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Mexican Standoff

NOLA's Many Opportunities to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo



With all the fleur-de-lis decorating New Orleans, it is evident that the city puts our French heritage in the spotlight. So, finding a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, can be a bit tricky. NoDef has a list of all the specials and parties honoring the holiday tonight.


Emeril's Carnival Cocktails (Recipes)


What is Carnival without a cocktail… or three? In honor of the season, the folks at Emeril’s New Orleans restaurants are rolling out some Mardi Gras specials on their list of libations. If you’re too busy with glue gunning your costume to make it out for a drink, you can still enjoy one at home. Recipes follow.


Decadence Daily: 9.06.15


Southern Decadence is peaking today. In the afternoon, all eyes will be on the annual walking parade. But, once the sun drops the real party gets going. Underwear Disco Dance, The Block Party, and a bear bash are just a few of the offerings. Click through for the details.


Decadence Daily: 9.05.15


Southern Decadence is in full blast and the scene at Bourbon and St. Ann is like a neon rainbow on acid. However, there is plenty to do beyond the official events on the Lavender Line. All over downtown, bars are hosting parties, dancers, and lots of divas. Click on through for today’s list.


Mex Flex: Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NOLA


NOLA loves a reason to celebrate, but as a City, we tend to focus on our French roots. So, finding a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, can be a bit tricky. NoDef has a list of all the specials and parties honoring the holiday tonight.


10 Bars to Watch the Saints' NFL Draft


The Saints are entering the 2015 NFL Draft with two first round picks and nine opportunities overall. They also have plenty of holes to fill. Who Dats can’t make the picks for them, but we can watch and get a taste of the Black n’ Gold four months before the season. Football is better with friends. So, NoDef put together a list of ten places to check out the action.


In the Groove

Record Store Day Spins Through NOLA



Vinyl is much more than a medium. To the faithful, the record is a religion and every April, a holy day is celebrated. Today (4.18), Record Store Day brings a bevy of new and special edition releases nationwide. The Day also provides a reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available.


Full Force in MidCity

Bars, Parties, & Specials Along Endymion's Route



Carnival pros have their spots staked out on the uptown parade route, sometimes for generations. However, Endymion rolls on a different path. MidCity presents a separate set of bars and bathrooms for bead-catchers to frequent. NoDef committed a handy list of venues and specials to check out.


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