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.


Best Waffles in LouisianaFood Network, 2018

Creative Cocktail, Creative Taco - Top Taco New Orleans, 2018

Top 10 New Orleans Three-Martini LunchesEater New Orleans

Small Business Excellence Award, 2017

Bar Chef Laura wins the Redemption Rye Cocktail Contest, 2017

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:

Where to eat contemporary Louisiana food in New Orleans: Gambit's 2019 winter restaurant guide - Gambit, February 2019

The 5 Best Beignets in New Orleans -, February 2019

Where to Eat King Cake in New Orleans - Southern Living, January 2019

Where to Spend Valentine's Day in New Orleans - Babes and Beignets, January 2019

Steppin' Out January 25, 2019 - WYES, January 2019

Mardi Gras cocktails: Drink your king cake and have it, too -, January 2019

How to Spend Valentine's Day in New Orleans - GoNola, January 2019

The Dine, Wine, & Spirits Show- January 22nd, 2019 - WGSO, January 2019

The 38 cheapest places to travel in 2019 - Travel Wire News, January 2019

King Cake Old Fashioned - Deep South Magazine, January 2019

Where to Find All Things King Cake in New Orleans - GoNola, January 2019

Local Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2018 - NOLA Weekend, Decemeber 2018

The Dine, Wine, & Spirits Show- December 14, 2018 - WGSO, December 2018

Where to Eat on Christmas in New Orleans - Eater New Orleans, December 2018

Rethinking Reveillon: Format Expands Holiday Dining Series - New Orleans City Business, December 2018

Reveillon Dinners 2018: New brunch offerings, small plates add fresh take on holiday tradition - NOLA Weekend, December 2018

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in New Orleans - GoNola, November 2018

Tricentennial Culinary Exchange - 4WWL, Novermber 2018

Rethinking Reveillon: New format expands New Orleans holiday dining series to 60 restaurants - The New Orleans Advocate, November 2018

SoBou is hosting a Tricentennial Culinary Exchange Dinner - WGNO, November 2018

Celebrating 300 Years of Rich Culinary Legacy at the Tricentennial Culinary Exchange - Flicks and Food, November 2018

Weekend Picks: Bayou Classic, What to do on Thanksgiving Day, and More - GoNOLA, November 2018

Holiday Dining Guide (December 2018) - Where Y'at, November 2018

Where to Drink in the French Quarter: Gambit's 2018 Big Bar Guide - Gambit, November 2018

Cream of the Crop: The Best Creamy Cocktails for the Holidays -Where Y'at, November 2018

Symbaritic New Orleans: Three Days of Bananas Foster, Ritual Massages, and Yes, Old School Jazz - BlackBook, November 2018

Not Cooking? Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in New Orleans - GoNOLA, November 2018

The Dine, Wine, & Spirits Show- October 23, 2018 - WGSO, October 2018

Party Idea: Use a Mini Pumpkin for your Halloween Cocktails - WGNO New Orleans, October 2018

Steppin' Out October 26th, 2018 - WYES New Orleans, October 2018

How to Navigate Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer Fest- GoNOLA, October 2018

The French Quarter Dining Guide - Eater New Orleans, October 2018

Where to Eat in the French Quarter: Gambit's 2018 Fall Restaurant Guide - Gambit Weekly, October 2018

American Cuisine and Hospitality Symposium Shined Light on Progress & Tensions in the IndustryFood & Wine, September 2018

12 Ways To Mix Up Salads - Flavor & The Menu, August 2018

Chefs Play Up Corn's Versatility - Nation's Restaurant News, August 2018

GoNOLA Tops: 20 Places for Happy Hour Food and Drinks - GoNOLA, August 2018

COOLinary at SoBou - WGNO, August 2018

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chef Juan Carlos - Food & Wine, 2018

What Chefs Eat for Breakfast - The Daily Meal, June 2018

The Dine, Wine & Spirits Show - WGSO, May 2018

Happy Hour at SoBou - WWLTV, May 2018

25 Fun Things to Do in New OrleansVacationIdea, May 2018

Reviewing SoBou's Tribute to 'Cocina Criolla' - Gambit Weekly, April 2018

Scenes from the Todd Price Taste Club at SoBou -, March 2018

Best Restaurants in New Orleans - Ann Cavitt Fisher, February 2018

Where to Eat in New Orleans - JohnnyJet, February 2018

Spiked Eggnog RecipesBon Appétit, December 2017

Music Lovers Guide to New OrleansCulture Trip, December 2017

Roasted Pumpkin & Bocage Honey Bisque WGNO, October 2017

Bitters Spotlight Supercall, October 2017

Seafood Steps up to the Bar Nation's Restaurant News, September 2017

What Chefs Eat for Breakfast - The Daily Meal, September 2017

New Orleans' Healthiest Cocktails Babes & Beignets, September 2017

Dram and Dine Market Watch, August 2017

Boxcar Camp Out for National Toasted Marshmallow DayOpen Table, August 2017

New Orleans' Essential Happy Hours - Eater NOLA, August 2017

Laura Bellucci from SoBou - Bartender Journey Podcast, August 2017

SoBou: Coolinary, that's whats up! - WGNO, August 2017

Best Places in New Orleans To Meet SinglesFlirt, July 2017

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