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    How about making New Orleans the new "Venice?"?

    That city has the potential of being the biggest tourist attraction in the U.S. We could save the Army Corps of Engineers a lot of headaches by just letting Mother Nature have her way and flood the streets; making Canal Street a truism. Two hundred years from now, you’d have people sitting in a bar on Bourbon Street saying things like, "My ancestors lived here when the city was dry." That would be awesome!

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    Leah’s Pralines, French Quarter, New Orleans, WSJ

    Elna Stokes, owner of Leah’s Pralines in the French Quarter neighborhood in New Orleans, talks about how her small business is doing in a Post-Katrina world, with tourism down and an economic recession in play. She tells us what she’s done to make sure her handmade praline confections survive for another 75 years. http://www.leahspralines.com … More info about WSJ Independent Street: http://blogs.wsj.com/independentstreet/2008/12/16/struggling-to-survive-in-the-french-quarter/ Duration : 0:5:46

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    How busy are restaurants in New Orleans during the summer?

    I’m thinking of temporarily relocating to New Orleans for the summer and I work as a server, would it be worth it financially? I could transfer to a restaurant in my company in the French Quarter. Summer (particularly July & August) is low season for tourism in New Orleans. However, business is not equal across the board so you need to check with the particular restaurant where you might work. Good luck!

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    New Orleans Hotel Monteleone Will “Rock The Block” During NOWFE Royal Street Stroll

    New Orleans   New Orleans, LA (May 5, 2011) – With the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) turning 20 this year and the Hotel Monteleone turning 125, the Hotel Monteleone will “Rock The Block” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with the Bag of Donuts to celebrate during the Royal Street Stroll on Thursday, May 26. “The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind as it brings together some of the finest chefs and winemakers from around the world,” said Andrea Thornton, director of sales and marketing for Hotel Monteleone. “We have a great line-up of performers to kick-off the…

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