• Bourbon Street,  New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life

    Yo Mama!

    Just off of Bourbon Street, a couple of doors down at 727 St. Peter is the coolest little pit stop with the best jukebox in the Quarter.  Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill is home to ice cold Abita and other beers and cocktails that hit the spot on a Vieux Carre’ cruise. Jumbo burgers piled with your choice of extras like bacon, mushrooms, cheddar and peanut butter (I kid you not) are mouthwateringly juicy.  A burger order includes an oversized loaded baked potato. You lightweights better share with a friend.  You will never finish this mountain of food alone. This time of year there is also spicy hot boiled crawfish. Good stuff!…

  • New Orleans

    In New Orleans, Underinsured Served Once Again

    Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/aBOYZe Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Crescent City on one doctor’s success in establishing clinics for the underinsured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city’s main charity hospital. Duration : 0:6:36

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  • Bourbon Street,  New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life

    Acme Oyster House, Amazing Any Day!

    During the Lenten season abstinence from meat on Fridays is obligatory for all us “good Catholics” in Louisiana and elsewhere. Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and shellfish are permitted.  So darn the luck, as Paw-Paw Benoit would say.  What do we in the Bayou State during Lent?  We eat even more seafood!    If you are down in New Orleans during Lent (actually anytime of the year) and you are looking for seafood you have just hit the jackpot.  Some of the best seafood I have ever eaten was served up right here in the Crescent City.  The problem is choosing at which wonderful eatery to pull up…

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  • New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  New Orleans French Market,  NOLA Life

    Mr. Carriere And Knucklehead

    New Orleans is filled with plenty of colorful characters. This article “Mr. Carriere And Knucklehead” is just an example of one of them. There are additional links at the end of this article that will lead you to other sites that offer information about New Orleans attractions.   When you come to the New Orleans French Quarter you can’t help but notice the colorful mule drawn carriages throughout the Quarter streets. A relaxing buggy ride is often just the thing for foot weary sight seers, history buffs or romantic couples who want to snuggle a little closer than walking will allow. These rides also include a narrated tour of the…

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  • New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life

    Court of Two Sisters

    Judging from the gorgeous day I spent in the French Quarter yesterday, spring is sneaking up on us.  With sunshine and birdsong I can’t think of a better place to enjoy a scrumptious Jazz  Brunch in the Big Easy than the Court of Two Sisters.  Located at  613 Royal Street in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter the buffet style spread is vast or just order from the extensive menu.  One is as good as the next, but believe me the brunch doesn’t leave much out.  You may not need to eat the rest of the day! The relaxing courtyard seating and the New Orleans Jazz music is just the…

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    Saints Fans – Fashion Savvy

      My Mom is one special lady. She has tirelessly tried to teach me by word and deed how to be a nice person.  So for the better part of my life with her words of “Denise, if you can’t say anything nice, just don’t say anything!” ringing in my head, I have had to bite my tongue.  A lot! This has been particularly hard for me considering my secret job – you know the undercover one with the Fashion Police (FPD).  Sometimes there is plenty to say, but more often than not, nothing nice! Good news y’all! While on patrol in NOLA town I observed a marked increase in a…

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  • Music,  New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life,  Uncategorized

    Doreen – The Clarinet Queen

    Where can you go to catch a world class musical performance with plenty of room to dance? The 700 block of Royal Street is where it’s happening.  You’ve got Rouses’ (the old A&P) grocery, a regular stop for French Quarter visitors and locals alike. Across the street is Forever New Orleans, and Alex Beard recently opened an art gallery a few doors down on the corner of Royal and Pirates Alley (you can actually watch him paint in the window sometime, very cool).   Gallery 713, a local favorite, is opposite him.   But the crowd in the street is gathered around a group of local street musicians known to frequent this…