | 01/05/2019

Probably the biggest single sign that Mardi Gras season is upon us is king cake. The ring-shaped cakes often decorated in the Mardi Gras tri-color of purple, green and gold can be found at bakeries, restaurants, office parties and homes across town during the season. Cakes can be plain or filled with fruit and cream or laced with cinnamon. Bakers go all out.

Where to Find All Things King Cake in New Orleans

GO NOLA | 01/04/2019

Whether you crave something classic, creative, savory, or sippable, we’ve got the best of all things king cake this Mardi Gras.

The Hottest Brunches in New Orleans, Winter 2019

Eater NOLA | 01/03/2019

In the Crescent City, brunch is a sacred ritual, definitively a lingering affair — and the menu must involve booze. And that’s probably the only definition that matters, considering the contributions the city has made to the nation’s brunching habits.

Bars for Every Reason

New Orleans Magazine | 01/01/2019

Our Guide to Drinking Spots with Character And Characters

Food Halls Are The New Food Trucks, And You'll See More In 2019

Forbes | 12/18/2018

Now, the urban spotlight is on food halls -- collections of counters inside a single location, offering everything from barbecue to gelato, poke bowls to vegan meals.


Restaurant Business | 12/17/2018

Operators are revving up beverage menus with an abundance of new winter warmers.

The Next Generation of Food Hall Design

Skift Table | 12/14/2018

Conceptually, the idea of a food hall isn’t entirely new. Collections of local, varied food and beverage vendors in a dedicated retail space have been around for centuries, both globally and nationally.

Where Y'at magazine's entertainment picks for the weekend of December 14, 2018

WDSU | 12/14/2018

Check out the video to see what's going on this weekend.

Drag brunch, Louisiana-made eats: food events around New Orleans through Dec. 18 | 12/11/2018

The Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave.) puts on a holiday-themed drag brunch with Taze-Ya Ballz, Gia GiaVanni and Lana O’Day. The Bar 1908 will have cocktail specials and the vendors will offer brunch items. Free. Noon to 2 p.m


Very Local NOLA | 12/06/2018

For almost 50 years, he’s been bringing magic to the season

New Orleans hotel and restaurant openings mark pivotal year

Houston Chronicle | 12/04/2018

The last Pimm’s Cups are being clinked as 2018 — New Orleans’ tricentennial year — winds down, and with it the great fanfare celebrating the birth of one of the world’s unique cities.

‘Leslie’s List’ For The Holidays

Biz New Orleans | 11/30/2018

Downtown food collective Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave., is hosting a very festive Drag Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Top 10 NOLA Happy Hours

NOLA Moms Blog | 11/24/2018

What mom doesn’t love a good moms night out and a good deal?!?! Fortunately, New Orleans offers a variety of great and delicious Happy Hour specials. Here are my top 10 favorite that you need to try ::

New Orleans’ Big Birthday Ball

National Geographic Traveller India | 11/24/2018

Celebrate the city's tricentennial with legendary cocktails, artsy strolls, and jazz on every corner.

Make Social Media Work For Your Restaurant

US Foods | 11/16/2018

No matter how good your menu reads on your website, she says that “people crave things after they see them.” Madrid recommends posting at least once a day on both Instagram and Facebook, (On Instagram post relevant hashtags; produce two to three Instagram “stories” daily, tagging your business location to expand your social media reach.)

November events around NOLA you do not want to miss!

NOLA Family | 11/14/2018

Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Treat yourself to a variety of brunch offerings from our 13 different vendors while sippin' on $6 mimosas and $7 bloody marys from Bar 1908. 11 am-3 pm.

Where to drink in the CBD and Warehouse District: Gambit's 2018 big bar guide

Gambit | 11/12/2018

The bar in the Pythian Market serves wine, beer, daiquiris and classic and signature cocktails. There's live music on Thursday. Food is available from the market's 13 vendors. Open daily. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Dirty South Sammich Co. sets up shop at Pythian Market: Opening alert | 11/09/2018

Chef Gavin Jobe said he could eat a sandwich every day. Now Jobe is making his favorite food at the Dirty South Sammich Co. inside the Pythian Market food hall in the CBD.

