As the pandemic continues to shapeshift the New Orleans restaurant and bar landscape, two more local institutions fall by the wayside, casualties of the city’s current economic uncertainty.
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!
Parkway Bakery and Tavern is a New Orleans institution that dates back over 100 years.
From dipped strawberries to ube flavor and even vegan options, these home bakers have something special for your holiday dessert table.
New Orleans is slowly opening back up, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had online until we’re 100%! Here are some of the events we’re most looking forward to in Virtual New Orleans this week.
While other shops are struggling to keep bikes in stock, Percy Baulden is running a bicycle business out of his garage, where he stores, works on and sells long-forgotten vintage steel bikes.
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.
The Bower takes modern dining to a fresh new echelon fueled by ingredients from Sugar Roots Farm on the Westbank.
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.
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.
Pre-pandemic, Travis Thompson bartended at one of the city’s famous burger joints. Now he tends something different, beehives used to make Raw Honey, a true labor of love for the former food industry worker.
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.
More than a year after closing, local bakery Sucre announced its return on social media Thursday, this time with new female ownership.
A “Bub” is a homie. A “Bub” is someone you can rely on. A “Bub” is an original. That’s what you get from the smashed patties and melted cheese towers at Bub’s Burgers.
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.
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.
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.
Costumes were seen from the French Quarter to the socially distanced neighborhood streets, where there were even a few trick-or-treaters. Here’s a look at Halloween 2020 in New Orleans.