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Dixieland jazz wedding recessional help!

Help us find an upbeat Dixieland jazz song for our wedding recessional (besides "When The Saints Go Marching In"). [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Feb 10, 2010 - 12 answers

We are the Saints, shufflin' crew/Makin' your vacation less relaxing for you!

How will the French Quarter in New Orleans be affected by Superbowl weekend? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 5, 2010 - 27 answers

It's not so easy to plan a weekend in the Big Easy

New Orleans for 3 days...where to stay, what to do and how to get to the starting line of a marathon. [more inside]
posted by 26.2 on Jan 16, 2010 - 8 answers

New Orleans haircut?

Where in or around New Orleans can I get a Sahag haircut? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Jan 5, 2010 - 0 answers

2010 Krewe du Vieux

I'm going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks, and I'm excited to get to attend the 2010 Krewe du Vieux parade - I hear it's pretty crazy and that spectators really get into it with costumes, etc. Have you ever been? What's it like? Do people really dress up? Thanks!
posted by little_c on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Who gives great vows in NOLA?

Who should marry us in New Orleans? I read this recent question, but our situation has a few differences. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

In search of a NOLA floral rockstar

Do you have any recommendations for an awesome (but not crazy expensive) florist in New Orleans? We're getting married there in April 2010 and planning the wedding from San Francisco, so it's hard to know where to start. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Nov 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best way to teach 8th graders about soil salinity?

What is the best way to demonstrate to 8th graders the issue of soil salinity as well as showing ways to prevent or reclaim salinized soil? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Nov 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Acoustic music in New Orleans?

Suggestions for acoustic music venues in New Orleans? I'll be visiting NOLA in a couple of weeks and would appreciate some advice about likely spots to hear live music. My tastes run to acoustic Americana, a touch of twang okay, bluesy too, and I already have a basic notion of the more touristy Dixieland scene from previous visits (all of them pre-Katrina). As examples of my interests I would mention the Nawlins-based musicians Mary Gauthier and Anders Osborne (or at least his folkier side). Thanks!
posted by Rain Man on Nov 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Thanksgiving in New Orleans

New Orleans Thanksgiving for out of towners? Restaurant recommendations needed! [more inside]
posted by batgrlHG on Sep 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Why are we planning New Year's Eve this early?

My friends and I trying to plan New Year's Eve. Help us figure out if New Orleans or Miami would be better... [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Aug 31, 2009 - 15 answers

New Orleans jog / walk trails & a hair saloon

New Orleans: looking for a hair saloon, places to jog, places to walk. [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Jul 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking Not to Melt in New Orleans in August

My erstwhile traveling companion and I are going to visit The Big Easy in the dead of August, specifically the 13th - 18th. What would be some activities we could do during the daylight hours to keep cool and out of the sun and are there still any Goth nights or the like to entertain us after dark? We are pale, Gothy types who have been to NOLA a few times but never this time of year.
posted by extraheavymarcellus on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined?

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Boulevards in New Orleans

What is the local term for those grassy areas that run down the middle of boulevards in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Jul 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to eat?

What are the best soul food/creole restaurants in New Orleans? I'm not looking for fancy restaurants, but rather places where anyone can afford to eat and the food can't be beat. (asking anonymously for surprise reasons)
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 14 answers


I have swarming formosan termites in between my kitchen window and the screen. I duct-taped the most obvious openings for them, and turned out the lights. What else should I do before the exterminator arrives tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on May 25, 2009 - 3 answers

What Church is this?

What church is this in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Good places to relax, eat, and drink in New Orleans?

Recommend places to eat, drink, relax, and generally take life slow while on vacation in New Orleans, please! [more inside]
posted by little_c on Apr 7, 2009 - 6 answers

BSG in NO?

I'm staying with a friend who has no cable in New Orleans. This Friday is the last episode of my beloved Battlestar Galactica. Is there anywhere in this city that would show the episode? Bars, coffee shops, gaming stores - I am not fussy, just nerdy.
posted by palindromic on Mar 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Cheap neighborhoods in New Orleans?

What are some fun neighborhoods to live in on the cheap in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Mar 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Gifts to represent ten cities for an anniversary.

Help me distill these ten cities/regions into a giftable essence: Boston, Maui, San Francisco, New Orleans, NYC/Hoboken, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Outer Banks NC, Central PA (Dutch Country), Columbus OH. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Feb 23, 2009 - 32 answers

Plan my roadtrip.

PlanMyRoadtrip Filter: Driving from St. Louis, MO to Brownsville, TX in 3 days. What should we do along the way? [more inside]
posted by lockestockbarrel on Feb 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Travel package recommendations to NoLa

Does anyone have any experience with book it . com ? More specifically their travel packages to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Feb 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Funky N'Awlins tips?

FreakyNewOrleansfilter: I'll be going to NOLA in March for four days. My travelling companion and I have never actually travelled together before (we usually spend all our time in his room, wink wink nudge nudge). I've gotten lots of tips/advice about lodging/activities/restaurants &etc. from previous AskMe threads, but here's the deal: I want to knock my companion's socks off with some kind of truly off-the-beaten-path, even-the-locals-don't-know-about-THIS thing. [more inside]
posted by CitizenD on Feb 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Heading to NO for a Bachelor Party, what should we do?

