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  • Cafe Du Monde – the classic New Orleans pit stop in the morning or after a night of drinking. The beignets are always fresh and the service fast.


  • St. Roch Market- this multi vendor market is a bit farther from the action downtown but it has some amazing food with a calm cool crisp and clean atmosphere


  • Alto at the Ace Hotel – This rooftop terrace complete with a bar and a pool is the perfect place to spend a sweltering afternoon. Beware of the $20 cover charge on weekend nights


  • French Market – The goods aren’t particularly original but the food is delicious and the atmosphere is buzzing


  • Auction House Market food hall – this market boasts ten vendors and is a brand new stylish space in the warehouse district
  • Cafe Beignet – the competitor of Cafe Du Monde, this smaller beignet shop is situated on antique row and is much calmer than its counterpart


  • Peche – a popular seafood powerhouse in the warehouse and arts district that serves up seriously tasty dishes in the most perfect setting
    • note: try the whole fried redfish
  • Urban South Brewery – the perfect place to get out of the heat and hang out with new and old friends over some seriously delicious beers


  • NOLA Brewing Co – this is the most popular brewery downtown and even restaurants cook with their beer
  • ACME – the raw oysters here are the best in town and the service is even better
    • note: learn how to shuck an oyster properly and skip the line if you sit at the bar
  • Dragos – at the bottom of the Hilton downtown, this is the orgin of the charbroiled oysters, a must try delicacy
  • St Louis Cemetery – see Nicholas Cage’s tomb as well as the mother of voodoo, Marie Catherine Laveau and many others
    • note: you can only enter cemeteries with a guide these days and they are usually only open until sunset


  • Streetcar on St Charles Ave – the perfect reprieve from a long day of walking. Look out the window to see some of the most beautiful houses in the nation along with Tulane and Loyola Universities


  • Lafayette Cemetery #1 – probably the most visited cemetery, it is open until 4PM
  • Manolito’s – this brand new tiny and cute Cuban cafe has some seriously tasty dishes and drinks that will make you feel like you’re in Havana
    • note: try the croquetas and arepas


  • Frenchman’s Street – the local’s equivalent to Bourbon Street. This is where you go to hear some serious jazz, get away from the tourists traps, and enjoy the historic feel of the city


  • Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights – If you pay attention, you’ll see these brass lamps hanging in almost every storefront, they are a New Orleans staple and the workshop lets you sit and watch their work




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