Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Mississippi River Ferry
Fun and informative ferry trip.
Palace Cafe
Musical and original, with one scrumptious savoury cheesecake.
Commander’s Palace
One of the most famous restaurants in America - a lighter approach to Creole cuisine.
Martinique Bistro
Some of the best food in New Orleans, but little discovered.
Blue Nile
Live music and lively dancing.
Degas House
Mat & Naddie’s
Delightful hideaway serving contemporary Louisiana cooking.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
Oldest continuosly operating gay bar in America.
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
Contemporary Arts Center
Cutting-edge art, close to French Quarter restaurants.
Friends of the Cabildo
Tours run by well-trained volunteers.
MiLa
Bold Southern flavours in a modern restaurant.
Gusto
Honey Island Swamp Tours
Travel through the Louisiana swamp, saying hello to alligators and bald eagles.
Mahoney’s Po-Boy Shop
Fresh, local ingredients as loved by the locals.
Capdeville
British gastropub with a twist.
Mosca’s
Hearty Italian fare.
Columns Hotel Bar
Cosy bar, perfect for beer or brunch.
d.b.a.
Live music bar transplanted from New York.
Clancy’s
Exclusive, high-end food.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
Bistro Daisy
French meals to remember.
La Cote Brasserie
Artfully elegant restaurant inside the Renaissance Arts Hotel.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
Whiskey Blue
Fashionable late-night club.
Boucherie
What started out as a roving Purple Truck serving Southern food turned into one of the hippest new restaurants in New Orleans.
Tommy’s Cuisine
Perfect for a good time and an excellent Creole-Italian meal.
La Provence
Home-grown French grub in a far out location.
Brigtsen’s
Creole and Cajun cuisine, served in a cosy Victorian cottage.
Upperline
Themed meals in a cottage-style restaurant.
Bon Ton Cafe
Good place for a lawyer's lunch - or anyone who fancies some Cajun fare.
Lilette
Chic french bistro serving unpretentious cuisine.
Tartine
Delicious french bakery and lunch treats - tres delicieux!
Audubon Park
Public park with jog and bike tracks.
Jack Dempsey’s
Big portions for big appetites.
Cafe du Monde
A quirky choice for those with a sweet tooth.
Ye Olde College Inn
A new take on an old favourite.
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.
National WWII Museum
An interactive journey through time, with mini-documentaries and other genuine documents.
Slim Goodies
Cash-only diner with a jukebox soundtrack.

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