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“Taste of the South” 5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, LA
Schenectady, New York
1 review
“Taste of the South”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

My husband and I love to eat, and we always choose a vacation spot that has interesting regional cuisine. The week we spent in New Orleans was the best eating vacation we ever had!
We had heard of the famous chefs' restaurants and classic establishments that were considered musts, but we also found some other places that were off the beaten path and not on the tourist maps. How did we find them? We used our tried-and-true never-fail technique -- wherever we ate, we asked the waitstaff where they like to go on a night off or for a special occasion.
A friend who had met some locals at a conference steered us first to Clancy's, a little house on Annunciation St. where we had fantastic meals of duck, and crab cakes with a remoulade sauce that would knock your socks off!
Our waitress at Clancy's recommended Deanie's, a local joint at the north end. In a dining room that was worn but obviously well-loved, we were greeted with enormous buckets of crawfish, and we pinched and sucked every head until they were gone.
It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Creole and Cajun influences, and wondered how we could take them home with us. Strolling around in the French Quarter one day we stumbled upon the New Orleans School of Cooking, a shop and kitchen where tourists like us could learn the ingredients and techniques for making N'awlins food at home. For $25, we watched as our instructor showed us how to make Crab and Corn Bisque, Shrimp Creole, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, and Pralines, and then we got to sample this delicious lunch with an Abita Beer. We took all the recipes with us and exited through the shop, where an amazing array of specialty ingredients was available for purchase.
We loved visiting K-Paul's and the Cafe du Monde, but having a taste of New Orleans straight from our own kitchen is the best treat of all.

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Houston
1 review
“Unique City to visit atleast once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

My children and I visited New Orleans on New Years Eve 2009. It was very interesting. They had band playing near the water that evening and everything was hopping. We were only able to go so far into Bourbon Street since the kids were with us and beyond a certain point is no place for kids. There are many things to do with kids but this will only last a couple of days. This is more of a adult oriented and party city but still should be done atleast once. The French Quarter had trash everywhere which was not good, but they have renovated from the hurricane very well.

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Clinton, Mississippi
1 review
“New Orleans is the place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

I recently went on a vacation to New Orleans, LA with my family. We stayed in a beautiful hotel on Bourbon Street and ate at the local restaurants. I recommend anything with Gris Gris sauce on it! They have all types of shop, absinthe bars, mixed drinks, haunted tours and so much more. It's a place where there is something new to see or do every few feet. If you are looking for a fun-packed vacation this is the place to go. Take the whole family on a vampire or ghost tour around The French Quarter and learn all types of history and legends about the area. Or go to a beignet shop like Cafe Du Monde for a delicious treat. At night there's plenty for the adults to get into. Whatever you're in the mood for there's no place like New Orleans!

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stafford, ny
2 reviews
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“NEW ORLEANS IS SO MUCH FUN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We took our first cruise and left out of New Orleans. After we returned we stayed for 3 extra days. New Orleans is amazing. If you ever get the chance to go DO NOT miss a riverboat dinner cruise on the steamboat Natchez. It is absolutely fantastic. The crew, the captain, the food was better than on the cruiseship!

We stayed at the Sheraton on canal street. PERFECT location. Great hotel! The Aquarium is only a few blocks and is amazing! Harrahs casino, the WWII museum, the pier, shopping.

There is so much to do and see it would take a month to do it all for just with whats in a 3 mile radious of the hotel.

It was a great experience all the way around. The culture, the music, the people are all very decent and helpful.

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PA
1 review
“Great as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Great food, friendly people!

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