Quintessntial New Orleans: cocktails in the French Quarter

A New Orleans Cocktail Tour in the French Quarter

Turns out the rave reviews this tour receives are well-deserved. Our tour guide, Doctor Gumbo, also known as Dylan, is a New Orleans native who returned to his city post-Hurricane Katrina after a stint leading food tours in Rome. Doctor Gumbo is a true local – not only was he greeted by name by every bartender and bouncer we encountered, our last stop even featured a drink named after our fearless leader. Our stroll through the French Quarter began.

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June 30, 2016 by
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6 Things You’re Getting Wrong About New Orleans

Let’s face it: New Orleans has a reputation. So before you visit the Big Easy (or before you head back again), let’s dispel the most popular misconceptions.

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June 20, 2016 by
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Summer Oases in New Orleans

It’s no secret — summertime in New Orleans can be sweltering. As the sun beats down on the Crescent City, the temperatures rise to levels that test even the locals. However, the locals know something that you might not: Hidden away in the city are courtyard and other open-space oases providing perfect places to while away a summer day in New Orleans.

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June 6, 2016 by
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30 Unforgettable Spring Experiences in New Orleans

Spring is a festive time to visit New Orleans.

Spring has sprung in the South, and there’s no better place to soak up the sun than in New Orleans. Head to the Crescent City and let the good times roll. Here are 30 unforgettable experiences you can enjoy this spring.

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May 9, 2016 by
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Backstreet Cultural Museum: A New Orleans Treasure

Mardi Gras Indian suits at the Backstreet Cultural Museum (photo by Jessica Spiegel)

The Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans has risen significantly on the world stage since the HBO series of the same name aired, but Tremé streets are still far quieter than those of the French Quarter on an average day. To get an idea of what this historic part of the city can look like, and to gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural history of New Orleans, you’ve got to go to the Backstreet Cultural Museum in the Tremé.

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March 31, 2016 by
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New Orleans Food History Tour: An Edible Education

Sweet potato beignets at SoBou (photo by Jessica Spiegel)

It can be easy to write off New Orleans as a land of deep-fried everything, but the culinary history of this city deserves more credit than that. Eat your way through some of it with a New Orleans Food and History Tour and you’ll understand.

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March 17, 2016 by
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