• 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!…

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    New Orleans French Quarter T-shirt Laws Are Skirted

      New Orleans Thanks to TP writer (and FQ neighbor) Jon Kemp for highlighting VCPORA’s efforts to document the effects of t-shirt shops on our neighborhood! As seen on Nola.com French Quarter T-shirt laws are skirted   Thursday, January 13, 2011 Jon Kemp When is the last time you counted the number of T-shirt and souvenir shops in the New Orleans Vieux Carre? I gave up, but thank goodness Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates didn’t. VCPORA conducted a field survey with help from volunteer Evelyn Rodos and counted 66 such shops in the New Orleans French Quarter. “A whopping 27 (of the 66 shops) were on Decatur Street,”…

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    New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

     An oldie but a goodie. I love this city and all it has to offer.  It can elicit varied feelings but the one thing I have never felt here is bored. There is always a surprise around the corner and I look forward to and embrace those moments.  Come on, who doesn’t love a little mystery now and then?  New Orleans Moments Of Mystery When you live in New Orleans, especially the New Orleans French Quarter, you have to be prepared for the unique and unusual. One of my favorite things about New Orleans is its uniqueness. There is always something going on, constantly changing craziness, but yet somehow in all the craziness,…

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    A Pirates Look at NOLA

    New Orleans Rewind to 1977: I was sitting in the back of geometry class with the newest Fern Michaels paperback stuck in my text book.  I have always been an avid reader and in those teenage days much preferred romantic fiction to any type of math. (Actually, I still do.) On this day I had an empowering revelation and it wasn’t about how to find the area of a triangle.   The historical female lead in this book was not the boringly typical simpering, swooning maid.  She didn’t wring her hands and wait to be rescued.   This particular lady kicked ass and took names all on her own.  Since I was…

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    Mr. Carriere and Knucklehead

    New Orleans 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 historic French Quarter and the renowned “Cities of the Dead”. No matter how much I think I know about New Orleans there is always more I don’t know. I love visiting with a particular buggy driver and his sidekick, Knucklehead. A virtual walking history book this…

  • 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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    Historic Haunts with The Historic New Orleans Collection

    Hey Y’all!  This is the time of year for haunted houses and ghost stories.  Where better to indulge than in the historic New Orleans French Quarter.  See you in NOLA! Sharon Denise Talbot   Media Contacts: Lauren Noel, Marketing Assistant Emily Schmidt, Gambel Communications (504) 556-7655 | laurenn@hnoc.org (504) 324-4242 | emily@gambelcommunications.com For Immediate Release *** Media Alert *** CALENDAR LISTING *** discover the history behind the vieux carré’s most notorious legends “Historic Haunts” tour available for a limited time only WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection WHAT: “Historic Haunts: The Myths and Legends of the Vieux Carré,” a special Halloween-inspired guided tour of the Louisiana History Galleries WHEN: Tuesday–Sunday, October 1–31 •…

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    KuKoo for Krewe du Vieux

    Mardi Gras is not just a day but a whole season in the Big Easy.  Even on the other side of the state where I grew up we had heard about the fabulous New Orleans Mardi Gras.  Like I mentioned before, I am from a small town, the kind of town where our Mardi Gras consisted of a trail ride, chicken chasing and a gumbo and dance at the Catholic Hall.  A one day event.  Imagine how thrilled I was to attend my first New Orleans Mardi Gras parade and know this was only the beginning a two week plus extravaganza of parades and parties.  I was lucky because I…

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