Beth D'Addono

Beth D’Addono writes about travel, food, lifestyle and interesting people with stories to tell. She contributes to outlets including USAToday/10Best, AAA Tr veler, AAA World, L.A. Times, Eater, Country Roads and others. Her book, 100 Things To Do In New Orleans Before You Die is all about the things she loves in New Orleans -- feasting and cocktails, music and deeply entrenched local culture and neighborhoods.

Pelicans new ‘Won’t Bow Down’ promo video puts culture front court

By Beth D'Addono / March 4, 2022

The Pelicans new promo video for it’s “Won’t Bow Down” tagline is an exhilarating high energy collaboration that places the emphasis squarely on local talent and deeply rooted culture, featuring a beat from Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, and Black Masking Indians who coined the phrase the Pelicans use during games.

How one local man is opening the door for accessibility in New Orleans

By Beth D'Addono / August 13, 2021

Jesse Bascle wanted to do something about the issue of accessibility in New Orleans. So a few years ago he started Nola Rolla, a guide to wheelchair accessible New Orleans bars, hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Algiers Point Food

Hungry? Check out these hidden Algiers Point gems

By Beth D'Addono / July 26, 2021

Although it’s no French Quarter as far as the sheer volume of eats, Algiers has seen an uptick of cuisine choices in the past few years, with the opening of Plume, Cebu Lechon and (any minute now) Barracuda, and the neighborhood still feels ripe with potential.

Not your average daiquiri: the best frozen cocktails in New Orleans are made with local ingredients

By Beth D'Addono / June 21, 2021

Brain freeze may be the only surefire antidote to the swampy New Orleans heat. The best frozen cocktails aren’t the kind that are loaded with sugar and stain your lips cherry red or passion purple. We’re talking about slushy cocktails for grownups, powered by seasonal ingredients and good booze.

The chicory connection: where to get Vietnamese iced coffee in New Orleans

By Beth D'Addono / May 27, 2021

Served hot, iced or even frozen, this coffee drink mirrors the original in Vietnam, with the addition of the only New Orleans chicory twist.

Hotel One11

One11 Hotel: an old sugar refinery is now a hotel in the French Quarter

By Beth D'Addono / March 15, 2021

There hasn’t been a hotel opening in the French Quarter for more than 50 years, but that was going to change if Wayne Ducote got his way. 

black-owned vegan

Coalesce Goods: Black-owned vegan spot opens at St. Roch Market

By Beth D'Addono / March 4, 2021

You can find favorites like vegan mac and cheese on the menu at Coalesce Goods

Pepps Pub

Pepp’s Pub: a new look for this Marginy dive (and it’s pup friendly)

By Beth D'Addono / February 16, 2021

This Marigny dive bar has rolled with the punches since the beginning of the pandemic, creating a parklet to serve customers and teaming up with a neighborhood restaurant for food.

Graze Dat

How Graze Dat’s Elizabeth Choto went from craft brews to charcuterie charm

By Beth D'Addono / February 1, 2021

Elizabeth Choto composes platters of charcuterie, fruit and veggies like an artist creates a still life. Combining an artful eye, attention to detail, and appreciation for color and texture, she’s conjured a new business for herself, Graze Dat.

Nonno's Cajun Cuisine

Nonno’s Cajun Cuisine serves up comfort food and a second chance

By Beth D'Addono / January 13, 2021

Nonno’s Cajun Cuisine & Pastries on Claiborne Avenue in the Seventh Ward serves homestyle comfort food. Owner Shermond Esteen is using his restaurant as a force for good, a safe place that welcomes other ex-inmates trying to make their way in a post-prison world.