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  • Eat & Drink

    Cafe Envie

    I’ve been spending a lot of time in the French Quarter as of late. Being a person built on the…

    September 1, 2016
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    Belle’s Diner

    I can’t imagine a more accessible and delectable place to grab brunch in the French Quarter. Belle’s Diner, located steps…

    July 28, 2016
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    The Hotel Monteleone

    In my opinion, historically, there’s no other New Orleans hotel more regal in stature than The Hotel Montleone. Of all the historical properties around town, or even in the French Quarter, The Montleone is New Orleans. From the moment I stepped through their storied doors, I was met with comfort and enthusiasm from the staff, and was very well taken care of. For the most part, as a tourist in other cities, I don’t ask for much or for that matter need much. I always had fresh towels and toiletries, never waited more than a few minutes for my vehicle when I needed it, and the high speed wireless internet was a huge plus.

    March 4, 2015
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    Sylvain

    It’s official, Sylvain (625 Chartres St. New Orleans LA 70130 / 504.265.8123) and I are now going steady. I’ve found THE restaurant in which I will become a regular and here’s why…

    November 5, 2014
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    Restaurant R’evolution

    Just this year we’ve witnessed one of the culinary world’s biggest collaborations in the opening of Restaurant R’evolution (777 Bienville…

    August 8, 2014
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    CRIOLLO

    I will admit that the tagline on this week’s feature is a bit bold. In less than a year, the nearly 150 year old historic French Quarter Hotel Monteleone completed it’s most ambitious renovation yet. The transformation features an expanded Carousel Bar and the new restaurant Criollo.

    June 26, 2014
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    THIS CAT DON’T PLAY

    There’s the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Andrés “Big Cat” Galarraga, and then there’s El Gato Negro, where some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had is allowed to roam around like a big dog.

    June 5, 2014
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    The Saint Hotel

    I never really thought I would ever consider using the term “swag” ever, much less to describe a place. Here and now I’m throwing all caution to the wind and saying that The Saint Hotel, on storied Canal Street, is unabashadely swag. This is our first in a series of posts presented by The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau in support of their “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” campaign.

    August 6, 2012