If you’re happy and you know it…

A recent study ranks Louisiana as the happiest state in the U.S. Researchers’ findings resulted from the synthesis of two data sets: participants’ self-reported well being and another data set that took into account a state’s weather, home prices, and other factors that would point to a satisfactorily lifestyle. Continue reading

New Year’s Comfort

Did you know that Southern Comfort was created in New Orleans? The popular bourbon style whiskey was first produced by Irish bartender Martin Wilkes Heron (1850–1920), the son of a boat-builder. Legend says it was created and sold at McCauley’s Tavern at the corner of Richard and St. Peter Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Continue reading

New Orleans Rocks for NYE

People ask us all time, “is there anything to do in New Orleans for New Year’s Eve?” What? Are they kidding? This is the city that invented party! As unbelievable as the New Orleans party scene is throughout the year, New Years Eve tops the list for an “off the charts” experience. Continue reading

This just in: New Orleans Po-Boy Festival 2009 Winners

The third annual “save the po-boy”event held the Sunday before Thanksgiving had an enormous turnout this year; the unexpected runaway success of the still-new Po-Boy Festival (it’s only been two years since the first one) continued with more visitors and more restaurants participating than last year. Continue reading