Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur

Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur was born and raised in New Orleans. She loves the city and has no plans of leaving! Suzanne has been writing about New Orleans culture – its food, festivals, and personalities – for nearly ten years. Her work has been published in The New Orleans Advocate, The Times Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans Magazine, and Biz New Orleans, among other publications.

She produced two feature length documentaries about ethnic cuisines in New Orleans for WYES-TV, the local PBS affiliate. Suzanne has also worked in the editorial departments of Biz New Orleans and Sugar Journal, an international trade publication. She launched her career at Pelican Publishing Company, where she wrote copy for flap jackets and managed author publicity.

Suzanne received her MA in English from the University of New Orleans. And she’s done with school … for now, at least. Suzanne is a wife of a Colombian, the mom of an energetic 3-year-old, and the owner of a very large, but sweet brown lab. Although this Uptown resident is passionate about exploring her hometown of New Orleans, she’s been stricken with global wanderlust since childhood. To date, Suzanne has journeyed to India, Egypt, Vietnam, Jamaica, Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico, France, and Italy. She’s looking forward to her next adventure – whether it’s in the Marigny or on the Mediterranean coast.

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Recipe of disaster: With New Orleans bars closed due to COVID, hospitality workers face housing crisis

By Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur / August 26, 2020

Thousands of unemployed hospitality workers throughout the city are worried about paying their rent or mortgage.

Frustration, rage, grief: New Orleans restaurants, breweries forced to close due to hostile climate in COVID pandemic

By Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur / July 21, 2020

Eric Cook is one of many restaurateurs publicly addressing the challenges of reopening during a pandemic that has no end in sight. Collectively, some grievances are with the government, while others are with folks failing to do their part in flattening the COVID curve.

Need a break from buying? On Tuesday, support local nonprofits by giving

By Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur / December 3, 2019

The daylong event was launched in 2012, simply to encourage folks to do good, but it has grown into a movement that inspires countless citizens around the world to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. More than 150 countries participate in GivingTuesday. In 2018, $400,000,000 was raised in the US alone.

Fighting the Good Fight: How local military veterans are helping one another transition into civilian life

By Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur / November 20, 2019

Transitioning from military life to civilian life in any city can be a major challenge for veterans. Here’s how New Orleans businesses and your neighbors are stepping up to help.