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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 […]

Sofia Vergara Scores Haydel’s Bakery King Cake

The Modern Family actress is chowing down New Orleans-style Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is kicking off her Carnival season in the most spectacularly New Orleans way — with lots of king cake. On Wednesday the Times-Picayune reports...Show More Summary

Brieux Carre Nanobrewery Aims for March Debut in Marigny

The Decatur Street beer haven is wrapping up inspections Soon-to-open Marigny craft beer haven Brieux Carre Brewing Company is gearing up for a March debut. The company is completely finished with its buildout founder Robert BostickShow More Summary

The Perks of Living on the Parade Route

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by 1201 Canal The Perks of Living on the Parade Route Carnival season is here! Everyone is busy gearing up for parades by staking out the perfect spots for enjoying the festivities, stocking up on juice boxes for the little ones and beer for you, and getting their purple, […]

Family Friendly Fun at the 2017 Sun Belt Conference

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by the Sun Belt Conference.   Family Friendly Fun at the 2017 Sun Belt Conference  History of the Sun Belt Conference The Sun Belt Conference has been a fixture in the New Orleans sports scene since moving its headquarters to NOLA in 1991.  Though it traces its roots back to […]

Parenting On the Edge of the Echo Chamber

A couple of weeks ago, I spent my afternoon stewing in my thoughts and on my drive home, I concocted a long thinkpiece that I didn’t get written down before I forgot it. I didn’t turn on the TV for any of the big events that day. I told myself I’d stay off social media, […]

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