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When one thinks of New Orleans, images of Mardi Gras beads and masks first come to mind. Behind the Mardi Gras mask, NOLA is one of the spiciest cities around. The Big Easy’s spicy flavor can be tasted in the French Creole cuisine, can be heard in the city’s jazzy history, and can be seen in the local architecture.
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- Bourbon Street New Orleans
Bourbon Street New Orleans
Extending from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, one street has the full "big easy" experience. From delectable restaurants and original French-style architecture to live jazz performances, Bourbon Street in New Orleans is home to more than beads.
- New Orleans Food
New Orleans Food
From seafood gumbo and jambalaya with Creole and Cajun twists to Po' boys and French pralines, the New Orleans food will have you coming back to the Big Easy time and time again. Head over to each of these restaurants to try some of the best New Orleans food.
- New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans French Quarter
When taking a trip to the New Orleans French Quarter don't miss out on some of its best features. Get the most out of it by making sure you take the time to emerge yourself in the sites, the richness of the culture, and the tastes of the Louisiana cuisine.
- How to Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
How to Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
It's important to prepare for one of the biggest parties in the world: Mardi Gras, New Orleans. Find a place to stay near the festivities, watch the parades, try a hurricane, and spend time on Bourbon St. to really get the most out of Mardi Gras.
- The Best Restaurants in New Orleans
The Best Restaurants in New Orleans
When people hear the words “New Orleans,” usually their first thoughts are of the infamous Bourbon Street or Mardi Gras. After tasting the signature dishes from Mother’s, La Bayou, and August, these best restaurants in New Orleans will be all you remember.
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- eat. cochon
The Cajuns will eat just about anything, including those swamp rodents known as nutria, and they will make it delectable. Cochon features modern and a bit more mainstream Cajun dishes such as boudin sausage and the namesake roasted cochon with cracklings.
- shop. perch
I want to live inside Perch. It’s just so darn cool. And I’m lazy. So this means rather than struggle with what kind of bed to buy and the wallpaper to pair with said bed, I just know I’ll be in good hands at Perch.
- eat. boucherie
Food-wise, Boucherie punches well above its price range, perhaps because the founders began by selling brisket out of a truck. This seems to have kept the place grounded and fun, with a changing menu and a staff-wide summer trip that closes the place.
- shop. dominique giordano jewelry design
dominique giordano jewelry design
There are plenty of jewelry designers in New Orleans, but some simply sparkle above the rest. Dominique Giordano is talented, and seems to follow a brilliant trick I learned from my godmother, a European lady who cavorted with famous abstract artists.
- eat. st. james cheese company
st. james cheese company
While America may have spent years in love with Velveeta, there are a number of great stateside cheese shops daring to compare with those in Europe and succeeding. This includes St. James Cheese Company, whose owner quit a career in finance to sling fromage.