Questions and Answers about New Orleans

Questions and Answers about New Orleans

Today’s episode is a question and answer show where I answer questions from listeners like you. These are always fun and cover a wide range of topics.

I like to do Q&A shows about once a quarter. We get so many new listeners, as well as members of our Facebook group and Patreon community, that it is a good chance to get you involved. I also find them challenging, and sometimes, they result in ideas for future episodes.

As always, one perk of being a Patron is that your questions come first on these episodes.


Sunset Chasers

Need help planning a trip to New Orleans? Mallory and Allison, two New Orleans locals, are the travel advisors behind Sunset Chasers and they can help you plan the perfect vacation to New Orleans. Let them help you make those vacations dreams a reality by scheduling a 30-min consultation call. behind bourbon street listeners save 15% with code BEYOND15.

I used to offer travel planning services, but had to stop as the podcast grew and my kids got more involved in extracurriculars. I’ve been looking for a partner with a similar view on New Orleans, and I think I’ve found them in Mallory and Allison. There prices are actually lower than mine were for a similar service, and they are able to offer a wider range of help if you want a done-for-you experience.

Check them out and let me know how it goes. You can find them at

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

Starting on October 20, 2022 and running through January 22nd the Historic New Orleans Collection will present an exhibit entitled Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean. While we call the original city the French Quarter, there is an amazing amount of Spanish influence there. The exhibit will include more than 125 pieces from THNOCs own collection as well as from other museums in the United States and Spain. For more, listen to episode 168, then go to to plan your trip.


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If you love the podcast, the Facebook group and the work I’m doing please consider becoming a monthly supporter. Find out more at

We have perks at all levels, and if you join at the $10 level or higher, we’ll mention you on an episode.

My Book

I have a book! The Beyond Bourbon Street Insider’s Guide to New Orleans officially released on May1st.

You can find it online at major retailers like Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and more.

In New Orleans, Octavia Books, Blue Cypress have it, as well as The OW, a store located at 2850 Magazine, Fleurty Girl in the French Quarter has it, as does NOLA T-Shirt Club on Magazine.

NOLA T-Shirt Club also has copies available in their online shop, and those are autographed by me. Some are signed by my girls as well, who played a big part in bringing the book to life.

If you love the show, the, podcast, and New Orleans, please consider picking up a copy. For more on the book, check out episode 157.


4:30 Not long ago I read the book Rising Tide by John M Barry. About the great flood of 1927. Do you have any knowledge of the fact that the levee was broken to help save NO, but it destroyed the St Bernard Parish area? Any chance of a podcast on the river’s history?

7:50 Have you heard anything about when/if Madame John’s Legacy will open again?

12:20 Ideas for single travel in New Orleans? I love the idea of a singles group travel option or suggestions for a fun, cost-effective, and safe experience for a solo traveler! Listen to episode 45

20:35 Will be in New Orleans the week leading up to Christmas. 1. Do you have any book signings scheduled? 2. I think, based on what I’ve read, Caroling in Jackson Square would be awesome. Have you ever been and if so, would you recommend?

29:19 How can people from out of town get involved with a Krewe?

Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide

Mardi Gras Organizations

33:50 Skyline, architecture, history of CBD buildings.

First buildings with elevators, first buildings with electricity etc.?

52:32 I’ve been to New Orleans a handful of times and back for my 50th birthday first weekend in December. As I dream about muffulettas, they are simply the best – where is the best Muffaletta? (Is it muffaletta or muffuletta?)

Also, we are staying in the Marigny – what are things and eats not to be missed in the area?

1:01:53 Maybe an episode on NOCCA? Great program, world-class alumni.

1:03:39 Any thoughts on self guided bike rides around town over the holidays. Off the beaten path but safe and away from lots of traffic. Too much to ask?

1:06:46 Recommendations on where to eat for non-seafood eating vegetarians that will also make meat eaters happy. Check out episode 31.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who submitted a question for this week’s show. Thanks also to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast.

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New Orleans is so much more than the Bourbon Street scenes you may have seen–– it’s a 300-year-old city made up of vibrant neighborhoods, diverse populations, and traditions layered upon each other.
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