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Delta Spirit Live at Lou’s “French Quarter”

Delta Spirit perform in the Parking Lot of Lou’s Records 9-16-06 www.lousrecords.com

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Lenny Kravitz at Gallery 713

Doin’ it in New Orleans. Now on my way back to the Bahamas to finish the album. Lenny. Song: “Do It” from the forthcoming album. Also featured in the movie “Precious.” Film by Mathieu Bitton/candytangerine.com
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Check out this video of Lenny in the French Quarter with my pal Heidi Young and her dog Schucki.  This is not Lenny’s first visit to Gallery 713 while in New Orleans. He actually has and wears on stage one of Dana Tharp’s badass voodoo doll t-shirts.   Told y’all this place ROCKS!!  On your next NOLA visit make sure to visit Gallery 713.  On top of the super cool art available there, there is just no telling who you will run into.  I love this place!!
by Sharon Denise Talbot

How will the newly arrived Tulane and Loyola students be evacuated from NOLA (in case it happens)?

I so hope it doesn’t!

I put up with Katrina, then we had to sit through Rita (family lives in Houston), and now … GUSTAV?!

Stupid hurricanes…
And I guess this applies to UNO and Xavier students, too.

I would imagine they’ll charter buses and move those without a place to go to temporary shelters.


The Lost Bayou Ramblers at French Quarter Fest 2009

The Lost Bayou Ramblers perform at the French Quarter Festival, April 18, 2009. New Orleans, Louisiana. I don’t know the name of this song. Sorry about the camera work, but the dancers got in the way and I moved for a better spot. My bad!
www.lostbayouramblers.com
www.myspace.com/lostbayouramblers

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Time from New Orleans airport to French Quarter?

How long does it take to get from the airport to the French Quarter. I’ve been there several times and it seems like it can take a long time depending on time of day. How long at around 6:00 pm on a Tuesday evening?

Many people travel to and from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. So around 6:00 P.M., the traffic can get very heavy on the I-10 especially because of all the construction. I would say the most it would take you is an hour, but definitely no more.


M in & YNK & Bastian Schuster – New Orleans

M in & YNK & Bastian Schuster – New Orleans EP
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I want to buy a place in the French Quarter and transfer my job to New Orleans…Bad idea?

My mom is trying to talk me out of it saying that the crime is so bad. I so desire to live someplace where you can walk to get from place to place as opposed to tedious driving. I live in Baton Rouge now and the traffic here is awful. I would really love to experience the French Quarter life.

Can anyone suggest realtors or condominums?

Is the crime that bad?

Does anyone current live in the French Quarter or even nearby neighborhoods (Garden District, etc)? How is it?
I’ve gone to French Quarter and New Orleans a lot since my family shops there a lot. I’m familiar with the area however I’ve never gone alone.

The French Quarter is a safe place to live and one of the most charming sections of any city in America. It has definitely gone up scale and is no longer anything like the French Quarter seen in old movies like A Streetcar named Desire. Real Estate prices are very high. Many famous people live there from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Delta Burke and until recently Ann Rice. Buying property in the Quarter may be more difficult but not impossible. The warehouse district adjacent to that section has a lot of upscale condos. I used to live in a condo/apt complex there called The Cotton Mill. (see the link below) It was great. Hope you decide to make the move. You will love New Orleans.
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New Orleans’ best cocktails: The Sazerac

Master mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of New Orleans classic cocktails.

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The Culinary Tour: a Gem in the Realm of Vacations

If you’re an avid traveller, you’re likely to have taken all the ‘usual’ vacations – from beach breaks and mountain retreats to spa getaways. And if you don’t get the opportunity to travel much, you’ll undoubtedly want your trips to be extraordinary and well-worth your time. The reality is that while there are countless types of fulfilling recreational pursuits out there, travellers are always looking for new and interesting ways to spend their vacations. After all, everyone wants to come away with a holiday experience that’s not only unique, but unforgettable.

A gem in the realm of vacations has long been the culinary tour. Yet this type of getaway has kept a perpetual sense of novelty, quite simply because there are so many ways to relish it. When you go to a beach, you can expect sun, sand and waves; but when you take a tour reflecting all the cultural and culinary influences upon the cuisine of a region, you might come away with much more than you bargained for. Simply put, if you love travelling, enjoy trying new things and can’t get your fill of good food, a culinary tour is the perfect type of vacation for you.

No matter where you go these days, there’s something delicious to eat. But there are certainly parts of the US which boast a rich culinary history. One of these is undoubtedly New Orleans, Louisiana. Sure, New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras celebration and Jazz Fest; but the city, known as “The Big Easy,” is also world-renowned for its culinary customs. New Orleans is noted for its mix of cultures, each of which has held on to its past traditions in some way – and food, like music, just happens to be one of the most prominent of these traditions.

