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The Upper Room Opens Tonight — and Dueling Pianos Are Definitely Included

It’s Houma’s newest piano bar. Houma is getting a new piano bar when The Upper Room opens tonight, reports Houma Today. It’s opening at 7834 Main Street, above Mahoney’s Downtown Houma and in the former space of Smokey Row. Mahoney’s...Show More Summary

Mandeville, Your Smoking-In-Bars Days Might Be Numbered

Plus, Public Service has a chef Mandeville is thisclose to banning smoking in its bars, reports NOLA.com. City Councilwoman Laura Sica is sponsoring an ordinance that will ban smoking in three of the city’s freestanding bars. As smoking...Show More Summary

I Finally Know What It Means To Be Tired – Life & Beauty As A New Mom

Disclosure :: We have been working with Kismet Cosmetics for about five years. If you attend our events you likely have personally met her or her team while sampling her products. It is our pleasure to welcome her to motherhood and share this sponsored post.  I Finally Know What It Means To Be Tired – Life […]

Don’t Freak Out :: Facing a Scary Diagnosis

To Speak or Not to Speak In February, I brought my newly turned three-year-old to her well visit and told them I was concerned that she wasn’t speaking much yet. They tested her hearing, but she had trouble keeping the ear buds in, so it was inconclusive. They told me not to worry too much, but […]

The Sauerkraut at Bratz Y’all! Is Real Good, Y’all!

Plus Altamura reviewed This week, Gambit’s Helen Freund sampled Bratz Y’all!, a bistro, bakery and beer garden helmed by a real-life native Berliner Sven Vorkauf. The fare is like beer garden plus, explains Freund, as Bratz Y’all! goes in for old al fresco beer hall goods and classic, hearty German dishes. Show More Summary

Shipley Do-Nuts Is Rolling into NOLA

Say hello to the first area Shipley! Shipley Do-Nuts — a regional chain of donut shops began in Houston — is finally opening up a NOLA-area location, in Old Metairie, reports NOLA.com. Shipley Do-Nuts has been around since the late 1930s,...Show More Summary

Sno-Balls Aren’t Kid-Only Territory (Here’s Where to Get Boozy)

Plus, the Queen of Louisiana Seafood has been crowned. Chef Bonnie Breaux, of The St. John Restaurant in St. Martinville, has been crowed the 2017 Queen of Louisiana Seafood, beating out 11 other competitors to win the honor. Chef Breaux cinched the title with a dish of crackling-crusted black drum. Show More Summary

Stuff Moms And Dads Say {Local Pool Edition}

Finally. The warm way too hot days are upon us. It’s time to hit up the pool! We belong to a fitness club that has a pool and love spending a day on the weekend there. Typically, I am there with my husband and 14 month old son. While my son isn’t quite the handful at […]

How to Win at Summer with Swirl World at RaceTrac

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by RaceTrac®.    How to Win at Summer with Swirl World at RaceTrac Hot Summer Days Summer is upon us in Louisiana. The days are long and HOT and we’re all looking for ways to cool down. I have just discovered the BEST way to beat the heat this summer and […]

Justin Devillier Is Expanding into the French Quarter

It’s also French-themed. Justin Devillier apparently isn’t satisfied with simply owning, operating (along with his wife Mia Freiberger-Devillier) and cheffing one of most beloved NOLA restaurants in the country. Last year, his Garden District spot La Petite Grocery was named one of the 38 best restaurants in the country by Eater. Show More Summary

Sterling Constant Is Celebrating 50 Years at Antoine’s in July

He’s the restaurant’s longest-tenured waiter! If you’ve ever eaten at Antoine’s it’s likely you’ve seen Sterling Constant’s face. July 7th, 2017 marks Constant’s 50th year as a waiter at the legendary NOLA restaurant (which itself celebrated...Show More Summary

Marcello’s in Metairie Has Closed

The NOLA spot is happily staying open. Italian restaurant Marcello’s has quietly closed the doors of its Metairie location for good this past Sunday night, reports The Times-Picayune. The restaurant at 4860 Veterans Blvd. will not stay...Show More Summary

Compère Lapin Predicts Beach Balls Are Key to LSU Win

The New Orleans restaurant helps out the Tigers Did a stray beach ball at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha help the Louisiana State University Tigers win against the Florida State University Seminoles in the College World Series? Highly acclaimed...Show More Summary

Ted Brennan's Decatur Eyes Opening Date

The oft-delayed eatery inches toward fruition Initially slated to open in 2015, Ted Brennan’s Decatur will finally unlock the doors next month. According to The New Orleans Advocate, restaurateurs Bridget Brennan Tyrrell and Teddy Brennan...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Swimming Pool Safety this Summer

Growing up, my favorite summer activity was swimming. My parents said I couldn’t be bothered to change into a swimsuit most days; swimming in my underwear was a regular occurrence. I grew up with a pool and learned to swim early on, always assuming when I had my own home that I would have a […]

4th of July Family Friendly Fun in NOLA

Grab your red, white and blue and head out for these family friendly 4th of July events in and around New Orleans! June 30th Sparks in the Park (6/30): Bring your chairs, picnic baskets and blankets and enjoy patriotic music and fireworks at Bogue Falaya Park from 7-9PM. July 1st Slidell Heritage Festival (7/1): The […]

Hurricane A-Coming? I’m So Not Ready

Unless you live under a rock, you know hurricane season started June 1. It is my sister’s birthday so I always am aware of the date. I admit, that day there is also a little tiny voice in the back of my mind that whispers, “You know it’s the start of Hurricane Season today.” I try […]

Does Galatoire's Want to Expand?

Real estate buying spree Owners of fine dining dame Galatoire’s, John Georges and Todd Trosclair, are scooping up properties around New Orleans and have yet to disclose the purpose of the new addresses. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the pair bought the building at 211 Royal St. Show More Summary

2017 Best NOLA Dad Winner!!

We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2017 Best NOLA Dad is :: Tim Baudier   {Nominated by :: Holly Baudier} I’m sure you get nominations from wives stating how amazing of a father their husband is, but let me give you a glimpse into my world. We have been married 10 years […]

Capture Your Family This Summer With Adventure Stories

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Sweet Honeybee. Capture Your Family This Summer With Adventure Stories Looking for something more out of your family portraits? Are you stressed about getting that perfect shot with everyone looking and smiling at the same time hoping little Johnny doesn’t jump smack into the puddle just before you […]

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