Ballin’ Bywater

  For the folks who are lucky enough to call the Bywater home, they live in a perfect spot to never need a car. There is so much within walking distance in this section of New Orleans – shops, bars, restaurants, Crescent Park. If you love colorful, old New Orleans homes, then you’re going to… Read more »

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New Orleans Most Talked Of Club

NOMTOC, New Orleans Most Talked of Club, began rolling in the streets of Algiers back in 1970. While there used to be many krewes that called Algiers home on parade day, they have either disbanded or headed to the Eastbank. NOMTOC is the only parade left on the Westbank of New Orleans. Their captain, James… Read more »

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The New Orleans Skee-Ball & Drinking League

Many years ago, when I was still bartending, I got a phone call from my friend Aloysius asking me if the Halfmoon Bar would want a skee-ball table. Without hesitation, I proclaimed, “YESSSS!” Little did I know, I was going to make a forever friend with the dude that was rehoming this thing. Within a… Read more »

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Wondrous West End

While West End is typically called Lakeview, they are their own neighborhood. This New Orleans neighborhood starts at Lake Pontchartrain and goes all the way down to Vets. While West End is pretty suburban, they do do get to brag about having boat homes and yacht clubs. This area provides you with easy access to… Read more »

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Dance Like No One is Watching

Picture it, Mardi Gras in New Orleans in nineteen eighty…. something. Young children were shaking their groove thangs to every band that came by.  The only dance teams you saw were either the ones marching with the bands or the Gold Dusters, as they are eternal. Fast forward to 2018 and we are now being… Read more »

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Genuine Gentilly Terrace

Gentilly Terrace is one of my absolute favorites neighborhoods in the city. It’s adorable cottages, that have lots of old school touches, grace every block. You can find chipped tile walkways, mid century modern tiles, and those fairy looking houses with the sharp points in the front. With a very active neighborhood association, unique architecture… Read more »

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Hostel Takeover

When I began trying to track down hostels in New Orleans, it proved to be more difficult than one would expect. While you can google and find plenty of them – many of them are not for Louisiana residents and wouldn’t provide me with any information.   The Quisby is the only one in town… Read more »

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Easygoing East Carrollton

East Carrollton is such a mix of families, businesses, and temporary college kids that I’m never sure how to describe it fully to people. There are parts of the East Carrollton neighborhood that are so quiet, you would never know there are a couple of universities within spitting distance. Hanging around the Maple Street &… Read more »

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Favorite Things 2017

Sing along, folks!  “Here are a few of my favorite things!”  I have a tendency that once I find something I love, I can’t stop talking about it. While many “best of” lists will all be bars & restaurants, I’m going to mix this up a bit. I mean, we can’t not mention food in a… Read more »

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New Year’s Eve 2017

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?   You’re going to answer that question about 100 times before it’s over. But the real question is, what are you doing? If you’re anything like me, you have no clue at this point. You’re scrambling to see what is going on or texting the friends who always know… Read more »

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