Eat Like Homer Simpson in New Orleans

Eat Like Homer Simpson in New Orleans

The definitive “how to eat in NOLA” guide has come out, and we have The Simpsons to thank for it. In the episode Lisa Gets the Blues, we are treated to an all out NOLA binge eating extravaganza lead by Homer Simpson. If you want to recreate Homer’s gastrointestinal iron man challenge, you can use the helpful map below, which includes all of the establishments mentioned in the episode and the exact dish Homer enjoyed. Homer seemed to complete the…

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Enjoy a Fancy Meal in New Orleans

Enjoy a Fancy Meal in New Orleans

Friends traveling to NOLA often ask me for recommendations for fancy, fine-dining meals. There’s so many great restaurants that’s it’s hard to make a short list. But, I’m doing it anyway… Cochon – the review of Cochon in the New York Times describe it as “a Cajun tradition of whole-pig boucherie, producing cured, smoked, pressed and shredded delicacies“. Every meal I’ve had at Cochon has been delicious and filling, although it probably isn’t the ideal destination for vegans. Pêche – A James Beard award-winning restaurant…

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Every Month Offers a Reason to Visit New Orleans

Every Month Offers a Reason to Visit New Orleans

I get asked a lot, “when is the best time to visit New Orleans?” After experiencing New Orleans year round, I can only respond that any time of the year can be great, you just need to optimize for your preferences in terms of weather, crowds, and craziness. The first part of each year is festival season, with temperatures averaging 55 degrees in January and reaching 75 degrees in May. The city fills with tourists, parades, and parties… all great…

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Tips for Surviving Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Tips for Surviving Mardi Gras in New Orleans

I’ll start by saying this article is actually about surviving the full Mardi Gras season that starts on January 6 (King’s Day / Feast of the Epiphany) and runs-up to Fat Tuesday, the single day of Mardi Gras in New Orleans (a different calendar day each year, but always the day before Ash Wednesday).  If you’re looking to maximize your festival experience, arrive in NOLA no later than the Saturday prior to Mardi Gras and stay through Ash Wednesday. King Cake For those that…

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Tips for Californians Visiting New Orleans

Tips for Californians Visiting New Orleans

Over the last couple of years I found myself making many trips from the Bay Area of California to one of my favorite cities, New Orleans, Louisiana.  There are plenty of resources that talk about all of the amazing things to experience in New Orleans (great music everywhere, delicious food, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, parades, museums, swamps, and pretty much non-stop fun), so I wanted to create tips for my California friends to adjust to the less-discussed…

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Announcing House of Toxins NOLA

Announcing House of Toxins NOLA

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.  Everywhere else is Cleveland.” ― Tennessee Williams Laissez les bons temps rouler! It is with great excitement we announce House of Toxins has expanded to include a New Orleans location! House of Toxins NOLA is located in the Marigny, just 4 blocks from the amazing music venues at Frenchman Street, a short 9 block stumble from the French Quarter, and a mile away from the famous beignets of Cafe Du Monde….

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Kegerator is Online Again!

Kegerator is Online Again!

The kegerator has been refilled!  Details are always available on the “On Tap” page, but the House of Toxins is now offering Drake’s Denogginizer for our hoppy IPA-loving friends, and Drake’s Black Robusto Porter for those preferring a darker, chocolatey malt flavor.  Cheers!