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.
Karen Phan is taking a bite out of New Orleans one restaurant at a time on TikTok. Her viral account shows off something every New Orleans loves; food.
Stricen Carter is the force behind Sweet Thangs NOLA, a stand that serves decadent snowballs to long lines of eager customers. Her stand brings snowballs to the next level, by packing them with cheesecake, candy and cookies, and these photo-worthy designer deserts have been taking Instagram by storm. She taken her stand from Gentilly to Mid-City and is working on expanding.
Urban Roots Garden Center is one of the happiest places you can go these days. Part gardening supply and home goods store, operated and run by warm, helpful plant-specialists, part petting zoo and animal rehabilitation center: It’s the perfect location to go to get outside in the sun and outside of your head.
She Comes in Peace, located in the Bywater, is part salon and part costume shop that really pops. Unique colors and designs take the typical hairstyle to the next level.
Vegans can have a sweet tooth, too. So whether you’re a life-long omnivore or someone who’s looking to cut down on animal byproducts in your diet, here are some places to find vegan desserts that everyone can enjoy.
For the second year in a row, St. Joseph’s night has looked different for New Orleanians. Here’s a look at celebrations across the city.
There hasn’t been a hotel opening in the French Quarter for more than 50 years, but that was going to change if Wayne Ducote got his way.
On March 29, anyone over the age of 16 can get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you’re looking for where to get vaccinated, here are some options.
New Orleans’ schools, our recreation department, state legislature, City Council, public monuments, health care and even Mardi Gras — these are all parts of our hometown that are better, more equitable and fairer thanks in large part to the work of Dorothy Mae Taylor.
No one will be yelling “STELLLLLAAAA!!!” at the balconies of the Pontalba apartments in Jackson Square this year for the 2021 Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival (TWFestNOLA), but the screams and festival will be returning virtually with the encouragement of longtime patrons and participants.
Do you want to give back to the community via a church fundraiser, do you want to sample a restaurant’s Friday fish special, or would you rather grab some fish to eat outside along the bayou or river? Do you see it as a form of entertainment, or do you want your fish fried by institutions with decades of experience? The choice is yours!
March is Women’s History Month. To honor that, I wanted to spend some time contemplating who were the five most influential women in New Orleans history. I thought this would be a relatively easy task, but it turns out there are far more than five women who have shaped our city.
Ana Suarez has always loved planning parties and events for coworkers and friends. Because the pandemic put a stop to typical parties, she wanted to create a way for people to get together and enjoy special occasions, safely. She thought picnics were the perfect fit. Armed with a degree in finance from the University of New Orleans, and her love for party planning, Suarez started NOLA PopUp Picnic in January.
Located in a historic movie theater, this local brewery has a great lineup of local food trucks
You can find favorites like vegan mac and cheese on the menu at Coalesce Goods
While the French Quarter is mostly focused on a certain type of food, the Westbank continues to support a growing variety of restaurants. The shopping center storefront where you can find Mangú is no exception. The small, family-run, Dominican restaurant is pound-for-pound one of the best in the city.