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A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice; Recipe Included

What I love about the history of cooking Red Beans and Rice is that is was about survival, making something taste good out of a little of nothing. You can feed a family of 4-6 people with one bag of red beans and the parts of meat what was known as throw away parts back in the days of slavery and segregation. Continue reading A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice; Recipe Included

New Orleans is drowning, but not our spirit

They come with their slick pimp sweet whispers of hope and betterment for the children of Nola. They seduce the city, our motherland, Nola, and she opens her heart and soul, giving them the key to her, the city of New Orleans… Nola only gave freely, because she wants the best for her children (New Orleanians) and they came dangling good living, a life we have needed for years. She was impressed by the wealth and security that they could provide and all she could think of was how good this would be for her children, the people of the city. Continue reading New Orleans is drowning, but not our spirit

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Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans

There’s not one city in America; I would say the world but, there’s no place other than New Orleans that dishes up some of the best food. My city is a big ole flavorful pot of gumbo infused by different cultures such as African American, Native American, Caribbean, French, Spaniard, and Italians. But in my eyes Everything began with a group of American Indians who … Continue reading Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans

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Pecan Candy (Pralines) Memories and Recipe

In New Orleans, we call it ”Pecan Candy,” but you may know of it as “Pralines,” but whatever it’s called it’s one of the best confections I ever ate. If you never bit into a creamy, nutty piece of pecan candy, you have been missing a delicious treat! One of my favorite memories was being in my Big Momo (great grandmother) and Lil Papa (great … Continue reading Pecan Candy (Pralines) Memories and Recipe

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Let me show you my New Orleans: My Neighborhood

As I open my eyes, I’m pleased to see all that imagined sat right before me, it all was going on right outside my door, amid my neighborhood in the 504! The sights, sounds, and the pleasant smells of my neighborhood brings comfort to my heart and soothes my soul. I hope that sharing my NOLA will satisfy the desire to visit until you can visit our fascinating city. Just know that I’m here to give you a personal virtual tour of my Nola Life until then! Continue reading Let me show you my New Orleans: My Neighborhood

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Let me show you my NOLA: The heart and soul of New Orleans

The Nola Chic is one of New Orleans’s top lifestyle bloggers whose goal is to allow you to experience New Orleans through the eyes of the locals as well as share my share NOLA life with you.  I’ll take you on a soulful journey through New Orleans. Walk with me beyond the touristy blocks of the city. Allow me to guide you into the tightly knit communities and businesses filled with outgoing, kind and friendly locals. Come sit with me on my porch and get to know my neighbors, my family, the true New Orleans Ambassadors.  As you lend me your ear you will get to meet some of the most loving people in the world. Continue reading Let me show you my NOLA: The heart and soul of New Orleans

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Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer on Bourbon Street

I had a full evening in the French Quarter’s last weekend. As you can see, these pics and videos are taken of our New Orleans Street Performers on Bourbon St. The will work for the crowd primarily on the weekends or when there’s a big event going on in the city. If you are a native of New Orleans, you will remember these guys from … Continue reading Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer on Bourbon Street

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I am that NOLA Chic’k (Poem)

I am every Chic’k that was told she wouldn’t make it and did. I AM YOU and YOU are ME.

My life has been influenced by amazing women, most who did not look like me nor came from the same background and yet their soul mirrored ALL that I AM. I wouldn’t be All That I AM had they not gave a part of themselves to make me ALL that I AM. Our lives can be the greatest influences on the lives of others. Continue reading I am that NOLA Chic’k (Poem)

My Nola Life: Growing Up Fast…

My girls and I have been back in Minnesota for almost two weeks now, for the first time in a year, since we moved back to New Orleans. After 20+ years of living here, Minnesota does not have that I’m home feeling. It’s like I never bonded with anything here. I’m not in a rush to see someone whom I haven’t seen since I left. … Continue reading My Nola Life: Growing Up Fast…

