Southern Food and Beverage Museum
Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana

Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
Photo Credit: Kelsey Parriss

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

On this episode of Beyond Bourbon Street, we explore the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. The museum may be small, but it houses a large variety of artifacts and stories, dedicated to the culinary history of the Southern United States.

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is also home to the Museum of the American Cocktail. While the cocktail may not have been invented in New Orleans, we certainly have made it our own. Learn about the Sazerac, the Crusta, the tangled history of absinthe, and more!

Join Mark and his guest, Liz Williams, as they discuss food and drink in the heart of the Crescent City.

All this and more in today’s episode of Beyond Bourbon Street!


The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, three blocks off of St. Charles Avenue. The museum is open daily Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesdays).

You can find the Southern Food and Beverage Museum online at Southern Food. Be sure to check out the blog!

Additionally, you can find the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Twitter (@SouthernFood) and on Instagram @EatDrinkSoFab

Liz Williams is the co-author of two books. Lift your Spirits, and New Orleans: a Food Biography. Liz’s books are available at local New Orleans booksellers, including Octavia Books and Garden District Book Shop. You can also purchase them at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

Links and show notes for today’s episode can be found at Beyond Bourbon St.

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