Eric Marshall is originally from Houston, and has lived in New Orleans for the last five years.
He has his masters in Public History from UNO and has worked as a cook, teacher, and tour guide in the city. His chapter in "Say it Forward: A Guide to Social Justice Storytelling" chronicled his oral history project that interviewed individuals who relocated from New Orleans to Houston after Hurricane Katrina.
You can follow his garden and two shibas on instagram @theholyoaks or commiserate about the Pelicans and most anything @hotlunchplate on Twitter.
When making a list of things to do in New Orleans, golf isn’t an activity at the top of most lists. During the pandemic, courses all over the city have seen more players than ever. One course in particular, Timberlane Golf and Recreation, has made quite an impressive comeback.
While the French Quarter is mostly focused on a certain type of food, the Westbank continues to support a growing variety of restaurants. The shopping center storefront where you can find Mangú is no exception. The small, family-run, Dominican restaurant is pound-for-pound one of the best in the city.
The hashtag underneath every D’Locos Burgers post is #wearecrazyandweknowit. After eating their food, you will see—that is no mistake.
A “Bub” is a homie. A “Bub” is someone you can rely on. A “Bub” is an original. That’s what you get from the smashed patties and melted cheese towers at Bub’s Burgers.
Although schools are not functioning in a recognizable way, the communities that exist within the schools are still pushing to provide for each other.
Jumping from Fry-to-Fry is a great way to learn about other parts of the city, and the River Parishes too.
Fried chicken is the undisputed champion of the route, but these places offer a little extra beyond the staple classics.
Pho Noi Viet’s small red storefront on Magazine Street is a warm and welcoming place. The Vu family makes sure of that. Whether it’s classics or something special, you can always find something more than expected.
Dixie Chicken & Ribs is like a holiday gift that is best shared. A place where the food and experience always provide the opportunity to enjoy yourself — whether it’s a quick bite during the workday or a meal with an old friend you might not see for a while.
Gentilly doesn’t have many pizza options other than chains. Ray’s customers don’t mind that. He gives them everything they could ask for and more.