Let’s talk about how the beautiful yet interesting city of New Orleans also known as the Big Easy won my heart over. Even though some parts of New Orleans reminded me of Cuba, It’s hard to compare this city to any other city. It feels like Miami, Vegas and Paris mixed into one melting pot. If that seems impossible to imagine, that’s probably because it is. It’s a place you need to visit to truly understand it. An interesting fact about this city is there is a celebration of some sort literally every day, that’s non stop celebrating and partying 365 days a year.
I had New Orleans at the top of my list of places to visit in the country. I always heard how great the culinary and music scene were in New Orleans, so I had to find out. I decided to take a trip down and finally had the chance to experience this first hand. I have to say this was worth the trip and more. If you are into food, music, culture, history, and beautiful architecture as much as I am, this is the perfect place to visit. Just about every where you go, you will encounter some type of live music either by a street performer, band or from a venue. Nothing beats walking around, sipping a nice cold “alcoholic” drink on a summer day with live jazz/blues playing in the background.
Now let’s talk about the real reason why I came down to New Orleans, THE FOOD! These three words OMG (oh my God) will become your favorite words while you eat your way around town. It’s hard to describe how amazing the food is but let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. Your taste buds will be highly pleased. The restaurants offer rich and flavorful dishes making it hard for you to resist. It’s like taking a kid to the candy shop, but this is the adult version when it comes to food. New Orleans is a city with a lot of food options, definitely big on seafood. You can go from a top notch restaurant to walking to your mom and pop shop restaurant and still get the same amazing/quality of flavors. New Orleans makes a strong case as a premier city that gives your everything you want when it comes to food.
Here’s a list of restaurants I visited:
- Cafe Du Monde
- Landry’s Seafood House
- Red Dog Diner
- Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
Additional recommendations: Explore garden district, enjoy the high energy and craziness of Bourbon Street. Definitely hit up Frenchmen Street at night, it’s not as crazy as Bourbon but if you start at Frenchmen you might some how end up on Bourbon (lol). Enjoy the music, eat as much as your stomach allows you too because the food is that damn good, and have a cocktail (or two, or three…). I still don’t feel like I can fully summarized a true New Orleans visit, because there’s truly something indescribable about the city. I recommend you to add New Orleans to your list and hopefully you get to experience it yourself to believe it.