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Please note this is one of our most popular blog posts originally published in October 2019. It was updated on 6/1/20 with links to restaurants that have re-opened during Phase 1 of the city's reopening plan! Enjoy.

New Orleanians are nothing if not opinionated about their preferred restaurants and go-to dishes. And we’re right there with them. But it can be difficult to keep up, between new eateries popping up all over town and the neighborhood haunts we like to frequent on a regular basis. Of course, that’s a good problem to have – because it means there’s always something delicious around the corner.

Here’s our take on a few New Orleans neighborhoods and some spots that stand out – whether new and notable, or

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Check out some of the best things to do in New Orleans this summer. These are our favorites, and there’s something for everyone!

Essence Festival: July 5 – 7, 2019

Known as "the party with a purpose", Essence Festival is produced by Essence Communications, and celebrates African-American musical talent, culture, food, and fashion. Held every 4th of July weekend in New Orleans since its inception in 1995, the festival now attracts and inspires over a half million attendees annually. 2019 marks its 25th anniversary with three jam-packed days of concert series, celebrity speakers, and empowerment seminars, all showcasing the best talent and biggest names in entertainment. Special highlights this year include a visit and conversation with

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka ‘Jazz Fest’, is a favorite event for locals and something every tourist should experience. Internationally known for celebrating the music, culture, and cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana, it takes place annually during the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Jazz Fest is legendary for its wide appeal and amazing variety of music, featuring the best in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And it all takes place on multiple stages and in a variety of tents spread out across the Fair Grounds Race Course, which straddles the delightfully tree-lined Bayou St. John, Mid-City and Gentilly neighborhoods of

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1) Keep your money where it is

Don’t move your money around 6 months before you’re ready to buy a home. Instead, keep it where it is and limit big ticket items. Lenders look at your spending habits when determining what type of loan you’ll get.

2) Get pre-approved for your home loan

There’s a difference between pre-qualified and pre-approved. Make sure you’re pre-approved. That will not only make buying a home a lot easier but will allow you to compete if there are multiple offers on the table.

3) Know your borders

Consider getting a survey done before you buy your home so that you know exactly where your property ends and your neighbor's property begins. This way you can know exactly where to build that amazing wrought iron fence.

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With so many great spots to catch the big game, we had to create a blog series to list them all. If you missed the beginning, go back and read part one here and part two here. Now, let's look at the rest of the best sports bars in New Orleans.

Ernst Cafe - 600 South Peters Street

Found just two blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center, this is an excellent spot to catch the game. You can relax and have a few drinks while enjoying a bite to eat and the big game at the same time. They even have a private facility for 50 to 500 people.

Corner Oyster Bar and Grill - 500 St. Peter Street

Serving up Cajun and Creole dishes, this is a great bar for watching the game. They have 16 TVs and plenty of sports on each TV every single day.


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 Continuing on from part one of this blog series, here's a look at more of the best sports bars in New Orleans.

The Avenue Pub - 1732 St. Charles Avenue

A great choice for those in the Uptown or Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, The Avenue Pub offers plenty of beer and plenty more. It's one of the best spots and they are open 24/7 with more than 40 beers to try. Enjoy the big game here and don't forget to try one of their excellent dishes.

Bayou Beer Garden - 326 North Jefferson Davis Parkway

A Mid-City classic offering a great choice for beer with more than 75 choices, the Bayou Beer Garden also provides a great spot for the big game.

Cooter Brown's - 509 South Carrollton Avenue

One of the best spots for catching the

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Football season is right around the corner and baseball is just starting to get exciting. Before you know it, basketball and hockey will be back, too. With so many sports to watch, you need to know where to go in New Orleans to enjoy the big game.

New Orleans is home to several excellent sports bars. Since there are so many, we decided to split this blog post into a series. This is part one of three for the best sports bars in New Orleans. Let's get started!

Henry's Bar - 5101 Magazine Street

If you live in the Uptown/Garden District area, this is the spot for you. It's a local favorite for catching the Saints game and cheap beer. Henry's has been around for more than 110 years and provides a great atmosphere with good food and plenty of

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Do you want to take your four-legged friend with you to the bar? New Orleans is home to a number of pet-friendly bars perfect for you and your best friend.

The city is very pet-friendly all around and there are some good places to enjoy time with your dog without any worries. From the many parks to the sidewalks to the levees to the local watering holes, you can enjoy all types of fun with your dog in New Orleans.

Here are a few of the top bars you can enjoy that are pet-friendly.

Garden District Pub

Found in the Lower Garden District, this is a spot you can enjoy with your dog. They offer a daily happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, along with midnight madness every night, as well. You can stop in to watch the big game on one of their many TVs or

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The French Quarter is so full of great places to dine; it's hard to find the right spot. The main roads are packed with restaurants. Here are some of the top choices found off the main streets.

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse - 716 Iberville Street

A steakhouse serving lunch and dinner, Dickie Brennan's offers a twist on the prime steaks on the menu. They have been named as One of the Top Steakhouses in the entire country by Travel & Leisure and by USA Today. You can enjoy their incredible happy house or dine in the subterranean main dining room, which is the only one in the city.

Croissant D'or Patisserie - 617 Ursulines Avenue

A French bakery, sandwich shop and pastry shop, Croissant D'or Patisserie is a top spot for all kinds of savory and

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The French Quarter houses some of the best New Orleans restaurants. Since there are so many of them, it requires more than just one post. Here's a look at the top French Quarter restaurants found on Royal Street.

Brennan's - 417 Royal Street

A more formal type of restaurant, Brennan's serves Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. They are known for the Creole, Seafood and Local cuisine. They also offer gluten-free options.

Brennan's offers an old-world charm throughout the dining rooms, along with plenty of history. It's an experience every local should have at least once and visitors should have high on their list.

Mr. B's Bistro - 201 Royal Street

Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, Mr. B's offers Contemporary and Cajun

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