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Dying for an otherworld dining experience? Step into this bewitching bistro complete with spirited cocktails and food with a bite. You’ll be seduced by the restaurant’s intimate feel and alluring vampire vibe including the elegant chandeliers and gold cutlery—as we all know, silver and vampires do not mix! There’s also sidewalk dining available for those ready to brave the daylight. Grab a Blood Bag Cocktail filled with fangria, or a Type O blackberry mojito. Feeling the need to feed? Start your Sunday brunch with a Bloodiest Mary made with Vampyre Vodka, then indulge in lush shrimp and grits with Andouille sausage and tasso, or a vampire breakfast burger—a succulent 50/50 blend of bacon and beef, topped with candied bacon, fried egg, and maple aioli. For nocturnal dining, try first bites like fried deviled eggs topped with caviar or warm, creamy baked brie slathered with honey, peaches, and basil. Main bites such as pan-seared salmon with caper butter over cauliflower rice, blackened alligator po’boy with vampire cream sauce, and seared scallops (with roasted corn maque choux, bacon, and browned butter) are all tasty toothsome options. Don’t miss the decadent after-bites like Death by Chocolate, or the blood orange crème brulée. Leave with a heightened sense (and a complimentary teacup) after a proper high tea with a magical twist. Sip bubbly and tea while snacking on finger sandwiches, scones, and petit fours all while having your tea leaves read. Now, that’s something to sink your teeth into!

— Cheryl Lemoine

Vampire Blood Bags, The Vampire Diaries

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If you’ve watched The Vampire Diaries, you may have seen Elena drinking from a bag of blood. At the New Orleans Vampire Cafe, you can taste, smell, and drink all things monstrous—including a cocktail made to look like a serving of your favorite blood type. If blood isn’t your thing, they also have a menu of another thing that vampires truly love—bites! The Vampire Cafe is located at 801 Royal St. behind St. Louis Cathedral.

— Rebecca Fox

Grab A Bite At The New Orleans Vampire Cafe

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Those who visit New Orleans with the hopes of spotting a real vampire and locals who enjoy a side of intrigue with their meal will find a seat waiting for them at the newly-opened New Orleans Vampire Cafe, which opened on New Year's Day 2021 at 801 Royal Street, just behind St. Louis Cathedral. The sunny, inviting spot is a welcome respite in the bleeding heart of the French Quarter where you can grab a quick bite before your travels or rest a while and watch the world go by...

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— Emily Hingle

Five Spots to Sip at for National Red Wine Day

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New Orleans Vampire Cafe offers that voodoo vibe that tourists seek and locals love. Their wines have been renamed, so when you order Cabernet or Pinot Noir, you may actually be drinking Dracula or Trueblood! If you're looking for entertainment, they also offer magical events. Check out their Storyville Séance or their High Tea and Leaf Readings for the true vampire experience.

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— Jordana Comiter