On Halloween in the Quarter, the original VOODOOFEST celebrates its 21st year with drumming, dancing and a ceremony to honor the Ancestors. Meet the Voodoo Priestess who started it all.
- by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
- photos by Ellis Anderson and courtesy Brandi C. Kelley
I have been a French Quarter resident for 10 years and even though I have visited more than 40 countries - there is no place like home. I really want people to know the Quarter is a place where real people live. It's a place where misfits from all over come and find each other. We take care of each other, we are family. I wanted to show folks a very typical day in the quarter. Here's what I saw outside my door Monday, September 30.
West African monarch, His Majesty King Toffa IX, visits the French Quarter as part of a United States tour.
- by Ellis Anderson
After working 60 years at the French Quarter's famed Hotel Monteleone, Al Barras has become an institution - and the subject of an award-winning documentary.
- by Kirsten Reneau
- photos by Ellis Anderson and courtesy Full Armor Productions
Meet our FQJ "Libations" columnist who believes that with the right amount of respect, humility and luck, Lady New Orleans will embrace a visitor as one of her own.
- by Adam Tusin
- photos by Kerry Maloney and Ellis Anderson
Café Cour offers courtyard dining and a creative menu that draws from Louisiana's rich culinary history, delighting locals and visitors alike.
-by Reda Wigle
- photos by Ellis Anderson