Meetup: Louisiana Seafood Festival this Saturday (Oct. 11)

We love seafood! How about you? If you’re like us, The Louisiana Seafood Festival is perfect for you. Free admission and tons of seafood vendors. You pay for what you eat so you control how much you spend.

Mr. B's served bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits at the 2013 Louisiana Seafood Festival. So good. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA)

Mr. B’s served bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits at the 2013 Louisiana Seafood Festival. So good. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA)

#NewinNOLA tip: It’s cash only so bring your money.

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Good places to picnic in New Orleans

Lazy summer/fall days call for a picnic with friends, especially at dusk when things cool off a little bit. Plus, this is a budget-friendly form of entertainment.

You can go all out for a picnic, but a poboy or a bucket of chicken are easy options for quick meal with a gorgeous view. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

You can go all out for a picnic, but poboys and chips are good options for quick meal with a gorgeous view. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

We keep a blanket in our trunk so we’re ready to go at a moment’s notice. And no need for a fancy spread if you are picnicking on a whim. A bucket of Popeye’s or a poboy is equally as festive as a basket full of homemade goodies, in our opinion.

GoNOLA offered up suggestions for picnic destinations in New Orleans. Here are some of our favorite places to picnic in the city. Have another suggestion? Tell us in the comments.

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Tribecon – social tech conference – kicks off Oct. 31 in New Orleans

Want to do something different than the standard Halloween options (music & other events)? Check out TribeCon, a social technology conference. Pssst – costumes are encouraged.

Previous speakers include Perry Chen of Kickstarter, Baratunde Thurston of the Onion and Ben Huh, creator of ICanHazCheezburger.

This year, the conference organizers tell us, they are focusing on the intersection of tech and creative fields such as music, film, television, design, painting, etc.

The conference is Oct. 31 (Thursday) in City Park from 1 to 6 p.m. More info:
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Louisiana Seafood Fest meetup on Sunday

We’re doing an informal food outing tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 13) at the Louisiana Seafood Fest and would love to see you. The fest is free and has free cooking demonstrations and music. newinnola-meetup-logo

We each pay for the food we eat. Cash only. Food samples are good for sharing (I’ll bring extra forks). Food vendors and their dishes:

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Free museum admission today in New Orleans

It’s Museum Day (Sept. 28, 2013) and several museums in New Orleans are waiving admission – but you have to print a ticket via the Smithsonian’s website.

via smithsonianmag.com

via smithsonianmag.com

Important – the ticket is good for two people only. If you have more than two people (group of friends), make sure people print their own tickets.

Participating museums in New Orleans:

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/23/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23:

a peanut butter and jelly macaron from Sucre (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

a peanut butter and jelly macaron from Sucre (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • SoBou
  • Crabby Jack’s
  • Pierre Maspero’s
  • Cafe NOMA
  • Sucre

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Where to eat in New Orleans (via HungryNomad.net)

We’ve been inundated with visitors since we moved to New Orleans. Our couch has never been in more demand. And when people come, we know the first question they will ask: Where should we eat?

Tala AKA The Hungry Nomad (via hungrynomad.net)

Tala AKA The Hungry Nomad (via hungrynomad.net)

We’re still learning the answers to that. We enjoyed The Hungry Nomad‘s suggestions to her visitors.

Let’s face it. Besides the music and drinking scene, most people come to New Orleans for the food. That is why it’s essential to spend your time wisely and get the most the city has to offer in food.

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Spring garden show in New Orleans Botanical Garden

The Friends of City Park are hosting a spring garden show this weekend geared toward home gardeners and the professionals. Just in time to help us get our dirt fix for the weekend. Have we mentioned how much we love the gorgeous plants and flowers in New Orleans? Absolutely stunning.

image via Friends of City Park

image via Friends of City Park

What you can expect at the event:
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New Orleans neighborhood map

This neighborhood map of New Orleans has been tremendously helpful. Where is Mid-City? Bywater? Uptown?

This map has the answers. Via NewOrleansOnline.com:

New Orleans neighborhood map via NewOrleansOnline.com

New Orleans neighborhood map via NewOrleansOnline.com

Storyville Apparel has a more detailed map. And, you can buy the T-shirt version of this map via Storyville.

image via storyvilleapparel.com

image via storyvilleapparel.com