Marielle Songy

Marielle was born and raised in New Orleans. She thinks it's hard to grow up there and not let the culture and history of the city become part of you.

Whether it be the jazz, food, of fabulous architecture, she thinks most would agree that things are a little spicer down here. You can reach her via email at [email protected]

restaurants in repurposed buildings

 If These Walls Could Talk: New Orleans Restaurants in Repurposed Buildings

By Marielle Songy / August 31, 2022

From the French Quarter to Lakeview, read more about the stories hidden within the walls of some of the cities best restaurants.

Here are 5 Coolinary New Orleans picks you need to try this summer

By Marielle Songy / August 3, 2022

Coolinary is running from Aug. 1 to 31 and over 80 restaurants are participating. Here are five of our favorites that are offering something special this year.

Afrodisiac restaurant brings Creole Caribbean fusion to Gentilly

By Marielle Songy / July 27, 2022

This popular food truck now has a home on Franklin Avenue.

homemade compound butter

How Buttery Spell’s homemade compound butters went from pandemic project to supermarket shelf

By Marielle Songy / July 25, 2022

Amanda Ratcliff began making pecan butter because it wasn’t available at the store and she wanted to relieve her pandemic boredom.

Fixing for a swim without breaking the bank? These pools across New Orleans have you covered

By Marielle Songy / July 7, 2022

Hotels, a university and even a bar; there are plenty of places to get in the swim of things.

A guide to must-do summer events in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / July 6, 2022

Now that we’re back outside, let’s take a look at the events to do in New Orleans for the summer.

From the Ivory Coast to Gentilly Woods – Eburnieya brings West African flavors to New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / June 8, 2022

Owner Ashley NDakpri’s endeavor is the only restaurant in New Orleans that serves Ivorian cuisine.

Chef Dee Lavigne expands the only Black-owned cooking school in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / May 11, 2022

Deelightful Roux School of Cooking is the only African American-owned cooking school taught by a New Orleans native, and her class is a guide to New Orleans’ food culture.

Top 504: Where to get tacos in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / May 3, 2022

Here are a few of the many awesome taco spots we have in New Orleans.

Sierra Camille Kay’s painting puppet is a marriage between art and marionette

By Marielle Songy / April 4, 2022

Kay pulls MiMi’s strings as she paints French Quarter landscapes, street performers, self-portraits, and anything else that she finds interesting.