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The 2009 French Quarter Festival is Poised to be a Record Breaker

30 March 2009

After reaching a milestone in 2008 with a celebration of the 25th anniversary and reaching attendance of 435,000 people (half locals and half tourists), French Quarter Festival is poised for growth!  This year there are plenty of new and exciting things scheduled for the 26th annual French Quarter Festival. Exciting new programming for 2009 includes:  […]

Mardi Gras 2009 is Almost Here-Still Time for a Fabulous Experience!

2 February 2009

If you have always wanted to see what Mardi Gras is all about, this is a great year to come on down (or over) to ‘Nawlins!  The big weekend of Mardi Gras is February 20 thru February 24 (Mardi Gras day) and due do the slower economy, there are still choice rooms available, many on […]

2008 Reveillon Dinners Begin In New Orleans

1 December 2008

Thirty-Eight Special Holiday Menus, Through Most Of December For those who like feasting in the grand style during the holidays, the annual Reveillon celebration in New Orleans restaurants has become a fixture on the December dining schedule. They begin today Monday December 1, 2008  and, in most cases, run through December 23. Some restaurants keep them […]

Still great rooms and parade watching opportunities for Mardi Gras

13 January 2008

According to Innkeeper Joe Rabhan at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans, there are still a few rooms available for both weekends of Mardi Gras. The first weekend, or the “Baby” weekend is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 25,26 & 27 2008. Following that weekend, Parading begins again on Wednesday January 30 and […]

“Reveillon” Dinners a popular tradition in New Orleans

11 December 2007

During the mid-1800’s, New Orleans’ Creole families celebrated the “Reveillon” (French for “awakening”) twice during the holidays.  The first Reveillon came after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, when families returned from St. Louis Cathedral to break a daylong fast with an elaborate meal.  New Year’s Eve brought another Reveillon, usually shared among several families.  This […]

Art For Arts’ Sake first Saturday in October, 2007

4 October 2007

Don’t miss Art for Arts’ Sake. One of the best art strolls through the Arts/Warehouse District of the year, Art for Art’s Sake features many gallery openings, and new exhibits and special events at the Contemporary Arts Center.   This year the new addition of a free shuttle along Magazine Street greatly expands the number […]

Can you tell me more about the Tales of the Cocktail Event in New Orleans? Josh-Miami

22 June 2007

A culinary and cocktail festival, the Tales of the Cocktail is a twist on the standard food and wine event. Its scheduled for July 18-22, 2007 this year. Sip with the stars of mixology and cuisine as you attend five days of mixing and tasting demonstraions, dinner pairings, cocktail parties, product showcases, author meet and […]

Two Food Festivals In New Orleans This Weekend-June 8, 9, & 10 2007

8 June 2007

Tom Fitzmorris, a local food writer reports on two food festivals–one new, one old, both worth going to–they take place this weekend in the French Market neighborhood. Each will have cooking demonstrations, music, food, drink, and its own special events. The Creole Tomato Festival is the French Market’s annual production surrounding the peak of the […]

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience- Memorial Weekend 2007

25 May 2007

A very popular local event is moving up with more national focus. Its a great time for a last minute trip to the Crescent City. Here is a summary from Tom Fitzmorris, a food writer and author: The main event in the NOWFE program takes two days, each with two disciplines. Friday evening and Saturday […]

Second Weekend of Jazz Fest 2007 a bit Soggy, but still all good.

5 May 2007

It was bound to happen, always does each year. At least one day of the two weekend festival is honored with some showers. And in true New Orleans fashion, it was not just a little rain, but buckets of the stuff. Still, locals and die-hard Jazzfest fans took it in stride, sticking it out during […]


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