Here's a list of local options for Thanksgiving takeout

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different than it has in past years, but it can taste just as good, maybe even better. The unusual social climate we’ve been in has brought your favorite restaurants to a pivot point — they nearly all offer takeout options now, and what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with the most scrumptious food that you didn’t have to cook!

How NOLA movie theaters have expanded, changed in 2020 due to COVID

It’s a surprisingly great time to be a cinephile in New Orleans! Despite all the challenges thrown their way, three of the city’s biggest film entities have come up with exciting new ways to bring film directly to you — whether virtually, in an outdoor space, or with the grand opening of a new set of theaters.

New Orleans City Park hidden spaces you may not know about

After traversing all the typical walking and biking trails, and even kayaking through the park’s expansive lagoons, I took note of all the best little spots that are either not on the maps, or totally under the radar. You may think you know City Park — but with 1,300 acres to explore, there’s a lot to discover. 

Bakery Bar: where drinks meet dessert in the LGD

Where the Lower Garden District meets the Warehouse District, a cute, old brown cottage with an interesting history sits in the shadow of the Crescent City Connection overpass. Once a neighborhood grocery, then an infamous punk bar, and eventually an Italian restaurant, it’s now home to the recently reopened Bakery Bar, an establishment featuring one of New Orleans’ most beloved decadent desserts – doberge cake – alongside craft cocktails and savory offerings from executive chef Joel White. 

Surviving without second lines: how local vendors are making ends meet

A push to figure things out is exactly what’s keeping many of New Orleans’ other vendors, who rely on the city’s busy festival and second-line seasons, to stay afloat so far. Many have taken to pop-ups, partnerships with virtual events and other odd jobs to keep as much income flowing as possible. 

Seeds of Success in the Lower 9: BLucid Floral Continues to Grow

BLucid Floral is all about the vibe. With soft, peach-toned walls and pops of color everywhere, accented by artwork from Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley, photographs by Ashley Lorraine, and of course, flowers everywhere. The Ninth Ward shop is owned by Black florist Brandi Charlot.

Get Outta Town: Connect with nature on the Northshore's scenic trails

If you’re looking for a day trip from New Orleans, you might not need to go much farther than the other side of Lake Pontchartrain. The Northshore is home to an abundance of scenic parks and trails that can feel a world away from New Orleans, even though they’re really not far at all. 

La Adorna: shining a rainbow light through costumes, community

Brittany Schall could do anything that she wants to do with her art. Her art is powerful, personal, photorealistic and astoundingly skillful. What she chooses to do with it is bring joy, bring playfulness, and shine a rainbow light through her wearable art fashion line, La Adorna.