Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Orleans Dining

Bouligny Tavern: High-Class Dining on Magazine St




If you’re looking for a chic, upscale dining and wining experience, head over to Bouligny Tavern. This Uptown establishment has become a popular locale for patrons looking for an evening of style and class. Their food and drink menus raise the bar for typical bars in the city, including small plates, fine wines, house cocktails and a huge selection of top-shelf liquors.

The food selection of Bouligny Tavern is varied to suit any taste. They have assorted appetizer and small plates like Gougeres with Comté 6 Kobe Pigs in a Blanket, Duck Confit, Bowfin Caviar and Seared Beef Short Ribs. They have fried foods like Fried Aioli, Tempura Green Beans and their Fritto Misto: fried shrimp, calamari, octopus, anchovy and oyster. They have a variety of Bruschetta and Crostini per piece that feature Steamed Clams, Marrow and Garlic, and Roasted Fennel, Tapenade and Lemon Zest. They also provide a selection of sliced meats, including Mocetta, Proscuitto di Parma and Oysters, from both the East and West Coast.

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New Orleans Festivals

New Orleans Spring Festivals Guide


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Springtime is here! And New Orleans knows exactly how to celebrate the perfect weather—outdoor music and food festivals. New Orleans festivals celebrate all things New Orleanians love: music, food, drink and the outdoors. Here are some of our favorites that we recommend you visit the city for if you can. These festivals have to be experienced to be believed.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Weekends of April 26 – May 5

The biggest of all the festivals, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—otherwise known as Jazz Fest—is an enormous celebration of local and national music alike. There you’ll find music of all types, from jazz and Cajun to traditional African and rock, plus a plethora of delicious local foods, including the fest’s famous Crawfish Bread. read more »


Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry









1  8-ounce package cream cheese softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup blueberry preserves

1 package frozen puff pastry sheets (  2 sheeets), thawed

1 egg

1 tbs water

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New Orleans Attractions New Orleans Events

Luck of the Irish: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations in New Orleans


Catching Cabbage!

Catching Cabbage!



Ask any native New Orleanian about their heritage, and you might be surprised by how often you’ll hear “Irish” as an answer. The large population of Irish folk has spurred long-standing traditions in the city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year (ever heard of the Irish Channel neighborhood?). Donning their green, New Orleanians partake in various feats of revelry, from Irish food and parades to random kisses and the infamous green beer and catching all the ingredients for an Irish stew.

Many different Irish bars host their own version of a St. Patty’s Day party. Parasol’s just a few blocks off of Magazine St hosts their famous annual block party with lots of music, beer and food, which starts on Thursday, March 14th and continues on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th. Tracey’s on Magazine St hosts their own annual celebration with lots of green beer and plenty of entertainment on the same days as Parasol’s. During the parades farther down on Magazine St, bars like the Bulldog and Balcony Bar host huge parties as well with plenty of green beer, jello shots and the like. read more »

City Park. NOMA New Orleans Festivals

NOLA International Beer Fest – Knock Back a Few Cold Ones


Photo Courtesy of the NOLA International Beer Fest

Photo Courtesy of the NOLA International Beer Fest

Who doesn’t love knocking back a couple of cold ones with buddies on a Saturday afternoon? How about having a selection of more than 150 craft beers for you to sample?

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