• Written by Katy Reckdahl
  • Audio by Eve Abrams
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber


Levee Park

Along the river

Have a jog or cycle along this green hillock, which runs along the river for the most of the length of Carrollton.

Anthony Bean Community Theater

1333 S. Carrollton Ave

Local theater company with a performance schedule that incorporates many African American themes.

Old Carrollton City Hall.

Carrollton between Maple an Hampson

This neoclassical building is now a school.

Palmer Park

Carrollton & Claiborne Avenue.

The Arts Market of New Orleans hosts a fantastic arts market (imagine that) on this patch of green on the last Saturday of each month. Goes from 10am-4pm, and includes lots of food, music and family friendly conviviality.

Maple Street Bookshop

7523 Maple St
10am-6pm daily, til 5pm Sun

One of the loveliest independent bookstores in the city. Hosts lots of readings and other events that speak to those of a literary bent.

Frenchy Gallery

8319 Oak Street

One of the city’s two galleries for Frenchy, a local artist who captures New Orleans culture, music and street life in his vivid, energetic paintings.



8115 Jeannette St
11am-3pm & 5:30-9:30pm, Tue-Sat

Haute Southern cuisine served in a lovely historic home. The fantastic food is perhaps the best value for high-end gastronomy in the city.

Ba Chi Canteen

7900 Maple St
11am-2:30pm & 5:30-9pm Mon-Wed, til 10:00 pm Fri, 11am-3:30pm & 5:30-10pm Sat

The best cheap eats in New Orleans? If you’re into Vietnamese food done with a bit of a New Orleans twist, you better believe so. See our review here.


Maple Leaf Bar

8316 Oak St

We’re not sure if they let you graduate from Tulane if you haven’t gotten on stage and danced with Rebirth during their weekly Tuesday night show at the Maple Leaf. This raucous spot hosts excellent live music acts on a nightly basis, and while it can get crowded, seeing a show here, be it jazz, funk, brass or zydeco, is a quintessential Nola experience. Check their calendar for more information.

Snake & Jake’s Christmas Lounge

7612 Oak St

Does Snake’s ever close? OK, it technically does, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing this since everyone comes here around 4am after everything else has closed and you’re feeling like the bad decision train needs to take the scenic route to Regretsville. In other words, it’s a lot of fun.

Carrollton Station

8140 Willow Street

Live music and a local crowd that jags between Uptown residents, Tulane students and Jeff parish folk.

Cooter Brown’s

509 S. Carrollton
11am-3am daily, til 4am Fri & Sat

Cheap oysters, lots of sports on big screens and a great beer selection. Plus, the sandwiches kick all kinds of ass.

Our Local Publisher Partners

The Arts Council of New Orleans

The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.


WWNO, the NPR member station for New Orleans, serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting balanced news, thought provoking analysis, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content. We broadcast on 89.9 FM, and KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area as a public service of the University of New Orleans. All of WWNO’s programs, including its growing local news coverage, are available online at


WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.


Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.


As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

Southern Food

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.



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