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GoNOLA Find: Southern Food and Beverage Museum

in See & Do

The culinary landscape in New Orleans is as diverse as the city itself, brimming with James Beard semifinalists at glamorous restaurants, portable vittles for an on-the-go day, and cheap, insanely tasty finds. In all these cases, though, the food disappears before our eyes. We marvel at a meal when presented to us, then proceed to eat it voraciously (barbarically if …

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New Kids on the Block: The Sculptures of Poydras Street

in See & Do

The Pink Rabbit for New Orleans has a handful of new buddies that will be joining him along the Poydras Street Corridor on April 17. Nestled within the CBD, this street has the bustling feel of any big city but with the added benefit of engaging, intriguing public art, a result of The Helis Foundation-funded sculpture installation series, a partnership …

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GoNOLA Tops: Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

in See & Do

Playing with house money: that’s the way to think about your tax refund.

Unless you have it earmarked for something in particular—or, worse, you are anticipating that you’ll owe some back to the government—consider your refund a happy windfall. And, in New Orleans, you’re in luck: it’s a pretty perfect place to be if you’ve got some extra cash that …

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

in See & Do

The grand reopening of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum sets up the weekend for one that is full of food. In addition to pastry demonstrations and cooking lectures at SoFAB, crawfish abounds in Bucktown with Sunday’s Pinch A Palooza festival. Celebrating Earth Day early, a planet-friendly “solar derby” and festival are at Palmer Park. Performing arts gets its due, …

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What’s New at Jazz in the Park? Treme Art Exhibit

in Arts & Culture, Family Friendly, Videos

A home for music, food vendors, and spontaneous second lines, Jazz in the Park is also an informal exhibit space for local art vendors. Now, it has a formal component, too.

This year, the free annual concert series simultaneously hosts Treme Art Exhibit. Spotlighting artists from Treme, the area where so much of jazz culture originates, only makes sense, says …

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GoNOLA Tops: Grilled Cheese, Please

in Food

The concept of a grilled cheese sandwich might seem simple, but the elements that make up the best require a little forethought. Start with some hearty bread that will crisp nicely, quality cheese, and real butter. The rest is open for variation.

Many New Orleans restaurants and bars are crafting some seriously fancy grilled cheese at various price points. Pair …

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Midweek Magic: Bridge the Gap Between Jazz Fest Weekends

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Nightlife Things To Do

You’ll never want to leave. It’s a cliché that’s been applied to countless places around the globe— big and small — but it’s particularly true of New Orleans.

There’s not a weeknight in New Orleans where you can’t find something to do, whether you’re outside a historic bar watching world-class musicians play in the street or indulging in the city’s …

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

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Things To Do

Festival season starts on a high note in New Orleans this weekend: French Quarter Fest (starting Thursday) brings in more than 1,700 musicians plus dance lessons, film screenings, live interviews, and plenty of food. Also outdoors is the annual spring garden show in City Park on Saturday and Sunday, offering blooms for sale, lectures, and kid-friendly activities. Those looking for …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Jeff Withey

20 Questions Sports & Recreation

Hailing from San Diego, Calif., Jeff Withey came to the New Orleans Pelicans after a trade with the Portland Trailblazers in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Withey, who attended the University of Kansas, is now in his second season with the Pelicans where his career has gotten off to a strong start. During his rookie season, Withey started in four games …

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Music in Motion: Roving Village Residencies Takes Over City Park

Arts & Culture Events Music Things To Do Uncategorized

If the walls of New Orleans’ buildings could talk, oh, what they would have to say! We aren’t there yet, but, through the Roving Village Residencies project starting April 3, they can sing.

You might remember The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory created in Bywater several years ago, a musical architecture test run from local nonprofit New Orleans Airlift …

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NOLA and the Navy: Need-to-Know Facts

Events History Things To Do

NOLA Navy Week docks in New Orleans beginning April 23, offering spectators up-close views of hulking warships, a performance from the United States Navy Band, fireworks at the Woldenberg Park, and more. The Navy aided the city during the Battle of New Orleans, and four ships have borne the name “USS New Orleans.” Read on for more historic facts about …

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

Events Family Friendly GLBT Things To Do

This Friday marks the grand opening of The Music Box: Roving Village Residencies. First and foremost an aural experience, this second coming of the Bywater Music Box project of 2011 presents a whimsical, fairytale spectacle of makeshift musical houses in City Park wherein musicians host concerts. City Park is also the finish line for the Crescent City Classic 10K on …

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GoNOLA Find: Bevolo Gas & Electric Lighting

History Shopping Things To Do

No one can deny that the architecture of homes and businesses in New Orleans is unique, but if you take a closer look, you’ll find an iconic piece of history hanging right outside.

Prior to electric lighting, gas-lighting was the go-to for illuminating streets or homes in and around the French Quarter during the 1800s. Many of these lights came …

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French Quarter Fest: An Insider’s Guide

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Travel

With a little planning, those heading to French Quarter Festival (April 9-12, 2015) can make the most of an incredible, only-in-New Orleans experience.

Over the course of four days, thousands of musicians will perform on 23 separate stages across the French Quarter and the Mississippi Riverfront; more than 60 food vendors will also be on site serving some of the …

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How to Celebrate Easter in New Orleans

Events Things To Do

As with many holidays, New Orleans observes Easter in its own special way. Those who practice the Catholic faith recognize Easter as the end of Lent; many others consider the holiday a marker of the transition into spring: Easter presents opportunities both religious and secular to enjoy the holiday. This year, Easter coincides with Passover, which starts on Good Friday, …

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Cray’s Anatomy: GoNOLA Breaks Down the Crawfish Boil

Food

Unless you’re living under a rock (kinda like the crawfish do), you know it’s crawfish season – that magical time of year when tasty, freshwater crustaceans are available all over the city. Whether you plan to host your own crawfish boil or share some obscure crawfish facts amongst friends, consider this guide your best resource.

The 5 Key Takeaways 1.

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