If you're Vacationing like a champ in NOLA,you must see a few places and eat your heart out at others, and I'm here to spread the truth on what's hot— trust me! I'm a Creole girl who lived in The Boot most of my life, so check out my spots, and I'm certain you'll fall in love with my favorites, too.
Deanie's Seafood in Bucktown (the best stuffed crabs and onion rings) Port of Call (the hamburger you'll never forget; cool atmosphere) Lil Dizzy's Cafe (my family's restaurant; authentic Creole/soul) Gene's Po-Boys (hot sausage and cheese on french; that's all I have to say) Cafe Du Monde (beignets! My Sweet!)
The Frenck Market (shopping, food, music) St. Louis Cemetery #1 (above ground graves; boo!) The Riverwalk Market (located on the Mississippi River; specialty shops, music, candy, food) City Park (13 acres of beauty and fun) Saint Louis Cathedral (Princess Tiana was married there :-)
And so much more! Let the good times roll, spin and jump! Good day!
The eccentric and vibrant customs of New Orleans proves it to be, one of the great cultural metropolises in America— from the Creole and Cajun people to the Creole and Cajun cuisine; from the swamps, to the French Quarter to Bourbon Street. And, finally, to the famous day that freaks are not merely accepted, but commended— Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday! All fun! All intriguing!
The best part of my culture, for me, is the Black Mardi Gras Indians! A tradition for over a century— its origin is blurred; however, most believe this...that Africans began dressing in Native American garb to show homage toward another downtrodden people; a people whom assisted runaway slaves and at times intermarried.
Today the tradition still lives— and is prominent on Mardi Gras day, especially, beneath the Claiborne Bridge in Downtown New Orleans...the thought; the vision of this occasion brings emotional pleasure to my being. To experience it is to love it; but to be a part of this way of life is a blessing!