Jazz Fest Food

Besides the music, one of the delights of Jazz Fest, we have discovered, is the food. This is no normal fairground food. You will not find hot dogs, fries, or cotton candy. No greasy chicken fingers or hamburgers anywhere. Rather, local restaurants and catering companies come with the best food around, both traditional New Orleans cooking as well as other ethnic cuisines, including Mediterranean, Vietnamese, … Continue reading Jazz Fest Food

Tujague’s: end of an institution?

Rumors online are indicating that Tujague’s, that venerable restaurant and bar in the French Quarter, may be closing soon. Though Rob and I have only had drinks on several occasions at the unique, stand-up bar, we will be very sad if the rumors are true. Tujaque’s represents a beautiful part of New Orleans, the gentility of a (perhaps, sadly) bygone era. Opened in 1856, the … Continue reading Tujague’s: end of an institution?

Sleeping easy in the Big Easy

We’ve been to New Orleans six times now, and each time we love the city more and more. Two places we’ve stayed more than once are the Place d’Armes, and the Hotel Monteleone. The Monteleone is a classic, grand New Orleans hotel: doormen, concierge, lovely throughout. It can also be a little expensive, depending on the season. Off season rates are better, but since some … Continue reading Sleeping easy in the Big Easy