Millennials Converge For The Emerge Summit

Co-written by Katie Draffin
Photo from the 2017 Millennial Awards

This week hundreds of young professional will come together at the Emerge Summit held at the Ace Hotel New Orleans for two days of engagement and learning from each other’s experiences across a variety of topics comprising leadership, business strategy, and personal branding. The Emerge Summit will feature an extraordinary line-up of speakers from New Orleans and across the U.S. to provide a series of educational and thought-provoking platforms that inspire creative and innovative ideas for personal and career development.

The Emerge Summit is open to all YPO’s and young professionals of varied career levels & stages in across the U.S. and concludes with the sixth annual Millennial Awards, a ceremony honoring dynamic young professionals who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors or serve as cultural ambassadors. This year’s show will feature the return of the crowd-favorite Millennials Restaurant Competition presented by Yelp, live musical entertainment from Big Easy Brawlers and award finalists across 18 categories.

Guests registered for the Emerge Summit will also be admitted into the Millennial Awards, and have a say in what restaurant deserves to win the Millennial Restaurant Competition. Each restaurant is bringing their A game with delicious samples that guests will enjoy before the awards ceremony commences.

Check out the list of participating restaurants below to see who will be vying for your voting chip…We’ve also made a virtual collection here. Tickets are still available here for this enlightening, engaging, and of course, entertaining Emerge Summit.

*Photos sourced from Yelp do not reflect dishes being served but the quality of expertise that can be expected from these wonderful participating restaurants.

Poke Loa
3341 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Poke Loa will be serving their Hamachi & Tuna and Tuna & Octopus Poke Bowls with Tofu available to vegetarians.

Photo by Yelp Elite Nazary N.

“My new favorite spot for a quick and healthy bite for lunch. You get to pick your ingredients for your bowl and everything is great quality, fresh, and delicious dressings.”
-Yelper MF L.

The Big Cheezy
5101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
The Big Cheezy will be serving their new Crawfish Mac and Cheese, a crawfish monica style mac and cheese made with blend of five cheeses.

Photo from the Business Owner.

“There’s nothing more comforting than a grilled cheese and tomato soup! The staff is friendly and the main ingredient is cheese. Need I say more?”
-Yelper Mary E.

519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Manning’s will be serving their Roast Beef Debris Mac and Cheese.

Photo from the Business Owner.

“Theater style seating to watch a ball game. You cannot beat it. The outdoor courtyard is also fantastic and spacious.”
-Yelp Elite David G.

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Red Fish Grill will be serving their Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with spicy avocado spread, pineapple pepper jelly glaze, baby greens, and cayenne oil.

Photo by Yelp Elite Lita L.


“Great service and great food! It’s a must visit place! It’s good for a romantic evening and it’s also a great time with the girl friends! Great customer service as well!”
-Yelper Lizzy P.

Hippie Kitchen
3741 Jefferson Hwy
Jefferson, LA 70121
Hippie Kitchen will be serving their signature Firecracker, puffed crackers filled with sprouted lentils and served with their millennial pink “firewater”.

Photo by Yelper Elizabeth L.

“I can’t even begin to explain to you how much I really like this place. Such great food. We were greeted so warmly, as if walking into an old friend’s home to have breakfast.”
-Yelp Elite Jamie B.

Ruby Slipper Cafe
200 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ruby Slipper Cafe will be serving their Cheesy Grit Cakes with Shrimp topped with their Cortez Sauce.

Photo by Catalina L

“This food was phenomenal. It was so good that my husband had to tell me to stop eating because my face was telling that I was full!”
-Yelper Brigitte W.

Josephine Estelle
600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Josephine Estelle will be serving their Chicken Polpetti with sunflower tahini, basil oil, and Calabrian chile.

Photo by Yelp Elite Mike C.

“This place was AWESOME. The food was so amazingly tasty and flavorful. The server and service was very good. They all were very attentive but not overbearing. The cocktails are yuuuuumy! I will definitely be returning here, with friends.:
-Yelper Wil J.