If you go: New Orleans and Mardi Gras
Waiters serve patrons at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, Louisiana. (ALAN BEHR, MCT / August 13, 2012)
March 31, 2012
From the bayou country of Lafayette to the cobblestone streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Cajun ideas about food, music or local haunts come freely from everyone, often accompanied by a family tale.
5:05 AM EST, January 13, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hospitality is king in New Orleans whether the city is hosting major sports events, the annual Mardi Gras or thousands of visitors who have dropped in for a fun weekend.
September 11, 2011
Looking at a place you love isn't much different from looking at a person who has stolen your heart.
October 31, 2004
TASTE OF TRAVEL: LOUISIANA
GO to New Orleans without trying the po' boy? One might as well visit Paris without tasting a fresh baguette. Or tour Athens without sipping ouzo.
3:28 PM EDT, April 14, 2011
More than half a decade since Hurricane Katrina, our restaurant industry has made a remarkable recovery. In fact, it's not just where it used to be, it's now bigger and many say, better than ever.
August 29, 2010
Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores, despite the scars from 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
August 29, 2010
Faulkner House Books: 624 Pirates Alley, between Royal and Chartres streets in the French Quarter; (504) 524-2940, http://www.wordsandmusic.org
11:16 PM EST, November 14, 2011
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mark and Glenda Dodd of Panama City Beach, Florida, could have booked a Mexico-bound cruise out of Miami, but on Monday they stood among hundreds of other passengers lining up to board the Carnival Cruise Line ship Elation in New Orleans.
12:14 PM EDT, August 13, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - On Bourbon Street, stout men in narrow-brimmed hats strummed loud music from bars on opposite sides of the street, battling for the attention of passersby. Neatly dressed touts fanned out from strip-club doors, urging men to step within, smiling with well-oiled cheer. I snapped a photo of a woman in one doorway who appeared to be clad in little more below the waist than a strategically placed patch, and as I walked on, a young man followed me, calling out, "Hey, I saw you taking the picture. You want to hook up with any of them?"
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