Who Wear There by the Travel Brats

All Things New Orleans and Mardi Gras

Episode Summary

Episode #2 of The Who Wear There Podcast hosted by the Travel Brats is about all things New Orleans and Mardi Gras! We get candid about our experiences in NOLA and share our recommendations and insights for entertainment, tours, museums, hole in wall (hidden gems), food, night life, and places to stay.

Episode Notes

All Things New Orleans and Mardi Gras!

 

To find information on Mardi Gras:

 

https://www.frenchquarter.com/mardi-gras-parade-schedule/


 

https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/parades/


 

Tours and entertainment:


 

Ghost tours via Trip Advisor:


 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Search?q=ghost%20tours&searchSessionId=78DD8D500192109089092921EDA4DBCE1582583446357ssid&sid=A5C5CC4E8BFD88131B8ABE975C4690421582583470808&blockRedirect=true&ssrc=a&geo=60864


 

New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Walking Tour (2 hours along, walking, entertaining $14)

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g60864-d11453064-New_Orleans_Ghost_Voodoo_Vampire_Walking_Tour-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html


 

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop


 

http://www.lafittesblacksmithshop.com/Homepage.html


 

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a historic structure at the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Philip Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Most likely built as a house in the 1770s during the Spanish colonial period, it is one of the oldest surviving structures in New Orleans.


 


 

Food and History tour, French Quarter Food Tour, $65


 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g60864-d11454049-New_Orleans_Food_and_History_Tour-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html


 

River Boat Tours:

Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruise


 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60864-d2178225-Reviews-Creole_Queen_Mississippi_River_Cruises-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html


 

Steamboat Natchez River Cruise


 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60864-d549409-Reviews-Steamboat_Natchez-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html


 


 

Plantation house: Oak Alley Plantation


 

https://www.oakalleyplantation.com/sugarcane-plantation/plantation-tours


 

Carriage ride in French Quarters


 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Products-g60864-zfc11970-zfg11873-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html?m=40646&supag=74046479642&supsc=aud-448833066947:dsa-650389793948&supai=358052534553&supap=&supdv=c&supnt=nt:g|clk:CjwKCAiAhc7yBRAdEiwAplGxX6E-FdyJQv7Dkyb5YHGkaiV_rrRwqfI-yfa4QkS6Qu1UFdagTDjT8RoClYwQAvD_BwE&suplp=9012211&supli=&supti=aud-448833066947:dsa-650389793948&tsem=true&supci=aud-448833066947:dsa-650389793948&supap1=&supap2=&gclid=CjwKCAiAhc7yBRAdEiwAplGxX6E-FdyJQv7Dkyb5YHGkaiV_rrRwqfI-yfa4QkS6Qu1UFdagTDjT8RoClYwQAvD_BwE


 

Graves/ grave yard


 

Nickolas Cage has his grave here even though he’s not dead yet, but it’s the only thing the government couldn’t take when he went bankrupt.


 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/nicolas-cage-s-pyramid-tomb


 

Marie Laveau’s fake grave is purple...painted over from the people drawling one it and making wishes.


 

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/43436


 


 

Museums


 

Mardi Gras museum of costumes and culture: off conti street

https://www.mardigrasworld.com


 

Jass museum: piano, saxophone:celebrate all forms of jazz 400 Esplanade Ave


 

https://nolajazzmuseum.org


 

WW2 museum ( NOLA’s #1 Attraction )


 

The National WWII Museum, formerly known as The National D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. Magazine street.


 

https://www.nationalww2museum.org


 

Old New Orleans rum,  2815 Frenchmen St, spiced rum world 2nd largest producer. “I drink and I know things”


 

https://celebrationdistillation.com


 

House of Blues:


 

https://www.houseofblues.com/neworleans


 

Hole in the wall


 

Bookstores:


 

William Faulkner House Books


 

https://faulknerhousebooks.com


 


 

Librarie


 

https://www.neworleans.com/listing/librarie-book-shop/33003/


 


 

Dauphin Street Book


 

https://www.facebook.com/DauphineStreetBooks/


 


 

Cape Robbin shoes on IG: @caperobbin,


 

Food


 

Breakfast:


 

Café Du Monde:


 

https://shop.cafedumonde.com


 

Cafe Fleur de Lis -breakfast BACON, strawberry mimosa


 

http://www.cafefleurdelis.com


 

Coterie restaurant & oyster bar


 

http://coterienola.com


 

Lunch:


 

Acme oyster house: Po boy, char grilled oysters, drunk root beer float.

https://acmeoyster.com


 

Napoleon oyster house


 

https://www.napoleonhouse.com


 

Central Grocery for homemade soda, looks like an old dinner:


 

http://www.centralgroceryneworleans.com


 

Coops Place (across for bb kings):


 

https://www.coopsplace.net


 

Dinner:


 

Apple Place :Aldolfo’s on Frenchmen St-cash, bottom bar, special sauce


 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60864-d445261-Reviews-Adolfo_s-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html


 

Dickie Brennan’s steakhouse:


 

https://www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com


 

HOUSE OF BOURBON:


 

https://www.bourbonhouse.com


 

Oceana Grill:


 

https://www.oceanagrill.com


 


 


 

Music/nightlife:


 

Cat’s Meow for Karaoke:


 

http://catskaraoke.com


 

Fortune Telling, Live music, Art in Jackson Square:


 


 

http://www.experienceneworleans.com/jackson-square.html


 


 

Bb kings blues club(BBQ)

https://www.bbkings.com/new-orleans


 


 

Places to stay


 

Astor Crown plaza:


 

https://www.astorneworleans.com


 

The Marque suite, sister hotel on canal street:

 

https://www.bluegreenvacations.com/resorts/louisiana/the-marquee#gref


 

Hilton


 

http://www.hilton.com/search/hi/us/la/new_orleans/0/00000000000/0/0/0/0/10?WT.mc_id=zlada0ww1hi2psh3ggl4advbpp5dkt6multibr7_153669424_1003528&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAiAhc7yBRAdEiwAplGxX3OIgTnaIsZXGK2PqWZvb98OhjiYn1fAKITnMqaRjvGZiJaCoxZ0oBoCpc4QAvD_BwE


 


 

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