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AskNOLA: Chef Phillip Lopez

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New Orleans is full of seriously good food that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Epitomizing this philosophy is chef Phillip Lopez, whose molecular gastronomy spots Root and his newer venture Square Root are both cutting-edge and critically acclaimed while not being too stuffy. Lopez opened Root in the Warehouse District in 2011, which quickly garnered some much-deserved buzz. In …

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Louisiana Craft Brewers Week Spotlight: 3 Great Local Breweries

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New Orleans was once a brewing capital of the South. Breweries could be found in all areas of town and in all sizes from the massive Jax, Fallstaff and Dixie breweries to significantly smaller “mom and pop” breweries. The city was swimming in locally made beer. Unfortunately, this would not last forever as Prohibition was enacted and the decline of …

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NOLA History: Louisiana’s first U.S. Senators

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Destrehan Plantation, built by Louisians’s first U.S. Senator, Jean Noël Destréhan (photo: courtesy Destrehan Plantation)

Louisiana was purchased from France and became a U.S. Territory in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson ordered William C.C. Claiborne, who was serving as governor of the Mississippi Territory, to New Orleans to oversee the transfer of power from France. As Claiborne worked to firmly …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Banana Pudding Layer Cake

in Food, Recipes

As the weather begins to cool down, warm up with a decadent dessert, like this recipe for Banana Pudding Layer Cake, from NOLA Restaurant’s very own pastry chef Amy Lemon. Cook up one of these cakes at home and bring it to your next potluck or Saints game viewing party. With 10 delicious servings in each cake, it’s bound to …

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GoNOLA Find: Piazza d’Italia

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In a quiet part of New Orleans’ Warehouse District, it’s quite a surprise to be confronted with the Piazza d’Italia. This Epcot-esque, almost tacky vision of Italy seems to have been dropped in for a movie set. While this architectural oddity has had its critics and confused onlookers, some consider the structure an postmodern icon. Others don’t even know it …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Barbecue in New Orleans

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While New Orleans, in general, ranks high in terms of its culinary offerings, in the past the city was not known for its barbecue – especially when compared to more well-known barbecue locales in Texas, Alabama, the Carolinas and others. But that has changed: Now the city is filled with plenty of authentic barbecue options that have taken the shape …

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New Orleans Shopping: 5 Stores for Men’s Clothing

Shopping

They say that clothes make the man, and in New Orleans, that old axiom rings true. We’re a city filled with unique, one-of-a-kind stores, including ones for the pint-sized, many with hand-made local goods or carefully selected objects, and that extends to men’s fashion. There aren’t that many big chains within the city limits (you can save that for the …

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New Orleans Public Art Tour: Sculptures

Arts & Culture History

The first time I drove by the bunny men, I was unprepared for these long-eared identical figures staring down at me. I kept driving, though, subconsciously questioning their presence. These bunny men are part of the many public sculptures in New Orleans that one might not even notice. This is a call to action: it is time to take notice …

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Coming Soon: The New Southern Food & Beverage Museum

Cocktail Culture Events Family Friendly Food History Restaurants Things To Do

You can learn a lot about a culture through its food and drink. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SOFAB) is a great place to get a taste — literally — of our region, and it’s poised to reopen at a new location on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. On Sept. 29 the museum, formerly located inside the Riverwalk shopping mall, …

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

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of excuses to party. The New Orleans Burlesque Festival serves up sexy burlesque performances all weekend long, and Saturday offers a way to party in white for a good cause at the Bridal Crawl. Friday night features birthday bashes by two different New Orleans music icons: Mystikal and DJ Soul Sister. Rock out …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Fall-Worthy New Orleans Food Trucks

Food

Fall in New Orleans is simply blissful. The crisp air and low humidity draw everyone outside to soak up these next few months of park-walking, bike riding and outdoor dining weather we look forward to every year. That being said, I urge you to give your barbecue a break and pay a visit to some local food trucks for a …

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GoNOLA TV: Pirates Alley in the French Quarter

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You might miss it if you’re not paying attention, but if you’re in the French Quarter be sure to take a walk down Pirates Alley. This two-block stretch of the French Quarter that connects Jackson Square and the shops of Royal Street encapsulates the romance and history of the neighborhood. On this week’s episode of GoNOLA TV, Fleurty Girl takes …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 20 Kid-Friendly Dining Spots in NOLA

Family Friendly Food Restaurants

While many people think of the Crescent City as a playground for adults, it’s also a highly family friendly city that welcomes people of all ages. We have numerous activities for young and old, as well as quite a few family-friendly dining spots. The restaurants run the gamut from pizza to Tex-Mex to New Orleans-style fare. Today we’re looking at …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: NOLA Restaurant’s Miss Hay’s Stuffed Chicken Wings

Food Recipes Sports & Recreation

With the first Saints home game coming up on Sept. 21, Who Dat hysteria is reaching a fever pitch. Whether you’re lucky enough to watch the game at the Superdome, or you’re watching the game at a bar or with friends and family at home, having plenty of good food on hand is crucial. If you want a place to …

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GoNOLA Find: Grow Dat Youth Farm

Food

New Orleans’s selection of farmers markets and other purveyors of local produce and other goods continues to proliferate. There’s the Crescent City Farmers Market, which appears in several parts of the city throughout the week, and Hollygrove Market and Farm, which offers farmers market goods during grocery store hours; the New Orleans Food Co-Op, which sells local and organic goods …

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New Orleans Shopping: 5 Stores for Kids and Babies

Family Friendly Shopping

This month we’re sharing with you our favorite locally owned New Orleans stores where you can find home goods, clothes, gifts and one-of-a-kind souvenirs to bring home. We wouldn’t want to leave stuff for the little ones out: here’s a few of our favorite stores selling goods for children and babies.

New Orleans map-themed baby goods at SOPO (photo: SOPO’s …

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