Food and Drink

Can't Make it to New Orleans? Watch This Bourbon Street Live Stream Instead

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Bob Sacha / Getty
Bob Sacha / Getty

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an event like no other. It wasn’t the first Mardi Gras in America, but it’s definitely the biggest (more than a million flocking tourists), rowdiest (more than $800 million spent on the celebration alone) and most storied. For those of us at home feeling major FOMO because we couldn’t pause our lives on a Tuesday to party in the Big Easy, all hope is not lost: Webcams are live streaming all the Mardi Gras action.

Admittedly, a live camera that’s constantly watching us is an Orwellian nightmare. But you know what? When you’re holed up at home or work and wishing you were out in the French Quarter partaking in all the revelry, it seems less bad. Kind of.

Once you get over that creepy feeling, you can tune into the New Orleans EarthCam feed. One is positioned on the Cat’s Meow balcony (with another inside to watch people sing karaoke), and another camera gives viewers a second angle of Bourbon Street. Watch the paraders in elaborate outfits toss beads, or view from a safe distance the guy who will inevitably break one or all of Mardi Gras’ unspoken rules.

EarthCam runs the New Orleans feeds and others around the world year around. Mardi Gras is by far the most interesting night to watch, though. So go ahead and shake off the creepiness of being a voyeur. Start up the feed, make yourself a New Orleans Mardi Gras cocktail and transport your mind to Bourbon Street.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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