• About this episode

    • episode1

      When it comes to seriously delicious food, not many cities can hold a candle to New Orleans. This lively southern city is a multicultural melting pot of flavors, and no food better exemplifies this diversity than gumbo. Combining French, Spanish, German, West African, and Choctaw ingredients and culinary practices, gumbo truly gives you a taste of Louisiana’s history. In the season four premiere episode of Out in GayCities, Instagram “gaylebrities” Max Emerson and Kyle Krieger take on New Orleans to discover just what it takes to make a real Louisiana gumbo. The catch? They must face off against two New Orleans natives in an attempt to make the perfect roux (the base of any great gumbo) while blindfolded!


  • In this episode

    • Probably This

      Matt & Beau (@ProbablyThis)
      Matt Armato and Beau Ciolino created Probably This, a food and cooking blog from their home in New Orleans. Beau is a food writer and photographer who spends his time decorating cakes, getting lost in the Internet, and using the term "craft cocktail" too often. Matt has backgrounds in writing and in the food and beverage industry. He has a special interest in wine and cocktails, and he's pretty good at decorating a room.

    • Langlois

      Chef Amy Sins, Langlois NOLA
      Chef Amy Sins is a born-and-raised South Louisiana girl with Cajun and Creole cooking woven into her culinary DNA. The Gulf Coast region serves as her pantry and she cooks with passion and enthusiasm using native ingredients and local food traditions – from boucherie to bayou, rice fields to roux, cypress-filled swamps to seafood. Langlois is not your run-of-the-mill New Orleans cooking class or a kitschy Cajun/Creole restaurant for tourists. Langlois offers one-of-a-kind dining experiences for adventurous eaters and the culinary curious. From mis en place to plate, Langlois' chefs take diners on a journey through the history and ingredients of Louisiana's unique cuisine. Langlois is more than a meal, a restaurant, or a cooking class – we deliver fun New Orleans dining at its finest!.


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    • episode2

      When people think about the fabulous city of New Orleans, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the colorful Mardi Gras celebration. The holiday, which has been celebrated in New Orleans since the early 1700s, now draws over 1.2 million people annually (three times the city's population). In episode two of Out in GayCities season four, Max Emerson and Kyle Krieger learn about the history of the Krewe of Armeinius, a New Orleans-based organization whose mission it is to preserve the traditions of gay Mardi Gras. Watch as the duo explore the krewe's costume den and then face off in an epic battle royale!


  • In this episode

    • The Krewe of Armeinius

      The Krewe of Armeinius
      One of the oldest gay Krewes in NOLA, the Krewe of Armeinius aims for the preservation and education of the traditions and customs of gay Mardi Gras. Each year they throw the Mardi Gras Bal Masque to preserve these traditions (and have a lot of fun). They've also won many first place awards for their Mardi Gras day costumes

    • Bourbon House

      Oyster Shucking at Bourbon House
      Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu. Enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes at New Orleans' premier oyster bar and seafood restaurant. And Bourbon House is also more than just a name—the restaurant offers New Orleans' most extensive and impressive selection of small batch and single barrel bourbons, a delicious Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch, and the one and only New Orleans Bourbon Society.


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    • episode3

      New Orleans is rich with dance and music history. Second line parades are one of the best ways for locals and tourists to experience one of the city's greatest traditions. Modern second lining is still a part of the city's cultural heritage and parades are held year-round at a variety of events in the city. In this episode, Max Emerson and Kyle Krieger go on a New Orleans scavenger hunt to follow their fire, follow their fun, and follow their rhythm. Watch at the duo learn to cast glass, take a bike tour of the city, and get a second line lesson from Darryl "Dancing Man 504" Young!


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    • Darryl

      Darryl "Dancing Man 504" Young
      Darryl is a Second Line Dancer trying to bring the world's attention to dance. When tourists came here to NOLA, Darryl tells them "shake what your momma gave ya ". So they do, because they feel free & besides, who doesn't want to have fun? You can find Darryl in Second Line Parades all over the city of New Orleans.

    • Mitchell Goudet

      Mitchell Gaudet, Studio Inferno
      This unique art and glass blowing studio housed in New Orleans’ ARabi neighborhood is well known throughout the city for its signature hot glass pieces. Studio Inferno is home to multiple artist workspaces and a glass blowing studio that is open daily for public tours. The art featured and made in Studio Inferno is largely inspired by the culture of New Orleans, and exclusively sold in the city.

    • A Bicycle Named Desire

      A Bicycle Named Desire
      A Bicycle Named Desire doesn't want to give you a bike, they wants to give you ideas and help make a plan so you can experience New Orleans to the fullest.


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    • episode4

      Hidden in the shadows of a thousand cypress trees, the swamps of New Orleans are one of nature's most beautiful gifts. In the final episode of Out in GayCities season four, Max Emerson and Kyle Krieger go on a guided tour of the Honey Island Swamp and learn about the ecology, wildlife, history and culture of New Orleans' backyard. Watch as the duo kayak through the backwaters of New Orleans and enjoy the refreshingly cool waters.


  • In this episode

    • New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

      Honey Island Swamp Tour
      Max & Kyle joined New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours on guided paddle of the bayous, swamps and rivers of the Honey Island Swamp that takes them past beautiful cypress groves, abandoned houseboats, and exotic wildlife.

    • La Quinta New Orleans Downtown

      La Quinta New Orleans Downtown
      Max & Kyle stayed compliments of La Quinta Inn & Suites. In the heart of the Central Business District and steps from the vibrant French Quarter, it's a perfect base. Stay here and enjoy free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs, fitness center and do laps under the stars at the rooftop pool.


Our Guys

Kyle and Max
Max Emerson (@maxisms) and Kyle Krieger (@kylekreigerhair) are friends and content creators each with popular YouTube and Instagram channels.