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Bayou Boogaloo

  May 19 – 21 marks one of the most beloved annual festivals in New Orleans! Part massive music festival, gastro experience, arts and crafts market, recreation, and pure family-friendly fun, it’s a long weekend of every kind of revelry you can imagine. For local residents, it’s a much-needed follow-up to Mardi Gras and the…

Prytania Theatre Happenings

  Located at 5339 Prytania Street, this circa-1914 theatre was originally opened by Jacobs and Landry. In 1917, the modern theatre included more seating capacity than any other theatre in the area with bigger seats and state-of-the-art appliances. However, in 1926, just after midnight, a streetcar operator noticed the theatre was ablaze. He woke nearby…

The Best Bananas Foster in New Orleans

  Brennan’s invented the bananas foster, and it’s the go-to place to begin or end your BF hunt. (It’s also where you’ll find some of the best turtle soup in the city!) You’ll also want to check out this flambé, table-side dessert experience at Stanley, which offers bananas foster French toast as another option. Complete…

Visit Pitot House

  Open Wednesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the gorgeous Pitot House on Bayou St. John features the sole Creole colonial country house in Louisiana that’s open to the public. Admission is just $10 or $7 for children or seniors. The house showcases the story of life on the bayou during early…

Don’t Miss Top Taco Fest

  The spiciest party in town has arrived. Top Taco Fest takes place March 23rd at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza from 6:30 – 9:30p.m. Taste who’s up for the Top Taco NOLA award, and watch as 40 of the best chefs in New Orleans battle it out. Who can create the best taco? Each is paired…

St. Patrick’s Day

  Mardi Gras might be over, but the party never stops in New Orleans, especially when St. Patrick’s Day is just one month later! New Orleans’ St. Patrick’s Day Parades include the Molly’s at the Market Irish Parade March 10th at 6 p.m., the Parasol’s Block Party March 11th and 17th from 10 a.m. –…

Where Can I Get Pupusas in New Orleans?

  New Orleans is an absolute food mecca where you can find French, Cajun, creole and southern staples galore. It’s the birthplace of bananas foster, but what if you’re craving something a little different? La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Café is one of the few Latin establishments in New Orleans, and they take the honor…

It’s Mardi Gras!

  February 28th is officially “Fat Tuesday,” the biggest Mardi Gras party of the year, but New Orleans is a non-stop party throughout the month of February. The first party of the day is the Krewe of Zulu at 8 a.m., founded in 1909 by a laborer group who organized the club called “The Tramps.”…

Horse and Carriage Rides for Valentine’s Day

  Carriage rides are available year-round, but are nearly required for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day in New Orleans. Choose from multiple tour companies, all of which have the experience down to an art. After all, for centuries horse and carriage was the only way to get around the city. Board near Jackson Square…

Romantic French Restaurants

  New Orleans is rich with a unique cuisine that combines French, creole and Cajun influences, and it’s also home to some of the best French restaurants in the country—perfect for Valentine’s Day! Antoine’s Restaurant is a staple with escargot in Bourguignonne sauce, oysters Rockefeller, and crabmeat in Creole sauce as a starter. Seasonal menus…