Favorite Beignets:  MORNING CALL


Favorite Gumbo: THE GUMBO SHOP

 

 Favorite Bar: PAT O'BRIEN'S

(Favorite drink - THE HURRICANE!)


Favorite Coffee House:

COMMUNITY COFFEE (CC's Coffee)



Favorite Oysters: Felix's

(NEVER Acme!)



Favorite place to stay:

CHATEAU HOTEL


Favorite Sandwich Shop:

JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS

Favorite Book about New Orleans History: 
THE NEW ORLEANS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE


Favorite Movie about New Orleans:

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Favorite Place To Hear Live Music:

THE NEW ORLEANS OPERA

 

Ok, that wasn't fair - Yes, New Orleans LOVES opera but you may not. Let's address music down below.



Favorite Park: I'm a CITY PARK guy!



Favorite Creole Restaurant:

TUJAGUE'S


Favorite Cooking Class:

NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING


Favorite Museum:

THE HERMANN-GRIMA HOUSE


Favorite Live Theatre:

LE PETIT THEATRE DU VIEUX CARRE


Favorite Deli:

VERTI MARTE  (They deliver!)


Favorite Place To Shop:

RIVERWALK


Favorite Bus Tour:

CITYSIGHTSEEING

HOP ON/HOP OFF



Favorite Plantation or Swamp Tour:

TOURS BY ISABELLE

(BE SURE TO ASK FOR ELLEN!

  SHE'S THE BEST!)


Also for shopping I encourage visitors to be sure to check out the gift shops at the many museums in and around town.  There you will find many unique and New Orleans specific items you won't find at a souvenir shop.  PLUS, you are supporting our fabulous museums!



Favorite Neighborhood Joint:

THE BULLDOG
(They are actually NOT in the Garden District - they are in the Irish Channel but...)

Favorite Muffuletta:

NAPOLEON HOUSE

(NEVER Central Grocery!)


Favorite River Cruise:
THE STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ

My absolute favorite thing to do:



MUSIC:  I tell this to visitors all the time - it's not about PLACES with us - it's about PEOPLE!  Suppose I send you to a music joint promising you wonderful music and they are featuring the Tulane University Chamber Ensemble?  (Which does happen.  And guess what - it is wonderful music!  But you're not here for Haydn or Mozart.)  It's about performers, not places. So here are a few performers that I particularly enjoy and I hope you will too.


Jamil Shariff     Irvin Mayfield     Banu Gibson     Tony Seville     Steamboat Willie


The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra


WANT TO TAKE THE KIDS TO HEAR MUSIC?


In the case of families and the "Under 21 Set," finding good music can be a challenge since most venues are bars that don't allow anyone under 21.  Music is everywhere on the streets but in the summer months street music slows down considerably due to the heat.  Click on the links below for options that are kid friendly where you can hear that great New Orleans sound:


Musical Legends Park         The Gazebo         The Market Cafe