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

NOLA highlights, days 2 & 3

We have been incredibly lucky, weather-wise, on this trip. The few days before we left Boston we had been checking the forecast and things were looking OK, but on the cool side (low 60s). So far each day has hit mid-70s and bright sun. Friday we had some spectacular food, first at Bayona for lunch, and later dinner at Adolfo’s. And if you count the … Continue reading NOLA highlights, days 2 & 3