Blog Posts - French Quarter



The Ultimate Guide to Shanghai and Why You Need to Go

China was always on my bucket list. As a child seeing pictures of the Chinese architecture, landmarks, food and culture, continuously fed my wanderlust, pushing me to make it happen. Then one day, I did it. I booked a ticket. I was on my way for thre...
by Fill My Passport on Sep 2, 2016

Frenchy Brouillette and Torrid Tales of New Orleans Underworld – Book Review

Imagine being a side-kick to one of the more colorful characters of the New Orleans underworld and getting to see first hand all the crooked dealings and juicy tidbits of famous celebrities and Louisiana politicians. Well, that’s what it’s like t...
by Notes On New Orleans on May 24, 2016

New Orleans Pizza: Are We Famous for That Too? The Janoskians’ Luke Shows Us How to Eat It – Watch

I would have thought that New Orleans pizza was probably just as good as anywhere else. But this guy Luke from the Melbourne, Australia band The Janoskians shows us the fine art of chowing down on some really yummy looking pizza. New Orleans Pizza: A...
by Notes On New Orleans on Mar 5, 2016

11 Things About New Orleans Mardi Gras You Probably Have No Clue About

New Orleans Mardi Gras, we like to say, is a party the city likes to give for itself where everyone in the world is invited. The news media loves to play up the rowdiness and the seeming chaos that occurs on Bourbon Street on Mardi Gras weekend and...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 25, 2016

VIEUX CARRÉ Cocktail Recipe

The VIEUX CARRÉ was invented by Walter Bergeron, the head bartender at the Monteleone Hotel (home of the famous Carousel Bar) in New Orleans in the 1930s and is named after the Vieux Carré (the "Old Square") in the French Quarter. It is a drink sta...
by The MARTINI DIVA™ on Feb 4, 2016

French Quarter Cheese Spread

I could say that I throw a holiday party for my street every year and it would be true. That it’s only been 2 years doesn’t matter right? I won the lottery with this move. All different ages and family types but we get along famously, pit...
by Creative Culinary on Dec 22, 2015

New Orleans – Eat. Drink. Party.

A place or city is more than just a location on map. Every city encompasses  its unique flavor. For travel, you always want to visit cities that are distinctive in terms of their culture, architecture, historic influences, etc. New Orleans in... Co...
by thevagabondwayfarer on Dec 11, 2015

Sights Of New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. The post Sights Of New Orleans appeared f...
by eTravelTrips on Nov 10, 2015

New Orleans French Quarter’s Marvelous Cornelius – Garbageman Hero of Hurricane Katrina

Here is a review of another book I was sent set in New Orleans French Quarter during the time of Hurricane Katrina. I sometimes get books unsolicited, sometimes I review them, sometimes I don’t depending on the subject matter. Sometimes I get...
by Notes On New Orleans on Aug 4, 2015

Elvis Presley Sings the Song of the Shrimp – Best Song from the Movie King Creole Set in New Orleans French Quarter

Whenever our family gets together to play guitar and sing, usually Christmas night, we always add this sweet and upbeat song from Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley Sings the Song of the Shrimp – Best Song from the Movie King Creole Set in New Orlea...
by Notes On New Orleans on May 22, 2015

New Orleans Algiers Ferry: 10 Ideas For It to Make Money, Make It More Fun and Insure Its Future

I found out recently the the New Orleans Algiers Ferry only offers pedestrian passengers. I was shocked to hear this because one of the cool things you used to be able to do is get in your car, ride across the river on the ferry, go to one of the pub...
by Notes On New Orleans on May 7, 2015

Brennan’s Buys Napoleon House Causing a Rupture in the Fabric of New Orleans French Quarter

OK, I admit that title might be a little overdone but the age-old Napoleon House in the New Orleans French Quarter run for 100 years by the Impastato family is now in the hands of Ralph Brennan who has built a modest empire of excellent restaurants i...
by Notes On New Orleans on Apr 16, 2015

The historic 1908 Beaux Arts The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Immerse yourself in New Orleans history at our luxury hotel on the edge of the French Quarter. Set within the historic 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and charm of an antebellum mansion. The p...
by eTravelTrips on Feb 18, 2015

What’s so Special about Custom Backdrops at Backdropsource?

Background is the first thing which catches the sight of people in an event. And every photographer knows this and hence spend time in designing anddecorating their backdrops.Keeping this in mind, we have created a seperate website for custom backdro...
by Backdropsource Blog on Feb 17, 2015

14 Great Things to Know About New Orleans Mardi Gras

Maybe you think you know everything about Mardi Gras. Or… maybe you don’t. Maybe you don’t know anything about it. But what exactly do you need to know about this magical holiday? Here ya go. I spell it out for you. 14 Great Things...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 16, 2015

The COCKTAILS of NEW ORLEANS

Happy Mardi Gras!Laissez les bons temps rouler - with booze!(Click photos for credits)The cocktail was not invented in New Orleans but it certainly calls NOLA home. Certainly some famous and delicious libations grew out of the Big Easy. You can, of c...
by The MARTINI DIVA™ on Feb 16, 2015

Where to Drink Cocktails in New Orleans

Being the home of Tales of the Cocktails and where quite a few classic cocktails were invented, New Orleans is obviously a promising place to grab some cocktails! Thanks to the recent Chowzter North American Awards, which was held in NOLA, I was able...
by Gourmet Pigs on Feb 12, 2015

Brian Williams Lying About Chopper Incident Calls Into Question His Reporting in New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Seems that famous and respected NBC news anchor Brain Williams probably created some ‘false truths” during his Hurricane Katrina reporting in New Orleans. I mean, does anybody still really think the news media tells the real objective truth? If y...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 6, 2015

New Orleans Jazz Funeral For Jaunita Brooks – Sending a Soul Off In Style – Video

While some folks around the country seek to destroy and tear down because they don’t get their way, I thought it would be good to see what others do here in New Orleans to celebrate life. And how to really send a soul off to glory. New Orleans...
by Notes On New Orleans on Dec 2, 2014

New Orleans Police Horse Takes No Guff From Bourbon Street Revelers – Funny Video

I’ve never heard of police horse brutality but this funny video shows that even our Bourbon Street horses in New Orleans know how to put revelers in their place. New Orleans Police Horse Takes No Guff From Bourbon Street Revelers – Video...
by Notes On New Orleans on Nov 18, 2014


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