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At New Orleans’ Hogs for the Cause festival, the cause is front and center

By Matt Haines / March 31, 2022

The two-day barbecue and music event is a celebration of the year-round efforts made by more than 90 competing teams. Those teams raise financial aid for families whose children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer. 

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating the 2021 Holiday Season in NOLA

By Matt Haines / December 15, 2021

From Celebration in the Oaks to Luna Fete and Reveillon, here are our favorite ways to celebrate the season.

20 Places to Enjoy a Safe and Very Merry Réveillon in 2021!

By Matt Haines / December 8, 2021

Obviously there’s some hesitancy by many to eat inside restaurants at the moment, so I did some research to find out which restaurants were available for take-out, outdoor seating or both! This way you can each this longtime tradition without putting yourself at more risk than you’re comfortable with. 

Where to Find Relics from New Orleans’ 1984 World’s Fair

By Matt Haines / November 22, 2021

The 1984 World’s Fair provided cherished memories for a generation of New Orleanians, but it also helped transform our city.

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Saturday is National Tattoo Day – here’s where you can get some fresh ink 💉

By Matt Haines / July 16, 2021

Maybe you’re ready to get your first tattoo and you don’t know where to go. Maybe you’re ready to add to your collection. Here’s a list (and pics) from some of the best shops in town.

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Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

By Matt Haines / July 1, 2021

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

👀 NOLA Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City

By Matt Haines / June 25, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

New Orleans Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City If You Know Where to Look

By Matt Haines / June 14, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

This NOLA-Created Doggie Dating App Proves That Romance Isn’t Just for the Dogs

By Matt Haines / June 9, 2021

After a breakup, two sisters created an app proving man’s (or woman’s) best friend can also be your best wingman.

Top 5-04: Top 5 Spots to Enjoy an Outdoor Drink in New Orleans

By Matt Haines / June 7, 2021

There’s no way to know when the first New Orleanians sipped her or his beverage of choice in the fresh air, but courtyards have been a recognizable element of what is now the French Quarter since the late-1700s. Here’s our list of where you can get an adult brew with a view.