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Artist Journey Allen Gallery Studio
1474 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 400-7224
Located in the historic 7th Ward Community, our vibrant and cozy venue is perfect for your special occasions: Private Paint & Sip Parties, Birthday Celebrations, Engagement Parties, Meetings, Workshops, Solo Artist Exhibitions, Community Gatherings, Fundraising Events and more. Ask about our kids party packages complete with Face painting and hosted by Blue-Berry the Clown.
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Bayou Breakfast
3111 Grand Rte Saint John St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-9129
Inside Bayou Breakfast, there’s a diner counter, a collection of tables and booths and a décor mixing cartoon images of alligators and bayou scenes with stylized photos of the Villavasos’ own children. They plan to add outdoor seating as well. The menu is an extensive roster of mostly breakfast and brunch dishes, plus a few po-boys. Creole flavors are prominent, with beignets drizzled with chocolate sauce, catfish and grits and BBQ shrimp among the options. There are conventional breakfast plates, and also vegan versions with scrambled tofu, and the kitchen…
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Big Shirley's
1845 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 949-2959
OUR MISSION: We are committed to offering our customers the best in fresh, local, and seasonal food.
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Brooks Seahorse Saloon
1648 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-218-4217
Live venue bar in New Orleans!! We are located right across the street from the fairgrounds!! Come out and see us for cheap drinks and live music! (from Facebook.com)
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Canseco's Esplanade Market
3135 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-322-2594
Canseco’s Metairie Market was founded in February 2005 by New Orleans local Sinesio Canseco. Canseco spent his whole life working in the grocery business and in 2005, his dream of owning his own grocery store finally became a reality. After Hurricane Katrina, Canseco opened his doors to the neighborhood faster than any other grocery store in the area. Word spread fast about this small grocery store being open and this truly helped get Canseco’s name out to the public.‚Äč In 2007, Canseco opened a second grocery store located on Esplanade…
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Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-944-5515
Fair Grounds Race Corse & Slots of New Orleans is America’s third-oldest racetrack, with thoroughbred racing, slots, simulcasting year-round, and video poker/OTB locations across Louisiana! The track is located in New Orleans and also houses a 600-game slots casino. Fair Grounds annually hosts a number of major events that are part of the fabric of the city’s rich cultural history, including Thanksgiving Day racing, the Louisiana Derby and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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Langston Hughes Academy
3519 Trafalger Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-373-6251
Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) changes the way children eat, learn, and live at five FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans. Our aim is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families, and school community, by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs. We work to create a strong and vibrant school community where students are engaged in experiential learning through hands-on kitchen and garden classes and special events, and where students are provided with healthy,…
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Liuzza's by the Track
1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 218-7888
One of New Orleans’ Top 10 Joints “The quintessential neighborhood joint, located just steps from New Orleans Fair Grounds, Liuzza’s is the natural place for Mid-City locals and horserace enthusiasts to congregate. Patrons slap one another on the back in welcome, laughter rolls off the walls, and visitors from other neighborhoods and other states watch the characters, listen to their stories and enjoy the great food that Billy cooks.” For great taste and quality dining, you’re always in the winner’s circle at Liuzza’s by the Track. We go to great…
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Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
3125 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 948-1717
Nice space. Great food. Amazing wine. Outdoor Patio – because everything in life should be convertible. Pizza • Pasta • Salads • Paninis • Full Bar We Deliver-Lunch & Dinner!
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Pirogues
2565 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 948-6349
Great food, drinks, music, frozen daiquiris in Mid-City by the Fairgrounds.
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Santa Fe Restaurant
3201 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 948-0077
Santa Fe was established in the 80’s by German Chef Mark Hollger and his wife Wendy at 801 Frenchmen, it quickly developed an important folllowing as it served the best margaritas and unique Southwestern cuisine with European flair. Today, the tradition lives on at 3201 Esplanade Avenue under new passionate ownership, still serving the very best margaritas prepared only with the freshest ingredients and top quality tequilas daily, a very rich up-to-date menu including new Latin and Spanish creations as well as the unique classic “Santa Fe” dishes, thus appealing…
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Spice Bar & Grill
2005 N. Broad
New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 309-7105
Where the Grown & Sexy go to Spice up their nights
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
3421 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 is located near the end of Esplanade Avenue, near Bayou St. John. The cemetery had its beginnings in 1848 when an Act was passed by Legislature in March of that year under which the City Council privileged the Cathedral wardens to establish a new cemetery. The next year, 1849, the wardens bought from Felix Labatut a tract of land on Esplanade near Bayou St. John. The price was $15,000 and the wardens used money that the City had set aside…
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Swirl Sensational Wines
3143 Ponce de Leon St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 304-0635
Swirl Sensational Wines is a groovy little wine bar and wine shop in the Faubourg St. John neighborhood of New Orleans. (Facebook)
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The Half Shell On The Bayou
2517 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 558-4403
Former owner of Cafe Negril, Mark Johari Lawes, opens The Half Shell On The Bayou. Oyster Bar & Grill Raw and Charbroiled Oysters Steaks
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Toast Fairgrounds
1845 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 351-3664
Toast is a neighborhood bakery where you can sit at the breakfast bar while sipping a cafe au lait and enjoying an omelet or you can grab a coffee and cinnamon roll on your way to work. All breads, jams, custards, and curds are made in house daily.
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Whiskey & Sticks
2513 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 444-8454
Offering the finest, Premium liquors and the smoothest cigars.

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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

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 WWNO.org.

WWOZ

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.

PRC

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.

NOMA

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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