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September 13, 2014
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Blog share: “50 things to eat and sip at New Orleans restaurants and bars” | NOLA.com

I am excited to start the planning for a Christmas visit to New Orleans. Though we always like to stop at our tried and true favorites, I am always on the lookout for new places too.  The city’s vibrant food … Continue reading

December 22, 2013
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Gluten-Free Dining in New Orleans

New Orleans cuisine is beloved.  Consistently named as a top food and wine destination on travel lists, iconic foods such as po-boys with fried shrimp, gumbo, muffulettas, and beignets are local classics that drive foodie tourism.  But for a healthy … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
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Staying at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans (with a Drink at May Baily’s Place too)

For history buffs who like to stay in unique accommodations, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel may look simple from the outside, but inside it is a step back in time to the days of Storyville courtesans and madams in New Orleans, … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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Travel News: Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine / Spirit’s Guide to Spirits

If you are headed to New Orleans and looking for some information on best cocktails in the city, then I hope that you will check out my article here. I also suggest that you read this really well written article … Continue reading

December 7, 2013
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Ghosts and Cocktails at Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans

Every good New Orleans story should include either a good cocktail or a ghost story, and our stay at Bourbon Orleans hotel had a little of both. Part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is located … Continue reading

November 23, 2013
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Pinterest Map of New Orleans Destinations

Pinterest, we have a problem.  This new mapping feature is wonderful, and I fear that I might obsess about making city maps for each of my favorite destinations – of which there are many.  You might be my new addiction, … Continue reading

September 7, 2013
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Favorite Food Destinations in New Orleans

So I may have started with drink recommendations, but every good drink deserves a bite.  And New Orleans has so many wonderful dining options that it is overwhelming.  For the purposes of this list, I am focusing on my recommendations … Continue reading

August 9, 2013
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Travel News: “The 20 Best Food Destinations Across America” from Smithsonian Magazine

From Atlanta’s “The Varsity” to the “Cherry Cricket” in Denver, Smithsonian Magazine recently named the top 20 Best Food Destinations in the United States.  These top food stops include a few that I have visited on vacations, and also lists … Continue reading

June 10, 2013
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Travel News: “Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s New Orleans: ‘This Is the End’ co-directors dive stomach-first into city” from NOLA.com

I adore the enthusiasm and love that co-directors Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg  genuinely display in this story.  After filming “This Is the End” in New Orleans over the course of several months, they fell in love with the food … Continue reading