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COOLinary New Orleans: The Best in NOLA Dining Made More Accessible Than Ever post image

COOLinary New Orleans: The Best in NOLA Dining Made More Accessible Than Ever

in Food, Restaurants, Things To Do

Summer in New Orleans is a special time for so many reasons. Besides the wonderful al fresco activities and snoballs, the summer month of August brings us COOLinary New Orleans. While New Orleanians and visitors alike are looking for delicious and creative ways to keep cool and fueled, COOLinary provides the perfect solution: affordable dining in charming surroundings. What could …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Tales of the Cocktail Competition Winning Hurricane Caesar

in Cocktail Culture, Recipes

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail winds to a close today. The event brings together bartenders, mixologists and spirits industry professionals from around the world for a week-long celebration of the best in cocktails. Each year, the festival honors one classic cocktail and invites bartenders to put their own twist on it for their Official Cocktail Competition.

Tales of …

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GoNOLA Find: Crescent City Comics on Freret Street

Where do geeks converge in New Orleans? Head to the heart of the Freret Street resurgence to get your comic book fix at this week’s GoNOLA Find, Crescent City Comics.

Crescent City Comics offers a fantastic collection of pre-1960 Silver Age comics. Image courtesy Crescent City Comics.

This locally owned comic book store celebrates 5 years on Freret this …

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Exploring New Orleans: A Day on Esplanade Avenue  

Spending time admiring Esplanade Avenue is one of the many pleasures to be found in New Orleans. Majestic live oak trees line the Avenue, providing ample shade and casting a gorgeous pattern of light and shadow onto the many elegant and historic Creole mansions that line the edge of this street that runs on the edge of the French Quarter, …

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New Orleans Calling: Summer Days and Nights

in Music

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

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, New Orleans Calling! We have lots in store for you!

This week’s episode, titled “Summer Days And Nights,” focuses on …

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Satchmo Summerfest: A New Orleans Style Celebration of Louis Armstrong

in Events, Music, Things To Do

New Orleans celebrates the life, legacy and music of its most famous native son, Louis Armstrong, with Satchmo Summerfest, a free three-day festival August 1-3, 2014 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Produced by the same folks who put on French Quarter Festival, this annual event is now in its 14th year. The festival usually takes place during …

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

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans is all about the art of the mixed drink, as Tales of the Cocktail celebrates its 12th year. Look forward to a weekend full of spirits industry events, plus parties perfect for cocktail enthusiasts, like the Pig & Punch party on Sunday afternoon. Grab a to-go cup for the Daiquiri Day Parade on Saturday, take …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Big Freedia

20 Questions Music

Freddie Ross got his start singing in the Baptist church choir in his Uptown New Orleans neighborhood. “My mother made sure I never missed practice,” he said. Today, Freddie is best known as Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce.

Freddie is a man, but uses “she” for his stage persona, Big Freedia, an ambassador for Bounce music who you may …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Cool Summer Foods in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

The summer sun is coaxing people around the country outdoors, and here in New Orleans that means finding the best places to kick back, relax, and cool down is high on everybody’s list. Since there’s only so many snoballs one can eat in a day, here are some delicious chilled lunch, dinner, and dessert options at some of our beloved …

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NOLA History: The Warehouse District

History

As Americans migrated down to New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase, the city began to grow beyond the original borders of Adrien De Pauger’s street plan for what is now the French Quarter. As the story goes, the French-Spanish Creoles had little interest in socializing with, much less living next to, the “Caintocks” who came down the river from Tennessee …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Cherry Bounce and Improved Bombo Cocktails from Cane & Table

Cocktail Culture Recipes

In celebration of the 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail next week, July 16-20, we thought we’d share a few truly classic cocktail recipes from Cane & Table. These cocktails can trace their roots back to Revolutionary War times and our founding fathers, but they’ve been updated with a modern twist. Pour one at home, or head to 1113 Decatur …

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GoNOLA Find: Pitot House on Bayou St. John

History Pick of the Week Things To Do

The Pitot House is the only Creole Colonial style house museum in New Orleans. Image courtesy neworleansonline.com.

Tucked away on the banks of Bayou St. John in the Esplanade Ridge neighborhood, the Pitot House is a Creole colonial plantation home that was built in the 18th century, and it is the only one of its kind in New Orleans that …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Pimm’s Cups in New Orleans

Cocktail Culture

The incredibly refreshing Pimm’s Cup is not just a British staple for the warmer months, it is also widely considered to be a classic New Orleans cocktail. The recipes are as varied as you’ll find for any cocktail. On the simpler end, a Pimm’s Cup is nothing more than some Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, lemon-lime soda and a cucumber garnish. …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Top Things to Do in the Marigny

Things To Do

I tried very hard to pare down a list of my favorite things to do in the wonderful New Orleans Marigny neighborhood into a “Top 10,” but I just couldn’t do it.  This neighborhood is on the smaller side, but it packs a significant punch in the way of bars, live music, and restaurants. In recent years, more and more …

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

Events GLBT Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of summer fun. Head downtown early Saturday morning for a Running of the Bulls, New Orleans style, and stay for the Bastille Day Fête free festival on Spanish Plaza. Beat the heat with indoor entertainment all weekend long as the New Orleans Film Society presents a new gay and lesbian-themed film festival, or …

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New Orleans Calling: Didn’t It Rain

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

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

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! We have lots in store for you!

Irma Thomas is the Soul Queen of New Orleans! (Image from …

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