Bar 1908 at Pythian Market Introduces New Head Bartender and New Autumn & Winter Cocktails

Where Y'at | 11/08/2018

Since opening in May 2018, New Orleans’ downtown urban food collective Pythian Market has been wowing locals and visitors with creative cuisine from the market’s 13 vendors and fast-craft cocktails from Bar 1908. Recently appointed Head Bartender Victoria Abdelhady has just unveiled brand new libations perfect for the cooler climate and holiday season.

2019 Chef to Chef Conference to Host Monday Night Pop-Up at Pythian Market

Club & Resort Business | 11/06/2018

A Monday night gathering during the 11th Annual Chef to Chef Conference, to be held in New Orleans March 10-12, 2019, will give attendees exclusive and extended use of the Pythian Market, a popular food hall that uniquely captures the Big Easy’s special flavors.

The Hottest Restaurants in New Orleans, November 2018

Eater NOLA | 11/02/2018

New Orleans’ latest food hall, Pythian Market, brings together mac and cheese balls, barbecue, Jamaican jerk chicken, poké, and fried oysters under one historic roof.

The Hottest Brunches in New Orleans, Fall 2018

Eater NOLA | 11/02/2018

In the Crescent City, brunch is a sacred ritual, definitively a lingering affair — and the menu must involve booze. And that’s probably the only definition that matters, considering the contributions the city has made to the nation’s brunching habits.

Weekend Cheat Sheet: Adventures in Self-Gifting

New Orleans Living | 10/31/2018

Friday, Lunch at: Chef Marlon Alexander is slinging seafood, cocktails and wine at Cru, one of the many delicious vendors located downtown at Pythian Market.

Southern-Style Sandwiches Arrive in Pythian Market From Meribo Pizza Owners

Eater NOLA | 10/30/2018

Southern-Style Sandwiches Arrive in Pythian Market From Meribo Pizza Owners


Miami Indulge | 10/26/2018

Sample the culinary diversity of New Orleans at this recently opened food hall.


Very Local NOLA | 10/16/2018

Fowl on the play! Before the Pelicans season opener Wednesday Oct. 17 against the Houston Rockets, Pythian Market is having a competition between its resident restaurants to see who has the flyest wings.

Pythian Market hosts wing showdown Oct. 17

| 10/12/2018

Central Business District food hall Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave.) holds a wing competition Oct. 17.

Pythian Market Introduces Chicken Wing Showdown on October 17

River Beats New Orleans | 10/11/2018

DO YOU LOVE THAT JUICY PULL OF MEAT FROM A TENDER DRUMMIE? ARE YOU A FAN OF THE SALTY DRIP THAT COMES FROM CRACKING A CRISP WINGETTE? Whatever your preference is when grubbing on some chicken wings, we can all agree on one thing: there are few foods that are as satisfying to munch on. The Pythian Market agrees. That’s why they’re introducing their first-ever Chicken Wing Showdown on Wednesday, October 17th.

Food News (Halloween 2018)

Where Y'at | 10/11/2018

Craft your fix … Edison's Espresso & Tea Bar opened inside the Pythian Market at the end of last month. Offering a “daily dose of caffeine and tea with a cocktail twist,” Edison's is owned and operated by Diedre Hall, who also owns Dee's Coffee.

Perspectives > Trends > Food Halls

Hospitality Design | 10/10/2018

Housed inside the historic circa-1908 Pythian Temple in New Orleans, the food market is a colorful interpretation of the past and present in sure Big Easy fashion.

Where to Drink Cocktails Right Now in New Orleans

Eater NOLA | 10/10/2018

New Orleans has no shortage of excellent places to imbibe. Consider this map a guide to the hottest bars of the moment, so only places that have opened, undergone a major change, or added something noteworthy recently.

The Hottest Restaurants in New Orleans, October 2018

Eater NOLA | 10/09/2018

So here it is, a guide to the hottest restaurants in New Orleans this month. Generally speaking, the restaurants on the heat map have been around for 1 year or less and all of them are serving up some cuisine that has the city buzzing.

Where to eat in the CBD

Gambit | 10/08/2018

We're on Gambit's 2018 fall restaurant guide

20 American Cities With the Best Food Scenes Right Now Gallery

The Daily Meal | 10/02/2018

To do this, cities can’t just be known for one type of cuisine anymore. Foodies demand ingenuity, creativity, and guaranteed deliciousness across a wide culinary spectrum.


