Monday, June 7, 2010

WWLanD... or try at least once in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for a lot. Here's a list of things to try at least once while you are here.

Festivals & Holidays
  • Mardi Gras
  • Jazz Fest
  • Halloween -- the actual day and the Saturday night before Halloween & you must dress up!
  • French Quarter Fest

Restaurants & Bars (Food & Drink)
  • Jacque Imo's-- the alligator cheesecake appetizer (not dessert) is a must!
  • Drago's-- charbroiled oysters is what they are known for!
  • Cafe du Monde-- for their beignets & coffee
  • Willie Mae's Schotch House-- voted best fried chicken by .... i gotta find out!
  • Po boy (Crabby Jack's or anywhere else (you can't mess up a po boy)- my favorite is the fried shrimp po boy dressed, meaning lettuce, tomato, and mayonaise.... i like to add ketchup)
  • Crawfish- you gotta suck the heads to get the full experience. =)
  • Sazerac - one of the oldest known cocktails invented in New Orleans
  • go through a drive in daiquiri shop-- where else can you buy alcohol while driving?
Places To Go & To Go See
  • Bourbon Street (get the full experience, start at the beginning and walk down 9 blocks down to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop)
  • the cemetaries
  • Mississippi River
  • Frenchmen Street
  • Saints football game
  • Royal Street (if you like art galleries.... if you do, the Museum & Art district is a must do!)
  • the historic French Quarter
  • The Make It Right homes in the 9th ward (i hate to add this one to the list.  but it does put things in to persepctive for those wondering about Hurricane Katrina.  if you do check this out, please be considerate of those who are living in the area.)
  • Galeria Alegria-- "A Million Greetings From New Orleans" exhibit.  This is by far my favorite pieces of art.  Imagine, large mosaic pieces made all of Mardi Gras beads.  You can't imagine it.  You just have to see it with your own eyes.  1914 Magazine Street 70130.
(last updated Sunday July 9th 2011)


  1. Don't forget French Quarter Fest and Oak Street. I believe it's "Frenchmen" Street.

  2. I've been wanting to check out Willie Mae's for a long time. Don't know what's taking me so long lol

  3. Thanks Lan for sharing this with me!! Great tips and spot on LOL! Makes me feel like going out on Bourbon Street now!!!! Cheers, Eric :)