Accolades/ Press

BarBar goes to NYC: SoBou cooks for the James Beard House 

Chefs at James Beard House

SoBou chef Juan Carlos with Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Gurwin.


Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

8 Over-the-Top Brunches in the U.S. - OpenTable, May 2017

6 of Louisiana's Best Brunch Spots - Louisiana Cookin', March/April 2017

Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez is a Best Chef of Louisiana 2017 - American Culinary Federation of New Orleans, March 2017

Laura Bellucci is an FSR Rising Star of 2017! - FSR Magazine 2017

Best Costumes and Best Cocktail, 2nd place - Tales of the Toddy 2016

A Guide To New Orleans' Best Holiday Dining Deals - Eater, December 2016

Best Gin Cocktail in America to Bar Chef Laura Bellucci - Restaurant Hospitality, November 2015

10 Best Beignets in New Orleans - USA Today, September 2015

10 Best Lunch Restaurants in the French Quarter - About Travel, May 2015

New Orleans 10 Best Fine Dining Burgers - Eater New Orleans, April 2015

The Best Mixologists in the South - Tasting Table, March 2015

Top 10 Boozy Brunch Spots in New Orleans -, February 2015

16 Great New Orleans Bars for Whiskey, Bourbon and Scotch -, December 2014

11 Most Influential Bars of 2014 - Thrillist, December 2014

Behind the Bar with Abigail Gullo: Death or Glory - Garden and Gun, November 2014

2014 Best Cocktails in America - Restaurant Hospitality, November 2014

#9 Best Restaurant in New Orleans - The Daily Meal, July 2014

25 Most Important Restaurants of 2013 - Zagat, 2013

Best New Restaurants in New Orleans - The Times-Picayune, 2013

Best New Restaurants - New Orleans magazine, 2013

Gold Medal, Seafood - New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, 2013

Best New Restaurants of 2012 - Esquire magazine, 2012


Featured Articles and Press:

The French Quarter Dining Guide - Eater NOLA, July 2017

Red Hot Burlesque Shows in New Orleans -, June 2017

Gambit's 100-plus bars 2017: cocktail bars Gambit, June 2017

Best Boozy Brunches in New Orleans - NOLA Weekend, June 2017

Rise and Shine: 10 Breakfast-Inspired Cocktails to Drink Any Time of Day - OpenTable, June 2017

The 12 Essential French Quarter Bars - Eater NOLA, June 2017

8 Over-the-Top Brunches: Where to Brunch Like a Baller - OpenTable, June 2017

Video: The Magic Hour with Chef Juan Carlos - The Magic Hour, May 2017

A Long Weekend in the Big Easy - The Daily Meal, April 2017 

Hog Wild: Tracing the Plump History of Pig Roasting - Country Roads Magazine, April 2017

Guide to Healthy Eating at French Quarter, CBD Restaurants -, April 2017

3 New Milk Punch Recipes That Are Boozy and Delicous - Supercall, February 2017

Bartenders' Favorite Hair-of-the-Dog Hangover Cures - Supercall, January 2017

10 Best Burlesque Shows in New Orleans to Get Your Tease On - USA Today, January 2017

A Guide to New Orlean's Best Holiday Dining Deals - Eater, December 2016

The Past, Present, and Future of Big-Ass Drinks - Eater, December 2016

Yamming It Up: 11 Stellar Sweet Potato Dishes - OpenTable Blog, November 2016

Chef Chat - Louisiana Cookin', November 2016

25 Bartenders Reveal Their New Years Eve Resolutions - Supercall, November 2016 

Bars' Coolest Drink Containers - USA Today, November 2016

The Height of Hospitality - Hospitality 21, October 2016

The Karmic Alarm Clock - Tales of the Cocktail, October 2016

Bartenders Get Serious About Cereal Cocktails - Food Republic, August 2016

W New Orleans - French Quarter - The Telegraph, October 2016

"A lot of Upside-Down": Texas' Bar Community Plants its Flag at Spirits Industry's Biggest National Event - Guide Live, July 2016

