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Ideas For Getting Around New Orleans Without a Car

Like many other American cities, New Orleans is a car city, by and large. Most people drive their own cars as a main mode of transportation — however, some people do just fine without them. Most people who visit from out of town do so without ever renting a car. While some of our public transportation schedules aren’t as robust …

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4 Romantic Date Ideas in New Orleans

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we know you might be thinking hard about how to spend this romantic day — but why wait until then? Take a break from your standard take-out and a Netflix and check out one of these romantic date ideas to get you and your loved one — or prospective loved one — out and exploring New …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Carrot Ginger Soup

in Food, Recipes

Consider this carrot ginger soup your cure in a bowl during cold and flu season. Packed with immune-boosting ingredients like carrots (rich in vitamin A and beta carotene); fennel, a natural expectorant; lemon, full of vitamin C; and soothing ginger, the soup is a warming winter treat. Shrimp adds lean protein, another key ingredient for warding off seasonal illness. From …

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Beyond Plain or Filled: Unusual Mardi Gras King Cakes in New Orleans

in Food, History

There are few things more ubiquitous in New Orleans during the Carnival season than king cakes, the traditional pastry of Mardi Gras. It’s served at dinner parties, schools, offices, restaurants, straight from the box on the neutral ground, and in the enviable home of that random person you met through a friend-of-a-friend along the parade route who generously let you …

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

This weekend in New Orleans, Prospect.3 rewards last-minute visitors with closing ceremonies and free admission at the Ogden. Comedy fans looking for a late night show can enjoy John Mulaney’s tenure at the Civic Theatre on Friday; beer lovers should plan to attend the Courtyard Brewery Grand Opening on Saturday. Nurture your sweet tooth on Sunday – Champions Square morphs …

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GoNOLA Guide to Gay Mardi Gras

in Events, GLBT, Things To Do

Carnival season is upon us in New Orleans, and no one celebrates the season with more pageantry, glamour and laughter than the city’s LGBT community. With decades of history and tradition behind some of the major krewes and balls, which often satirize New Orleans’ old-line Carnival organizations, the joyful music and elaborate costumes of New Orleans’ Gay Mardi Gras are …

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Juice and Jiu Jitsu: Healthy Magazine Street

Food Restaurants Shopping Things To Do

Your New Year’s resolutions might be put on pause in the very near future as Carnival season takes its annual hold on the city. Even in New Orleans, a city of gluttonous delights, there are still ways to stay healthy. If you have already picked up that king cake from La Boulangerie, luckily your salvation lies just down the street. …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: JFP Southside

Food Recipes

Like much of the city, Emeril’s restaurants are in the Carnival spirit. Delmonico pairs classic hurricanes with king cake doughnuts, while NOLA Restaurant makes a bold Carnival Punch to stand up to king cake bread pudding. Another favorite is the king cake monkey bread served with bourbon icing and caramel sauce available at Emeril’s New Orleans. The cocktail perfect pairing? …

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Where to Find Free and Cheap Workouts in New Orleans

Sports & Recreation Things To Do

Getting in shape shouldn’t mean breaking the bank, but sometimes the only motivation you need is knowing where to go to get fit for less. To help you stick to those resolutions you declared as the ball dropped, we’ve compiled a list of free and cheap fitness classes for you to finally get yourself in gear this year. Whether you’re …

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

Arts & Culture Events Music Nightlife Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans is one of contrast. You’ll find ExhibitBE closing ceremonies in Algiers and a hotel and bar grand opening in the CBD, plus a brass band blowout and a piano legend playing the very same night. Two popular musicals are sure to command (or divide) attention: Jesus Christ Superstar at Le Petit Theatre and Mamma Mia!

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Charm Taylor

20 Questions Arts & Culture Music Nightlife

“My music is influenced by the overall human condition; our personal truths, our history, the emotions we project, the communities we are a part of, the lives we lead,” said Charm Taylor, lead singer and songwriter for The Honorable South.

Taylor first moved to New Orleans in 2007, attracted by the stories of the city’s musicians. After making a documentary …

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Revitalizing New Orleans Intersections Through Art

Arts & Culture

The next time you’re stopped at a red light in New Orleans, look around and see what inspires you. It might be the architecture or the canopy of live oaks, but it might also be the utility box in the middle of the neutral ground (that’s what we call medians here in NOLA.) All around town, an ongoing community project …

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NOLA History: The Aftermath of the Battle of New Orleans, 1815-Present

History

The land battles of the New Orleans Campaign ended Jan. 8, 1815, with a decisive victory for the American forces under the command of Major General Andrew Jackson. That didn’t end the campaign, though. Vice Admiral Cochrane, in overall command of the British expedition, sent a squadron of four ships up the Mississippi River to attack Fort St. Philip. The …

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GoNOLA Find: 5 Press Gallery

Arts & Culture Things To Do

This week’s GoNOLA Find is a new gallery in an already growing arts community, and is contributing to making Press Street the place to be. Part of the NOCCA Forum, an expansion of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in the Bywater neighborhood, the 5 Press Gallery was funded in 2014 by The Emeril Lagasse Foundation and the Solomon …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

Food Recipes

Along with bone marrow luges, cauliflower is an oft-cited top food trend for 2015. Low in fat and carbohydrates, cauliflower is of the cruciferous family, meaning it’s also packed with disease-fighting phytochemicals and fiber. With all that in mind, this roasted, whole preparation from Domenica is perhaps just a vehicle for enjoying homemade whipped goat cheese dip.

Recipe by Domenica

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10 New Orleans Music Acts You Have to See in 2015

Arts & Culture Events Music Nightlife

Most locals and visitors know the live music stalwarts of New Orleans: King James and the Special Men on Mondays, Rebirth Brass Band on Tuesdays, DJ Soul Sister’s Saturday night HUSTLE dance parties, and plenty of others nearly every day of the week. But you may not know about some bands and musicians who are newer on the scene or …

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