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What's Hot: Sports & Spirit

1. NFL approved, nothing says stadium chic like a clear crossbody bag with gold hardware and faux leather trim. Madly Yours, MadlyYoursCollection.com 2. Make your house the most spirited on the block with a Superdome door hanger on a sweet…

A Cool Martini

Of all the months of the year, August has the worst reputation. Other months are beastly hot, crazy humid, and even provide the settings for hurricanes. But August is the month that catches most of the grief for our discomfort…

Saints & Sinners

It’s summertime, and while the living might be easy, choosing clean and healthy foods that still satisfy our cravings might not be as simple. What better way to cool down on hot days than…

August

Backstreet Boys One of the world’s most popular boy bands comes to the Smoothie King Center on August 30 as a part of their DNA World Tour. It will be the biggest arena tour the group has done in 18…

Surviving the Hot Months

It’s a known fact that tourists avoid New Orleans in the heat of summer. And many who live here try to escape. Hard as I try, my trips lean toward early summer or fall, leaving me to survive the inferno…

Fresh Looks For Fall

The season changes, but the weather doesn’t – a familiar story for New Orleans as the summer months come to an end. As school and other fall activities begin to pick up we see the signs of change, even if it…

Summer In a Bite

Crab Cakes 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Creole mustard 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 Tablespoon pickle brine 3/4 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1…

Dancing with the Saints

Dance instructor Jesse Hernandez blazed a trail last year by becoming the first male cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints, and one of the first in the NFL. The Maurice, Louisiana native quickly became a sideline favorite for many Saints…

Best New Restaurants

Discussing food, cooking and restaurants is a part-time sport for New Orleanians. From breakfast to brunch, lunch to cocktail bites, dinner to late night eats and desserts, we’ve got a lot to talk about. Enjoy our selection of the best…

Live and Local

Free Friday at Tipitina’s Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to revisit some old haunts and see some live local music. Tipitina’s Free Friday series is a great excuse to get Uptown for a drink…

July

Family Block Party at the World War II Museum If you’d like to take your kids to something fun and educational during summer vacation, try the first annual Family Block Party at the National World War II Museum on July…

Opulent Offerings

New Orleanians of a certain age may recall when local “happy” hours came in three basic forms with slight variations thereof: Three-for-one well brand specials at The Boot, Friar Tucks, Hillary’s and Shanahan’s; the Friday evening “Sippin’ into Sunset,” the…

Summer Fun Without the Sun

Splash grounds, water parks, outdoor pools, sno-ball stands — all are beloved options for families trying to make it through another New Orleans summer. But there are always those days when summer storms strike or when the thought of another…

News From the Kitchen

Bordeaux Chef Dominque Macquet is one of the best chefs in town, and he’s returned to the dining scene with a new restaurant, Bordeaux, where he and Sous Chef Martin Fennelly are cooking an ambitious French menu paired with wines…

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

  Ask Leah Chase what soul food is and she’ll say, “It’s food that soothes you when you eat it. It fills you up. It tastes good. Anybody in the South has been eating it all his life.” She should…

Inspiration Board | Color Pop

Art by Kate Tova from Perch, perchneworleans.com   Erica Wakerly wallpaper from Spruce, sprucenola.com   Crystal Tic Tac Toe Game from Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net   Rhoda Chair in pink cotton velvet from Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net   Mustard linen lumber pillow…

Festing and Feasting

As the summer really gets going in earnest, there are a couple of excellent smaller festivals to look out for and of course our sister festival—Bonnaroo just up the road in Tennessee. Things kickoff with The Oyster Festival at Woldenberg…

News From the Kitchen

Gianna Gianna, an Italian restaurant from the Link Restaurant Group, opened in late April in the CBD. Executive chef Rebecca Wilcomb, most recently of Herbsaint, heads the kitchen. Wilcomb’s menu will feature daily antipasti, house-cured meats, locally farmed produce, Gulf seafood…

Caftans & Cocktails

The Menu The Cocktails: Shochu Sunset & The Sweet Dream The Food: Spicy Shrimp Deviled Eggs Lemongrass Sausage Meatballs with Sambal Glaze Vegetable Cutlet with Tomato Chutney Thai Chicken and Glass Noodle Salad in Lettuce Cups Grilled Pineapple with Banana…

June

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane – “Much Ado About Nothing” From June 14 - 30, visit Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre to see Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” as part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at…

Jazz Fest Weekend Two

  Once we made it past the rain on Thursday, the weather for Jazz Fest has never been finer.  It’s been a big 50th for the festival already and there is a lot more to come this weekend.  This evening…

Camp Pelican

Each year as summer break approaches it reminds me of years ago when I traveled solo aboard a Trailways bus to my first overnight camp session. Terrified yet excited, the anticipation of freedom, fun and new friendships in an uncharted…

Heavenly Match

This is that magical time of year when shrimp are in season, gardens are at their peak and farmers markets are overflowing with vegetables. It’s a given that you’ll either harvest or buy more produce than you know what to…

May

Bryan Adams If you’re a fan of 80s and 90s pop music, you will want to stop by Champions Square on May 9 to see Bryan Adams in concert. Adams became internationally famous for his #1 hit songs “Heaven” and…

Sinful Summer Flavors

Pork Belly 2 pounds pork belly Sea salt and black pepper 4 fresh bay leaves 3 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed 1 teaspoon cardamom pods 4 star anise 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds Olive oil 2 quarts chicken stock 1 Tablespoon…

Jefferson Highway

Before his company created Better Homes & Gardens and other memorable magazines, Edwin T. Meredith covered America’s farms. Almost exactly 100 years ago he was reporting on transportation trends, noting the rise of the automobile and the completion of the…

Top Female Achievers

Ashley Longshore—Artist A self-taught artist from Montgomery, Alabama, Ashley Longshore is just as colorful and larger-than-life as her creations, which include a painting of Jesus hovering over an Oompah Loompah, Ruth Bader Ginsburg backed by an array of hands giving…

Drinking Smart

Usually, drinking adult beverages does not equate with being intellectual, unless one immerses the mind in the literary tradition of New Orleans’ French Quarter. It is in this neighborhood that Williams, Rice, Twain, Toole, Faulkner, Hemingway, Welty, Keyes, Cable, Millay,…

News From the Kitchen

Costera Restaurant and Bar Costera Restaurant and Bar has opened in the space that for many years was occupied by La Thai. Chef Brian Burns’ menu is “coastal Spanish,” and it’s extensive. Both Burns and Reno De Ranieri, who oversees…