Out and About

25 09, 2013


This week's Out and About adventures are geared toward the folk's coming in town for Erica and Alex's EXTRAVAGANZA! Since most of the guests will be staying in the Quarter, our outings will be downtown centric. For the early arrivals, join the throngs that are certain [...]

23 09, 2013


Writer / Geographer Richard Campanella started his new monthly column, CityScapes in the Times Picayune last weekend. It will cover all the many facets of New Orleans urban space: noise, floods, crime, faith, gentrification, zoning, and more. Contemporary and historical aspects as well. It got me [...]

24 07, 2013

N.O. Music History

Roots of New Orleans music run deep (and wide).  The late Ernie K-Doe, self-proclaimed Emperor of the Universe, declared “all music comes from New Orleans”.  A slight exaggeration, however, K-Doe was a bit of an exaggeration himself.  Nonetheless, most scholars agree that jazz, the only true [...]

12 07, 2013

Hometown Tourist

Sign up now for the French Quarter Business Association's monthly summer drawing that includes hotel stays and gift certificates for dining, entertainment and more. This is the 5th year of the FQBA’s campaign “Get Away in the Vieux Carre” to promote the allure of the French [...]

28 06, 2013

See you at the Food Trucks!

The once blighted stretch of Freret Street between Napoleon and Jefferson, Uptown, continues it’s recent trend of renovations and new businesses.  PLUS the street is about to get re-paved, too!!!  Always a treat in our city of potholes and craters. My House NOLA, whose mission is [...]

21 06, 2013

Live Love Laugh.

There are so many axioms and proverbs that include the importance of laughter.  So instead of the spa, head to one of the growing number of comedy outlets in New Orleans. This week try two Marigny locations stirring up both local and national laughs. Tonight, Cafe [...]

16 06, 2013

Happy Father’s Day NOLA Style!

If you can’t find that special gift at these fine establishments, then make your last stop Martin’s Wine Cellar, a few blocks uptown from Jackson Avenue, to get that fine bottle of scotch or similar.  It always works. On Father’s Day itself, spend your day in [...]

7 06, 2013

It’s almost summer in New Orleans, relax, enjoy!

  As summer approaches, the city that care forgot slows down just a little bit more encouraging you to enjoy a leisurely lunch.  When that lunch runs late it takes you right in to Happy Hour.  It’s almost summer in New Orleans, relax, enjoy! (note the [...]

31 05, 2013


Eat local for the month of June!  Be an official participant in the 3rd Annual New Orleans Eat Local Challenge!  Eat only foods that are grown, raised, or caught within 200 miles of New Orleans. There are four levels of participation from ultra-strict to super duper [...]

24 05, 2013

Wine, wine and more wine!

Although New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail and continues to grow as a cocktail connoisseur’s playground, the wine enthusiast has plenty of options to explore when out and about in New Orleans. Particularly this week with the 20th annual New Orleans Wine and Food [...]