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]

It’s ‘Poor Boy’ not ‘Po-Boy’: The Parkway Bakery and Tavern is THE sandwich staple

By Marielle Songy / October 18, 2022

Parkway Bakery and Tavern is a New Orleans institution that dates back over 100 years.

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Taqueria 2 Brothers brings traditional Mexican food to Terrytown

By Marielle Songy / October 4, 2022

Opened just after Hurricane Ida, Taqueria 2 Brothers’ menu consists of flavors like birria tacos and a mega burrito.

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Palm & Pine puts New Orleans twists on international fine dining

By Marielle Songy / September 28, 2022

Since 2019, Jordan Herndon and Amarys Herndon have run Palm & Pine, a casual-cool French Quarter restaurant at 308 N. Rampart St.  The couple, who moved to New Orleans from Texas, got their start working side-by-side at French Quarter staple Arnaud’s while attending culinary school at Delgado. Later, Jordan was named sous chef at Ralph’s […]

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 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.

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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.