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Let’s Hear it for the Dads

I know what you’re thinking, “hold up, isn’t this a mom’s blog?”  But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the sometimes unsung heroes of parenting – good ole dad. Especially what my dad meant to me growing up. I classify myself as a “daddy’s girl.” However, I do not define the term […]

Central City is Getting a New Tiki Bar

Portside Lounge will offer Caribbean-inspired drinks Those still suffering from the demise of the short-lived Black Label Icehouse won’t have to wait long for that spot to be filled. Todd Price reports that local rocker Danny Nick plans...Show More Summary

Where to Eat on Lundi Gras in New Orleans

Hit up these places the day before the big day After a weekend of hitting the parades, Lundi Gras is the day for a little recharge before the main attraction on Tuesday. Whether grabbing a bite en route to a parade or looking for a more...Show More Summary

I “Do It All” By Not Doing It All

I get asked how I “do it all” a lot. Like, a lot a lot. And not just by strangers, by people that know me very well who can see with their very own eyes that I not only ride the hot mess express, I am the friggin conductor. I have a kindergartener. I have […]

In Town for Mardi Gras? Let These Maps Be Your Guide

Essential maps for diners and drinkers visiting New Orleans So you've never been to the French Quarter. First of all, welcome. Second of all, do not just immediately head to Bourbon street. Instead, Eater NOLA suggests approaching the Vieux Carre with an eye for the must-visit spots, from the oldest bars in America to hidden tiki oases to...okay... Show More Summary

Why I’m Ditching Christmas Cards for Mardi Gras Cards

The holidays are a stressful time, period. Now that I’m a mom, there is added pressure to make sure everything is perfect so my son will have the same magical memories I have from my childhood. Amid decorating my house, fighting holiday traffic, battling the crowds at the grocery store, and determining the perfect gift […]

Chefs Leah Chase and John Folse Will Reign Over Krewe of Lafcadio Parade

The march celebrates New Orleans culinary culture ICONS — Renowned chefs Leah Chase of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant and chef/author John Folse will reign over the Krewe of Lafcadio’s marching parade — a celebration of New Orleans culinary heritage — on February 25 in the French Quarter. Show More Summary

DTB Social House Brings Coastal Cajun Flavors to New Orleans This Spring

Crawfish boil chips, vegan mushroom “boudin” balls, and Louisiana-inspired cocktails Forthcoming gastropub DTB Social House is making progress on its buildout in Leonidas. The restaurant headed up by chefs Carl Schaubhut and Jean-Pierre...Show More Summary

Step-By-Step Guide for Bring Your Own Mardi Gras Snack Bag for Kids

The Ever-Starving Child and the Mardi Gras Snack Bag If your children are anything like mine, they are shoveling food into their mouths almost constantly while simultaneously complaining they’re hungry. They eat ALL THE TIME. Parading for hours is a blast, but listening to them whine about food when you just left Popeyes is impossible. […]

Parleaux Beer Lab Is Sprinting Toward Opening Day

The brewery is awaiting permits The folks at forthcoming Bywater-based brewery Parleaux Beer Lab are closing in on opening day. The craft beer destination headed to the corner of Lesseps and Royal at 4224 Royal St. is awaiting city and...Show More Summary

The Benefits of a Camp Environment Away From School

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by KIDCAM Summer Camps! Looking to learn more about all of our featured summer camp sponsors? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp.  The Benefits of a Camp Environment Away From School In Louisiana, the average kid spends 178 days a year in school. With the school day […]

New Orleans Bar Owners Speak Out Against Proposed 3 a.m. Curfew, Surveillance

Read the full letter addressed to the City Council Twenty bar owners and industry professionals across New Orleans today released a letter condemning mayor Mitch Landrieu’s proposed citywide public safety plan. The letter was presented...Show More Summary

Stephanie Carter IN as Editor of Eater New Orleans

Meet the site’s new leader Eater is pleased to announce that Stephanie Carter is the new editor of Eater New Orleans. Carter most recently worked as editor and publisher of Edible New Orleans, and has several years of experience writing and editing stories about the city's food culture. Show More Summary

Instant Pot – What’s the Big Deal?

Picture it … Christmas 2015, my husband is giddy about the gift he got me. He lifted a large wrapped box and put it on the sofa next to me. It was definitely too big and heavy to be jewelry (though I wouldn’t put it past him to wrap a large box with bricks and a […]

Chef John Besh Will Shutter San Antonio Restaurant This Month

Plus, free king cake and more THE SHUTTER — New Orleans-based chef John Besh is closing up his San Antonio location of Lüke this month. The restaurant will host its final service on February 28. The restaurant first debuted in fall 2010 with a lineup of New Orleans-inspired dishes. Show More Summary

Beyonce and Jay Z Ate Fried Chicken and Biscuits at Willa Jean on Saturday

Just another day in the Big Easy Apparently it’s that time of the season to star gaze in New Orleans. E! News reports that Beyonce, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy Carter were joined by sister Solange Knowles and her son Daniel Julez Smith at Willa...Show More Summary

Nashville Bakeshop The Cupcake Collection Plots New Orleans Outpost

The founder is a NOLA native New Orleans is about to get just a little bit sweeter. Nashville-based bakehouse The Cupcake Collection announced last week that it will expand to a second outpost in the Big Easy. Cupcake Collection founder...Show More Summary

Chrissy Teigen Is Crowdsourcing New Orleans Gumbo Recommendations

No regrets Model and noted food lover Chrissy Teigen was on the hunt for some true New Orleans flavor on Sunday morning. The author of Cravings started crowdsourcing suggestions, by posing a query to Twitter: “Here comes a question I...Show More Summary

The Best and Worst Mardi Gras Throws for Kids

This year I am riding in Nyx. Although I used to ride in the Metairie parades on Mardi Gras day with my family, I am excited because this is my first time in an Uptown parade. It is also my first time buying throws. Being a mom, when I was shopping for parade throws, I gravitated towards […]

Community Building for Mamas

In times of high stress and tension, it’s easy to shrink back from public view and social circles. While that can be restorative for some (looking at you, Jill), it can also do some long term damage and make some moms feel isolated. As an outgoing introvert, I know that I am in trouble when […]

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