Reveillon Dining with Tom Fitzmorris, Host of the Food Show

Tom Fitzmorris has been hosting a daily radio show about New Orleans food and dining for 28 years. Since 1977, Tom has also published the New Orleans MENU, a newsletter offering reader restaurant reviews, New Orleans recipes, and more.

In today’s episode, Mark drops in on Tom’s radio show to ask about the history of the New Orleans tradition known as reveillon.

After their discussion Mark helps you plan your reveillon experience including his top choices for places to dine this holiday season.  We also explore some of the actual menus – if you can’t make it to the Crescent City, you can get some great ideas for your own holiday meals.

All this and more on episode #24 of Beyond Bourbon Street!


For More Information about Tom Fitzmorris

The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris – Tom’s live radio show is broadcast weekdays from 3-6PM on WWL-1350 AM. Online, you can find the daily show on the TunedIn app.  It is also released as a podcast and is available on the WWL website here.

Tom’s website is The New Orleans Menu where you can find hundreds of restaurant reviews, as well as lists by holiday, lunch spots, and other helpful categories.  You can also subscribe to Tom’s free newsletter including restaurant reviews, recipes and other musings about New Orleans food and dining.


Your Resources for Reveillon Dining in New Orleans

Check out the official website for all Reveillon listings at New Orleans Online.  You can read about the traditions and click the link at the bottom of the page to browse through the menus of all participating Crescent City restaurants.


During the show, Mark offered his take on the best bets for Reveillon dining.  Those restaurants included the following (click the restaurant name to go to their website.

Brigtsen’s – $48 

Gumbo Shop – $34

Antoine’s – $49

Arnaud’s – $49

Tujague’s – $48

Upperline – $46



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