New Orleans shopping mall guide

With the holiday shopping season upon us, new-to-NOLA residents might be wondering where the best places are to get all of their shopping done. While I’m big into shopping locally at the unique New Orleans boutiques that call Magazine Street and the French Quarter home, sometimes you just have to make a trip to … the mall! Here’s an overview of the shopping malls around New Orleans, and what makes each one special.

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Where to eat in New Orleans 10/7/2013

Weโ€™re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7:

This is the vegetarian grape leaf plate from Mona's on Magazine. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

This is the vegetarian grape leaf plate from Mona’s on Magazine. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • Hansen’s in Uptown
  • Hollygrove Market & Farm
  • Taj Mahal in Old Metairie
  • Mona’s on Magazine Street
  • McClure’s Barbecue on Magazine Street
  • Cafe du Monde in the quarter
  • Mister Apple in the quarter

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/2/2013

Weโ€™re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Here’s where we spent the last week of September (time flies, right?!):

s'mores pie from the American Sector (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/NewinNOLA.com)

s’mores pie from the American Sector (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/NewinNOLA.com)

  • Tan Dinh
  • Pho Bistreaux
  • Lola’s
  • Lee’s Hamburgers
  • Creole Creamery
  • Croissant d’Or
  • The American Sector

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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 8/26/13

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Aug. 19 – 26:

chicken tinga quesadilla from Felipe's in the French Quarter (via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

chicken tinga quesadilla from Felipe’s in the French Quarter (via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

  • Felipe’s
  • Pierre Maspero’s
  • St. Lawrence
  • Bar Tonique
  • Bravo!
  • Hollygrove

See the yummy food photos here.

Follow our food adventures throughout the week on Instagram (@NewinNOLA).

What to see other great New Orleans restaurants we’ve visited? Check them out here.

Our New Orleans food adventures 6/10/13

We’re eating our way through New Orleans. Restaurants this week included The Midway, Zea’s, Korea House, Hansen’s and Darwell’s in Long Beach, Miss.

Check out the full post on Storify.

  1. We heard about @MidwayPizza on a podcast from @ItsNewOrleans. The owner talked about his cheesy deep-dish pizza and we had to try it. So good.
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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