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Details & Routes for St. Patrick's Day Festivities

If Carnival came and went too fast for you, you're in luck. St. Patrick's Day provides a mini-season of parades and partying over thenext two weeks. In the Quarter, Jim Monaghan’s St. Patrick’s Day rolls for the 33rd time. Uptown, expect a raucous time at the Irish Channel Parade, and the Downtown Irish Club Parade, an old school classic will cap it off. Plus, there will be block parties galore. Details and routes follow.

Where to Watch the Superbowl in NOLA

New England versus Seattle is not a particularly inspiring matchup for most New Orleanians. Still, it is the last game of the year, and many locals are finding solace in the ads. For those who decide to watch the game at the last minute, NoDef has compiled a list of some good gridiron bars. 

Parade Planner: Irish Channel St. Patrick's March, Block Parties

St. Patrick's Day doesn't arrive until Monday, but the weekend before the 17th is always filled with green in New Orleans. Today's gaelic get-down is Uptown, with the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade and a pair of block parties providing the prime festivities. Tonight, St. Joseph's Day is celebrated on the streets in the French Quarter

Pelicans Looking to Move Up in NBA Draft Lottery, Tracey's Watch Party Planned

New Orleans' NBA team may have ditched the Hornets moniker to get their Bayou State mojo working, but the Pelicans will hope to conjure one piece of the Bees' old magic tonight at the league's annual draft lottery. A year ago, the Hornets memorably beat the odds to land the number 1 pick, sending the Brow to the Crescent City. This year, the Pelicans will have to fight off some Magic to land the top spot.

Today in New Orleans 3.17.13

If you haven’t used up all your energy catching cabbage, find another green outfit and hit the streets for St. Patrick’s Day. From Finn McCool’s to the Ninth Ward, New Orleanians are doing it big. Mardi Gras Indians are showing off their feathers and beads for Super Sunday in Central City. On this day in 1999, famous piano man Eddie Bo lost all of his possessions in a fire that destroyed his home. Now, time to plan out your St. Pat’s.

Today in New Orleans 3.16.13

Find another green shirt to throw on, or you’ll definitely get pinched. Enjoy block parties, parades, and more to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On this day in 1999, local greats Roosevelt Sykes and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown were inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. Now, more to do this beautiful Saturday.

Block Out

Complete Uptown Guide to St. Patty's Day: Parasol's, Tracey's, Salu, and the Irish House

New Orleans' roots are French and Spanish, but at this time of year, everyone seems more in tune with their Irish heritage. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and The Irish House, Parasol's, and Tracey's are readying themselves for Celtic chaos.

Cafe Reconcile Comes in First at Oyster's Jubilee

Yesterday’s Oyster Jubilee in the French Quarter satisfied hungry hoards, but two po’boys stuck out amongst their crispy competitors. Cafe Reconcile (1631 Oretha Castle Haley) and Tracey’s (2604 Magazine) took home first and second place, respectively. All participating restaurants helped raise money for Louisiana’s fishermen, one of the state’s most valuable natural resources. 

Parasol's Owner Passes, Benefit Planned for Saturday

The Irish Channel mourns the loss of Parasol’s owner John Hogan, who passed away in his sleep on Christmas Eve. The Florida-born transplant married into the city, but Hogan and his wife Thea quickly became neighborhood fixtures after taking over the beloved bar and restaurant. Parasol’s (2533 Constance) is hosting a benefit for the Hogan family on Saturday.

NoDef Nods: Drinks

What's Hot, and What's Next

Despite the happy hours of research, the drink list is one of our favorites to make, and 2011 was an exciting year. The more things change, the more they stay the same, and we found ourselves putting Tracey's and Parasol's, & Shamrock and Rock n Bowl all on our lists. Likewise, 2011 saw the rise of mixology, and in 2012, we're looking for the backlash against mixology. So, read on to the full list.

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