Give me your unique bachelor party ideas for New Orleans in late April [more inside]
posted by JakeTimberlake on Feb 4, 2009 - 9 answers

laissez les bon temps roulez

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest logistics questions for a first timer: [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Feb 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me get the most out of my Southern US road trip.

I have a follow-up to this Southern US road trip question. My route is firmed up, and I'd like recommendations for anything to see or skip between hotel stops. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jan 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Where to get hitched in NOLA?

Where should we get married in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Can you help me plan a roadtrip from New Orleans through the US South

Work is sending me to New Orleans in February. I've never been to the US South, and I'd like to extend my trip with a little road trip to get a sense of what makes the South unique and wonderful and especially photogenic. Can you help with suggestions? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Nov 19, 2008 - 15 answers

NOLA: Metairie Cemetery

I'm going to New Orelans next week, for the first time since 2001... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Know something about Rental cars? Know something about New Orleans?

I have a trip booked to South Carolina on October 17th. When we get there, we will be renting a car, driving to Alabama to visit family, and then finishing our trip in New Orleans. I'm looking for advice on how car rental agencies work w/ regards to reservations, and hotel/location/activity recommendations for first-time visitors to New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Sep 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Defend New Orleans: Lakeview v. ENOLA v. Algiers

Post-Katrina Recovery: I recently caught corners of Lakeview and New Orleans East. While Lakeview seemed more affluent and maybe older and more established, it didn't seem like it would have great advantages over NOE that would account for the relative degree to which it appeared that Lakeview was recovered compared to NOE. Is NOE really behind the curve in recovery and if so, why? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jul 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Gift for the New Orleans-bound?

NewOrleansFilter: What should I get for my girlfriend, who is going to New Orleans for the summer? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on May 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Is my Muffaletta mix safe to eat?

Can-I-Eat-This-filter: Is this jar of Muffaletta olive salad mix safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by melorama on May 11, 2008 - 24 answers

New Orleans - You know, for kids

Weekend in New Orleans with a 15-month-old - need shopping and eating recommendations. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Apr 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me learn about NOLA!

Can you recommend good books and/or movies about New Orleans? I'm about to move there and want to learn about the city before we arrive! [more inside]
posted by luazinha on Apr 24, 2008 - 18 answers

What cool things should I buy in New Orleans?

Going to be in New Orleans for the next 36 hours. Please recommend to me unique NOLA gifts I can bring back home to my friends and colleagues! [more inside]
posted by melorama on Apr 8, 2008 - 29 answers

gay guide to NOLA

Tell me about gay bars in New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Mar 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Or was it just a dude with long hair?

Did I see a woman playing on a men's basketball team on TV last night (2/15/08) around 8:30 pm ET? I think it was college ball though I could be mistaken, and I think the team was New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Visiting New Orleans to Volunteer

I think that I'm going to visit New Orleans in a few weeks to enjoy some nightlife and some culture, and also to get dirty, work hard, and help out in any way that I can. Specific questions about my plan inside. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Visiting the Big Easy

Recommendations for things to see and do for two people who've never been to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by LN on Dec 19, 2007 - 27 answers

Advice for Driving I-10 along the Gulf Coast?

RoadTripFilter: 2.5 days in New Orleans, followed by driving to Orlando. We're okay (about 85% set) with the endpoints, but we'd love advice on the road between, both on the road, and on food. Bonus New Orleans tour question at the end. [more inside]
posted by cobaltnine on Nov 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Playlist for a Memphis-New Orleans roadtrip

Short roadtrip from Memphis to New Orleans. Musical Selections? [more inside]
posted by madajb on Nov 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Travel Safely in New Orleans

How concerned do I need to be about my own safety when I visit New Orleans in early November? I'm a young woman, mostly touring the city alone. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Oct 10, 2007 - 18 answers

A family trip to volunteer in New Orleans?

My immediate family is considering making our holidays vacation a trip to New Orleans to do volunteer work, excavating houses, etc. Problem #1: We have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Sep 22, 2007 - 8 answers

port arthur to new orleans?

driving from port arthur to new orleans for my wife's birthday. can anyone recommend craftsfolk, artisans, jewelry or clothing designers along the way which could provide "that special gift" i am trying to find her? im relying on the "hive mind's" sense of "cool." go for it! i'd love to be able to arrive in some small town, check out some small shop and miraculously have that perfect something waiting there for her. any ideas? food suggestions welcome, too.
posted by oigocosas on Sep 16, 2007 - 5 answers

from sea to shining sea!

Driving cross-country from Southern CA to Atlanta with my best friend to drop her off at graphic design school. What to see? What to avoid? How to budget? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Aug 31, 2007 - 11 answers

cool crafts on louisiana road trip?

driving from port arthur to new orleans for my wife's 40th. can anyone recommend craftsfolk, artisans, jewelry or clothing designers along the way which could provide "that special gift" i am trying to find her? im relying on the "hive mind's" sense of "cool." go for it! i'd love to be able to arrive in some small town, check out some small shop and miraculously have that perfect something waiting there for her. any ideas?
posted by oigocosas on Aug 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Sazerac in Chicago?

Where to find a really good Sazerac in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by warhol on Apr 25, 2007 - 2 answers

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