Coolinary is back in New Orleans from July 14 to Sept. 5, and more than 80 restaurants will be offering special menu options at reasonable prices, so you don’t have any excuse to miss out. In order to make things a little easier to navigate, I made a Top 5-04 list of a few spots you might want to check out with some deals you won’t want to miss.
In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.
As we return to familiar places, remember to seek out new experiences too. Businesses are reopening and could use a boost. Combining the pleasure of venturing out with stopping into new places means it could be the perfect time to reinstate the tradition of a Sunday stroll.
Here in New Orleans, we love a museum; it almost seems like there’s one around every corner. While we all know about the more popular museums in town like NOMA and The Ogden, we also have a great selection of more curated museums, as well. Here are the top 5 “hidden” museums that you might want to explore, the next time you’re looking for a learning adventure in New Orleans.
Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.
There’s no way to know when the first New Orleanians sipped her or his beverage of choice in the fresh air, but courtyards have been a recognizable element of what is now the French Quarter since the late-1700s. Here’s our list of where you can get an adult brew with a view.
Pho is comfort food. Flavorful broth, vegetables and an endless choice of proteins are available — here’s when you can get pho in New Orleans.
If there’s one thing the VLNOLA team can agree on, it’s whiskey. From Crown Royal to Jack to Jameson, we’re here for it. So when it came to a list for the whiskey drinkers, it was almost TOO easy. Here are some great gifts for you or the whiskey lover in your life.
Let’s be honest, New Orleans is hot. Snowball stands are open almost year-round and anytime I can get my hands on a cool treat, I’m in. Here’s a list of places we’ve discovered to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Served hot, iced or even frozen, this coffee drink mirrors the original in Vietnam, with the addition of the only New Orleans chicory twist.
Hotels, a university and even a bar; there are plenty of places to get in the swim of things.
Small items such as dental floss, package wrappers, trash bags, cups and utensils lead to excess waste that many of us don’t think about, on a daily basis. Reducing our waste can be done with some easy steps.
Here in New Orleans, we’re fortunate to live in a city that draws on the culinary traditions of many places. In the last few years, Indian cuisine has begun to take off here. Whether you’re looking for something on the traditional end, more casual, or somewhere in the middle, you’re sure to find the perfect place to get your fix. Here are a few spots to get you started.
Smaller neighborhood markets allow locals a safe alternative to the larger crowds we’ve grown accustomed to during a regular festival season and gives artists, pop up restaurants, and musicians a chance to earn an income after a long year of quarantine. Even as the city is opening up and restrictions are easing, the sense of community that these markets bring are sure to linger into the summer months ahead.
#ReadDat: ‘Mr. New Orleans’ tells the story of a grittier city through the eyes of the mafia
When making a list of things to do in New Orleans, golf isn’t an activity at the top of most lists. During the pandemic, courses all over the city have seen more players than ever. One course in particular, Timberlane Golf and Recreation, has made quite an impressive comeback.
Down an alley, just off Jackson Square, is a book lover’s sanctuary, where one can find a curated selection of Southern literature and classics. Located at 624 Pirates Alley, Faulkner House Books is in a townhouse that was built in 1837 that in the 1920s was home to famed writer, William Faulkner.
I ate pizza from 35 different local businesses in a single week (should I be ashamed of myself?), plus dozens of other spots over the past years.