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Take the GoNOLA New Orleans Brunch Quiz

in Cocktail Culture, Food, Restaurants

It’s one of the most difficult choices you’ll make all weekend: where should I eat brunch? Since New Orleans brunch is a serious thing, and delicious restaurant options in this town are plentiful, this decision can be a tough one. Knowing what kind of brunch you like can help narrow down the options. Do you like to booze it up …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

in Arts & Culture, Events, Things To Do

New Orleans taps into its balletic history this weekend. As one of the very first cities to introduce ballet into theaters, New Orleans also was home to Suzanne Douvillier, the first female choreographer in the United States. Dancers and spectators can enjoy the Fleur de Lis Semi-Finals Ballet Competition starting Friday; on Saturday, the New Orleans Ballet Association presents New …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Edward Spots

in 20 Questions, Arts & Culture

“I took my first ballet class at New Orleans Dance Academy on Magazine Street when I was 13,” said Edward Spots, a former dancer with Alvin Ailey II who has recently moved back to New Orleans to build up the dance community in his hometown.

Spots’s interest in dance was first sparked when he attended New Orleans Charter Middle School, …

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Top 10 Best New Orleans Breakfast Spots by Neighborhood

in Food, Restaurants

In a culinary rich city like New Orleans, every meal you’ll eat will most likely be fantastic. But there’s no meal quite as important as the one that starts your day, whether you’re curing a case of the late nights or fueling your mind and body for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Whatever Crescent City neighborhood you find yourself …

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NOLA History: Ballet in New Orleans

in Arts & Culture, History, Music

Even though the city of New Orleans was founded in 1718, it wasn’t until the late 18th Century that truly “refined” entertainment, such as opera and ballet, made its way to New Orleans. With the influx of French refugees from Saint-Domingue during that island’s revolution, the 1790s were a time of cultural growth for the Crescent City. Opera comes to …

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Video: Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas

in Arts & Culture, Music, Nightlife, Video, Videos, YouTube

Tank and the Bangas is quickly becoming one of those New Orleans bands you have to see live, and that is in part because of the electric frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball. With a background singing in church and slam poetry, Ball infuses passion, presence and infectious energy into her music, which combines R&B, soul and spoken word.  Be sure to …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Grilled Pork Medallions with Vegetable Curry

Food Recipes

An unlikely quartet of vegetables (zucchini, sweet potato, red bell pepper and kale) come together for a delicious, Thai-style curry that is also health-conscious. Coconut water with a touch of full-fat sour cream mimics the taste and velvety richness of coconut milk without all the added calories. Paired with grilled pork tenderloin medallions, chef Sue Zemanick’s –Executive Chef of Gautreau’s …

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Most Instagrammable Places in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Instagram Restaurants Shopping Sports & Recreation

New Orleans has no shortage of visual inspiration. Everywhere you look in this magical city, you will find colors, textures and scenes that will make you want to stop and capture the moment. Here are some of the most highly Instagrammable spots in NOLA, featuring photos taken by you!

Best Outdoor Spots Crescent Park

City Park wildflowers field

Under the…

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Things To Do

We suggest making the weekend after Mardi Gras a low-key one. Take the family to Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday afternoon for Chinese New Year crafts and activities, or enjoy the inaugural Tulane Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. There’s also a bike workshop aimed at commuters and a new exhibit showcasing the private works of Edgar Degas. …

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Lunar New Year (Tet) Celebrations in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Things To Do

One of New Orleans’s largest immigrant waves in the last 40 years has been the Vietnamese. As the Communist regime took over Vietnam in the mid-1970s, the Catholic church resettled several thousand Vietnam natives here in South Louisiana. As with many other local ethnic groups, despite their tenure here, many people of Vietnamese ethnicity maintain their distinct ancestral culture and …

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National Margarita Day: Celebrate With These New Orleans Margaritas

Cocktail Culture Restaurants

If you decided to abstain from alcohol during the season of Lent that follows Mardi Gras’ revelry, you might want to hold off on that for a little while longer: National Margarita Day is Sunday, Feb. 22. Though primarily associated with Mexico, the margarita has spread far and wide, transforming from the traditional (tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Classic Hurricane

Food Recipes

With Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras just around the corner, we’re savoring every last minute of indulgence before lent. Enter the Classic Hurricane from Emeril’s Delmonico. Rather than the sugary, fluorescent hurricanes you might find on Bourbon Street, Emeril’s version is a nod to the original 1939 drink – you can get it at the restaurant now through Monday, paired …

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Snapshots of NOLA: Mardi Gras Instagram Photos

Arts & Culture

Instagram has transformed the way people document their lives, imbuing creativity into users’ tiny snapshots of what they see around them. Mardi Gras — an eminently photographable occasion —  is in full swing in New Orleans,  and what better way to show you the celebrations underway than through real NOLA locals’ Instagram dispatches. Here are some of our favorite Mardi …

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New Orleans Calling: Carnival Time

Arts & Culture

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

Welcome to New Orleans Calling, WWOZ’s nationally syndicated program. New Orleans Calling airs on WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans every Saturday morning from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., and you can …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Nightlife

The second weekend of Mardi Gras provides plenty of opportunity for day-and-night revelry, whether at fetes like the Krewe de Lune Space Ball and Not-So-Superhero Party or the Endymion pre-party, Samedi Gras Festival. Parade-goers can also acquire a new mask at French Market before Fat Tuesday. Looking for something more intimate? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special five-course meal at …

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20 Questions with Kirk Estopinal

20 Questions Cocktail Culture

“I like to make the Sazerac,” said Kirk Estopinal, partner at Bellocq, Cure, and Cane & Table. “It’s seen as very simple, but a Sazerac can actually be sublime if it’s properly made. It’s got history, and you’re standing on the grounds of it.”

I caught up with Estopinal at the Hotel Modern, where Bellocq, his primary project, is located. …

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