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GoNOLA Top 10: The Best Places to Get Red Beans & Rice in New Orleans thumbnail

GoNOLA Top 10: The Best Places to Get Red Beans & Rice in New Orleans

Food Restaurants

There’s a saying in New Orleans that you “Soak ya beans on Sunday, soak ya wash on Monday.” Back in the day the custom was simple: bones from the ham served at Sunday supper were saved and then used to flavor red kidney beans as they were slow-cooked in a large pot with the “trinity” (diced bell pepper, onion, and …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Louisa Street

Nightlife Things To Do

Louisa Street in the Bywater neighborhood is truly unlike any other place in New Orleans. It’s a growing area that makes for an awesome destination for a night out. Louisa is a combination of residential and commercial, which gives it a unique vibe as far as “going out” locales go. Here, you won’t find business after business lined in a …

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

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

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 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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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s New Orleans-style Stuffed Artichokes thumbnail

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s New Orleans-style Stuffed Artichokes

Food Recipes

A favorite among the Italian-American community here in New Orleans, stuffed artichokes make a perfect side dish for outdoor celebrations, cookouts and festivals. With a little advanced preparation, this recipe for New Orleans-style Stuffed Artichokes from Emeril Lagasse can be easily made at home and is sure to make you the hit of any 4th of July get together.

Emeril’s…

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Brian Landry

20 Questions Food

“I’m inspired by fresh fish after a good fishing trip,” Brian Landry said as he sat across the table from me at Borgne. “I cook a lighter style of Gulf seafood.”

Brian grew up in New Orleans surrounded by a large, close-knit, extended family, often going on fishing trips with his uncles and cousins. “I went to Alabama for college …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Unique New Orleans Bread Pudding thumbnail

GoNOLA Top 5: Unique New Orleans Bread Pudding

Food Restaurants

There are versions of bread pudding made all over the world but the basic preparation is simple: stale bread is soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, spices and oftentimes dried fruit or nuts and then baked to create a moist cake-like dessert. To up the sweetness factor, the pudding is usually topped with a sugary sauce, ice cream …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Antipasto Pasta Salad thumbnail

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Antipasto Pasta Salad

Food Recipes

Summertime temperatures call for light, delicious dishes like pasta and salads. Whether you’re looking for a great side to bring to a summer potluck or just for family dinner, Emeril’s Antipasto Pasta Salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Bring the leftovers for lunch – all of your co-workers will be jealous of the tasty mix of prosciutto and salami …

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

Events Food Music

Summer fun in New Orleans is in full swing this weekend, as events around the city offer a variety of things to do, no matter where your interests lie. Opera lovers can take in new works in the Marigny at the New Fangled Festival of Opera, and Doctor Who fans can geek out in Kenner at the NOLA Time Fest. …

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GoNOLA Top 10: Best Boozy Brunch Spots in New Orleans thumbnail

GoNOLA Top 10: Best Boozy Brunch Spots in New Orleans

Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants

There are three things New Orleans locals can’t live without: beads, beverages and brunch. Whether you’ve had a long night out or you’re on the prowl to do some day drinking, the New Orleans brunch scene is especially friendly to those looking to eat and drink big. Extended brunch hours, bottomless mimosas and build your own Bloody Mary bars are …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: French Quarter Buttermilk Beignets

Recipes

One of the most quintessential things to consume while in New Orleans is undoubtedly a cafe au lait and beignets from Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter or Morning Call in City Park. While a big part of the experience is in the place itself – the paper hats and friendly smiles of the servers, the retro style dining …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Reasons To Go To Creole Tomato Festival

Events Family Friendly Food Things To Do

The first weekend in June means, for me anyway, summer is here and so are Creole tomatoes. And every year to help us celebrate these two fine landmarks is the Creole Tomato Festival (June 7-8). Now in its 28th year, this free festival is once again bringing music, cooking demonstrations and tons of children-friendly activities to the historic French Market …

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GoNOLA’s Guide to Riverbend Dining and Nightlife

Food Nightlife Restaurants

Follow the River Road to the Riverbend neighborhood, and you’ll be entertained and well-fed all day long. The area encompasses the levee side of Carrollton Avenue, which is crawling with cute outdoor lunch spots, bars and music venues. There are also dozens of unique shops and boutiques in the area that will keep you busy browsing and window shopping. There’s …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Creamy Shrimp and Green Onion Dip thumbnail

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Emeril’s Creamy Shrimp and Green Onion Dip

Food Recipes

Heading out to a summer potluck cookout and not sure what to bring? Emeril’s Creamy Shrimp and Green Onion Dip is always a crowd-pleaser. This delicious Creole dish is easy to make, and it serves as a perfect counterpoint to barbeque and burgers at summer parties. Use fresh Louisiana Gulf shrimp, and pair with crackers or French bread toast points. …

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Fun On the Halfshell: The 2014 New Orleans Oyster Festival thumbnail

Fun On the Halfshell: The 2014 New Orleans Oyster Festival

Events Food

Whether you like them shucked fresh with a little hot sauce, fried, charbroiled, or baked into casseroles, there are so many ways to enjoy Louisiana’s finest bivalve: the oyster! In New Orleans, we’ve got a festival devoted to showcasing all the delicious ways we prepare this wonderful local seafood, and we celebrate it each year along the Mississippi River at …

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

Events Food Music Things To Do

This weekend offers a variety of things to do in New Orleans: indulge in food and wine at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, and savor the savings at the grand opening weekend of the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Go Greek in Lakeview at the 41st annual Greek Festival, or party it up to indie rock, hip hop or …

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