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  • Staying Focused in New Orleans

    Staying Focused in New Orleans

    New York is considered the city that never sleeps. This is mostly due to the late-night bodegas and the 24-hour access to just about anything you want and need. But when it comes...

  • A Visit to La Mosca

    A Visit to La Mosca

    An excursion across the Huey P. Long Bridge to Mosca's Restaurant in Waggaman is like a trip, as old timers would say, to Plum Nelly-That, is the location is "plum out the country...

  • Woke OR the 40 Percent Solution

    Woke OR the 40 Percent Solution

    We're all being fed media from both of Mother America's breasts, but it's two completely different, fantastical realities. One reality shows a world that seems positively...

  • Culinary History of the Westbank

    Culinary History of the Westbank

    New Orleans food is great. That's not breaking news by any stretch. Everybody knows how famous New Orleans cooking is in the culinary world-the specific dishes created here, the...

  • Uber: Ubiquitous yet Umbrageous

    Uber: Ubiquitous yet Umbrageous

    A little over two years ago, I started what was to be a prosperous venture in the almighty world of becoming an electrician. I was through the moon, hoping to blossom in a field I...

  • Why I Stopped Eating Like a Louisianan

    Why I Stopped Eating Like a Louisianan

    I was born in Lafayette, spent my teen years in Mandeville, and currently live in New Orleans, where my family tree goes back nearly 300 years. I've spent my life (minus some picky...

  • Effanineffable OR Asexual Screw

    Effanineffable OR Asexual Screw

    A visit to the DMV is mostly described as a thoroughly humiliating experience and a topic of epic conversations over adult beverages; very few of us have ever had overtly...

  • Where Y'at Chat - August 2019 at Lula

    Where Y'at Chat - August 2019 at Lula

    Where Y'at Chat Questions (August 2019): Who dat? Who knows the Saints better, Coach Sean Payton or QB Drew Brees? You’re...

  • State of the Coast: How Louisiana Is Responding to a  Quickly Eroding Coastline

    State of the Coast: How Louisiana Is Responding to a Quickly Eroding Coastline

    The southern coast of Louisiana is being lost with the ebb and flow of the Gulf of Mexico; that is indisputable. The most popular way to help people envision that is saying that...

  • Seasoned Up: An overview of Cajun Spices

    Seasoned Up: An overview of Cajun Spices

    For those living under a rock, one of New Orleans' main claims to world renown has been its local cuisine, whether it is Creole, Cajun, Soul, or anything in-between. But what makes...

  • Maine: Land of the Giant Crawfish

    Maine: Land of the Giant Crawfish

    Locals know that crawfish season runs from roughly January to June. But if you're looking for crawfish during the summer or fall, there's a place to go where the crawfish are...

  • A Thin Line

    A Thin Line

    There's a thin line that runs throughout life, much like a river-sometimes straight, other times meandering, and, more often than not, vague and murky. Muddied...

  • New Orleans, Vietnam,  and a History of Their  Food and Culture

    New Orleans, Vietnam, and a History of Their Food and Culture

    There are many delicious dishes that are traditional to New Orleans. Tourists come from near and far just to try Cajun and Creole cuisines. But when it comes to foods from other...

  • A Musical Trip Through St. Louis Cemetery #2

    A Musical Trip Through St. Louis Cemetery #2

    Driving down N. Claiborne Avenue, I turned right onto Conti Street. I parked and ventured into the nearest gate to stand in awe at the three lots that comprise St. Louis Cemetery...

  • Survey Says OR Jigsaw Puzzle

    Survey Says OR Jigsaw Puzzle

    Stopping by our table one morning, a young man earnestly inquires a moment of our time to ask a "quick question" for a project that he's doing-a study. We're handed business flyers...

  • Where Y'at Chat - July 2019 at The Rivershack

    Where Y'at Chat - July 2019 at The Rivershack

    Where Y'at Chat Questions (July 2019): When is the last time you did your best to help someone? What would be the best "National Day of...." that you'd...

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Tips for a Hurricane Evacuation

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Tips for a Hurricane Evacuation

    Should I stay or should I go? Every year since Katrina, we have this same discussion. Right up to and through Katrina, I acted a fool and never even considered an evacuation. Being...

  • 10

    10 "Classic" Films Set in New Orleans

    Many different people have a different answer when asked what they consider to be a classic movie. For me, I've always identified "classic" with the date a film was released:...

  • Unusual Museums Around New Orleans

    Unusual Museums Around New Orleans

    While some museums in New Orleans get plenty of international attention, like the National World War II Museum or the New Orleans Museum of Art, others with more specialized...

  • Westbank Treasures: Discovering Gretna

    Westbank Treasures: Discovering Gretna

    Tucked out of sight-and, in consequence, out of mind-from the upbeat and mildly chaotic downtown New Orleans, lies Gretna. exactly how her residents intended. In recent years,...

  • Antique Shopping in New Orleans

    Antique Shopping in New Orleans

    It should be no surprise that a 300-year-old city is home to plenty of places to shop for antiques, but New Orleans antique stores don't just focus on high-priced relics from the...

  • The Greatest French Quarter Bachelorette Party Ever: 12 Restaurants, Bars and Nightlife Venues

    The Greatest French Quarter Bachelorette Party Ever: 12 Restaurants, Bars and Nightlife Venues

    So, you're getting hitched and planning the ultimate destination bachelorette party? First off, congratulations! Secondly, the French Quarter in New Orleans should be at the top of...

  • Where Y'at Chat - May 2019 at NOLA Cantina copy

    Where Y'at Chat - June 2019 at The Library

    Where Y'at Chat Questions (June 2019): It's Where Y'at's Summer Restaurant Guide Issue! If you are what you eat, what are you?
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  • The New Orleans Must-Do List

    The New Orleans Must-Do List

    A city steeped in Southern hospitality, New Orleans is one of the hottest destinations to visit in the whole United States. A hearty mix of culture, traditions, and modern...

  • Being Worldly with the Foundation Room at the House of Blues

    Be Worldly with the Foundation Room at the House of Blues

    Most people know the House of Blues as one of New Orleans's coolest and most popular concert venues-but it's that and so much more. Because when the music leaves the stage, it...

  • Celebrate Local Culture at Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo

    Celebrate Local Culture at Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo

    The 14th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival will take place this weekend in Bayou St. John. Beginning today, Friday, May 17, this three-day festival invites people of...

  • Where Y'at Chat - May 2019 at NOLA Cantina

    Where Y'at Chat - May 2019 at NOLA Cantina

    Where Y'at Chat Questions (May 2019): It's Jazz Fest, and you're the last performance. What song do you sing? It's Cinco de Mayo! What Spanish name would you...

  • In Your Own Backyard

    In Your Own Backyard

    Welcome to week two of our Jazz & Heritage Festival. And on behalf of all the locally owned small businesses, we thank you for being here in our town. You guys truly get us and...

  • Who's On First? OR They Cancelled

    Who's On First? OR They Cancelled

    So, it's the second weekend of the Fest, and you were gonna see the Stones. Too bad, so sad. You settled for Fleetwood Mac-guess again. Now they say it's gonna be Widespread Panic....

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