By Amy Piper ITWPA Member “Eat Oysters, Get Lucky,” screams the multicolored neon sign over the bar. Oceana Grill is located in a 200-year-old house and serves contemporary Louisiana fare with an emphasis on the bounty of the Gulf, including those oysters you’ll need to “get lucky” -- fresh, chargrilled, or Rockefeller. This French Quarter, family-friendly, casual dining … [Read more...] about New Orleans’ Oceana Grill
By Caitlin Williams ITWPA Member “Summer Rain” had me at hello. Offering a stunning image of Jackson Square, the photograph immediately drew me in with its spell of New Orleans timelessness and mystery that I hadn’t experienced -- or even imagined -- before. If you, too, are looking for magical portrayals of New Orleans that go beyond the typical tourist snaps, then … [Read more...] about Looking for a Slice of the Real New Orleans?
By Caitlin Williams ITWPA Member Crossing the threshold of The Spotted Cat and into the semi-darkness beyond, I hear a jazz singer channeling Norah Jones. And I am mesmerized. While scores of jazz spots in the French Quarter of New Orleans have their own appeal, travel another mile or so beyond the Quarter and you’ll find the hidden gem that is Frenchmen Street -- a … [Read more...] about The French Quarter’s More Mellow Cousin
By Mary Charlebois ITWPA Member Where do you start with over 250 bourbons to choose from? “Start with the A’s” advises bourbon specialist Austin from New Orleans’s Bourbon House. The newly remodeled Oyster Bar at Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House raises bourbon appreciation to an art. At this home of the New Orleans Bourbon Society, your complimentary membership and member … [Read more...] about Get a Masters in Kentucky Bourbon Tasting in New Orleans
By Scott Kendall ITWPA Member A topless man wearing lipstick and a bright pink tutu prances by. Jazz is blaring at Legends Park. Drunken tourists stagger to their next girly joint. It’s Friday night on Bourbon Street, and this small-town Texas boy needs a break. We all love a good party now and then, and New Orleans certainly knows how to party. But sometimes, we want a … [Read more...] about A Tranquil Respite in The Big Easy