There's so many reasons to love this town, it's hard to know where to begin. More Caribbean/old world European than American, I often feel like I've left the country when I land in New Orleans. And all the better for it. There's just something about the unique flair and open...more
Great burger, giant monsoons and a fantastic NOLA vibe. Great pitstop no matter which direction you are heading on or over Esplanade. Just be sure to roll in with some patience as there's likely going to be a wait if you want a table.
This is exactly what you are looking for: a pretty little spot with tasty New Orleans fare secreted away in a somewhat nondescript corner building on a quiet street in a local neighborhood. One you step through the door and you'll see why this place is special. Grab a seat in the courtyard take...more
Take the ferry for the views, hangout on the other side for the history, the eats, and the local haunts. You'll find a great vibe on the West Bank. And the ride is free. What's not to love? Bring your bike and enjoy a slow ride around town and along the levee. Grab a beer at the pub. Take the...more
On my last lengthy trip to NOLA, I was looking for a place to unwind and get a little exercise while I stayed in the hood. This place came recommended to me by several locals. And for good reason. The Marigny studio (just above Feelings Cafe) is tiny. But it’s also beautifully set up and feels true to the...more
There is nothing more fun than biking around New Orleans. Ok, well maybe it depends on your definition of “fun.” But however you slice it, I assure ya: pedal power is the way to go. In fact, you might just find you skip out on other events and cruise the streets for a while instead. Rain or shine. The flat...more
Five stories of sweat history. One of the oldest gyms in the country, prepare to be impressed on an aesthetic level at the very least. Be warned: it's not the most modern facility (yep, the smell of chlorine fills the air once you hit mid-level and some of the equipment looks like it's...more
Mmmmm. Everyone who visits New Orleans should try this, at least once. And since they have no seating, it is the perfect stop before you head out in search of a picnic spot. There's plenty to be found!
Do this. Get up before the sun goes down and find your way over to Canal Street at the edge of the Quarter. It’s a buck twenty-five to head one-way down St. Charles. You’ll pass the massive oaks and mansions a la Interview with a Vampire (in fact, I believe Anne Rice’s home is among those you’ll pass in the...more
This park rules. Just like the rest of this fab town. Here you’ll find a spot to kick back and relax in the sunshine, float around on a boat, maybe get some exercise if you’re feeling it, see some art, or just to wander where locals have gone to... escape you (yeah, sorry; tourist is still a tourist, even...more