Kate Taylor

For Katherine Taylor becoming a writer was prophesied by her maternal grandmother who said she had too grand a name to be anything else. Kate has been published by StarTrek.com, Bright Wall Dark Room, and Bold Culture. She is currently working on a series of short stories and essays.

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Meet the food trucks who helped change the laws to put food trucks on the street

By Kate Taylor / October 3, 2022

Food trucks did not always readily roll in New Orleans. Meet the owners of two trucks who helped change the laws and help food trucks prosper.

Big Easy, Small Budget: the best spots for people-watching in New Orleans

By Kate Taylor / July 8, 2022

Few places are as perfect for people watching as New Orleans.

The Meeting of Baroness, Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, and the Nightingale, Jenny Lind

By Kate Taylor / May 4, 2022

These two women were able to meet only because of their equally extraordinary talents and their will to survive even the harshest circumstances.

In 1890, A New Orleans Police Chief Was Gunned Down by the Mafia

By Kate Taylor / April 27, 2022

In 1890, New Orleans Chief of Police David Hennessy Jr. was assassinated while walking home on Basin Street. The son of a police officer, his story is marred by politics, crime and the mob.

Guide to late night food in NOLA // Where to eat after 10pm

By Kate Taylor / April 6, 2022

While everyone is familiar with Clover Grill, the 24/7 diner that uses hubcaps to cook the hamburgers, there’s certainly more to the late-night eats scene than that. Here are a few of the spots night owls can get their grub on in the Crescent City regardless of neighborhood or craving.

How a Failed Canal Project Created Nola’s Neutral Grounds

By Kate Taylor / March 31, 2022

Nearly 200 years later, New Orleans’ neutral grounds are no longer the battleground the original Canal Street was. Now they play host to the battle for Mardi Gras throws instead.

How an English Actor Brought Light to New Orleans

By Kate Taylor / January 26, 2022

While the days of gas streetlights are mostly a thing of the past, the mark James H. Caldwell made on New Orleans by creating her first gas light company has never faded.

Ain’t Dere No More: Canal Street’s Dime a Dozen store

By Kate Taylor / January 19, 2022

In 1884, Robinson’s Mammoth Dime Museum and Theatre opened on Canal Street, housing novelties and variety acts daily for a thin dime.

Gov. Esteban Miró: The Man who Remade New Orleans

By Kate Taylor / January 19, 2022

Esteban Miro, the longest serving governor of the Louisiana colony, implemented numerous policies during his tenure to make New Orleans a thriving port city.

How Genre-Defying Musician Gram Parsons Came to be Buried in Metairie

By Kate Taylor / December 13, 2021

Gram Parsons was a singer/songwriter coming to fame in the 1950s and 60s, credited with creating alt-country and combining country western music with rock & roll. An overdose, a stolen body and two lawsuits later, Parsons was finally laid to rest in Metairie.