Another wave of COVID has much of the country on lockdown, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had online until we’re pandemic-free Here are some of the events we’re most looking forward to in Virtual New Orleans this week.
Nonno’s Cajun Cuisine & Pastries on Claiborne Avenue in the Seventh Ward serves homestyle comfort food. Owner Shermond Esteen is using his restaurant as a force for good, a safe place that welcomes other ex-inmates trying to make their way in a post-prison world.
With a portfolio of 17 wines, more than 700 cases sold in 2020 and in-store availability across the New Orleans area, Kim Lewis is barreling forward with her goal of having Olé Orleans wines available in stores and establishments across the entire Gulf Coast.
When Grammy-nominated multi-platinum country music songwriter Jim McCormick was growing up in Lower Aurora, not far from the Navy Base where his dad worked, the Mississippi levee was his backyard playground.
The Pelicans new promo video for it’s “Won’t Bow Down” tagline is an exhilarating high energy collaboration that places the emphasis squarely on local talent and deeply rooted culture, featuring a beat from Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, and Black Masking Indians who coined the phrase the Pelicans use during games.
Live on the Westbank but still want to get a Dong Phuong king cake? No worries.
In 2019, Terione Brock opened Absolute Health and Wellness to fill a void — a Black-owned, community-based pharmacy. In addition to pharmaceuticals, she will often recommend homeopathic remedies for her clients. Her goal is to facilitate wellness and remove barriers to good health, whether they are physical, emotional, spiritual or economic.
You’ve seen Monica Rose Kelly’s work before. From Armstrong Park to honoring the Hard Rock Three, her heartfelt and stunning pieces have been seen across the city.
From secret spots to get tacos and popsicles to rethinking the restaurant industry and seeing how hospitality workers were trying to simply survive life in a pandemic, here are the top 10 stories of 2020 from Very Local New Orleans.
When the pandemic put Bobby Bonsey’s regular gig as a photographer on hold, he knew that he wanted to fill his time by giving back to the community and by doing something fun. He opened New Orleans Skate School in mid-September and now teaches people, of all ages and skillsets, how to properly roller skate.
Obviously there’s some hesitancy by many to eat inside restaurants at the moment, so I did some research to find out which restaurants were available for take-out, outdoor seating or both! This way you can each this longtime tradition without putting yourself at more risk than you’re comfortable with.
Whether you’re bracing yourself for an awkward family (Zoom) gathering, hoping to make an evening with close friends a night to remember or just trying to give yourself something to do during the commercial break between Home Alone and Home Alone 2, learning to prepare a fun seasonal drink can make you the life of the party…even if it’s only a party of one at the moment.
Yes, Luna fete is still happening, but it’s smaller and socially distant this year.
At Remy Diamond’s petite, playfully curated shop, C’Mere, on the base of Esplanade, you’ll find all sorts of wonders and trinkets. It’s the perfect place to go when you don’t know what you’re looking for. C’mere carries a range of products from a few national, but mainly local, hand-selected artists: jewelry, prints, embroidery, masks, paintings, clothing, plants; each creator makes something unique, special, and a bit offbeat. There’s a lot of objects that spark joy inside the walls of this store.
While New Orleans has put a lot of focus on historical preservation, change inevitably happens. Here’s a look at New Orleans from as early as the early 1900s to 2020.
New Orleans has always been a destination for great secondhand and vintage fashion, for both locals and tourists alike. Many people are making the commitment to shop secondhand to minimize the negative effects that the mass-market clothing industry has on the environment, as part of their New Year’s resolutions. For others, shopping vintage is about collecting favorite styles from different decades or finding unique items that stand out in a crowd.
If you live in New Orleans, you’re blessed with some great local options for holiday shopping, including many offering discounts for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
The entirely-in-view kitchen until recently found on the sidewalk outside the Bayou St. John watering hole Pal’s literally expanded to take up as much of the walk as possible, adding employees and equipment underneath their tent as the lines grew as far as the scent of lemongrass could carry.