more about: New Orleans

(Southern) Saturday Night Live this Weekend

The Big Apple is getting a sample of the South’s best tastemakers tonight on Saturday Night Live. New Orleans local John Goodman is hosting with Nashville crooners King of Leon as the musical guest. This is Goodman’s 13th (Yes, 13th!) time hosting the iconic variety show. (Sorry Justin Timberlake, but you still have a few more years to trump this […]

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NOLA Drinking Institution turns 80

The French Quarter’s famous watering hole is clinking hurricane glasses as they toast to 80 years of roaring pianos and courtyard cocktails. Like wine and whiskey, Pat O’Brien’s is getting better with age by celebrating the big 8-0 with a huge block party outside it’s home base in New Orleans on St. Peter Street from 5 pm until, well, tomorrow […]

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You Shot It: Saturday in the South

Every Saturday we ask you all to share your favorite weekend views on Instagram and Twitter using #SouthernSnapshot. Believe us, it’s not easy to narrow down the selection. Thank you for your gorgeous contributions. Here are our favorite pics from last week.

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And The Best Summer Treat In New Orleans Is…

It’s not summer in New Orleans without cooling off with a proper snowball.

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The Mardi Gras Photos That Make You Wish You Were There

As Mardi Gras comes to a close, we reached out to our friends in the Gulf to see how the South celebrated Carnival season this year. From Mobile to the Crescent City the crowds didn’t disappoint.

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Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras Like a Local

Since we can’t all be at Mardi Gras — we bring you the inside scoop straight from New Orleans native Taylor Morgan. She is a fashionable girl about town and editor of the newly launched New Orleans’ Scout Guide – a consortium of super-chic city guidebooks that are dedicated to “capturing the best of local.” Who better than a Scout Editor to […]

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SL Hot List: Cheese, Concerts & Southern Comfort

It’s Monday and you know what that means–we’re back with the freshest and most fun things to do in the South. On our radar this week: A new cookbook, an autumn jewelry collection, and a trio of festivals.

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New Orleans: Why I Return

I was with my father and close to 50 other people, who packed Castnet Seafood for po-boys and $.55 beer after returning home from Birmingham, Alabama earlier this week. The wait was long but it was a welcome inconvenience, a sign of normalcy after Hurricane Isaac.

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The Bar That Stayed Open When Isaac Hit New Orleans

On Sunday morning, Chuck Rogers climbed in an empty beer bin and slept for two-and-a-half hours. That was his most memorable moment from Hurricane Isaac. For almost a week, he and his family, who own the 73 year-old Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant, kept their neighborhood going with food, laughs drinks, and most importantly: electricity.

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Post Isaac, New Orleans Restaurants Hustle to Reopen

Amidst the fallen trees and chaos, there is hot boudin being served (again). Seven years ago, Herbsaint was the first fine dining restaurant to reopen after Huricane Katrina.

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