New Orleans Attractions

Sticky: Court of Two Sisters

Judging from the gorgeous day I spent in the French Quarter yesterday, spring is sneaking up on us.  With sunshine and birdsong I can’t think of a better place to enjoy a scrumptious Jazz  Brunch in the Big Easy than the Court of Two Sisters.  Located at  613 Royal Street in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter the buffet style spread is vast or just order from the extensive menu.  One is as good as the next, but believe me the brunch doesn’t leave much out.  You may not need to eat the rest of the day! The relaxing courtyard seating and the New Orleans Jazz music is just the ticket to start a beautiful NOLA day. A mimosa or two is the perfect compliment for this whole leisurely dining event.
Easter and Mother’s Day are coming soon! The Court of Two Sisters is the perfect place for your special family gathering. Mom will love this!! (Hint, Hint) Reservations, which are highly recommended, can be requested by visiting or by calling 504-522-7261.

If you can’t make it to the Crescent City anytime soon, try out this recipe from the famous kitchen at the Court of Two Sisters just to tide you over until you can experience heaven on a fork in person.

Crab Meat Au Gratin

3 cups Mornay Sauce (see recipe below)
1 oz. Sherry
1 tsp. Creole Seasoning
¼ cup Green Onions, sliced thin
2 lbs. Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Method: In a stainless steel bowl, combine Mornay Sauce, sherry, Creole seasoning and green onions. Stir well and fold in crabmeat (do NOT break up crabmeat). Divide equally among six casserole dishes, top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 375° degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes until cheese starts to brown and sides bubble.


2 cups Milk
2 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 oz. Gouda Cheese, diced
2 oz. Romano Cheese
2 oz. Roux, blanc
1/8 tsp. Ground White Pepper
4 tbsp. White Onion, chopped
4 tbsp. Celery, chopped

Method: Bring milk to a boil. Add cheeses and whip smooth. Add pepper, onion and celery. Continue whipping for smoothness. Add roux to thicken. Strain sauce through fine mesh china cap.

By Sharon Denise Talbot

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The Mortuary Haunted House in New Orleans

A feature from the Travel Channel’s Scariest Haunted Attractions 2007!

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Mara at Disneyland

When Disneyland as a theme park opened in 1955 in Anaheim, California, there were only five lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. New Orleans Square was added in 1965, Critter Country in 1972 and Mickey’s Toontown in 1993. The first time we went there in 1982 with my two sons, who were then aged 10 and 12, we took the day pass with 10 attractions, and it turned out to be quite an exhausting day. This time, with Mara and Simone, we picked out only choice attractions that toddlers would enjoy. Many Disney characters we found throughout the park, greeting visitors, interacting with children, and posing for photos. Some characters have specific areas where they appear wandering as well. We stayed a lot at Main Street, listening to the Town Band, and had lunch at a refreshment parlor where the Dapper Dans barbershop quartet performed. Simone missed many sights because she took an early nap, while Mara kept herself awake until after the parade but slept through the fireworks.

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Fette's Gallery

Interview with Fette, the owner / director of Fette's Gallery, Los Angeles, at Swab Art Fair Barcelona 2008. Fette's Gallery is specialized in contemporary art. The gallery is located in the Culver City art district of Los Angeles.

Duration : 5 min 21 sec

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Sticky: Historic Haunts with The Historic New Orleans Collection

Hey Y’all!  This is the time of year for haunted houses and ghost stories.  Where better to indulge than in the historic New Orleans French Quarter.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot  

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discover the history behind the vieux carré’s most notorious legends
“Historic Haunts” tour available for a limited time only

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: “Historic Haunts: The Myths and Legends of the Vieux Carré,”
a special Halloween-inspired guided tour of the Louisiana History Galleries

WHEN: Tuesday–Sunday, October 1–31 • 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 31 • 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

HOW: Admission is $5, free for THNOC members. This tour is intended for an adult audience. For more information, visit

WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection will once again feature “Historic Haunts: The Myths and Legends of the Vieux Carré” throughout the month of October. Introduced in 2009, the popular Halloween-inspired tour of The Collection’s Louisiana History Galleries explores the truth behind New Orleans’s more seedy legends and the French Quarter’s most infamous characters. The tour discusses the documented history and how it may have inspired the legends, allowing attendees to decide on their own what is myth and what is grisly truth.  Including the likes of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, rumored sadistic slave-owner Madame Lalaurie and pirate Jean Laffite, the tour examines 10 “haunted” locations in the Quarter using research conducted at the Williams Research Center.

