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New Orleans

First Listen

Honoring a New Orleans Musical Legend

A new album pays tribute to the late Allen Toussaint

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City Portrait

More Photos from The Soul of New Orleans

The city has been through hell, but somehow the heart of this town is still beating

Why We Love the Gulf

Jimmy Buffett Drinks Here

The Margaritaville mogul toasts the Gulf Coast bars he loves the most

Arts

Conservation on Canvas

New Orleans wildlife artist Alex Beard champions conservation beyond the canvas

Weekend Agenda

See the Crescent City in a New Light

Joan Griswold’s new exhibition of paintings evokes the spirit of New Orleans

Celebrate the South

Savor the Bread Pudding Soufflé at Commander’s Palace

A signature New Orleans dish you can count on

Food & Drink

Blue Crab Beignets

Two beloved New Orleans foods come together in one knockout party bite

Drinks

The Commander’s Palace Bloody Mary

This bloody good drink is one of nearly 60 recipes in a new book about the South’s favorite brunch cocktail

Drinks

Vieux Carré: A NOLA Original

One of the few Crescent City cocktails you can still order in the bar where it was born

Drinks

Three New Twists on the Classic Hurricane

A few updates to a Bourbon Street favorite

Drinks

Nighttripper: The Flask Cocktail

A pocket concoction from New Orleans bartender Chris Hannah

Arts & Culture

Mardi Gras for Man’s Best Friend

A NOLA krewe for canines celebrates 25 years of dressed-up dogs—and animal-welfare fundraising

City Guide

Classic Crescent City Eats

These old-school NOLA restaurants are so good they’ve become rites of passage

City Guide

New Orleans, Louisiana

Living it up in the Big Easy

Travel

New Orleans: At a Glance

Get to know the Big Easy

Anatomy of a Classic

Strawberries and Dumplings

Strawberries come early in Louisiana, and New Orleans pastry chef Kelly Fields makes the most of them in her one-skillet dessert

Food & Drink

The Big E

Before the TV shows, the cookware, “Bam!,” and the rest, Emeril Lagasse was a young chef taking over the venerable Commander’s Palace, the launching pad for a career that would change the food world forever. Now, with his first new New Orleans spot in nearly two decades, he’s back to doing what he really loves

Drinks

Slush Fun

Reclaiming the integrity of the frozen drink

Drinks

Cordial Comeback

Toast the South’s liqueur legacy with a homemade version of Southern Comfort

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Arts & Culture

Easy Does It

The season’s rich florals and velvets look right at home amid the spellbinding charms of New Orleans