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NOLA Microbrews: The Best Local Bières for all Saisons

NOLA Microbrews: The Best Local Bières for all Saisons

[ 0 ] January 24, 2014 |

New Orleans beer used to be synonymous with Dixie and Jax.  Those breweries are no longer in residence, but in recent years, a new wave of creative craft brewers has rushed in to fill the void.  Best of all, almost all of them offer tours and tastings.  Here’s a rundown of the South Louisiana suds […]

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Navigating New Orleans: The Low-Down on Transportation

Navigating New Orleans: The Low-Down on Transportation

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

The streetcar named Desire shut down in 1948, but you can still get to most of the main attractions in New Orleans on its historic trolley system.  Follow these tips, and you’ll be exploring The Crescent City like a pro faster than you can say Tchoupitoulas. Fares – Streetcars and buses cost $1.25, paid as […]

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New Orleans by Neighborhood

New Orleans by Neighborhood

[ 0 ] December 2, 2013 |

Crescent City neighborhoods were originally called “faubourgs.”  Each one has its own attractions, delicious restaurants and hopping bars.  It would be impossible to list every great spot in New Orleans, but this overview should get you started. French Quarter – The original city center, founded in 1718 by the French explorer Bienville, continues to captivate. Crowds […]

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Test Your NOLA IQ at Dirty Coast T-Shirt Shop

Test Your NOLA IQ at Dirty Coast T-Shirt Shop

[ 0 ] November 1, 2013 |

Face it: you are way too cool for cheesy French Quarter souvenir shops hawking stiff, itchy “Drunk 1” and “Drunk 2” shirts.  You’ve visited before.  You know the lay of the land, and you can define po’boy, neutral ground, and Second Line with ease.  But how advanced are you really?  At the funky Magazine Street […]

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The Delicious Dinosaurs of New Orleans

The Delicious Dinosaurs of New Orleans

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013 |

Growing up in New Orleans, my seafood of choice was always shrimp. Only recently have I started to fully appreciate the culinary delights of alligator mississippiensis. American alligators, the kind found in Louisiana, are millions of years old. Powerful predators at the top of the food chain, they are big, scaly, and have eerie orange […]

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