Few places rank as high on the American travel bucket list as New Orleans (NOLA). Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest lead the way, but NOLA also hosts over 130 yearly festivals influenced by the city’s African, French and American roots dating back to the 1700s. Christmas in NOLA still seems to get the short end of the stick so what […]
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This week, we’re cooking gumbo, a slow-simmered, savory-spicy dish that captures Louisiana’s French, Native American, and African heritages.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]