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Guys’ Night Out in New Orleans

in Eat & Drink

I’ll put one thing to the forefront: this is going to be a long NOLA night.

To be more specific, this is a night out that begins well before happy hour, and there is a very good chance that this adventure could stretch from the late evening into the early hours. So, in this way, this is more than a …

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NOLA History: Greek Revival Architecture

in See & Do

Western Civilization has been fascinated with Greek culture and architecture for millennia. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, interest in the Greek style of architecture in Europe and the United States was widespread. Since New Orleans was a French and Spanish city (rather than having British roots) Continental influences were strong, and by the 1820s, many buildings and …

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New Orleans Weekend Picks: NOWFE, Greek Fest, and More

in See & Do

New Orleans celebrates Memorial Day with a weekend of remembrance: from performances from the Marine Corps Band to special events happening at the National World War II Museum, you can honor fallen military members throughout the long weekend.

People with Greek heritage (or those with a soft spot for pastitsio and spanikopita) can head to Bayou St. John for Greek …

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Worth the Wait: AVP Volleyball Returns to New Orleans

in Coming Up

This summer, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour returns to New Orleans, marking the first time the tour’s hit the Crescent City since 1999 for men and 1995 for women. Head to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner on Memorial Day weekend for this fun and free event at Laketown – we’ll see you on the sand! In the …

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Here Come the Girls: Things to Do in New Orleans For Lesbians

in GLBT, See & Do

New Orleans is an oasis within the American South, offering a culture of lesbian support that is full of pride and passion. And, in characteristically NOLA fashion, fun is a big part of that culture.

From clubs and bars that cater to everyone to seasonal and annual events aimed at showcasing the lesbian community, New Orleans extends its welcome to …

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Video: Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise

in Eat & Drink

“Cooking with the history of the food culture here is really a lot of fun,” says chef Justin Devillier. “You don’t have to follow it exactly, but it’s one of those things that’s always there if you need inspiration.”

Devillier, the owner and executive chef at La Petite Grocery, recently opened his latest endeavor, Balise, which touts a seafood-heavy menu …

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It’s Still Festival Time in New Orleans: New or Notable Summer Festivals

Coming Up See & Do

French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest are over, so New Orleans has to be slowing down, right? Not at all.

Over the next few months, New Orleans is bustling with events, festivals, parties, and carnivals. We all know about the biggies: This month will see the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience pairing the city’s best culinary experiences with some …

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Video: How to Shuck an Oyster with Uptown T

Eat & Drink

Longtime Pascal’s Manale oyster shucker Thomas “Uptown T” Stewart makes the laborious and maddening task of cracking open fresh Gulf oysters look supremely easy. Years of practice have helped Uptown T, as has his oyster-shucking mantra: “To control the knife is to control the oyster.”

Once they’re good and shucked, they’re ready for toppings – and in New Orleans, you’re …

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Family Affair: Summer Fun in NOLA

See & Do

Springtime is wrapping up in New Orleans, with summer vacation hot on its tail. Summer is the perfect time for families to get out and enjoy the best of the city before kids head back to school.

For the Outdoorsy Family

For your fill of thrills, head to Carousel Gardens Amusement Park at New Orleans City Park. This urban park …

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

See & Do

Just two weeks after Jazz Fest, Mid-City lets forth the music, food, and artwork once more for Bayou Boogaloo, happening all weekend. American Craft Beer Week offers hoppy opportunities at bars across the city – get one to go, perhaps, and enjoy as you walk through historic buildings during the Faubourg Marigny home tour on Sunday. More music is available …

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GoNOLA Find: FAB on Frenchmen

See & Do

The Marigny is one of the city’s most intriguing neighborhoods, home to beautifully renovated houses, bustling bars and restaurants, and the sounds of Frenchmen Street at night.

One spot that’s often overlooked but is worthy of the to-do list for book lovers or those who want to learn about New Orleans history (especially its LGBT community) is Faubourg Marigny Art …

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My NOLA: 20 Questions with John Shirley

20 Questions Music

“I’m proud to go out of town and say that New Orleans is our home,” says John Shirley, lead guitarist and vocalist for New Orleans based indie rock band, the Cardinal Sons. “The admiration for this city is an international thing, whether people have been here or not. The city’s culture and vibes reach anyone with a similar spirit.”

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Touring Musicians Coming to New Orleans

Music

Given New Orleans’ obsessive focus on music, the scene here can be FOMO-inducing at any time of year, even after Jazz Fest’s onslaught of visitors has thinned.

Across town, day and night, options range from game-changing brass band shows like the Rebirth’s regular Tuesday night slot at the Maple Leaf to modern jazz combos at the Mint and Snug Harbor …

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Happy Birthday, New Orleans! Here’s How to Celebrate

Eat & Drink

New Orleans was “born” on May 7, 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. The city was named after Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time. Despite turning 297, New Orleans is looking better than ever; festivals, music, arts, and award-winning restaurants keep her young at …

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

See & Do

Mom’s the word in this weekend. Treat her to a champagne stroll on Magazine Street on Saturday or a special Sunday brunch at one of many participating restaurants. Concerts are also an option: singer and instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens plays at the Saenger Theatre, and Irma Thomas performs at the Audubon Zoo (moms get in free). Is your momma partial to …

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Cinco de Mayo Meets Taco Tuesday

Eat & Drink

The sight of greasy tacos al pastor, the sound of shaking margaritas, and the feel of reverberating Latin beats take root in New Orleans once more for the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The holiday, which stems from the Mexican victory against the French during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, is now an excuse for a fiesta …

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