Tour the city’s most famous kitchens and dining rooms – particularly in the French quarter and along Bourbon Street – and learn about the many ethnic influences that have helped shape its history and unique cuisine. Pick up on the culinary contributions of historic restaurants in the area, dating from 1840 to present, and learn the distinctions between Creole and Cajun foods! No matter how you go about it, you can’t go wrong with a culinary tour in New Orleans.

Alternatively, why not combine a culinary tour with a wine-tasting excursion? Napa Valley, California is undoubtedly the ideal destination if this idea strikes your fancy. Napa Valley is the American capital of food and wine, and a region which attracts countless visitors from around the world each year. By touring a winery, you can come to appreciate the various processes involved in producing an exquisite wine – from harvesting and fermentation to ageing. And aside from all the fantastic culinary treasures and premium wines, you can expect stunning, picturesque scenery. Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished wine connoisseur, a wine and culinary tour in Napa Valley is guaranteed to delight you. Moreover, Napa Valley is just 30 miles north of San Francisco, so you could easily make your way down to try the culinary treats of the “Golden Gate City” – which includes those in America’s largest Chinatown.

If you’re considering a culinary tour, rest assured that you’ll find a number of fantastic options for accommodation – regardless of whether you’re off to the east coast, west coast or deep south. A culinary tour is truly one of the best ways to become acquainted with a city’s culture and unique character – so why not book a culinary tour today and prepare to have your taste buds dazzled!

Martin Mcallister

http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-articles/the-culinary-tour-a-gem-in-the-realm-of-vacations-90949.html


New Orleans – the Top 5 Reasons to Visit

The Crescent City is resplendent with beautiful music, savory cuisine and a nightlife that will leave your head ringing and your heart wanting more.  Planning a trip down to the Big Easy?  Make sure you have a few extra notches in your belt, a shiny pair of dancing shoes and a desire to have the time of your life.  My top 5 list will give you a heads up on the best reasons to book a trip and enjoy the unique culture and ambiance of New Orleans.

1.  The French Quarter
As they say, you can’t have diamonds without pressure.  The French Quarter is just that, a cultural diamond resulting from the collision between the original French and Spanish settlers of the Big Easy.  Contained between the Mississippi River, Rampart Street, Esplanade Avenue and Canal Street, the French Quarter packs in over 300 restaurants, numberless bars, sensational music and a nightlife second to none in the United States.  While visiting make sure to experience Jackson Square.  After your stroll, tip back a few drinks at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar, the oldest continually occupied bar in the United States, once owned by the famous pirate Jean Lafitte.  

2.  Spending a night in the French Quarter
After a long night of revelry, you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy one of the many hotels available in the French Quarter.  If you are in the mood for an upscale location stewed in the ambiance and atmosphere unique to the French Quarter, the Soniat House (http://www.soniathouse.com/) is a fantastic choice.  A series of townhouses dating back to the early eighteen hundreds, each room is painstakingly decorated in rare vintage antiques.  The courtyards and fountains surrounding this wonderful hotel will wash away your stress and let you soak in the spirit of New Orleans.  While the Soniat House is a bit expensive the experience is worth the trouble.  If you are looking for a good deal, but still want to be in the thick of the French Quarter there is still hope.  Many New Orleans Hotels offer mini-vacation packages at highly discounted rates (http://www.vacation-offer.com/special/new/30).  Generally these deals are designed to show you the timeshare offerings of the resort and they can give you access to some pretty nice amenities for the days that you just want to relax.

3.  Julia Row
Called the “SoHo of the South,” this section of vintage townhouses on the 600 block of Julia Street is home to New Orleans best art galleries.  The Contemporary Art Center (http://www.cacno.org/) is the main attraction showcasing the areas art revival.  The giant building houses massive galleries that will put a smile on the face of any contemporary art lover.  With a $5 admission, the Contemporary Art Center is a must-see attraction in the Big Easy.

4.  The Sound of Music
When it comes to New Orleans, music is the main attraction.  A stroll through the French Quarter will carry you away with the sounds of Zydeco, Jazz and Blues.  The annual Jazz and Blues festival in late April offers a musical experience unequal in the United States.  Showcasing some of the finest names in the Blues business this festival is a sight to see. If you don’t mind standing, Preservation Hall in the French Quarter is the ultimate venue to take in the traditional jazz famous in the Big Easy.

5.  The Food
Food in New Orleans is like a precious treasure hidden in plain sight.  From Creole to straight French food, your taste buds will be overwhelmed with the spices and flavor that draw massive crowds every day into the heart of the city. Antoine’s, serving French-Creole cuisine since the 1840’s, is near the top of the list.  For a more casual night be sure to visit Bacco and treat yourself to the region’s richest blend of fine cuisine and a romantic atmosphere.

Whatever your appetite may be, the Crescent City offers a wide variety of activities and culture splendor to treat you to a once in a lifetime travel experience.  If you ever make it home after your trip, the unique Creole charm is guaranteed to pull you back to Big Easy for another adventure in the future.

Byron Mackelroy

http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-articles/new-orleans-the-top-5-reasons-to-visit-715998.html


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