“The Sweet Mystery of Misbelief Fruit: A Guide to NOLA’ Tasty Treasure” is a fascinating look into one of the … Continue reading “The Sweet Mystery of Misbelief Fruit: A Guide to New Orleans’ Tasty Treasure” 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 “Red Beans and Rice: A Classic New Orleans Dish and Monday Tradition” Recipe Included
In the the city of New Orleans, a black girl grows,With a heart full of dreams, and a spirit that … Continue reading New Orleans Girl-Poem
It’s been a year since I last shared stories about our beloved city, New Orleans. I am reaching out to you today to update you on my recent endeavors and apologize for my sudden and lengthy hiatus. The reason for my absence is deeply personal, as I had to prioritize focusing on reuniting with my daughter and grandchildren after years of heart-wrenching estrangement. Continue reading “Escaping the Clutches of a Cult: My Journey to Reunite with My Daughter”
In true New Orleans style, the essence of “Project Homecoming” continues to reverberate throughout the city, inspiring locals and visitors alike with its message of hope and unity. The project’s legacy serves as a reminder that, even in the face of adversity, New Orleanians will always rise up and come together to fight for their communities and preserve the unique culture that makes the city so enchanting. As the struggle for affordable housing and equitable development continues, “Project Homecoming” stands as a testament to the power of community-driven action and the indomitable spirit of the Crescent City. Continue reading “Under the Soulful Claiborne Bridge: Celebrating Unity, Culture, and Resilience in the Heart of New Orleans.”
History of New Orleans Corner Stores New Orleans corner stores have a long and rich history dating back to the … Continue reading New Orleans Local Corner Stores
On Memorial Day, I joined my family for an evening Jazz Dinner Cruise up the Mississippi River on The Paddlewheeler … Continue reading Local Review of The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
We were raised to appreciate the cultures that make New Orleans so eccentric and magical. When My Mama and Daddy was off they really made up for the time they spent away from us, especially My Mama. We frequented festivals, art museums, parks, fancy restaurants (I started eating raw oysters at 6yrs old) and random walks through the city. Even though we were raised Baptist, we visited churches of different denominations. Both my sister and I played the violin and other extracurricular activities. I was an honor roll student throughout high school. Yes, Growing Up in New Orleans as a Latch Key Kid in New Orleans riding on the Bus was was tough and scary at times, but knowing that I we were left alone for a greater purpose made it worth it. Continue reading “Growing Up Latchkey: A Story of Two Sisters’ Independence in New Orleans”
In New Orleans, we call it” Pecan Candy,” you may know of it as “Pralines,” but whatever you call it, … Continue reading Pecan Candy (Pralines) Memories Recipe Included
There’s not one city in America, I would say the world, but there’s no place other than New Orleans that … Continue reading Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans
There was no escaping being a foodie growing up in New Orleans and having several family members involved in the … Continue reading I love New Orleans Food
With all the Mardi Gras Madness, I completely forgot to yall that the article I wrote for the Elite Daily … Continue reading The Best Black Women-Owned Restaurants In New Orleans Serving Up Creole & Cajun Faves
There are African-American folktales about Hurricanes being the energy source of our ancestors; stolen Africans, beaten and lost at sea. Can Hurricanes be a mythical avenger that comes to right the wrongs of our ancestors? Souls of the sea, who unleash their wrath annually unto their oppressors?
Is there a connection between the Atlantic Slave Trade Routes and the path taken by hurricanes? If so, what about those who did not die while en route but made it to live out their lives as slaves? What vengeance do they get? Continue reading Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts.
