Nonno's Cajun Cuisine

Nonno's Cajun Cuisine serves up comfort food and a second chance

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.

Pelicans new 'Won't Bow Down' promo video puts culture front court

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.

Terione Brock's community-based pharmacy in Arabi treats mind, body, soul

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. 

The Top 10 Very Local New Orleans Stories of 2020

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.

Everybody get your roll on: The story behind New Orleans Skate School

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.

20 Places to Enjoy a Safe and Very Merry Réveillon in 2020!

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. 

NOLA Bartenders share their favorite boozy brews for the holidays

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.

Rare Medium, Well Done: Remy Diamond and Her Tiny, Wearable Food Art

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.

A guide to vintage clothes shops in New Orleans

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.

Budsi's brings popular popup to permanent brick-and-mortar restaurant

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.