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Magazine Street- Shopper's Paradise in New Orleans

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A December 2002 trip to New Orleans by diminor1929

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Quote: This was my first trip to Magazine Street. When I mentioned "shopping" it was a tough sell getting my hubby and friends to come along. Their reticence soon turned into delighted enthusiasm when they discovered that Magazine Street holds many more treasures than just those displayed in the shop windows.

Byblos Restaurant

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Byblos Restaurant Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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We stopped in here by sheer coincidence and . . . believe it or not, were greeted by the same darling and attentive waitress who had served us the night before in a different restaurant--all the way on another side of town! We took this to be a bit of serendipity and a good omen, since our meal the night before was absolutely one of the best we've ever eaten (see journal on NOLA 2002, entry on Jacques-Imo's)! This restaurant was labeled Mediterranean, which we have found can range anywhere from Southern French to Greek to Moroccan to Middle Eastern (which this place seemed to lean towards heavily). Even though it was the end of December, it was warm enough to eat outside at one of the cafe table...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 11, 2003

Byblos Restaurant
3218 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
(504) 894-1233

An eclectic shopping spree . . .

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Entrances designed to entice... Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Are you a browser at heart? Do you love to window-shop? Always looking for the funky, new, and unique? The 6-mile stretch of Magazine Street in New Orleans will be just your "cup of tea." Including a stop for lunch, you can easily spend an entire morning or an entire day (I've done both). It just depends on whether you plan to limit your shopping to "browsing" or to serious purchases. I am providing a sample of just a FEW of the specialty shops available. I tried to include what I thought were the most unusual or interesting, starting with: *** House Of Lounge--Distinctive Lingerie 2044 Magazine St. Purveyor of retro glamour and contemporary hip couture, smoking ...Read More

Eating and Drinking on Magazine Street.

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The Bulldog is famous worldwide... Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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After all of the shopping you're bound to do, you will certainly want to stop in for a bite somewhere. Magazine Street offers something delectable for every budget, time limit, and appetite. Here's a sampling: *** Planet Smoothie 3000 Magazine St. Variety of exciting smoothies and many healthy snacks to fit your health and fitness needs. *** Joey K's Restaurant 3001 Magazine St. A true New Orleans neighborhood restaurant where locals eat daily. Great Creole pot cooking, fried seafood, 18-ounce frozen schooners of beer, and margaritas. One of our favorites! *** The Bulldog 3236 Magazine St. (504) ...Read More
One of the unusual but adorable shops on Magazine. Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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After the bawdy, raucous, laissez-faire attitude of the French Quarter, you might just be in the mood for something a little slower paced but no less romantic or charming. Head for Magazine Street, located four blocks west of St. Charles Avenue and just a few blocks down from Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. This is more or less "the center" of this six mile stretch of shops, eateries, antiques, crafts, art galleries - you name it.Not quite as "touristy" as the FQ, you won't find the typical Mardi Gras souvenirs, etc. here. This is where the locals shop for antiques and other hard to find items. It also features spots where locals like to eat great food without paying exorbant tourist pri...Read More
Shop owners pride themselves Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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For the collector, treasure hunter, and bargain shopper, there is a wealth of shops to explore on New Orleans' Magazine Street. Starting at the 2000 block you can hit one after another, on both sides of the street, as you begin your 6-mile tour. There are stores for every budget. They include (but are not limited to): *Antebellum Antiques 19th-century beds, armoires, dining tables and parlor sets in rosewood, mahogany and walnut. **Audubon Antiques Collectibles to treasures, 2 floors for your browsing pleasure. ***Wishes Touted by customers as the most interesting and affordable shop on the street with a unique blend of vintage,...Read More