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 9/16/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16:

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shrimp at the Westwego seafood market (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • Hansen’s Snobliz
  • Commander’s Palace
  • Westwego seafood market
  • Martin Wine Cellar
  • Coffee Call (in Baton Rouge)

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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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Good places to eat in New Orleans (Martha Stewart Living)

Martha Stewart Living featured New Orleans and its restaurants in the February 2013 edition. Sara Ruffin Costello wrote the story and says she moved a year ago from New York to New Orleans.

Martha Stewart Living had a feature about New Orleans in its February 2013 edition. (photo by NewinNOLA.com)

Martha Stewart Living had a feature about New Orleans in its February 2013 edition. (photo by NewinNOLA.com)

These are the places she says she’s fallen in love with …

Restaurant suggestions:

  • The Camellia Grill
  • Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar
  • Baru Bistro & Tapas
  • Galatoire’s Restaurant

Things to do:

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Good places to live in New Orleans

New Orleans has many good places to live. The first step is identifying which neighborhood appeals to you. Each one has its own character and flavor.

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We found this mailbox in Uptown. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

There isn’t one neighborhood that’s “bad to live in.” Every neighborhood has good places and bad places in it. It’s important to find a neighborhood that has a place you can afford and amenities you desire. For some, that might mean a small studio in the French Quarter. For others, that may mean a standalone home with a yard in Gentilly.

If you have time, it’s important to drive and walk through your block BEFORE you get your apartment/house. The neighborhoods sometimes change dramatically by block by block. And don’t rely on Google Streetview. Our city is changing so rapidly that Google’s images are frequently outdated.

We love this neighborhood breakdown from ExperienceNewOrleans.com. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it helps get you started. And, click here for a simplified neighborhood map.

Once you’ve identified neighborhoods you’re interested in, check out our guide to finding an apartment in New Orleans.

Neighborhoods highlighted on ExperienceNewOrleans.com:

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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

AT&T to increase New Orleans coverage

AT&T is adding extra coverage in New  Orleans in anticipation of the influx of visitors for the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras. Let the Instagramming and Facebooking commence!ATT-logo

From @SueSperry, AT&T spokeswoman for New Orleans:

In time for the Big Game and Carnival! AT&T announced new antenna systems in the CBD, Quarter, Convention Center & major hotels.

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Eater.com’s 38 essential restaurants in New Orleans

We’ve crossed a few of these restaurants off our New Orleans bucket list. Looking forward to trying out the rest of the eateries.

image via @eaterNOLA

image via @eaterNOLA

From Eater.com (full story):

Here, now, we present to you the updated Eater 38, our answer to any question that becomes with, “Can you recommend a restaurant…”

This list is not the 38 best restaurants in our fine city, but it instead seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of where you can get a great meal regardless of mood. It covers the entire city with some lagniappe love for the West Bank, spans myriad cuisines and should satisfy all of your restaurant needs.

These are listed here in no particular order.

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