What items do you like to collect? Stamps? Trading cards? Coins? Bourbon? How about bells? Bells you say? That seems like an odd item to collect. While the Brennan restaurant family of New Orleans has created a tradition that makes you WANT to add holiday bells to your list of collectible items.
For the past few decades they’ve had special ribbon created for each restaurant which they string with a brass bell. These sought after bells are then given out at lunch from December 1st until Christmas Eve. It’s not uncommon to see guests coming in to one establishment adorned with a half dozen bells from the other New Orleans Brennan restaurants.
It’s the time of year for family traditions, and the special holiday bells are one of theirs. Plus, it makes a holiday lunch that much more festive with a jingle here and a jingle there.
Want to collect them all? Here’s where the holiday bells are available:
Dickie Brennan’s Family of Restaurants:
Palace Café – 605 Canal Street, New Orleans
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse (usually this restaurant is open for lunch on Fridays only, but during December they expand their open days for lunch to include other weekdays) – 716 Iberville Street, New Orleans
Bourbon House – 144 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
Tableau – 616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans
Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants:
Commander’s Palace – 1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans
SoBou – 310 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group:
Red Fish Grill – 115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
Brennan’s – 417 Royal Street, New Orleans
Napoleon House – 500 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Ralph’s on the Park – 900 City Park Ave., New Orleans
café noma – #1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans
Mr. B’s Bistro – 201 Royal Street, New Orleans