About Elizabeth


A story of passion and many different paths.

A native of Covington, Louisiana, Elizabeth Pearce has had a lifelong love of food and drinks complemented by a thespian spirit and a knack for good, old-fashioned  storytelling.

Beyond her presentations and tour offerings, Elizabeth is an active writer who has co-authored the book, A French Quarter Drinking Companion: A Guide to 100 Spots in America's Most Notable Neighborhood. She also keeps an active blog for herself, Open Tab, and contributes regularly to BarHappy's blog.

Elizabeth was a co-founder and Senior Curator at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum from its inception in 2004 to its opening in 2008. While there, she created all of its exhibits, most notably Restaurant Restorative—commissioned by the James Beard Awards—and Louisiana Eats. As a Research Fellow at the museum, she is currently working on a book about New Orleans during Prohibition (or as she calls it, "The Great Mistake").

Prior to her tenure at the museum, she was a contributing columnist to the Times-Picayune Food Section, Emerils online food blog. Her writing has been featured in publications like Gastronomica, Saveur, and Put An Egg On It; the collections Meanwhile at Cafe Du Monde and Room in the Bowl: The Story of Gumbo; and the column Neat with a Twist for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum's blog, Okra.

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To book Elizabeth for your event, please send her a message or call 504-578-8280.