The Nola Files

Doing Good - Featuring the great organizations we have had the pleasure to work with, those of us helping New Orleans tackle it's many issues / Curious Tourist - Some common questions about the city we hear from visitors / Interviews - Our chance to talk to interesting follks in hte community / The Index - This is a rolling A-Z of topics that have shaped the city / The Dirt - Our own ramblings, experiences and opinions

Curious Tourist

What Are The Best Places For That Unnecessary Late Night Meal?

If there’s ever been a place where the atmosphere gets hotter as the sun goes down it’s New Orleans, LA. Yet, finding a good place to satisfy that light night food craving can be a bit challenging,...

What is it like to live in the French Quarter in New Orleans?

Living in the French Quarter in New Orleans can be an exciting and unique experience. The neighborhood is known for its historic architecture, vibrant nightlife, and famous landmarks such as Jacks...

Do locals go to the French Quarter in New Orleans?

Definitely the most tourist-centric neighborhood in New Orleans, the French Quarter is famous for its restaurants, shops, music, and of course, nightlife. But do locals go there? The answer is yes!...

What sandwich is New Orleans known for?

The muffelata is a classic sandwich that has been enjoyed in New Orleans for generations. Originating in Italy, the muffelata consists of a variety of Italian meats, cheeses, and olive salad spre...

What is New Orleans' most famous dessert?

New Orleans is famous for a number of desserts, but one of the most famous and iconic is the beignet. A beignet is a deep-fried, square-shaped pastry made from dough that is typically served...

Why is New Orleans famous for food?

New Orleans is a city renowned for its vibrant culture and distinctive cuisine. The city’s reputation as a hot spot for delicious food dates back centuries, and its influence can still be witnesse...

Why are bodies not buried in New Orleans?

People visiting New Orleans may notice something quite unusual when walking through the city’s cemeteries: most of the graves are above ground, rather than below. This is due to an interesting his...

Why is New Orleans famous for vampires?

New Orleans is not particularly famous for vampires as a historical fact but rather as a literary and pop culture representation. The city is often associated with vampirism in literature and popu...

When should I go to New Orleans?

The best time to visit New Orleans depends on your personal preferences and what you want to experience in the city. Here are a few things to consider: Spring (March-May): This is the best time ...

What is New Orleans famous for?

Full of distinctive music, festivals, art, and architecture, each aspect of  New Orleans has its own vibrant flavor. From Mardi Gras to creole and cajun food, New Orleans is famous for a culture li...

What should I do during Mardi Gras?

A quintessential New Orleans experience, Mardi Gras is an annual festival taking place early in the year. Derived from the French term “Fat Tuesday”, Mardi Gras is a one to three month celebration ...

Where does Creole cuisine come from?

Creole cuisine is a type of cooking that originated in Louisiana, specifically in the city of New Orleans, and it is known for its blend of various cultural influences, including French, Spanish, ...

The Journal

Here we share things we find interesting about New Orleans and the Gulf South, organizations and people that deserve more attention and answer some questions about the area.

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