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Cheaper Eats: Where to Eat Free Food in New Orleans

in Food

If cheap eats are a good thing, are free eats even better? For the budget conscious bar-goer, that’s a resounding “yes!” and if free eats are of interest to you, then you’re in luck. Here in New Orleans have not only a wide range of cheap eats, but we also have many ways to get free meals in this city. …

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COOLinary Recipe: Tivoli & Lee’s Louisiana Gulf Poke Salad

in Food, Recipes, Restaurants

Dine on chef Marcus Woodham’s Louisiana Gulf Poke Salad at Tivoli & Lee.

As COOLinary Restaurant Month winds down today, you’ve got one last chance to indulge and dine out for less. Choose from more than 50 participating local restaurants, including local favorite Tivoli & Lee. This cozy restaurant tucked away inside of The Hotel Modern has been featuring a …

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GoNOLA Find: Jackson Barracks Military Museum

in History, Things To Do

New Orleans is ripe with historic spots to explore. For instance, the National World War II Museum downtown is well-known as one of the best museums in the country. If you’re a history buff who just can’t get enough, there is one more, lesser-known military history museum in New Orleans worth exploring, and it’s our pick for this week’s GoNOLA …

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GoNOLA Recommends: Top 5 Places to Watch a Saints Game

in Events, Sports & Recreation

New Orleans Saints fans are constantly rated among the best in the NFL and are raved about by players across the league for their intense dedication to the team, win or lose. Throngs of fans line the access roads to the airports following away games, fans take over opposing stadiums so that cheers of “Who Dat” can be heard over …

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New Orleans Museum Month: Get in Touch With Nature

You have just a few more days to take advantage of the inaugural New Orleans Museum Month, an August promotion that entitles those with membership at any of the 15 participating institutions to free admission for two at the other participating spots. We’ve told you about the art museums and history museums on the list; spend the final days of …

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Curtains Up: Broadway Across America in New Orleans

in Arts & Culture, Events, Things To Do

There’s a very small gray area with musicals – you either love them or hate them. I belong to the former camp and am a huge fan of musicals; I have no idea which one was the first I saw, but there are many that I’m equally obsessed with: Grease, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Phantom

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

Events GLBT Things To Do

As summer draws to a close, Labor Day weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of reasons to celebrate. This weekend has historically been the weekend of Southern Decadence, an annual celebration of gay culture. This weekend also offers plenty of fun in the form of Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World on Friday, a comedy show to benefit …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Ashley Longshore

20 Questions Arts & Culture

“I think I’m from outer space,” Ashley Longshore said as we sat together in her studio on Magazine Street. She was standing, actually, and painting a large portrait of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, surrounded by glitter, sequins, and jewels that she uses to bedazzle her work when the painting is complete. Sitting in Ashley’s studio that morning, I felt …

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National Sandwich Month: Bloggers’ Favorite New Orleans Sandwiches

Food Restaurants

This month we ventured between the bread for National Sandwich Month, celebrating New Orleans’ sammy offerings from the traditional to the ones representing a newer wave of cuisine in the city. To wrap up our sandwich coverage as August comes to an end, our team of GoNOLA bloggers shared their favorite New Orleans sandwiches. Some are from places you might …

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GoNOLA Top 10: Happy Hours for Food and Drinks

Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants Things To Do

Living and working in New Orleans means working hard so you can play even harder. But why should weekends have all of the fun? An extensive list of local restaurants offering happy hours — some lasting as late as 7 p.m. and on the weekends, too — are the perfect excuse to gather with co-workers and friends over some early …

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Exploring the Outdoors in NOLA: Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans East

Sports & Recreation Things To Do Videos

Here in New Orleans, with our plethora of world-class restaurants, invigorating nightlife scene and limitless live music, there is always something exciting to do. What many people might not realize is that we also have a world of outdoor excursions to encounter, and with our unique landscape, taking in nature in New Orleans is an experience all its own.

If …

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NOLA History: The New Canal Lighthouse

History Sports & Recreation

Entrance to the New Basin Canal, 1948. The lighthouse is on the left (east) side, Southern Yacht Club is on the right (west) side. (Public domain photo: USACE)

 

Locals have been making day trips to New Orleans’ lakefront for more than 150 years. While the amusement areas at West End and Spanish Fort, as the song says, “ain’t there …

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COOLinary Restaurant Month Pick: Criollo Restaurant

Food Restaurants

August in New Orleans is a great time to dine out, as restaurants all over town celebrate COOLinary Restaurant Month and offer affordable and delicious lunch and dinner menu specials. This month we’re stuffing our bellies full of fine cuisine, with a stop this week at Criollo Restaurant.

Indulge in fresh Gulf fish during COOLinary Restaurant Month at Criollo Restaurant.…

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GoNOLA Find: Treme’s Historic Carver Theater

Arts & Culture Things To Do

New Orleans and classic movie theaters go way back. One of the very first movie theaters in the nation opened here, and during much of the 20th century, movie theaters were neighborhood gathering places in the way that neighborhood bars are now. Many of those historic theaters are long gone, but a few remain, and some have been restored and …

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Off the Beaten Path: A Neighborhood Guide to the French Quarter

Food Nightlife Restaurants Things To Do

New Orleans’ French Quarter offers no shortage of things to do and places to eat and drink. But with our neighborhood guide to the French Quarter we’re going slightly off the beaten path: here’s some itineraries you might not find in all the guidebooks, but you’ll be glad to discover when you’re out exploring New Orleans’ oldest historic neighborhood.

Little …

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New Orleans Museum Month: History Spots to Explore – Part 2

Arts & Culture History Things To Do

August is almost over, but there’s still time to take advantage of the first-ever New Orleans Museum Month. All month, membership to any of the 15 participating institutions entitles one to free admission for two at any of the other participating spots. It’s a great way to get mileage out of an existing membership, or a perfect excuse to become …

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