New Orleans, Louisiana – Personal Drinking Guide

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Generally the night scene doesn’t begin until real late in New Orleans – like after 11 at night. Here is a rundown of the places to be after dark in New Orleans. On the river side of the Quarter, close to Faubourg Marigny (a neighborhood), is a good area for freaks. In particular: The Abbey […]

New Orleans, Louisiana – January 2001

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A Local’s Guide to Mardi Gras 2001:Metairie vs. New Orleans Parades start – Fri., Feb. 16 Lundi Gras – Mon., Feb. 26 Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) – Tues., Feb. 27 Best time to visit – Sat., Feb. 24, through Tues., Feb. 27 Few travelers realize that there are actually two major Mardi Gras celebrations: […]

New Orleans, Louisiana – February 2000

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Drinking and the Dead “Spare some change for a homeless vampire?” asked the Goth youth on the curb. I ignored him – I wasn’t worried. I had a silver cross in my pocket for just these situations. But I wouldn’t need it for him; he was just a punk. He was faking it. This isn’t […]

New Orleans, Louisiana – Books on New Orleans

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Supplement what you learn here with these guides and books. Lonely Planet New Orleans (ATravel Survival Kit) (no shot of the cover available, we’re afraid) City of the Dead: A Journey Through St. Louis Cemetery The 100 Greatest New Orleans Creole Recipes All on a Mardi Gras Day: Episodes in the History of New Orleans […]