They’re Talkin’ About Us: Beer, BBQ, History and Peace

We always get curious to what the view is from the outside looking in.

by Clint Durrett
October 15, 2018

When we see our city mentioned by the national media, we’re always curious what the view is from the outside looking in. Of course, we’re known for the love of our libations and people go ga-ga for our grub. This week, we have a bit of that and some chatter about the “literary” history of New Orleans and the upcoming addition to the World War II Museum. Here’s what folks said this week.

Cheers To Our Beers!

Our friends at Esquire took a gander at the places, they say, are the best watering holes with local brews. Some of us tend to park it at the brewery of our choice these days – especially with the growing craft beer scene being top notch. Their list includes D.B.A for a solid choice to grab a pint, The Bulldog for its huge and diverse selection and several others that are our top spots for a brew as well.

Check out the selection at Esquire here

The Joint BBQ

BBQ: There’s The Rub

Where’s the rub? Right here in New Orleans if you ask the Washington Post! The national news outlet got a sear-ious up close look at the beef the city is embracing. And with the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival all wrapped up, this is a reminder of just how much we own it. WaPo gives shout-outs to McClure’s (yes, please), Central City BBQ (OMG, yes) and The Joint (DUH, yes!). But they have more on the list if you’re looking to get smoked … meat, that is.

View WaPo’s top choices here

Canal Street in New Orleans, United States of America, drawing by Hubert Clerget (1818-1899) from a photograph, from The White Conquest, 1875, by William Hepworth Dixon (1821-1879), from Il Giro del mondo (World Tour), Journal of geography, travel and costumes, Volume IV, Issue 20, October 12, 1876.

New Orleans at 300: A Literary History

In a city with the amount of history we have here, it’s easy and obvious to understand why it became an adopted or spiritual home to famous people who penned plays and prose on paper. The Economist dug into the history of New Orleans and the renewed literary energy that emerged after Katrina.

Scroll through the take here

North America, USA, Louisiana, New Orleans, National World War II Museum Buildings, Founder’s Plaza and Building housing Campaigns of Courage Programs. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Peace To Join The Skyline

The National World War II Museum is one of the best in the country and world. Its expansion and consistent stream of people attending the exhibits speaks to that. It seems like the museum is under constant construction, but with each new edition, we’re in awe and marvel at the museum for what it preserves and teaches future generations about “The Greatest Generation.” Washington Post put a spotlight on the upcoming “Canopy of Peace” that will cover the museum from above. Museum officials say it will represent “peace and unity.”

Read the piece on peace here.

Hi. I’m Clint. I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

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