Very Local New Orleans | 09/29/2018

A coffeeshop with a dessert board? Yes, please!

New Orleans Continues To Digest The National Food Hall Trend

Jennifer Odell | 09/27/2018

Traditionally, the next step might have been brick-and-mortar restaurant ownership. But in a culinary market defined by competition-fueling restaurant openings, high commercial real estate prices and complex staffing challenges, other options have started to emerge.

Death Row Dish — Meribo Pizza | 09/26/2018

Welcome to our first #DeathRowDish feature starring Meribo Pizza! It’s been a while, but I’m back at writing about food here on It’s been a long time for sure, and I’m thrilled to offer this inspired type of feature.

Welcome To The Hangover Club

New Orleans Tidbits | 09/25/2018

Edison’s Espresso and Tea Bar is now open at Pythian Market.

How To Eat Your Way Through New Orleans in One Day

Eater New Orleans | 09/19/2018

Plan one big dining and drinking day on a whirlwind trip to the Crescent City

More Need-to-Know Tidbits — Fall 2018

Private Clubs Magazine | 09/02/2018

EAT Gulf seafood, Southern barbecue, Vietnamese street dishes, and Louisiana comfort food are among your many culinary options at the new Pythian Market, an urban food collective on the ground floor of the historic Pythian Temple in downtown New Orleans. 504-481-9599;

8 tasty places to eat and drink in New Orleans: Aug. 29-Sept. 4 | 08/29/2018

Here are picks from | The Times-Picayune's food team for eating and drinking in New Orleans this week and beyond.

Weekend Picks: Southern Decadence, Labor Day Weekend, and More | 08/28/2018

It’s Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans, and there’s plenty going on around town. If you’re in town for the weekend and just can’t decide what to do, start by checking out our Labor Day Weekend Itinerary. Then, once you’ve gotten a feel for the city, take a look at the events we’re highlighting for the weekend. Have one last hurrah with us this weekend before the summer draws to a close.


WWL | 08/16/2018

Tom discusses the new Food Hall concept with the folks from the Pythian Market on Loyola Downtown across from the old library building.

13 brand-new restaurants in New Orleans | 08/16/2018

Keeping up with all the new restaurant openings around New Orleans isn't easy. If you need to get up to speed, check out this round-up of our most recent Opening Alerts.

Making Markets: Pythian resurfaces

Via NOLA Vie | 08/15/2018

To market, to market we go; although, we aren’t talking about the stock market (cause math, blech!). We are talking about all the food markets that are popping up before our very eyes all around New Orleans. Each of us has a $20 budget, and we can’t overlap choices. That’s four perspectives for each market (and we said we didn’t like math). Today, the new Pythian Market in the CBD.

Tempura Fried Oysters

4WWL | 08/12/2018

Chef Marlon Alexander is in the kitchen making a great oyster dish.


Destination Luxury | 08/10/2018

New Orleans might be the city that never stops, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get it to pause for a while. Teeming with excitement without ever losing its laid-back vibe, Crescent City is one of those places that offers a different experience every time you visit it. Here’s a sample itinerary that offers a tour of New Orleans through a luxury lens.


A Global Lifestyle | 08/10/2018

New Orleans might be the city that never stops, yet the city is also known for its laid-back vibe. The Crescent City is one of those places that offers a different experience every time you visit it, and there is never a shortage of great culinary offerings when you are in town.

The Best New Restaurants in New Orleans - Summer 2018

Astrid Travel | 08/06/2018

In a city filled with James Beard winners and classic culinary institutes, you might not think that New Orleans had any more room for new restaurants. Think again!

Pythian Market Announces Saturday Jazz Brunch and Sunday Saints Football Specials

Where Y'at | 08/03/2018

The Pythian Market is a new food collective in the Central Business District that already has people excited about their wide variety of participating vendors. Now they’ve announced even more weekend specialties and a delightful limited-time pop-up from another vendor!

Pythian Market launches jazz brunch, Sunday game day specials

The Advocate | 08/03/2018

Downtown food court Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave.) is now serving a jazz brunch every Saturday from 10 a.m. from 3 p.m. at the multivendor Loyola Avenue hall.

