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What It’s Like to Eat in New Orleans Right Now

It's no longer just crawfish and Sazeracs<p>I talked to several New Orleans residents while prepping for our AFAR Experiences event this May, and time …

Thousands jammed the Jazz Fest to hear groups like Pearl Jam

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands packed the grassy field in front of the largest stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday to hear Pearl Jam run through some of their biggest hits.<p>Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who is suffering with ALS, was wheeled onto the stage …

New Music From Professor Longhair, Who Taught New Orleans How to Play The Piano

The superb blues rocker Professor Longhair (real name: Henry Roeland Byrd), died in his sleep in 1980, two days before his album <i>Crawfish Fiesta</i> …

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How to Discover the Artistic Side of New Orleans

Designer Alexa Pulitzer is constantly inspired by the city.<p>When it comes to New Orleans, art isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. But …

New Orleans violence 'beyond the pale of reason and sanity'

<b>New Orleans (CNN) —</b> It begins with a simple fender bender. Two SUVs speed off. Three blocks away, the drivers exit and argue. Within seconds, shots are fired, and ex-NFLer Will Smith lies dead in the street.<p>Welcome to New Orleans.<p>To the world, the Big Easy is a place to cut loose, rich in culture, …

17 quintessential New Orleans dishes to please locals, tourists at Jazz Fest | NOLA.com

Title slide for N.O. dishes at JF.jpg<p>Video by Todd. A. Price<p>beignet<p>Beignets in the Heritage Square food area at New Orleans Jazz Fest. (David …

A New Orleans Seder, Israeli Style

During Passover week, Israeli-born chef Alon Shaya is rolling out a Seder menu at his acclaimed New Orleans eatery, Shaya, that riffs on his Jewish …

Where to Find (Good) Beer in New Orleans

New Orleans is working on reclaiming its pre-Prohibition title of “Brewing Capital of the South” one brewery, brewpub, and beer bar at a time.The …

29 Great New Orleans Craft Beer Destinations

The New Orleans craft beer scene continues to boom, with plenty of great spots to sample both local and hard-to-find craft brews. It's been a while since the last update, so there are lots of newcomers on the board: Wayward Owl, Freret Beer Room, 40 Arpent Brewing, Vessel, Black Penny, Lager's …

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Picking The Best Dive Bars In The Country

When I was in college, every Thursday we went to “the Deuce.” The reason why is fairly murky. It’s not because it was particularly near our school. You had to take a cab to get there. Nor was it because there was a lack of dive bars near campus (RIP The Keg of Evanston with your big cups, stale …

The Quirks Of New Orleans Culture: Everything Else

<i>[The last in a 4-part series on what makes New Orleans different. Here's part one, part two and part three.]</i><p><i>New Orleans, LA–</i>Several days have passed since Fat Tuesday, on February 9, when this city concluded Mardi Gras. The streets have since gone from featuring topless women, gorilla-suited …

PHOTO REVIEW: Dr. John brings the flavor of NOLA to Charleston Music Hall

"Do whatcha wanna" may be the spirit of his New Orleans home base but on Friday night at the Music Hall, Dr. John and his Nite Trippers were all …

New Orleans-style steakhouse opens for business in Jakarta

Originally established in New Orleans in 1965, Ruth's Chris Steak House is now offering up its signature US steaks in Jakarta.<p>Founded by Ruth Fertel, …

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The Best Breakfast Spots According to New Orleans Chefs

Fresh for Breakfast Week, Eater NOLA has asked over a dozen New Orleans chefs to share where they like to eat the most important meal of the day. See how your breakfast game stacks up against the pros.<p><b>Q. What's your favorite breakfast spot in New Orleans, and what do you order?</b><p>Gracious Bakery<p>"My …

New Orleans Doughnut Guide: Where To Eat Fried Dough

When it comes to fried dough for breakfast, New Orleans is mainly a city for beignet lovers. That being said, there are some incredible doughnut options in town these days, from buttermilk drop specialists to 24-hour mom and pops. Here are the best doughnut spots in New Orleans.<p>Read More<p><b>Note:</b> …

5 Weird, Awesome Things You Have to Do in New Orleans

The Big Easy is not just a place for excellent eats and daytime boozing, it's also one of our nation's most delightfully different cities, perhaps …

The beef lovers' guide to eating in New Orleans | NOLA.com

Every year at Carnival time, it becomes apparent that New Orleanians are eating more red meat than usual. You see it at po-boy shops and …

The Best King Cakes of 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Carnival aka King Cake Season. While traditionalists usually flock to the brioche-based king cake— ring-shaped and laced with cinnamon, covered in icing and purple, green and gold sugar, with a plastic baby hidden inside— these days the there are plenty of …

All You Can Eat Pizza, The Return of a New Orleans Restaurant Legend, and More A.M. News

<b>How to get into your favorite restaurant without a reservation</b><p>Here's one from <i>Thrillist</i> to print out and keep in your back pocket: a field guide on getting into LA's best restaurants without a reservation. Mostly it's a chronicle of table seating and walk-in bar options, but that's always nice to …

6 Things You Don't Know About the New Orleans Food and Drink Scene

There's way more to the Big Easy than oysters and Sazeracs<p>New Orleans's food-and drink-prowess is well documented. The restaurant scene has …