photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA

Good margaritas in New Orleans

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We crave margaritas and chips and salsa on May 5. How about you? Lucky for us New Orleans has plenty of watering holes. Check out these recommendations from various New Orleans sources:

GoNOLA recommends eight specific margaritas around town. Of course, Felipe’s house margarita is on the list. The options also include classic margaritas and craft cocktails inspired by margaritas.

One of the recommendations is a margarita from Rum House. This is what the house margarita looks like (on the right):

margarita and sangria from Rum House (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA)

margarita and sangria from Rum House (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA)

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photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com

Good places to get raw oysters in New Orleans

Happy Oysters on the Half Shell Day! Really, it’s a holiday. How do you like your bivalves – raw or on the half shell?

Our favorite oyster restaurants in New Orleans so far:

• 50 cent oysters during happy hour at Superior Seafood. This restaurant is right next to the streetcar line at St. Charles and Napoleon. It has nice indoor and outdoor seating. Happy hour is from 4 to 6:30 daily. It also has tasty frozen drinks.

Superior Seafood on St. Charles has happy hour specials for raw oysters. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

Superior Seafood on St. Charles has happy hour specials for raw oysters. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

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charbroiled oysters from Drago's (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

Where to eat in New Orleans 10/14/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. For the week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, we filled up our bellies at:

crawfish bread at the Louisiana Seafood Festival (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

crawfish bread at the Louisiana Seafood Festival (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • the Louisiana Seafood Festival
  • Baie Rouge
  • Rouses

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Where to eat in New Orleans 10/7/2013

We’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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Hansen's snoballs in New Orleans (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

Oct. 1 – today – is last day of the 2013 season for a Hansen’s snoball

Today is the last day of 2013 for Hansen’s Snobliz. The iconic New Orleans snoball stand is open today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. before closing up shop until spring 2014. Sad face.

The NewinNOLA crew & our friends are big fans of Hansen's. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/NewinNOLA.com)

The NewinNOLA crew & our friends are big fans of Hansen’s. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/NewinNOLA.com)

Remember, this place is cash only, with a single flavor, small snoball starting at $1.50. We plan on lining up early for our creambeaux. What are you going to get?

Some of our favorites:

  • Creambeaux – a trio of the cream flavors
  • Satsuma – a tart, clear citrus flavor
  • Coconut cream
  • Nectar
  • Wild cherry
  • Vanilla bean
  • Peach cream
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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/2/2013

We’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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shrimp remoulade poboy from Crabby Jack's (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

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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photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA

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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photo via Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA

Where to eat in New Orleans 9/2/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Aug. 26 – Sept. 2:

charbroiled oysters from Drago's restaurant in the French Quarter

charbroiled oysters from Drago’s restaurant in the French Quarter

  • Cafe du Monde
  • Antoine’s
  • Sucre
  • La Boulangerie
  • Drago’s
  • GW Fins
  • Organic Banana
  • Domilise’s
  • Midway
  • St. James Cheese Co.
  • Creole Creamery

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