The Hottest Restaurants in New Orleans, August 2018

Eater NOLA | 08/02/2018

So here it is, a guide to the hottest restaurants in New Orleans this month. Generally speaking, the restaurants on the heat map have been around for 6 months or less and all of them are serving up some cuisine that has the city buzzing.

Cool Happy Hours on Hot Summer Days

My New Orleans | 08/01/2018

We love summertime in New Orleans. There are so many fun things to do. And we are getting a lot of emails from you, asking us to check out certain places and share it with everyone. So, here are a few of your picks and a lot of events happening around town.

Oyster Mania

Virtuoso Traveler | 08/01/2018

NOLA's new Pythian Market food hall contains a pearl in the oyster-and-bubbles bar Cru.

New Orleans’ Best Summer Cocktails To Beat The Heat

Eater NOLA | 08/01/2018

New Orleans becomes its own particular version of swamp come summertime — long languid days during which people seem to turn into puddles at the least bit of exertion. What better excuse is there to kick back with a summer cocktail? Fruity, potent, refreshing, crisp, herbaceous, sweet — all flavors and formats that work to reduce personal temps from the inside out.

Food News to Know Today

Eater NOLA | 08/01/2018

Pythian Market, the new CBD food hall, is now serving brunch on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live jazz from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and $5 mimosas and $6 bloody Marys. Brunch dishes include cochon de lait benedict; shakshuka; brunch pizza with white sauce, bacon, caramelized onions, cheesy eggs, apple jelly, truffle oil, and parmesan; breakfast tacos; and a traditional Jamaican breakfast – akee and salt fish with yellow yam, banana, and dumplings. Here’s a full list of New Orleans’ hot new brunches.

The Brunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Brunch Right Now in New Orleans

Eater NOLA | 07/31/2018

In the Crescent City, brunch is a sacred ritual, definitively a lingering affair — and the menu must involve booze. And that’s probably the only definition that matters, considering the contributions the city has made to the nation’s brunching habits.

Little Fig, from 1,000 Figs owners, takes root in CBD: Opening alert' | 07/25/2018

Little Fig, a new shop from the owners of the Mid-City Mediterranean restaurant 1,000 Figs, occupies a bright corner in the new Pythian Market food hall. It's a neighborhood Little Fig's owners, Gavin Cady and Theresa Galli, know well.

Bites in Brief: A food hall fills up, two Brennan family restaurants plan to close down

The New Orleans Advocate | 07/18/2018

Pythian Market, a food hall in the CBD, now has a new addition that’s a bit different from anything else.

Sipping & Staying Cool: The Best Frozen Cocktails in New Orleans

Where Y'At | 07/17/2018

Who wouldn’t want to try icy artisanal slush at some of New Orleans’s most hip restaurants and bars?

At CBD's new Pythian Market, hummus bar/deli and wood-oven pizza round out offerings

The Advocate | 07/13/2018

One of the selling points for food halls, the more stylish, next-generation kin to the food court, is the way they present different flavors next to each other.

Pythian Market, a food hall in the CBD, now has a new addition that’s a bit different from anything else.

Special Summer Happy Hours

Go NOLA | 07/09/2018

Summer also means that we’re searching for every way possible to stay cool. One of our favorite ways to do that is with a fresh cocktail. So, we rounded up a list of some special summer happy hours so we can do just that.

The 1000 Figs Team Is Opening Little Fig at Pythian Market Very Soon

Eater NOLA | 07/06/2018

OPENING ALERT — Little Fig, a compact outpost of Mid City’s 1,000 Figs, will open in the Pythian Market on July 10 with Mediterranean specialties like hummus platters, made fresh daily and topped with rotating garnishes.

Twelve Places Every African American Traveler Should Visit in New Orleans

Go NOLA | 07/05/2018

Though Essence Fest is the perfect time to visit these places, the unique traditions and contributions from African Americans can be celebrated in New Orleans any time of the year.

That’s why we’ve gathered some special sites that every savvy, African American traveler must see while visiting New Orleans.

The Hottest Restaurants in New Orleans, July 2018

Eater NOLA | 07/05/2018

New Orleans’ latest food hall, Pythian Market, brings together mac and cheese balls, barbecue, Jamaican jerk chicken, poké, and fried oysters under one historic roof.

