NABJ Convention is back in New Orleans and we’re geeked! The last time NABJ was in New Orleans was back in 2012. We had just started our website and just getting used to navigating the Black professional scene. But now we’ve grown so much! But enough about us, it’s all about the NABJ Convention! We know there’s plenty of workshops going on all week. More importantly, I’m sure you’re interested in the lagniappe. We love NABJ and all that it offers, but what’s a trip to New Orleans without the best eats, after hours spots, local bars and places off the beaten path that really make New Orleans the best city in the World!


Lil Dizzy’s: The best “down home” breakfast buffet

Half Shell: Dragos wait is too long or Acme Oyster House line too long, try Half Shell 

Cafe Dauphine: The off the beaten path, but worth the drive 

Boswell’s: One of New Orleans few, but best Jamaican restaurants

Roux Carre: If you’re willing to venture to support small businesses

Dookie Chase: Who hasn’t heard of this place!

Willie Mae’s: The World’s Best Fried Chicken

Trolley Stop: This is your late night go-to breakfast spot

Port of Call: Big burger, even bigger baked potato and Monsoon will set you back a day

Cafe Du Monde: The best dessert to end a great evening.

Meril: Emeril Lagasse small plates restaurant!

14 Parishes: Authentic, flavorful Jamaican food



Victory: You’ll love the drinks so much you may end up taking shots with strangers.

Three Keys @ Ace Hotel: Enjoy a great DJ set or live music from a local musician

Troubadour: Thank God for rooftop bars! 

The Ponchartrain Hotel: You’ll love the ambiance! 



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Here’s some lagniappe:

Reuters hosting Instagram contest during 2017 NABJ convention

This week, Reuters will kick off an Instagram contest during the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendees of the NABJ convention are invited to take part in the social media storytelling competition by sharing their food adventures in the Big Easy.

To enter, attendees should follow the @Reuters Instagram account and share a multi-pic and/or video post of their food journey during the NABJ convention, using #ReutersatNABJ and tagging @Reuters in the caption. Entries will be judged on the creativity of their story-telling, as well as the number of likes.

Three winners will be announced on Friday evening and will go home with an Amazon Echo or Dot.

For full contest rules, visit

Media Contact:

Heather dot Carpenter at thomsonreuters dot com