Introduction to New Orleans: Best of the Best While You’re at NOLA for the Sugar Bowl


You couldn’t ask for a better place for the bowl than the Sugar Bowl. New Orleans on New Years Eve is a great place to have a good time before going to see our bears take down Ol ‘Miss. I used to go to NOLA once or twice a month for business (and pleasure) and thought it might be helpful to provide an introduction to the best of the best to help you get on with it. ultimate experience during your stay. This list is not exhaustive, but it should be a good starter to treat yourself.


Breakfast Catering

Grill – Excellent French and American cuisine.

Mother – Fan favorite, American.


Horns – 80 years old and strong, American.

Cafe Du Mond – Donuts and chicory, do you like it? I have to go to the original to brag.


Donut Coffee – Handmade donuts … yum!

Court of the two sisters – Excellent brunch.

Lunch dinner

Central grocery store and delicatessen – The best Muffaletta sandwiches!

Home of the Original Muffuletta

Grilled camellia – I have to have the fried pecan pie. Get on and back on the streetcar from the neighborhoods.

Ruby slipper – Breakfast or lunch, American and Cajun.

Pig cold cuts – My favorite Deli of all time!


St. James cheese factory – Okay, so maybe St. James is my favorite deli … I can’t go wrong. Wonderful cheese factory!

Maison Napoleon and Pimm’s Cup Bar – Lunch / Dinner with a world class bar. American and Cajun.

Palace Cafe – Legendary Creole food.

Dinner Dinner

Italian barrel – Mum Mia it’s good!

Commanders Palace – # 1 in NOLA. No t-shirts or shorts. The dessert chef is amazing!

Dickie Brennen’s Steakhouse – Forever NOLA’s favorite steak spot.

Doris Metropolitan Steakhouse – Excellent. ›fr› nouvelle-orleans

The rum house – Fun place with Caribbean and Latin food.


Clancy’s – Excellent seafood.

Mambo’s – Excellent Cajun and Creole.

Olde Nola Kitchen – As above.


Cafe Jacques-Imo – Exceptional America, Cajun and Creole.


Conservation room – Honor the tradition on NOLA Jazz and generally has good music.


The Spotted Cat Music Club – Wonderful Jazz Bar … maybe the best.

French Street – Located in the French Quarter, this is one of NOLA’s best kept secrets with great live music, bars and art venues. Several music venues.

Frenchmen Street New Orleans

by Tiptina – Never know who you might see and great music. If they’re from New Orleans and have been successful, they’ve played Tiptina’s.



The National WWII Museum – Attraction # 1 in New Orleans and # 2 in the country.

Jackson Square – Want to see street artists, painters, musicians, jugglers, etc …? Meet at Jackson Square National Historic Landmark.

Visits – I have toured extensively across the country and New Orleans has some of the best!

Steamboat Tour –

Marsh and hydrofoil tour –

French Quarter Food Walking Tour –

New Orleans City Tour –

Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour –

Like I said, this should get you started. Feel free to leave recommendations below and see you soon in NOLA!




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