Everything Positively New Orleans

Tales of the Cocktail in 5 Cocktails

Hey Folks! It’s Addie from Culicurious here again for my second July appearance. Today I’m here not only to share some cocktail recipes with you but also to tell you about my five favorite cocktails from this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. At the end of the article I also link out to my coverage of Tales on my site plus my three most recent cocktail recipes on Culicurious. To make sure we’re all on the same page, Tales of the Cocktail (hereon called Tales) is a yearly...

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Blast From The Past: Outdoor Nola: Pearl River Eco Tours

I am one of the least outdoorsy people I know. I don’t camp, don’t fish, don’t hike (you get the picture!), but living in New Orleans I have found that there are many fabulous things to do outside at all times of the year. Soaking up the sun, drinking a cold Abita and listening to live local music is a magical combination and I’m a huge fan of being anywhere you can create this experience. There are the obvious outdoor things in NOLA to do such as Jazz Fest and parades at Mardi Gras, but I am...

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New Orleans Kicks Off COOLinary Restaurant Month in August

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the line-up of world-class restaurants for its ninth annual COOLinary restaurant promotion, offering special two and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and/or three-course dinner menus for $35 or less between August 1-31, 2013. The event commemorates the renowned and authentic cuisine of New Orleans and its expanding culinary community, which currently boasts nearly 1,350 restaurants. COOLinary, along with New Orleans...

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Blast From The Past: Good Nola Date Edition: Dat Dog

Most minds are drawn to lavish tablecloths, candlelight and five-star restaurants when thinking of an ideal date. But, in an economy where most can stand to save a few pennies, I’m here to share some great and affordable date ideas for lovebirds in New Orleans. New Orleans is all about great food, but it doesn’t always come in the form of potato salad and gumbo. Sometimes it comes as simple as hot dogs. Yes, hot dogs. New Orleans is home to Dat Dog, a haven for signature hotdogs...

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Spotlight Nola: Robin Barnes,Vocalist (Part Two)

Renard: Panning back to living the musical dream with family members not being able to pursue it on a consistent, a lot of young professionals consider and develop a 5 year plan. Where do you see yourself within the next five years? Robin Barnes: I see myself growing as a musician/entertainer. That can be honing in on a musical instrument. I see myself putting out another album. I also see myself touring more. Definitely making my mark nationally/internationally. I don’t want to be just...

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Spotlight Nola: Robin Barnes,Vocalist (Part One)

Like the lives of so many musicians, NOLA songbird and vocalist Robin Barnes‘ day begins very early and ends quite late. We caught up with her shortly before her first of four gigs on a recent Saturday afternoon to discuss her inspirations, musical upbringing, what the future holds and her upcoming EP “Me.”  Make sure you attend  this singer/songwriter’s release  party , Wednesday, July 10th at Eiffel Society. Renard: Having such a musical family where your father plays...

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Culicurious: More Local Recipes!

Hi folks, this summer sure is heating up! I hope you’re finding ample ways to cool down. I know I’ve already drank 5 gallons of Gatorade this summer, easy. I trust everyone had a great July 4 holiday…Awesome! So let’s get to it! Today I bring you my last six recipes from the Eat Local Challenge. I know the Challenge is over and it’s already July, but these delicious fruits and vegetables will be in season for a while. Like my last post, most of the produce comes...

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Blast From the Past: Outdoor Nola: Columns Hotel

I am one of the least outdoorsy people I know.  I don’t camp, don’t fish, don’t hike (you get the picture!),  but living in New Orleans I have found that there are many fabulous things to do outside at all times of the year.  Soaking up the sun, drinking a cold Abita and listening to live local music is a magical combination and I’m a huge fan of being anywhere you can create this experience. There are the obvious outdoor things in NOLA to do such as Jazz Fest and parades at Mardi Gras, but I...

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