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AORN New Orleans Exhibitors: 5 Healthy Restaurants For You to Try

Welcome, AORN New Orleans Exhibitors!

We are excited to welcome exhibitors to AORN New Orleans! We know you are going to be busy connecting with your peers during the conference, so to alleviate a little decision-making we prepared a list of five of our favorite healthy restaurants near the convention center for you to try. These restaurants have the fuel you need to keep up during busy days. If you decide to try one out let us know what you think!

1.) Two Chicks

Two Chicks is a favorite of ours for lunch meetings. The restaurant serves breakfast all day, filling lunches and fresh-pressed juices. Luz’s favorite juice is the Iron Chick! Two Chicks’ hours are Tuesday through Sunday 7 A.M. to 3 P.M. and it closes on Mondays.

2.) Carmo 

Taking inspiration from Southeast Asia, West Africa, the Caribbean and South America, Carmo’s menu is not only fresh and eclectic but also emphasizes sustainable relationships with local farmers. The restaurant offers fresh soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch and a more expansive dinner menu and opens on Mondays from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. and closes on Sundays.

3.) Green Goddess 

Green Goddess is known for vegetarian and vegan dishes but also offers meat options like the BSLT (pork belly, shrimp, lettuce and tomato on French). The magenta hue of the beet hummus dazzles and sides like pickled mirliton slaw and creole kale compliment any dish. Green Goddess is hidden in a tiny French Quarter alley but worth the trek from the convention center. The restaurant opens from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday through Sunday.

4.) Pulp and Grind

Where are my juice-heads at? Pulp and Grind offers your choice of house-made cold-pressed juices and a coffee bar. Perfect for people on-the-go, Pulp and Grind’s juices are filled with nutrients that give you energy. The shop is open from 6:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday and 7 A.M. to 3 P.M. Saturday and Sunday.

5.) The Daily Beet

The Daily Beet is a vegetarian restaurant in the Central Business District. The restaurant offers salads, grain bowls, avocado toast, and more. They even serve made-to-order smoothies like the Blue Dream (blueberry, pineapple, mango and banana). Check them out every day from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.

We hope these suggestions help you find somewhere tasty to eat during your stay in New Orleans. Fuel up at a local restaurant, strut your stuff on the trade show floor, and have some fun! Happy exhibiting!

ACS National Meeting New Orleans: 6 Outdoor Eateries to Enjoy

Welcome, Exhibitors to ACS National Meeting New Orleans!

During the week of Mar 18 – 22, 2018, we welcome the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Annual Meeting to New Orleans. If you’re exhibiting at the Meeting, you’ve come during a beautiful time of year – there is nothing quite like springtime in this city. To help you get acquainted with the city, we put together a list of six restaurants with outdoor seating so you can relax, unwind and recharge after the show while enjoying a truly New Orleans sensory experience. Our picks are also located close to the convention center (and Synergy!) and the Central Business District (CBD).


1.) Café Amelie

Café Amelie, located near Jackson Square, serves Louisiana cuisine and features the largest outdoor dining area on this list. In addition to great food, Café Amelie’s patio features lush foliage and a relaxing fountain so wild and green that you may forget you’re in the heart of the city. The café serves lunch and dinner and is open from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday through Sunday.


2.) CellarDoor 

CellarDoor is a Creole-inspired restaurant in the CBD featuring an outdoor patio. Menu highlights include Creole nachos, cracklin crusted redfish and Oreo beignets. However, the restaurant exclusively serves dinner and is open from 4 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday through Thursday, 4 P.M. to 1 A.M. on Friday, 5 P.M. to 1 A.M. on Saturday and closed Sunday.


3.) Balise

Another CBD gem is Balise. Balise serves southern fare inside a beautiful cozy townhome. The menu also includes delicacies like pickled quail eggs and down-home favorites like gulf fish and shrimp stew. The restaurant is open from 4:30 P.M. to 10 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and from 4:30 P.M. to 11 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.


4.) Above the Grid 

One of our favorite locales is NOPSI hotel’s rooftop bar, Above the Grid. With ample outdoor seating overlooking the Crescent City, a pool area to lounge and unwind and a snack menu with intriguing locally-inspired dishes, we had to include this venue on our list. For example, try the house-made chips and dip or muffuletta bruschetta! Above the Grid is open to the public Sunday through Thursday from 4 P.M. to 12 A.M. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 P.M. to 1 A.M.


5.) Cochon 

Check out Cochon for dinner and you won’t be disappointed. Their pork-based menu (Cochon is French for pig) will delight. Additionally, it’s close enough to the convention center to walk! If this is your first time in New Orleans, you’ve got to try the fried alligator! The restaurant’s hours are 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday through Thursday, 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. on Sunday.


6.) Herbsaint 

From the owners of Cochon comes Herbsaint, one of the Times-Picayune’s 10 best restaurants in New Orleans since 2003. Named after the “Spirit of New Orleans,” Herbsaint refers to the beloved brand of anise liqueur made famous after the city outlawed absinthe in 1912. The restaurant incorporates locally-sourced ingredients into their menu items such as Louisiana shrimp and fish ceviche and crispy goat with curried cauliflower. Herbsaint opens from 11:30 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday through Friday, 5:30 P.M. to 10 P.M. on Saturday, and closes on Sunday.


In addition to being a great convention city, here in New Orleans, we are known for our cuisine. We hope you will indulge your senses at one or more of these local restaurants during your stay in New Orleans. Perhaps your experience here will inspire another visit. We look forward to welcoming you and as always, happy exhibiting!

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Be a Better Exhibitionist


Designing trade show spaces is what we do best, although we do not get to exhibit ourselves often! Pictured is our setup from the @Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana show at @HarrahsNewOrleans. At this fun event we had a chance to show attendees how to be a better exhibitionist. Before your next trade show or event, see more tips on  this section of our site.  #SynergyDesignGroup #MindOverMatter