Favorite Beignets: MORNING CALL
Favorite Gumbo: THE GUMBO SHOP
Favorite Coffee House:
COMMUNITY COFFEE (CC's Coffee)
Favorite Oysters: Felix's
Favorite Book about New Orleans History:
THE NEW ORLEANS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
Favorite Movie about New Orleans:
Favorite Place To Hear Live Music:
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:
Favorite Cooking Class:
Favorite Live Theatre:
VERTI MARTE (They deliver!)
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:
(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.
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: