It has been a great year thus far for the City of New Orleans. We’ve hosted the NCAA Final Four earlier this year and will be hosting the next Super bowl. Of course, we’ve had our annual Mardi Gras, The Jazz and Heritage Festival, The French Quarter Festival and numerous other events and festivals. Then there are the conventions and cruise lines that bring in visitors year round.
No visit would be complete without experiencing the French Quarter and tasting the Cajun and creole cuisine that is truly unique to south Louisiana. Where else can you get Crawfish Étouffée, Redfish Couvillion, or Maque Choux? You will have no problem finding something no matter what your budget may be. Even our sandwiches, the Po boy, is sure to please.
Visitors think we talk funny, cuz we say things like; y’all, where y’at, who dat, and howsyomomndem, that is to say, how is your mom and them. But you have to say it like it’s one word, hows-yo-mom-n-dem. We don’t even say New Orleans correctly, we prononce it “N’awlins”….dawlin. Yeah, we pretty much trash the English language, but we do know how to have a good time. Just give us a reason and we will throw a party. If we can’t find a reason, than we’ll make an excuse. Did I mention the food?
In the coming weeks, I will be posting articles and photos about upcoming and past events here in New Orleans. I am a native New Orleanian and I hope this will be an informative platform for visitors coming to this wonderfully unique city. I will be covering ways to visit New Orleans on a budget without breaking the bank. You will be amazed at how much free entertainment there is here. In fact, the entertainment at the French Quarter Festival is all free. I will be telling you about the great local musicians and performers, the rich history and culture, and of course the food.
In the mean time, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below, and I’ll do my best to answer.