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Going to Friendsgiving? 5 Ideas For Things to Bring

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Sometime in recent history, the concept of the “Friendsgiving” entered the holiday lexicon. Unlike a Thanksgiving celebrated at home with family or out at a restaurant, Friendsgiving refers to a gathering among the chosen family of our lives, and this occasion usually involves plenty of booze and a lot more vegan options. Sure, it’s pretty much a fake holiday, but …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Algiers Point

in Food, History, Nightlife, Restaurants, Things To Do

Just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter is a sleepy little hamlet of a neighborhood, Algiers Point. It’s historic, charming, and well-preserved, and its residents are some of the friendliest in a city renowned for its hospitality and kind locals. Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, founded in 1719 and first settled by Jean-Baptiste Le …

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

in Events, Family Friendly, Things To Do

The fun never stops in New Orleans, with festivals and family-friendly activities all weekend long. Be entertained with more than 80 different live performances around town as part of New Orleans Fringe Festival, and prepare to be wowed as Cirque du Soleil: Varekai takes the stage at the Smoothie King Center. Laugh out loud at the musical stylings of Garfunkel …

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Toddy Time: 10 Hot Drinks to Warm Your Spirits

in Cocktail Culture

With the rapid approach of the holidays, that also means cooler weather, sweaters and, of course, hot cocktails. Hot cocktails are a great way to warm up, but they’re also an essential ingredient in holiday celebrations. Here are a few of our favorite hot drinks you can find around town.

Hot Cocktails in New Orleans

Cafe Brulot. A made-in-New …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Boyfriend

in 20 Questions, Arts & Culture, Music

What comes to mind when you hear the word boyfriend? The warm fuzzies? Red-hot anger? Longing? Ambivalence? New Orleans-based rapper Boyfriend hopes you experience all of this and more when you come to her shows.

Boyfriend’s real name remains a secret, and her unknown identity challenges fans to really absorb the provocative stage persona and intelligent rhymes Boyfriend has …

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LUNA Fete Brings Fantasy through Light at Gallier Hall

in Arts & Culture, Events, Things To Do

“Keeping it light” is often a necessity during holiday events, whether it’s choosing crudité instead of cupcakes or opting for small talk rather than heated political debates. However, the light option isn’t always the boring one. Starting Nov. 30, the French art collective La Maison Productions will treat audiences to LUNA Fete, an avant-garde light installation incorporating elements of video …

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NOLA History: Edward Pakenham and the Battle of New Orleans

History

Most New Orleanians know the name: Pakenham, the commander of the British Army at New Orleans, on January 8, 1815. For all that “Ned” Pakenham’s name is recognized, few know who the man was, and how he came to be in command during the Battle of New Orleans.

Major General Sir Edward Pakenham, GCB, was not originally slated to command …

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Reading New Orleans: 5 Authors to Check Out

Arts & Culture Things To Do

In all art, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta have appeared as major muses for creative minds. With a history of writers from Kate Chopin to Truman Capote to Tennessee Williams, the delta region has both produced and inspired a rich literary tradition in particular. While most people think of the works of Anne Rice and Poppy Z. Brite when …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: French Onion Soup

Food Recipes

Thyme, gruyere, beef stock and onions are the start of one incredible soup. This French onion soup comes from Café Degas, a purveyor of French bistro classics named after Edgar Degas, whose iconic work, incidentally, is on display at nearby NOMA. Let the soup simmer away on a cold, winter weekend, and even take it to work on Monday (it …

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GoNOLA Find: Rosalie Apothecary

Shopping

The history of pharmacies, drug stores and apothecaries run deep in New Orleans, as this city has played a large role in the development of the very first licensed pharmacist in the U.S. Jump forward more than a hundred years and you will see several shops throughout the city. This week’s GoNOLA Find is one such shop, is a delightful …

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Shop Local Holiday Gifts in New Orleans’ Official City Store

Shopping

The holidays are on the horizon, and it’s time to start thinking about what to get the loved ones on your gift-giving lists. For the people on your list who love New Orleans, we can’t think of anything better than a T-shirt from New Orleans’ Official City Store, which just opened for business this week. The shirts, emblazoned with New …

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Not Cooking? Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

For some people, Thanksgiving cooking is a fun, challenging thing to look forward to all year round. But to others, it means battling long grocery store lines, burning pumpkin pies and dealing with a destroyed kitchen. If you’re in the former camp, take a look at our recipe roundup from yesterday for some ideas. If you’re in the latter, we …

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7 Places to Take Dance Classes in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Sports & Recreation Things To Do

New Orleans is a city full of celebration, costume, music and best of all, dance. We strut in second lines down the street, twerk in the clubs, and showcase burlesque as an art form, but what if you need help putting that rhythm back in your feet or just want to get a good workout while having fun? Lucky for …

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Holiday Cooking: A GoNOLA Recipe Roundup

Food Recipes

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, chances are you’re starting to plot your menu for that holiday and all the other eating occasions of the season. Every week we tell you how to make dishes from New Orleans chefs and restaurants in our GoNOLA Recipes at Home series, and for this post we’re bringing you all of the most …

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Under 21? Where to See Live Music in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Family Friendly Music Nightlife Things To Do

Whether you’re college-aged and under 21 or just looking for some family-friendly entertainment, New Orleans has live music for everyone. Among hundreds of live-music events and venues in the city, there are many options for those looking for entertainment without age restriction or the necessity of purchasing alcoholic beverages. Below, we’ve detailed the best options for experiencing the New Orleans …

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New Orleans Calling: City Of The Dead

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been recently renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to New Orleans Calling, WWOZ’s nationally syndicated program. New Orleans Calling airs on WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans every Saturday morning from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., and you can …

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