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Who Dat?! John Churchill Chase

  Even as a New Orleans native, there are many times that I drive around and have no clue who some of these streets are named after. The “Who Dat?” series is uncovering the history behind these people. This edition is dedicated to John Churchill Chase.    John Churchill Chase (1905-1986) is likely best known… Read more »

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I Got Hot Sauce In My Bag

  It’s Hot Sauce Day (January 22nd), and you can’t talk about hot sauce without giving credit to the many Louisiana Hot Sauce producers. Oysters, po-boys, breakfast foods, and Bloody Marys all crave a little heat. Check out some of our favorites and some we just know y’all love.   Hot Sauce for People with… Read more »

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Home Sweet Dome

  There is a house in New Orleans, it’s called the Superdome. Ok technically she’s called the Mercedes- Benz Superdome, but no one really calls her that, it’s far too formal – she’s the Dome. And right now, maybe more than ever, it is the most famous house in New Orleans. She stands bold and… Read more »

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Inspire Our Future!

  January 17th is Kid Inventors’ Day. (Not just a random day! It’s Ben Franklin’s birthday. Franklin invented the world’s first swim flippers at age 12!) This got us thinking a lot about how the children of New Orleans have a very unique perspective on life than anywhere else in this country. (Hello! I didn’t… Read more »

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New Year, New You?: Healthy Food Options 2019

  If you’re like most people of the world, you made some sort of goal or resolution for the beginning of 2019. Unlike one of the Be New Orleans team members who gave up lettuce for 2019, lots of our friends are doing Whole30 this month and others are just forgoing sugar for a bit. While… Read more »

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A Few of My Favorite Things: 2018

  We are about to say good-bye to 2018. New Orleans had some great places open, got their first female mayor, and still managed to get a few boil water advisories in. Not too shabby! While many “end of the year” lists in New Orleans are all about restaurants, we like to tell you about… Read more »

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Who Dat?: Sophie B Wright

  Even as a New Orleans native, there are many times that I drive around and have no clue who some of these streets are named after. The “Who Dat?” series is uncovering the history behind these people. This edition is dedicated to Sophie B Wright.      Sophie B Wright is a very small… Read more »

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Who Dat?: Henriette DeLille

  Even as a New Orleans native, there are many times that I drive around and have no clue who some of these streets are named after. The “Who Dat?” series is uncovering the history behind these people. This edition is dedicated to Henriette DeLille.      Henriette DeLille   Henriette DeLille (1813-1865) was a… Read more »

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Flourishing Fairgrounds

  The Fairgrounds neighborhood in New Orleans is one where there is a healthy mix of business and residential. Being in the Fairgrounds means you can easily walk to your coffee shop or neighborhood pub. But, you will also know all your neighbors and can borrow a cup of sugar. While their residents get to… Read more »

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