These Are New Orleans’ Top Spots For Happy Hour Cocktails and Snacks

Eater NOLA | 07/02/2018

Gone are the days when a decent happy hour meant $1 off bottled beer or some dregs-of-the-well concoction. Today’s happy hours are a cut above, pairing classic cocktails, craft beer, and wine specials with tasty, and often upscale small plates.

Restaurant Insider: News from the Kitchen

New Orleans Magazine | 07/01/2018

The latest food hall to hit New Orleans is Pythian Market, which opened in the CBD recently.

Things To Do In New Orleans Around the 4th of July

JTCB Travel Tips | 06/29/2018

And finally, “no one” comes to NOLA and not try their world-famous cuisines—that’s the main attraction! Stop by one of these eateries—and get your “eat on”!!

Where Y’Eat: How a Food Hall is Putting a Historic New Orleans Site Back on the Map

WWNO | 06/28/2018

The modern food hall has been cropping up in many cities, including our own. They look like jazzed up food courts – a cluster of counter service eateries for quick meals. What makes them different from the food court at the mall, though, are the vendors themselves. Instead of chains and national brands, they’re typically local talent.

Best of the Big Easy 2018: Writers' Picks

Where Y'at | 06/27/2018

Probably one of life’s toughest questions: What’s for dinner (or lunch)? The newly opened Pythian Market can help solve this dilemma. Like a deluxe food court, the market offers several tasty counter-service restaurants under one roof, such as Frencheeze, Poulet, Central City BBQ, and Cru.


Thrillist | 06/26/2018

New Orleans’ newest bougie food court (its “artisan purveyors” dish out Vietnamese street food, craft cocktails and Gulf seafood, among other things) hosts a World Cup viewing party.

GoNOLA Find: Pythian Market

Go NOLA | 06/26/2018

Beginning in 2012, plans began to brew for a massive renovation. Forty-four million dollars and five years later, the Pythian reopened in mid-2017 to feature apartments and medical offices. This spring, the building’s most anticipated addition, the Pythian Market, opened its doors.

B-Mike's mural pays tribute to A.P. and Lucille Tureaud at Pythian Market

Gambit | 06/25/2018

Its original name, the Pythian Temple, sounds like something from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now rechristened The Pythian, the restored nine-story, circa 1909 building reopened May 9 with the unveiling of a commissioned mural of New Orleans civil rights lawyer A. P. Tureaud and his wife Lucille Dejoie Tureaud.

Gambit's 100+ bars 2018: new bars

Gambit | 06/25/2018

The vibe: Head to the rear of the CBD's new bright and airy food hall and grab a seat at 1908, its cocktail-focused bar.

New Orleans has two new food halls

USA Today | 06/21/2018

The food hall has a well-balanced array of cuisines, plenty of seating, playful decor and a friendly staff. Diners can come for coffee or smoothies in the morning, build a poké bowl or barbecue plate for lunch, and choose from arepas, pizza, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, a raw bar and an actual bar throughout the day. Of course, there's Cajun and Creole, too.

New Venezuelan spot La Cocinita debuts in the CBD

Hoodline | 06/20/2018

If you've got Venezuelan cuisine on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. Called La Cocinita, the new arrival is located at 234 Loyola Ave. in the Central Business District in the Pythian Market food hall. If the eatery's name sounds familiar, it's because La Cocinita also operates a local food truck.

Get trashed with grits! Here’s where to order one big bowl of breakfast

WGNO | 06/19/2018

6 spots to catch the World Cup in New Orleans | 06/14/2018

Here are six bars and restaurants that are adjusting their schedules (and offering deals) for World Cup fans. Let us know in the comments section of other places showing the games.

Father’s Day Drinks, Suites, World Cup Viewing, Yanni

Biz New Orleans | 06/14/2018

Pythian Market, the recently-opened urban food collective located in the historic Pythian Temple, 234 Loyola Ave., is celebrating World Cup 2018 with month-long festivities including early morning bar specials, raffle prizes and parties.

Find These New Orleans Murals Around Town

Go NOLA | 06/14/2018

Façades around town burst with color and character, especially in the city’s older neighborhoods. Bright shutters hang against Caribbean-toned homes. But something else has been slowly, yet steadily, taking root and surfacing across town: murals.

