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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day New Orleans Style!

March 17, 2015 | Posted in: New Orleans
  New Orleans is a gumbo of cultures and traditions and we are glad to have every ingredient, especially the Irish!   St. Patty’s day is another time we can celebrate who w... » Read More

Remembering Architect James Gallier

March 4, 2015 | Posted in: Architecture
Gallier Hall then and now. Driving through New Orleans, you may notice street names (though at times difficult to pronounce!) are often named after important historical figures. Driving do... » Read More

Honduran Cuisine Seeps into NOLA's Culinary Scene

February 18, 2015 | Posted in: Food
New Orleans has a sizable Honduran population. It is now almost as large as the Vietnamese population. We already had a number of immigrants from Honduras thanks to the banana import... » Read More

Bravo San Francisco Plantation!

February 5, 2015 | Posted in: News
The lovely "most opulent" plantation home, San Francisco Plantation has been awarded Attraction of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, following its Grand Re-open... » Read More

Mardi Gras Indians

January 27, 2015 | Posted in: History
Mardi Gras Indians are a selective group of individuals who parade with the most elaborate costumes you will see during Mardi Gras. Most of the hand beaded, colorful works of wearable art take year... » Read More

Where Y'at?

January 8, 2015 | Posted in: New Orleans
New Orleanians have a distinctive dialect, but beyond that there are certain terms and phrases which are unique to the city and our culture. If you have ever felt confused or ignorant in conve... » Read More

200th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans

December 29, 2014 | Posted in: History
In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, several local authors have released new literature re-examining the significance of this historic event. Most notable amon... » Read More

Christmas Decorations in New Orleans

December 22, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
December is a special time in New Orleans. The twinkling lights and festive holiday decorations overpower the Mardi Gras beads still hanging in the trees and balconies from years past, which typica... » Read More

New Orleans Ethnic Enclave Lost to History

December 13, 2014 | Posted in: History
Most people know that New Orleans is a melting pot of different ethnicities and cultures.  For example there is clear evidence of French influence in our food and street names, Spanish influen... » Read More

It's Harvest Season for Louisiana Sugarcane!

December 4, 2014 | Posted in: History
Ever since 1751, when the Jesuits first introduced sugarcane in southern Louisiana, this sweet crop has been an integral part of our economy and culture. Today, the sugarcane industry contribu... » Read More

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