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Saying “I Do” in New Orleans

in Family Friendly, Travel

Ever been to a New Orleans wedding? It’s an unforgettable experience for the bride, groom and their guests. There’s no better place to begin your happily ever after than in the Big Easy. Even if you’re not getting hitched, New Orleans can make you a believer in all things love. It’s charming and unpredictable — two things that keep the …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 10 Must-Try New Orleans Pop-Up Restaurants

in Food, Restaurants

The New Orleans restaurant scene is one that is constantly evolving, sprouting new, must-try places faster than our eyes and ears can keep up. But what’s even more exciting is the long list of pop-up restaurants, a food service phenomenon where chefs serve delicious, sought-after food inside various restaurants or bars during select hours. They’re not only a great way …

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer: 10 Dishes You Can’t Miss

in Events, Food, Restaurants, Things To Do

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, a fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation co-chaired by Lagasse and chef Donald Link, is just around the corner on Nov. 7. We’re not the only ones who are excited — the top national chefs participating are eager to get to New Orleans and visit their favorite spots. If the concept of creative spins on Louisiana …

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

in Events, Things To Do

Halloween weekend in New Orleans means fun, costumes and music in every direction. No matter where your interests lie, there’s plenty to do. Music lovers will flock to City Park for Voodoo Fest all weekend long, while fans of horror and vampire fiction can head to Undead Con downtown. Kick off Halloween weekend with a free party at Jazz in …

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New Orleans Calling: St. James Infirmary

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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What’s New, Voodoo? Four Fresh Additions for 2014

in Events, Nightlife, Things To Do

Over the past 15 years, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has seen a lot of change. Expansion from a single-day festival to a fully involved three-day event and a name revision happened early on; 2013 alone saw a shift of venue to City Park’s designated festival grounds and a Live Nation acquisition. With so much change last year, a bit …

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Gumbo and Good Times: 2014 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Arts & Culture Events Food Things To Do

One of the Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s cultural enrichment programs, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 9 in Armstrong Park. Celebrating its seventh year, the festival pairs brass bands and jazz music with a variety of Creole dishes. Gumbo, of course, is the star here, but a few other standouts deserve mention.

Treme Brass …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Shrimp and Corn Maque Choux

Food Recipes

The flavors of fresh corn might pigeonhole maque choux as a summertime dish, but take a closer look at its origins and you’ll see why it’s just as appropriate in autumn. The name itself comes from an Indian phrase that means “spicy” and “smothered” – both these adjectives speak to exactly what we want in fall: something creamy and comforting …

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GoNOLA Find: November Project

Events Sports & Recreation Things To Do

November Project at the Dome (photo via Facebook)

What is the November Project? This week’s GoNOLA Find is a free fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in 17 cities across the U.S., the movement is focused on motivating and encouraging people of all ages, shapes, …

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Let the Good Times Roll: Biking in New Orleans

Events Family Friendly Sports & Recreation Things To Do

There is no better way to view the beautiful details of New Orleans than on two wheels. In fact, we were named one of the top 50 best cities for cycling in the U.S. by USA Today. Just take a look at the numerous bike trails in our city, the Rails to Trails project, and routes all across Louisiana …

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Halloween in New Orleans: What to do on Halloween Night

Events Nightlife

Halloween is a widely celebrated holiday here in New Orleans, especially when it falls on a Friday night as it does this year. If you’re still figuring out what the evening holds for you and your crew, you’re in the right place.

Halloween Events in New Orleans

Frenchmen Street. As has been the trend in recent memory, general merriment and …

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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 to do, as always. Art lovers have plenty of choices, with Prospect.3 opening festivities all weekend long, plus a special exhibit of photography by local children at DuMois Gallery. There’s no excuse not to take advantage of beautiful October weather on Saturday with two different free festivals on tap: Mirliton Festival in the …

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer: Chefs’ New Orleans Favorites

Food Restaurants

On Nov. 7 more than 50 top chefs descend upon New Orleans for Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, a fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation co-chaired by Lagasse and chef Donald Link. The chefs try their spin on the Louisiana sausage, and the other “Bs'” of the festival will be bountiful thanks to sponsors Abita Beer and Buffalo Trace. Participating chefs …

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Insider’s Guide: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Arts & Culture Events Music Things To Do

Now in its 15th year, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is one of New Orleans’ quintessential music festival experiences. Since its inception, the festival has hosted more than 2,000 musical acts, with a mixture of national headliners and local favorites, and one million attendants. In addition to musicians, the festival frequently features burlesque and circus acts, as well as …

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DeJan family coping, Mount Olivet Cemetery. (photo courtesy Edward Branley)

NOLA History: 6 Interesting New Orleans Cemeteries

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October is a wonderful time of year for exploring cemeteries in New Orleans. The heat of the summer has broken, making it more comfortable to explore outdoor spaces.

Hebrew Rest in Gentilly (photo courtesy Infrogmation)

Hebrew Rest
4100 Elysian Fields Avenue, in Gentilly

Jewish burial traditions require that the deceased be buried in-ground. Because of the common belief that New …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Chris Trew

20 Questions Arts & Culture

“At the time, there was no place in New Orleans to pursue comedy. There was no leadership,” said comedian Chris Trew. He first got into comedy as a student at LSU, but found himself unable to pursue his dreams in his favorite city.

So the seed was planted. Chris decided he wanted to open up a space in New Orleans …

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