Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Acme Oyster House
Well-loved oyster house with a DIY touch.
Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
American Sector
A culinary trip down memory lane, with real taste.
Angelo Brocato
Save room for dessert.
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.
Art Market
Find unique souvenirs in a market which sprawls across Palmer Park.
Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Museum containing unique traditions of New Orleans' African-American community.
Balise
Balise, from James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier, is grounded in the rich past of Louisiana, offering refined Southern cuisine in the CBD.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Borgne
Louisiana seafood restaurant, Borgne, from Chefs Brian Landry and John Besh is a love song to the state’s coastal region, with a menu of local classics.
Boucherie
What started out as a roving Purple Truck serving Southern food turned into one of the hippest new restaurants in New Orleans.
Brennan’s
One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, ideal for imaginative Creole cuisine or sumptuous brunches.
Cafe Reconcile
Charitable restaurant serving home comforts.
Carousel Bar
Inside Hotel Monteleone, this bar was voted best in the city.
Casemento’s
Oyster restaurant which doesn't do summer.
Celebration Distillation
Witness the rum distilling process - then have a taste or two.
Charlie’s
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Circle Bar
Circle Bar is a dive bar on Lee Circle in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, offering cheap drinks and great local music with little or no cover charge.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Cochon Butcher
Cochon Butcher is an artisanal butcher, sandwich shop and wine bar that cures its own meats and serves superlative meats alongside a curated drinks list.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Contemporary Arts Center
Cutting-edge art, close to French Quarter restaurants.
Cooking Experience
Cook Creole for yourself.
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
Crescent City Farmers Market
Vendors of fresh produce, as well as sweeter treats.
Degas House
Visit Edgar Degas' former home.
Degas House
Dooky Chase
Great find in a not-so-great area.
Dr. Bob’s Art
Famous for his humourous signs, Dr. Bob's other art work is displayed here - giant alligator's and all.
Drink Lab NOLA
From the minds behind the New Orleans craft cocktail bar, Victory, Drink Lab NOLA offers masterclasses in cocktail making in the CBD.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Faulkner House Books
William Faulkner's old study is now a bookshop to inspire future literary legends.
Friends of the Cabildo
Tours run by well-trained volunteers.
Gambino’s Bakery
A NOLA institution, Gambino’s Bakery is known and loved for its delicious King Cakes, Doberge Cakes and a whole host of other sweet treats.
Garden District
Wander alongside homes (or rather, mansions) of the rich and famous.
Gautreau’s
A hidden treat for the city's upper crust.
Grand Isle
Seafood in high-end fishing shack. A sea-lover's dream.
Green Goddess
A tiny restaurant with a menu as big as this world.
Gumbo Shop
All year round Lentern treats.

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