10 of the Best Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans [VIDEOS]

Heather drinks a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's

Visit Pat O’Brien’s to enjoy a delicious Hurricane, the rum-based drink that has become synonymous with New Orleans. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When friends tell us that they’re visiting New Orleans, it is almost as if they lit the gas lights on Decatur Street, because brilliant smiles spontaneously brighten our faces, illuminating our jazz-tinged memories of the Crescent City. For us, New Orleans is our happy place, that special community which wins our hearts every time we visit with its amazing smells, unforgettable sights, and mouthwatering cuisine, not to mention a soundtrack that envelopes you and seems to throb in your very soul.  Read more of this post

New Orleans Casts Her Spell Once Again

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Since we will move to Massachusetts soon, we began talking about the things we still wanted to do in the South before we leave. We’ve visited Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Natchez, Eureka Springs and even been to Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas. But one place we haven’t been is New Orleans. This weekend, that changes. Read more of this post