King Cake: The Most Delicious Mardi Gras Tradition

Mardi Gras season, also known around the world as Carnival, is a long-standing European tradition that is believed to have been brought to New Orleans by the French in 1870. Mardi Gras comes with many traditions, one of which is … Continue reading

Celebrate Caribbean Culture at Bayou Bacchanal

New Orleans is a gumbo of cultures from around the world, and one of those bright flavors is that of the Caribbean islands. To celebrate this Caribbean heritage, Bayou Bacchanal (November 1-2, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) is a free … Continue reading

Classy Entertainment at the 2014 New Orleans Burlesque Fest

Looking for some classy yet sultry fun featuring lascivious performances that reach beyond the bars and clubs of Bourbon St? The New Orleans Burlesque Festival (Sept. 18th-21st) offers all that and more with a handful of unforgettable evening performances and … Continue reading

Looking for a nearby eatery after Jazz Fest – try Luizza’s

 Liuzza’s by the Track has become a local hot spot in this Mid-City neighborhood, especially for the two weekends of Jazz Fest, when tens of thousands of festival attendees can’t help but walk by the establishment on their way to … Continue reading

Tips for Making the Most Out of the Jazz Fest Music Lineup

Whether you go to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for one day or all seven, you want to make the most out of the experience—especially when it comes to catching all the great live music you have at your … Continue reading

2014 French Quarter Fest Food Guide

 As the Food tab on the French Quarter Fest website aptly puts it, “Food abounds” at New Orleans’ second biggest festival of the year. A huge draw for the city and its tourism (and locals too of course), the food … Continue reading

Louisiana Crawfish Festival- Will You Suck the Heads?

Just outside of New Orleans, Chalmette in St. Bernard parish hosts the annual Louisiana Crawfish Festival (March 20th-23rd) each year, a lavish celebration of one of the most beloved local seafoods, just in time for the start of its season, … Continue reading

Luck of the Irish: Irish Pubs in New Orleans

    Whehter you knew it or not, the Irish culture is alive  and well in New Orleans, with a large portion of the population able to claim an Irish heritage. As a result, many Irish establishments, particularly pubs, have popped … Continue reading