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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Served hot, iced or even frozen, this coffee drink mirrors the original in Vietnam, with the addition of the only New Orleans chicory twist.
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.
You can find favorites like vegan mac and cheese on the menu at Coalesce Goods
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.
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 & 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.