Simple Pleasure, Chef's Muse or Cocktail Mixer, Watermelon is a Star on New Orleans Summer Menus - The Advocate, August 2016

100 Christmas Cocktails and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit - Marie Claire, October 2016

September 2016 Bartender of the Month: Laura Bellucci - Nightclub and Bar, September 2016 

Ten Best Pairings from Tales of the Cocktail- Paste Magazine, August, 2016

Vermouth Back in Favor, and Flavor-, September, 2016

Savory Beignets are the Perfect Snack- Plate, August, 2016 

Hippest Happy Hours - French Quarterly, August 2016

New Orleans' Essential Burgers- NOLA Eater, August 2016 

Burlesque Brunch: Legs & Eggs- Babes & Beignets, July 2016

Paris Between the WarsGarnish, July 2016

A New Orleans sampler-, July 2016

The Brunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Brunch in New Orleans -Eater New Orleans, June 2016

16 Perfectly Summery Punches For Summer, June 2016

Cereal Cocktails are on the Rise - Extra Crispy, June 2016

A Sidecar Named Desire - Deep South Magazine, April 2016

When it Rains We Pour -, April 2016

SoBou's Literary Round Table Turns Pages - New Orleans Advocate, March 2016 

Sinfully good: Give Us Our Daily Bread Pudding - Open Table, March 2016

Where to Drink Rose-Infused Cocktails From Coast to Coast Eater, February 2016

Taste of Hospitality with the Chef of SoBou - New Orleans Will, February 2016

'Barpreneurs' meet weekly at bar to pitch ideas, listen and learn - The Advocate, February 2016 

Weekly 'Barpreneus school' for hospitality start up and Entrepreneurs - Silicon Bayou News, January 2016

Limoncello Revamped - Wine Enthusiast, December 2015

A Tobago Chistmas - My New, December 2015

10 Down-and-Dirty Recipes - Restaurant Hospitality, July 2015

VIDEO: SoBou Nola Sets the Bar in the French Quarter -, May 2015

Where to Eat Standout Tacos from Coast to Coast - The Food Network, April 2015

Chef Juan Carlos makes Pecan, Not Pie on Fox 8 - Fox 8 Morning Edition, April 2015

Pecan, Not Pie recipe - Deep South magazine, April 2015

Where to Drink in the South Right Now - Tasting Table, March 2015

Cocktails 101: The Death or Glory with Abigail - stupidDOPE, March 2015

The Taylor Bird - New Orleans Variations - The New York Times Magazine, January 2015

Mardi Gras Guide -, January 2015

Abigail sits down with Steppin' Out - WYES New Orleans, January 2015

Taste of Thanksgiving Cocktail by Abigail Gullo - Deep South Magazine, November 2014

5 Delicious Bacons that Aren't Pork - Food & Wine, November 2014

In New Orleans, Terrifc Cocktails Never Went Out of Fashion - Washington Post, October 2014

How to Throw a Killer Cocktail Party, New Orleans-Style -, October 2014

Behind the Bar: Death or Glory - Garden & Gun, August 2013

Swamp Pop Presents: Abigail Gullo, behind the bar - Swamp Pop, July 2014

New Orleans' 10 Best Bars for Classic Cocktails - Fodor's, September 2014

Forgotten Cocktails that Deserve a Revival - First We Feast, September 2014

Top 5 Bars in New Orleans - The Spirits Business

The New Orleans Cocktail Bucket List - Thrillist, August 2014

Have you Met our Singing Bartender? - WGNO, October 2013

SoBou is a lighting inspiration - Enlightenment Mag, July 2013

SoBou celebrates one year! - The Local Palate, July 2013

Breakfast in America - Details magazine, July 2013

Best Hotel Bars in New Orleans - New Orleans magazine, January 2013

Team Spirits: SoBou, New Orleans - Food Arts, December 2012

Ti Martin's Chic SoBou -, December 2012

New Orleans' Lively Cocktail Scene - New York Times, July 2012