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The Krewe du Vieux Parade Route begins on the corner of Chartres St. and Marigny St. in New Orleans. The parade will proceed a few blocks until it hangs a left on Franklin Ave They will continue on Royal St. until making left on Frenchmen St. Continue a few blocks on Frenchmen St. until they take a left on Decatur St. The parade will travel down Decatur through the French Quarter up until making a right on Dumaine St. Once on Dumaine St. they will go up one block and make a right on back onto Chartres St. Travelling a few blocks down Chartres St the parade will turn left on Barracks St and head up a single block and make a left onto Royal St. The parade will once again travel along Royal St. throughout the heart of the…

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February 14, 2019

Mardi Gras King Cake

  KING CAKES    Eating a king cake before or after Carnival is sacrilege here in New Orleans, which is why you can bet we indulge from Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) through Mardi Gras Day. We’re getting y’all ready for the season with our roundup of All Things King Cake. Without further ado, here’s our list, whether you crave something classic, creative, savory, or sippable. Happy carnival, y’all! SO, WHAT IS A KING CAKE?    The name “king cake” comes from the Biblical story of the three kings who bring gifts to Baby Jesus. A blend of coffee cake and cinnamon roll, king cake is usually iced in yellow, green and purple – the colors of Mardi Gras — and is frequently packed with fruit fillings and decadent cream cheeses. Hidden within these season sweets also lie a special surprise:…

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January 8, 2019

“RIP” Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain on New Orleans food “In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful. … With the best restaurants in New York, you’ll find something similar to it in Paris or Copenhagen or Chicago. But there is no place like New Orleans. So it’s a must-see city because there’s no explaining it, no describing it. You can’t compare it to anything. So, far and away New Orleans.” — Anthony Bourdain, host of the CNN travel show Parts Unknown, when asked in a CNN interview to name the one U.S. city he thought people should experience for food. I thought it was impossible to have a better life than Anthony Bourdain. But his final bittersweet gift just knocked me on my ass with the stark reminder that adventure, love, prosperity, prestige…anything…

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June 10, 2018

The Best Restaurants in New Orleans Right Now

          Approximately 10 million tourists dine in the Crescent City annually, but fewer than 400,000 people call it home. That high resident-to-restaurant ratio means that for locals, it’s possible to eat somewhere new every day — and still have places left to explor  e after a year. It also means compiling a list of the best restaurants in New Orleans is a formidable task — but we (and our boundless appetites) were up to the challenge. Here’s an updated look at the best restaurants in the Big Easy now. First, we’ve lined up the latest and greatest restaurants that just opened this year, if you’re keen on trying something brand new. Then, if you scroll down, you’ll find the best New Orleans has to offer, from classic old standbys to the newer spots. Here’s where to eat,…

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April 11, 2018

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