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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by oigocosas
on Aug 29, 2007 -
Fun roadtrippy songs that mention the states of Louisiana and/or Alabama (or cities therin) prominently? Bonus: showtunes that do so! [more inside]
posted by elkerette
on Mar 23, 2007 -
Where can I buy pounds of Indian mustard seed (Brassica juncea)? We need it for a phytoremediation project in New Orleans and all of the seed suppliers in our area (NC) don't carry it. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by barometer
on Feb 26, 2007 -
I've recently broken off a 2-year relationship and come to New Orleans as a disaster relief worker (housing inspector). I'll be here for 6 months or might move permanently if things work out. I need help finding places to go, things to do and nice people to meet to help take my mind away from the old life and begin anew. [more inside]
posted by Jonasio
on Dec 19, 2006 -
I've fallen in love with this rendition of "O Holy Night"
[MP3] from last week's episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
. Now I want a whole Christmas album in that style - either already made or individual songs to make a mix. Any recommendations? I particularly like how the song is still totally recognizable and pleasant, despite having lots of soul to it and cool improvisations. Thanks!
posted by rorycberger
on Dec 15, 2006 -
My fiancee and I are thinking about getting married in New Orleans. Advice? Is it still in bad enough shape that this is a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on May 17, 2006 -
Jazzfest in New Orleans: tips for a first time visitor? It's been asked before (pre-Katrina) and I've bookmarked all the New Orleans threads, but I'm asking again just in case. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist
on Mar 26, 2006 -
What do non-New Orleanians think about the city and the damage? Is it worth rebuilding? Are you really sick of hearing about it? What do people say about it? [more inside]
posted by honeydew
on Mar 2, 2006 -
Vegetarian in New Orleans. I will be there during Mardi Gras, and need to find some good chow. (The previous question tagged with vegetarian and New Orleans was pretty disappointing). I will be in Jefferson Parish, mainly, and on a pretty tight budget.
Also needed- recommendations for good record stores in the Big Easy. I will be there next week.
posted by klangklangston
on Feb 22, 2006 -
Say you're basically a vegan, and needed to prepare for an extended dairy/eggs-included period... [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Feb 21, 2006 -
TravelFilter: Any advice for traveling to New Orleans over spring break with college students for a service project? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Feb 20, 2006 -
Short-term accommodations in New Orleans, preferably home-stay or something budget-friendly? Not your average story. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte
on Feb 5, 2006 -
Dear NOLAfites: I have the opportunity to go to New Orleans for 2 weeks in February. The kicker is that I'll have to make it a sort of working vacation... [more inside]
posted by missmobtown
on Jan 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for a charity related to rebuilding New Orleans to donate to as a gift to someone that used to live there and was heartbroken by the hurricane aftermath. The Red Cross or United Way seem too big and non-specific. I'd like to give to something with a bit more direct impact on improving things there. Suggestions?
posted by mathowie
on Dec 23, 2005 -
I'm a New Orleans resident who's going home the second they let me. I want more than anything to be as helpful as possible in rebuilding the city. What is the city going to need? [more inside]
posted by honeydew
on Sep 21, 2005 -
The Red Cross requires a three-week hitch, getting me back two days too late for my calendar. FEMA doesn't want help
. I'm told that there are organizations across the country who are looking for volunteers to help with all manner of aid for Katrina victims. I just need a floor to sleep on and three squares, and I'll work 18 hours days feeding dogs or helping people fill out paperwork or cook food or whatever. Can anybody point me to some such organizations?
posted by waldo
on Sep 13, 2005 -
I am looking for a recording of a recent radio interview with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on radio with WWL's Garland Robinette. The interview took place sometime around 6 or 6:30 am UTC (- or roughly a half hour to an hour ago as I am posting this), and is the most amazing thing I've ever heard from a politician. Some quick-on-the-draw person must have recorded it. [more inside]
posted by taz
on Sep 2, 2005 -
: I don't understand most kinds of violence, but seldom am I as baffled as in this case: why would one fire at a medical convoy performing rescue work, as has reportedly happened in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Sep 1, 2005 -
I am going to New Orleans in October. Can anyone recommend good places to stay and things to do?
posted by mystic cheezewhiz
on Feb 28, 2005 -
Speaking of New Orleans
, I am going to Mardi Gras with some friends but would like some off-the-beaten-path suggestions for things to do. Stuff like jazz, cemeteries, unique cuisine, etc. (with no major budgetary concerns).
From my memory of MG 2000, Bourbon Street gets pretty old pretty quickly.
posted by bikergirl
on Jan 25, 2005 -
New Orleans. I'm going next week with a couple of friends to celebrate New Year's. While we plan on doing some of the typical touristy stuff (Cafe du Monde, Bourbon St., Preservation Hall, etc...), I was wondering if there was anything some locals (or non-locals familiar with the city) can recommend that's off the beaten path. [MI] [more inside]
posted by AlisonM
on Dec 23, 2004 -
Inspired by the success of my Disney thread
, I'm asking for more tourism advice. We're going to New Orleans next weekend. We're staying near Bourbon Street, and I'd like to see some good live music, in the bluesy-rock and/or Zydeco genres. Any ideas on that, or other must sees?
posted by MrMoonPie
on Apr 30, 2004 -
I will be making my first trip to the US in late April and it will involve a two night stop in New Orleans. So - what is there to do in the 'Big Easy'? I understand there is the heritage of the French Quarter and the jazz of Bourbon Street. But, beyond the blues and the mardi gras, what should I go see?
posted by metaxa
on Feb 10, 2004 -
Healthy restaurant options in the Big Easy? I'm visiting New Orleans for a week with family, and I've been warned that the place should be called "the Big Greasy." Does anyone have recommendations for fresher, greener eating options? I've seen sites dedicated to helping people pick restaurants, but I'm hoping some here have personal Nawlins experience.
posted by squirrel
on Jan 12, 2004 -
So, what's there to do for a few strapped-for-cash college students in New Orleans on the week around New Year's?
posted by lychee
on Dec 25, 2003 -