Tours are available daily Tuesday–Sunday, October 1–30, at 2 p.m. On Halloween Sunday, October 31, three tours will be offered, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. “Historic Haunts” is intended for an adult audience. Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.

The Historic New Orleans Collection—Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future.

Whats the best hotel in new orleans during music festival?

Does anyone know the best place to stay in new orleans during the 2008 music festival july4-6.I know they have several areas where you can stay … downtown,french quarter ,or warehouse district. I want a nice hotel and I want to be near the main attractions. THis is my first time going!

the marriott on canal st. its right next to bourbon street(perfect for walkin back drunk. lol.. j/k)
plus located in the french quarter and walkin distance to everywhere in the quarter since its central locale.
its the best :)
safe tourist area, clean, best location! :)
have fun in nawlins!

Week #1 NFL Football Pick Tampa Bay @ New Orleans Saints

Visit for sports, horse, casino and poker gaming action 24/7/365! The NFL regular season starts this Sunday(thank God) and Dave "The MeatMan" Scandaliato has a FREE BETTING WINNER on video for you to go to the window with. If you like betting NFL pro football DO NOT miss viewing! Good luck to everybody no matter who you wager on this weekend.

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Best Hip Hop attractions in New Orleans?

im from new york area and im going on a road trip to LA, on the way on stopping by Detroit and Las Vegas, on the way back im stopping by New Orleans and Atlanta. im a big fan of hip hop, does anyone know of some places to visit in theses cities? for example, famous record companies, the place biggie was shot, the place 2pac was shot, where they grew up. where eminem grew up. where lil wayne grew up. stuff like that. also good hip hop stores, or underground hip hop venues, whatever.

whenever you are in new orleans, check out frenchmen st. alot jazz/hip hop clubs/bars on this street. better than being anywheres around the french quarter. my personal favorites are dragons den and blue nile.

Mardi Gras In New Orleans. What Can I Wear And What Can I Expect?

For many people, Mardi Gras is a once in a lifetime experience that is part of their bucket list. This post discusses what to expect for Mardi Gras. There are additional links below to give you more information about Mardi Gras.



Mardi Gras 2014

Mardi Gras 2011

Mardi Gras 2011

Ok so in the morning I’m hopping on a plane with my mom and heading to New Orleans, Louisiana for Mardi Gras 2014. I heard most people wear costumes or festive clothing. I’m planning on wearing a black shirt, black skirt, a red feather boa and painting my nails red. Is this festive enough????

Also, what can I expect? How is Mardi Gras 2011 in New Orleans?

I just got home from Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few hours ago….I’m basing my answer on years of experience … You can wear whatever the heck you want!!! The outfit you have in mind sounds great; I saw a lot of feather boas this weekend and they even threw some from the floats. FYI, Mardi Gras colors are Purple, Green & Gold, so you see a lot of people dressed in those colors. Honestly, there is every kind of outfit you can imagine, but I’d say 70% of people just wear jeans and “regular clothes”, but it is always more fun to dress up. Hats are the most popular, the crazier the better. As a heads up, this is the coldest weather I have ever experienced during Mardi Gras. It is only supposed to go up to 48 tomorrow (Monday) and 50 on Tuesday, and the wind makes it feel colder…Be sure to take your coat and gloves so you’ll have fun and won’t freeze your fanny off. Thought I’d also tell you that we watched to parades at St. Charles and Washington Street, and it was the best area we ever went to. There are a couple places to get drinks for $4.75, they threw a lot of beads, and the crowds were the partying kind, yet not the “fight in over beads” kind! Mardi Gras 2011 is going to be another winner for the party crowd.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

Who Dat!!!

Happy Mardi Gras 2014!!!


Mardi Gras 2014


Wikipedia – Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras – 2014 Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras New Orleans – Mardi Gras 2014

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