The Audubon Institute offers New Orleans residents free admission with a reservation using their address or SNAP EBT Card, … Continue reading Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card
Maybe you were dancing along the streets during a Second Line and noticed a group of men riding their horses up and down the neutral ground ( the “median-” You know, that little strip of land in the middle of a road.) and thought what horses have to do with the Second Line. Tourist aren’t the only ones with these questions. There are plenty of New Orleanians who do not know the full story of how these young men can saddle up and ride through our neighborhoods as if they were in the Wild Wild West. Continue reading A conversation with a New Orleans Urban Cowboy; Michael A. Hollins aka Dat Ghetto Cowboy
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 NOLA Neighborhood
I may have missed Mardi Gras, but what’s catching beads when one can experience the magnificent sights and sounds of … Continue reading St.Joseph’s Night with the Flaming Arrows Black Masking Indians New Orleans
There’s a scent floating in the New Orleans air that’s reminiscent of my childhood mixed with a fragrant burst of something wonderful that can happen any day now. Have you ever smelled a feeling in the air? Continue reading The scent 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 Experience the heart and soul of New Orleans with The NOLA Chic
I had a full evening in the French Quarter’s last weekend. As you can see, these pics and videos are … Continue reading Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer on Bourbon Street
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)
I’ll try to trick my mind into thinking he is a child musician performing in front of a filming crew for Coke Cola, which produces Sprite, and he has both bottles. He’s drinking Sprite because it’s caffeine-free, and it quenches thirst. Yes, that’s it, because it certainly can not be a little 9-10yr old boy, on the streets of New Orleans, drumming on buckets for a few dollars, unsupervised, and if he is the adult, will take his earnings and do who knows what to this innocent child… Either way, I soon forget about him, and my life will go on without worrying about him, while he and other children like him are lost to the streets… Continue reading New Orleans Bucket Drummer: Street Performer or Son Who Needs To Be Saved
As it stands today, well in my eyesight and on my palette, New Orleans has turned into a water-down bowl of Gumbo. It’s actually not Gumbo in some restaurants here anymore, but the wild peasant and alligator sausage soup as one tourist informed me she was served when she asked for New Orleans Gumbo… Where they do that at? It seems in this new place soon to be New New Orleans. It’s not Gumbo anymore, it’s soup, and you can get that at any grocery store in the world. Somethings have changed, modified, removed from New Orleans Culture when they start messing with the Gumbo… Continue reading A New New Orleans or Gentrification of New Orleans?
“Welcome to the continuing saga of a family’s journey towards healing and reconciliation. This story picks up from where we … Continue reading Weathering the Storm: Our Continued Journey Beyond the Cult and Reconnecting Our Family Bonds
Niyah Jean hasn’t let having the use of only one hand slow her down – especially when it comes to eating crawfish!
Her left arm and hand have been paralyzed since birth due to a birth injury from a forceps delivery known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy. This condition affects approximately 1.5 out of every 1000 births in the United States. Continue reading Crawfish Princess: Overcoming Brachial Plexus with Resilience 4lbs of Crawfish at a Time.
Hey, y’all! It’s Dat NOLA Chic, your go-to gal for all things New Orleans. You know I’m a huge fan … Continue reading Local Thursdays: Celebrating NOLA’s Rich Musical Heritage at the Jazz Festival
This short story is a tribute to the poem about Canal Street by Dat NOLA Chic. The vivid imagery and … Continue reading Canal Street at Noon: A Twenty-First Century Take on a Marcus B. Christian Classic
Chère, lemme tell y’all ’bout a man who truly captured the essence of our beloved New Orleans: Marcus B. Christian, … Continue reading “Marcus B. Christian: The Unofficial Poet Laureate of NOLA and Creole Historian”
Recently, I embarked on a personal journey to reimagine Marcus Christian’s timeless piece. I wanted to reflect the contemporary spirit of New Orleans while retaining the core essence of the original poem. Inspired, I sought to breathe new life into Christian’s work, showcasing the city’s evolution while staying true to its roots. Continue reading A Modern Remix of Marcus B. Christian “I Am New Orleans”
Over the years, I’ve spent many holiday cooking seasons scrolling through social media, admiring the delicious-looking gumbo posts from foodies … Continue reading The Egg in Gumbo Debate: A Food Controversy Stirring the Pot
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In April, Children’s Hospital New Orleans, The Al Copeland Foundation, and its donors celebrated the launch of the … Continue reading The Al Copeland Foundation Cancer Patient Assistance Fund is Established at Children’s Hospital New Orleans
You must be logged in to post a comment.