New Orleans Voodoo

Do you believe in this thing called “New Orleans Voodoo” actually Voodoo, became New Orleans is only known for the practice because of #MarieLaveau. Basically, Social Media Influencing before our time. It’s amazing how one can influence the masses…It’s all politics, who can get the people to believe in them (the official) and what they can do for them (the people).   My Auntie Lo … Continue reading New Orleans Voodoo

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Through End of Year

Source: CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Through End of Year Source: CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Through End of Year         This bulletin was sent at 09/02/2020 04:45 PM CDT   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Sept. 2, 2020   Contact: LaTonya Norton         For Media Inquiries Only   communications@nola.gov(   504) 658-4962 NEW ORLEANS — The Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Through End of Year

The New Orleans Misbelief Fruit also known as Chinese Plums or Loquats

I saw a Misbelief Tree on Marginy and St.Claude one day that had me wanting to knock on the door or climb the fence to get a few branches of the tasty sweet fruit. I’m sure the property owners had to be a transplant (someone who moved to New Orleans from another state) because no sane New Orleans person would ever have a tree bearing … Continue reading The New Orleans Misbelief Fruit also known as Chinese Plums or Loquats

Mommy & Daughter Day: Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card

The Audubon Institute offers New Orleans residents free admission with a reservation using their address or SNAP EBT Card, so bring your kids out or get a few neighborhood kids together and make it a field trip. I don’t know bout yall but my one been driving me up the wall, and she went absolutely crazy being out in the city. New Orleans kids need … Continue reading Mommy & Daughter Day: Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card

Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

My neighbor and I had a wonderful time. We both were born and raised in New Orleans and learned so much about our city that we did not know. It’s something how you can live somewhere all your life and not know about some of its important histories. It felt like we were on an adult field trip! I loved meeting the tourists and hearing about their love for my beloved city. It all was absolutely fabulous! Continue reading Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

Trench Boxing LLC encourages New Orleanians to settle disputes in the ring. #GunsDownGlovesUp

Instagram was ablaze with the hashtag “#Hustleman.” A name I have heard of before but nothing like swiping through my feed and seeing on viral mode. So, when my friend and fellow New Orleans HipHop Blogger NYTE LYFE Lexx’s latest article popped up in my inbox, I knew it had to be something hot and popping on the Urban NOLA scene. The fire source was … Continue reading Trench Boxing LLC encourages New Orleanians to settle disputes in the ring. #GunsDownGlovesUp

Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Big Queen Kim’s life was dedicated to the Black Masking Indian culture (once known as Mardi Gras Indians) since the age of five with the Mandingo Warriors and Spirit of Fi Yi Yi. Her Uncle and Big Chief Harris’s voice radiated over the crowd as he and Big Queen Kim’s spirit lead us back to Solider’s Field as he shouted, “She was My Queen!” during the vigil on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a beautiful evening as hundreds of people packed the streets of Treme to honor our beloved Queen’s life. “She loved the culture,” says Big Chief Victor. Continue reading Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Should you visit New Orleans during COVID-19 Pandemic? Advice from a New Orleanian

The good news is if you are like me and absolutely love everything about New Orleans and want to dig deep into the heart and soul of New Orleans, I say, “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” Continue reading Should you visit New Orleans during COVID-19 Pandemic? Advice from a New Orleanian

Heard Dat Kitchen is making headlines

Heard Dat Kitchen lands on nationwide list of best fried chicken spots and named best fried chicken in every state, according to Yelp. The Black-owned restaurant, located at 2520 Felicity Street, has gained popularity since chef and owner Jeffery Heard launched the spot in 2015. Heard Dat Kitchen has even received recent shout-outs in national publications like the New York Times and Washington Post. https://www.nolaweekend.com/heard-dat-kitchen-lands-on-nationwide-list-of-best-fried-chicken-spots/ https://www.insider.com/best-fried-chicken-every-state-yelp-2020-7?amp Continue reading Heard Dat Kitchen is making headlines