The city of jazz and flavorful eats, this place won my heart even before I laid foot in it. I love that most of this city is walkable and most folks are very hospitable. The buildings are beautiful and hold lots of history.
Cafe Amelie looks like a picturesque house with a beautiful courtyard that was converted into a mom and pop restaurant. I love the feel of the place, but most of all, I LOVE their shrimp and grits. They were definitely the best thing I ate in Louisiana. Our table loved it so much, we ordered an extra dish!...more
One of the most intricate and beautiful hotels I've ever stayed in. French-inspired, the lights, the colors and the moldings are like eye candy. I love their traditional late-night peanut butter social in their lobby. They've been serving their guests peanut butter sandwiches with...more
Oh my gaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh. This is the place to EAT if you are at the New Orleans airport. This is the place that tastes homemade, sings to your soul and screams Nawlins! Right across from this place is Zatarain's restaurant, filled with tourists. No, don't go there. It may not look like...more
This place seem like a tourist trap (and maybe it is), but I love it!! The reason why I love it is the dueling piano bar area. To sit in this area, it's etiquette to buy a drink or two. Unfortunately, there's no food allowed. There are many other areas in this place that serve food though....more
It's about a 10-15 minute cab ride from downtown Chicago. It's a little out of the way for travelers, however it is SO worth it. Take away the tourists and add really awesome big band live jazz and a comfy neighborhood vibe and you have the Maple Leaf bar. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here!!...more
It's not just the music I love but the people that come to this festival. One of the best ways to experience New Orleans! If you are a lover of music, especially jazz, this festival is an absolute must. I mean, come on, this is the city where jazz was born!...more