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6 tips on sustainability from Nola’s first refill bar

By Marielle Songy | May 19, 2021

Small items such as dental floss, package wrappers, trash bags, cups and utensils lead to excess waste that many of us don’t think about, on a daily basis. Reducing our waste can be done with some easy steps.

Here’s your guide to Indian Food in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy | May 17, 2021

Here in New Orleans, we’re fortunate to live in a city that draws on the culinary traditions of many places. In the last few years, Indian cuisine has begun to take off here. Whether you’re looking for something on the traditional end, more casual, or somewhere in the middle, you’re sure to find the perfect place to get your fix. Here are a few spots to get you started. 

Timberlane Golf Course: A Legend Revived

By Eric Marshall | May 3, 2021

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.

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What building has the most stories? The Faulkner House Books, of course.

By Marielle Songy | April 30, 2021

Down an alley, just off Jackson Square, is a book lover’s sanctuary, where one can find a curated selection of Southern literature and classics. Located at 624 Pirates Alley, Faulkner House Books is in a townhouse that was built in 1837 that in the 1920s was home to famed writer, William Faulkner.

Top 5-04: Who’s Got the Best Pizza in the New Orleans Area?

By Matt Haines | April 16, 2021

I ate pizza from 35 different local businesses in a single week (should I be ashamed of myself?), plus dozens of other spots over the past years.

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Popsicle Doorbell is the secret cool treat of the Bywater

By Marielle Songy | April 14, 2021

Blackberry and cream, rosemary lemonade, mango — one dad’s quest to spend more time with his kids as turned into a refreshing treat in the Bywater.

Exercise, entertainment and eats: a day on the Lafitte Greenway

By Sidney Holmes | April 9, 2021

Grab your bike and lace up your tennis shoes — we’re heading to the Lafitte Greenway, the 2.6-mile trail that can take you from Mid-City to Downtown New Orleans in as little as 15 minutes. But why zoom through when there’s so much to do along the way? Here’s a guide to spending the perfect day on the Greenway.

Sweet Thangs update: Stricen Carter’s ‘designer snoballs’ are now in Mid-City

By Marielle Songy | April 1, 2021

Stricen Carter is the force behind Sweet Thangs NOLA, a stand that serves decadent snowballs to long lines of eager customers. Her stand brings snowballs to the next level, by packing them with cheesecake, candy and cookies, and these photo-worthy designer deserts have been taking Instagram by storm. She taken her stand from Gentilly to Mid-City and is working on expanding.

She Comes in Peace: A colorful salon and costume shop in the Bywater

By Marielle Songy | March 31, 2021

She Comes in Peace, located in the Bywater, is part salon and part costume shop that really pops. Unique colors and designs take the typical hairstyle to the next level.

Ain’t That Phancy: Bringing a taste of NOLA to TikTok

By Sidney Holmes | March 31, 2021

Karen Phan is taking a bite out of New Orleans one restaurant at a time on TikTok. Her viral account shows off something every New Orleans loves; food.