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Help Chuck Nguyen with their trip plan: Going to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Liza Prado recommended Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
5
The Odgen is a fabulous art museum holding the largest collection of Southern Art in the world; there are permanent galleries but also a few rooms with temporary exhibits. The last time I was there, ... read more
there was an exhibit on Hip Hop, which was just awesome--it was well thought out and really engaging. On Thursdays, the museum also hosts a music series from 6-8pm--a great way to browse the collections and enjoy the tunes. Located just a few minutes' walk from the French Quarter.
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Liza Prado recommended Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
5
Definitely on the beaten track--almost an interstate highway of clientele--but the sugar-drowned beignets and chicory coffee are divine at this classic French Quarter cafe. Located across from Jackson ... read more
Square with lots of outdoor seating. Open 24/7 too.
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Liza Prado

Perfect late night snack....

Connie Pistilli recommended Luke
Luke333 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
5
A John Besh restaurant, Lüke pays homage to the grand old French and German brasseries that were once hugely popular in New Orleans. A mix of casual yet classy, modern yet vintage, with Southern ... read more
hospitality ever present and food and drinks that delight the senses. I was floored. While everything on the menu looked tantalizing, three out of four of us decided to get their daily changing 3-course Express Menu for $23. Best decision ever. I had crawfish bisque as my soup selection, and it was fantastic - a yummy little crawfish with its tiny head poking out of a delicious pool of flavorful bisque. The Friday dinner special was a Redfish "Court-Bouillon" with crab, shrimp, oysters and rice served in a skillet. The generous portions of seafood tasted so fresh, and the cajun sauce was so delicious that I polished off my entire plate with my bread. For dessert, we had Brendan's bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and hot buttered pecan sauce which was heaven in a bowl. Bread pudding is my favorite dessert, and Lüke surely blew away my tastebuds with it. And all this for ONLY $23!! Lüke's classic New Orleans cocktails were also made to perfection. The French 75, St. Charles Streetcar and Sazerac were all wonderful.
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Connie Pistilli

You'll love this place!

Connie Pistilli recommended Jacques-Imo's Cafe
Jacques-Imo's Cafe8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
4
If authentic N'awlins comfort food is what you're looking for, then this is where you want to get it. Get the watermelon mojito, which is one of their signature drinks served in a plastic Crabby Jack ... read more
cup so you can walk around outside with it if you needed to. Bits of watermelon (watch out for the seeds) and mint make it a challenge to drink through the straw, but it's oh so refreshing. A total creeper drink though - you'll down it like juice and feel the effects later. As for the food, the alligator cheesecake is a must. Don't question, just do it. Fried green tomatoes, snails and mussels are also excellent starters. While the menu is full of mouth watering choices, I went straight for the fried chicken plate. Because of course, how could I not have my favorite food in Louisiana?! And lordy, was that fried chicken the tastiest fried chicken I have ever had. I ordered dark meat, and it came with two drumsticks and two thighs. OMG, the meat was so juicy and the skin was perfectly crispy. I chose shoestring fries and rice and beans for my two sides, and I was in heaven. The plate was such a hearty portion (as were all of the entrees), it could feed at least two people. The place is so casual, it's like dining in someone's home. Even the servers were wearing their street clothes. Service was laid back but attentive. And they even surprised us with spinach salad with fried oysters and a duo of desserts - creme brulee and strawberry shortcake - all on the house! We were fortunate enough to be able to make reservations because we had a party of five (they only take reservations for groups of 5+), so we didn't have to endure any crazy wait whatsoever. We happened to sit next to the window where a couple was waiting outside the entire time we had our dinner. So be prepared to wait (and pad your belly before showing up) if you don't have reservations. Just grab some watermelon mojitos while you wait... it will be worth it!
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Connie Pistilli

Such a fun place to dine!

Connie Pistilli recommended Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
5
Sure, it's touristy, but they make the best beignets your lips will ever touch. Made fresh, and at $2 for 3 you'll be tempted to order a dozen. Their cafe au lait is wonderful, and you'll want to take ... read more
a can of their chicory coffee home with you. Open 24 hours a day!
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Connie Pistilli recommended Central Grocery
Central Grocery923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
4
Be forewarned: Their muffuletta sandwich is a MONSTER. Don't be overzealous and order a whole sandwich to yourself. Or even half for that matter. You should only be able to stomach a quarter of one, ... read more
the rest to be shared with 3 other friends. Expect there to be a crowd here, but not a long wait. Since it is a cold sandwich, they have a ton of them pre-made and wrapped up, so ordering is a cinch. The deli also sells the ingredients of the muffuletta (olive salad, capicola, salami, mortadella, emmentaler, and provolone) for people who want to make the sandwich at home. You can eat your sandwich inside on one of the counters or take it down the street to Cafe Du Monde and have it along with some beignets. Don't forget to grab a bottle of Barq's too!
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Connie Pistilli recommended The Davenport Lounge
The Davenport Lounge921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
4
Jeremy Davenport is way dreamier than Michael Bublé. And the fact that he has a lounge in the Ritz-Carlton named after him is pretty impressive. His voice is like butter. And what a trumpeter he is. ... read more
The Davenport Lounge is classy and refined, just like their cocktail list. Our French Martinis and Sazerac were fab. Instead of Absolut, our bartender upgraded to Belvedere for our martinis without an extra charge. It was a wonderful place to get a night cap after a night out on the town... and it also helped that it was conveniently located in the hotel we're staying in. The live jazz was amazing. Like I said, we felt like we were watching Michael Bublé... but for free. Couples took over the dance floor - romance was in the air. Afternoon Tea is offered every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. And live music Thursdays through Sunday. And if it's like other Ritz-Carltons I've been to, I'm sure their afternoon tea is absolutely lovely. And they definitely put on the ritz with their live music.
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Sara Benson recommended Maple Leaf Bar
5
A classic for live shows in N'awlins, the Maple Leaf looks and feels like it has been around for decades. A barn-sized venue, when local funk brass bands like Rebirth play, the whole place shakes with ... read more
the sound of the tuba, the crowd singling along, beer glasses clinking and everybody's feet tapping. Not too far a walk from the streetcar line, but definitely away from the city's touristy areas.
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Sara Benson

Fewer tourists, lots of raucous live music and locals who love to party.

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