Weekend Picks: Family Fun Day on Steamboat NATCHEZ, Father’s Day, and More

Go NOLA | 06/11/2018

Football may have a different meaning in America, but the rest of the world will be watching the biggest world match in soccer competition this weekend.

Touring the new Pythian Market

WWL | 06/08/2018

Food Writer for the Advocate, Ian Mcnulty, gives a tour of the new food hall, with 14 walk up eateries, at the Pythian Market in the CBD.

The Dine, Wine & Spirits Show – June 6th, 2018

WGSO | 06/06/2018

On today’s show Alessandra Madrid from Pythian Market joins the program to talk about their grand opening, the history of the building and all the wonderful things that are happening at Pythian Market.

4th of July Weekend Itinerary

Go NOLA | 06/06/2018

This all-American holiday is celebrated with the kind of fanfare that you’d expect from New Orleans.

Where to Eat and Drink in June

Go NOLA | 06/05/2018

Summer is upon us and with it some tasty eats and drinks, y’all! And in honor of June being Pride Month, we’ve added some local LGBTQ+ spots to celebrate the occasion. Be sure to bring your stretchy pants when you head to any of these 10 NOLA establishments this month.

Pythian Market Food Hall opens in New Orleans | 06/04/2018

Pythian Market officially opens to the public Thursday in the Pythian Temple at 234 Loyola Ave. in downtown New Orleans Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Pythian Market dishes out food from around the world: Opening alert | 06/01/2018

Step inside the 11,000-square-foot Pythian Market Food Hall, which opened Thursday (May 31) in the Central Business District, and you might find old favorites tucked beside new flavors. The 14 food vendors at the market come from throughout the New Orleans area.


WYES | 06/01/2018

Since 1987, Steppin' Out has been New Orleans' only weekly arts and entertainment review. Peggy Scott Laborde is joined weekly by regulars such as radio host Poppy Tooker and theater critic Alan Smason as they discuss the latest happenings around the Crescent City.

15 Things to Do in July

Go NOLA | 06/01/2018

With the arrival of summer, everything seems to slow down just a little bit. Maybe it’s the memories of summers off during childhood, or the sense of new adventure the season brings. Whatever the case, the month of July presents an opportunity to slow down and enjoy what New Orleans has to offer.

Take a First Look Inside Pythian Market

Eater New Orleans | 05/31/2018

Pythian Market officially opens at 7 a.m. today.

Pythian Market, with 14 vendors, opens in historic CBD building

WDSU | 05/31/2018

If you're looking for new food options, Pythian Market in the Central Business District offers a variety of vendors in a building that's also known for its history.

Throw Me Somethin': Pythian Market offers food with a dash of history

The New Orleans Advocate | 05/30/2018

A culinary venue featuring independent vendors in a relaxed dining space will open its doors in the Central Business District at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at the historic Pythian Temple building, 234 Loyola Ave.

Pythian Market Opens in the CBD

Where Y'At | 05/30/2018

Guests came out Wednesday night to celebrate the opening of the new Pythian Market. The market is a collection of several great counter-service restaurants all under one roof, such as Frencheeze, Poulet, Little Fig, Kais Poke, and La Cocinata.


VinePair | 05/29/2018

As temperatures heat up, the time is right for lighter, fruitier cocktails. And if you really want to do it right, you’ll go all in with tiki drinks. These tropical cocktails reappeared in the 1990s and are still going strong today, with bartenders from Seattle to St. Augustine embracing this style.

Gambit's 2018 summer restaurant guide

Gambit | 05/29/2018

Gambit's Summer Restaurant Guide lists 786 recommended, popular and signature dishes at all sorts of local eateries. Listings also include information about hours of operation, reservation policies, prices and more.

Revived and recast, a look inside Pythian Market ahead of food hall's opening this week

The New Orleans Advocate | 05/28/2018

Now the Pythian Building has been revived, and food is a big part of the plan to put the historic structure back on the map.

New Orleans’ 10 Most Delicious Cocktails | 05/25/2018

Pythian Market is bringing back history when they open this month with a delicious rum tiki drink named after the Bali Ha’i Restaurant that was once the place to be at Pontchartrain Beach.

We’ve got your weekend: Rooftop movies, historical train rides, markets, and festivals

Via Nola Vie | 05/23/2018

To celebrate the opening, they are inviting the neighbors to a soft opening lunch with limited hours

Pythian Market food hall to open May 31 in the CBD

Gambit | 05/22/2018

Smoked meats from Central City BBQ, Mediterranean dishes from an offshoot of 1000 Figs and stewed oxtail from Jamaican restaurant 14 Parishes are among the offerings from the 14 food and drink vendors at Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave.), which opens May 31.


New Orleans Tidbits | 05/17/2018

Start your straw challenge at Pythian Market, the brand new food hall opening its doors TODAY. We've been swooning over the teaser shots of sin-sational watermelon palomas and peach sweet tea, and can't get enough of the Sip Sip Hooray frosé and daiquiri machines.

Pythian Market, a new CBD food hall, opens May 31 | 05/15/2018

The next chapter in the Pythian Temple's long history begins on May 31, when the Pythian Market food hall will open. The market's 14 vendors include 1,000 Figs, Central City BBQ, 14 Parishes and La Cocinita.

The 11,000-Square Foot Pythian Market Has Finally Set an Opening Date

Eater New Orleans | 05/15/2018

The CBD’s 11,000-square foot food hall, Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave), has finally set an opening date: It will throw open its doors on May 31, according to Todd Price.

34 New Orleans restaurants to anticipate in spring 2018 and beyond | 03/23/2018

More restaurants closed this summer than we've seen for years in New Orleans. Some claimed the New Orleans restaurant scene was a bubble, and it had popped. As we enter the spring, however, a big, new crop of restaurants show that chefs haven't given up on the city's dining scene.

Food hall evolution

Restaurant Hospitality | 02/02/2018

The momentum of the food hall phenomenon appears unstoppable, even as the concept struggles through some growing pains.

The rush to develop new halls in markets around the country has led to some miscues. TV chef and adventurer Anthony Bourdain, for example, recently pulled out of a massive, high-profile project in New York, and other halls have reportedly turned out to be challenging for the vendors financially, despite the promise of low start-up costs.

3 veteran restaurateurs join Pythian Market in CBD

New Orleans City Business | 12/15/2017

Chef Adolfo Garcia, who runs Ancora Pizzeria and Salumeria, will add a second location at the Pythian Market at 234 Loyola Ave. Another Ancora is located Uptown on Freret Street.

As a new CBD food hall takes shape, recipe for the Pythian Market boils down to basics

The New Orleans Advocate | 02/07/2017

Street food, food halls, public markets, fast-casual — these terms all carry buzz in the current American food realm. The term "operational efficiencies” does not. But it’s the behind-the-scenes factors of the food business that get Lisa Brefere’s attention first in her work to bring a new clutch of casual eateries to a once-forlorn corner of the CBD.

17 New Orleans Restaurants and Bars to Get Excited About in 2017

Eater New Orleans | 01/31/2017

Part of a mixed-use redevelopment, the market will feature 19 vendors including new digs for grilled cheese food truck Frencheeze and its new venture Squeezed juice bar.

Pythian Market adds Venezuelan food, Laurel Street Bakery to lineup

New Orleans City Business | 01/11/2017

The Pythian Market, a food space that is part of the redevelopment of The Pythian Building in the Central Business District, has added two local vendors to its growing lineup.

La Cocinita, a food truck that specializes in Venezuelan cuisine, and Laurel Street Bakery, a café with fresh bagels, muffins and other home-baked specialties, plan to rent space in the market. They join Frencheeze, a food truck that offers sandwiches and other items and was the first vendor announced last November.

Rolling Restaurant Frencheeze Drops Permanent Roots in Pythian Market

Eater New Orleans | 11/15/2016

The CBD’s forthcoming food hall Pythian Market has announced two of its vendors. Local rolling sandwich slinger Frencheeze food truck will put down more permanent roots in the building next year. Additionally Frencheeze owner, Jason King plans to open a new juice bar concept called Squeezed in Pythian Market that will serve salads, smoothies and fresh juices.

Frencheeze food truck joins CBD's new Pythian Building market

The Times-Picayune | 11/14/2016

Frencheeze food truck owner Jason King serves up in front of the Joy Theater on Canal Street Thursday evening, June 26, 2014. King will run two stalls in the Pythian Building market, which opens in 2017.

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