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December 29, 2011

For six nights, we called the W New Orleans home The Poydras Street location; not to be confused with the one in the French Quarter, which is much smaller! Not quite as festive as the Ritz Carlton (where we stayed last year) but the common areas are a lot more chill and spacious during the day. […]

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December 28, 2011

We were up bright and early to see our family off before their flight – one last romp through the French Quarter… …to Cafe Beignet These were featured on Alton Brown’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” list… …everyone else proclaimed them better than Cafe du Monde’s version (<—click for David's video review). I didn't actually […]

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December 28, 2011

Our last night in The Big Easy! Since our large group couldn’t make it all the way to Commander’s Palace, we trekked across the street through the Loews Hotel instead… …to its sister restaurant, Cafe Adelaide (& the Swizzle Stick Bar) Not too many folks at 6pm… …but a perfect time for our niece! This […]

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Catfish, WhoDatFish

December 27, 2011

Even though Christmas is over… …New Orleans is just getting started! We escaped the crowds in the French Quarter and walked over to my favorite neighborhood… …with my Big Daddy (and Mommy) in law, David and Wendy Our destination – Sound Cafe, which I saw on Treme… …since it was closed, we stumbled into the […]

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Pizza on Earth

December 26, 2011

I LOVE CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS!!! After last year’s MASSIVE FAIL, I was determined to make 2011’s dinner extraordinary. Started emailing restaurants all the way back in June, before anyone knew if they’d even be open! Once I saw the Unique Eats episode featuring Domenica, I contacted Chef Alon Shaya to see what the story […]

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