March 6, 2017

Destination New Orleans: 5 Things to Do During Your Visit

Destination New Orleans: 5 Things to Do During Your Visit

Unkempt and a bit frayed at the edges New Orleans just woke up with bed head. This is the kind of place where potholes can swallow a car tire in a single bite and construction projects take decades. Flash flooding is frequent when it rains because there is nowhere for the water to go. The city’s residents have adapted, basements are practically unheard of and definitely a folly, slab on grade construction begs for slightly damp walls, and there is a festival of some description almost every day. (more…)

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April 11, 2016

New Orleans Jazz Fest A-Z for Foodies

New Orleans Jazz Fest A-Z for Foodies

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is held annually over two weekends (seven days) at the end of April and beginning of May. This event rivals Mardi Gras for its commercial impact on the city, an estimated $300million (2012). Read more about the Five (5) essentials for New Orleans Jazz Fest here.    (more…)

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March 14, 2016

5 Essentials for New Orleans Jazz Fest

5 Essentials for New Orleans Jazz Fest

The friendly guy behind the counter at Community Coffee in the French Quarter asked “Are y’all you going to the Fest this mornin?” G&N were visiting New Orleans or NOLA, as some like to call it, for the second time. They had forgotten about the je ne c’est quoi smell that defines Bourbon Street or Calle De Borbon. It is difficult to determine which is worse; the humid evening whiffs, a combination of stale booze and its fresh side effects, or those same odors reawakened in the morning during street cleaning. (more…)

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