From left to right, Joshua Bernard, Jason Hunt, Dwight Beckett, Royce Cottrell and Chris Billings, tourists from Oklahoma, drink on Bourbon Street and say they are "playing it by ear,'' regarding a possible evacuation as Gustav enters the Gulf of Mexico, as the group is seen in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

NOLA Where Drinking in Public Is Commendable

New Orleans It’s impossible to speak of open container laws without mentioning New Orleans. Home of the biggest Mardi Gras festival in the US, the city is packed year round with tourists who love history — and drinking. As long … Read More

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Mag’s 940 Theater

The golden age of New Orleans cabaret comes alive at night at Mag’s 940 Theater and Woody Allen, who regularly appears to jam with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. Music has been an essential part of Mag’s, and it is on … Read More


Faubourg Marigny

Faubourg Marigny (sometimes called The Marigny) is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue to the north, Press Street to … Read More



Who dat? is an English idiom originating from New Orleans. First referenced in poetry, the phrase was a common dialogue element between the performers and crowd at traveling minstrel shows in the region. Eventually, the phrase became used in US … Read More


St. Louis Cathedral  

The St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans’ most notable landmarks. Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson … Read More


Decatur Street

Decatur Street is a street in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Named after Stephen Decatur, this street near the Mississippi River in the French Quarter was formerly known as Levee Street or Rue de la Levée. Eat, Drink and Be Merry … Read More