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GoNOLA Top 10: The Best Places to Get Red Beans & Rice in New Orleans post image

GoNOLA Top 10: The Best Places to Get Red Beans & Rice in New Orleans

in Food, Restaurants

There’s a saying in New Orleans that you “Soak ya beans on Sunday, soak ya wash on Monday.” Back in the day the custom was simple: bones from the ham served at Sunday supper were saved and then used to flavor red kidney beans as they were slow-cooked in a large pot with the “trinity” (diced bell pepper, onion, and …

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New Orleans Second Lines: When You Hear ‘Em Coming, Get Behind

in Arts & Culture, Music, Video

New Orleans culture stands apart from others in so many ways. It is in our food, in our architecture, but it is also in the rhythm by which we live our lives. Music is the heart of New Orleans, and we use it in celebrating anything and everything. A very special tradition involving our native music of brass band and …

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NOLA History: Movies Set and Shot in New Orleans

in Arts & Culture, History

The history of New Orleans offers film makers an incredible range of story lines and plot complications, as well as some very unique locations. In recent years, the number and type of films made in the city has increased, due mostly to the tax breaks available to film producers when they work in Louisiana. Now, not only do we have …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Garlic Clove Shrimp from Chef Brian Landry

in Recipes

Chef Brian Landry is well known for his Louisiana-inspired seafood dishes, which he serves up daily at John Besh’s Borgne restaurant. This week’s recipe is Landry’s take on barbeque shrimp, served up Spanish style instead. This dish is a great representative of Spanish influenced Creole cuisine. Sizzling shrimp in spicy-garlic oil (gambas al ajillo) can be found on many tapas …

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GoNOLA Find: The Cornstalk Hotel in the French Quarter

in History, Travel

If you’ve ever spent an afternoon wandering the French Quarter, or taken a carriage ride around the Vieux Carre, you’ve likely stumbled upon this week’s GoNOLA Find, the famous Cornstalk Hotel.

The historic Cornstalk Hotel is one of the most photographed spots in the French Quarter. (photo by Charles Pence, from Flickr)

Located at 915 Royal Street, the Cornstalk Hotel …

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Red-dy, Set, Go! New Orleans Red Dress Run 2014

in Events, Things To Do

It is almost time to paint the town red! Coming up on August 9, 2014 is the 20th annual Red Dress Run. So ladies and gentlemen, it is time to pull out your favorite red dress and lace up your running (or walking) shoes. The Red Dress Run is sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, a self-proclaimed “drinking …

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Take a Week Off from Laundry: New Orleans Art at White & Dirty Linen Nights

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

I’ve often thought that New Orleans is a city that has something to offer every side of a person, and this is perfectly illustrated by the upcoming events Whitney White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night.  Whitney White Linen is celebrating its 20th anniversary while Dirty Linen, which started as a spoof event and always happens exactly one week after …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers a diverse range of musical options. Classical music fans can check out the International Piano Competition finals, while jazz lovers will have the chance to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Saenger Theatre. Fans of 1970s rock can head to the UNO Lakefront Arena for Steely Dan Saturday …

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New Orleans Calling: In Search of Satchmo

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

Starting this month, WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! We have lots in store for you!

The presence and spirit of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong  can be found …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Louisa Street

Nightlife Things To Do

Louisa Street in the Bywater neighborhood is truly unlike any other place in New Orleans. It’s a growing area that makes for an awesome destination for a night out. Louisa is a combination of residential and commercial, which gives it a unique vibe as far as “going out” locales go. Here, you won’t find business after business lined in a …

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COOLinary New Orleans: The Best in NOLA Dining Made More Accessible Than Ever

Food Restaurants Things To Do

Summer in New Orleans is a special time for so many reasons. Besides the wonderful al fresco activities and snoballs, the summer month of August brings us COOLinary New Orleans. While New Orleanians and visitors alike are looking for delicious and creative ways to keep cool and fueled, COOLinary provides the perfect solution: affordable dining in charming surroundings. What could …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Tales of the Cocktail Competition Winning Hurricane Caesar

Cocktail Culture Recipes

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail winds to a close today. The event brings together bartenders, mixologists and spirits industry professionals from around the world for a week-long celebration of the best in cocktails. Each year, the festival honors one classic cocktail and invites bartenders to put their own twist on it for their Official Cocktail Competition.

Tales of …

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GoNOLA Find: Crescent City Comics on Freret Street

Family Friendly Pick of the Week Shopping Things To Do

Where do geeks converge in New Orleans? Head to the heart of the Freret Street resurgence to get your comic book fix at this week’s GoNOLA Find, Crescent City Comics.

Crescent City Comics offers a fantastic collection of pre-1960 Silver Age comics. Image courtesy Crescent City Comics.

This locally owned comic book store celebrates 5 years on Freret this …

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Exploring New Orleans: A Day on Esplanade Avenue  

Nightlife Restaurants Things To Do

Spending time admiring Esplanade Avenue is one of the many pleasures to be found in New Orleans. Majestic live oak trees line the Avenue, providing ample shade and casting a gorgeous pattern of light and shadow onto the many elegant and historic Creole mansions that line the edge of this street that runs on the edge of the French Quarter, …

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New Orleans Calling: Summer Days and Nights

Music

Starting this month, WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, New Orleans Calling! We have lots in store for you!

This week’s episode, titled “Summer Days And Nights,” focuses on …

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Satchmo Summerfest: A New Orleans Style Celebration of Louis Armstrong

Events Music Things To Do

New Orleans celebrates the life, legacy and music of its most famous native son, Louis Armstrong, with Satchmo Summerfest, a free three-day festival August 1-3, 2014 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Produced by the same folks who put on French Quarter Festival, this annual event is now in its 14th year. The festival usually takes place during …

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