Coolinary New Orleans

Here are 5 Coolinary New Orleans picks you need to try this summer

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.

How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

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.

How to spend a Sunday stroll exploring Uptown New Orleans

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. 

Top 5-04: Unique museums across New Orleans

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.

Top 5-04: Top 5 Spots to Enjoy an Outdoor Drink in New Orleans

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.

The Ultimate New Orleans Whiskey Drinking Wish List

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.

Your guide for sweet treats to cool off in New Orleans

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!

Here’s your guide to Indian Food in New Orleans

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. 

Seven New Orleans art markets you need to know about

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.

Timberlane Golf Course: A Legend Revived

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.

Faulkner House Books

What building has the most stories? The Faulkner House Books, of course.

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.