Travel Guide: New Orleans

We celebrated this New Years Eve in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. We spent the week drinking and eating our way through town – and here are some of my favorite places.

French 75 at French 75

Drinks.
Napoleon House – Pimm’s Cup
Pat O’Brien – Hurricane
French 75 for a French 75
Ace Hotel Bar
Oceana Grill – Bloody Mary
Carousel Bar & Lounge – Rotating Bar with great cocktails

Source: Carousel Bar

Restaurants.
Ruby Slippers Cafe– Breakfast
– Amazing Homemade Biscuits. Typically have a long wait, but will give you 1/2 off coupons for drinks when you order an entree.
Oceana Grill – Breakfast / Lunch
Chef K-Paul’s – Lunch / Dinner
– Lunch: Amazing Shrimp Po-Boy
– Dinner
Brennan’s – Dinner/ Dessert

Dessert.
Brennan’s for the Table Size Banana Fosters and Lava Cake
Cafe Du Monde for Beignets

Source: Brennan’s

Things to do that aren’t Booze.
Walking Ghost Tour
– Check out Antique Shops on Magazine Street
– Trolley Ride down Canal Street
New Orleans School of Cooking
Swamp Tour
Laura Plantation Tour
Air Boat Tour (Season Pending)
– Frenchman Street – Listen to live Jazz (will be hard to hang around there and not drink Booze)
The Maison
The Spotted Cat Music Club
Blue Nile
– Walk around the French Quarter
– Shop at the French Market

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