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New Orleans for Thanksgiving

A November 2003 trip to New Orleans by jangarys

Blaine Kerns Mardi Gras World Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
Quote: We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving week in New Orleans.

Half Shell Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "The Half Shell"

Half Shell Restaurant & Bar Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Half Shell Restaurant A small, casual cafe/bar at the corner of University and Canal street, just across from the French Quarter and the Ritz Carlton Hotel. If you are looking for a quick bite of Creole cuisine at a reasonable price, drop in here. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Very casual, small, and quiet. I tried their gumbo and muffalletta sandwich. The gumbo was great, with big chunks of fresh seafood. The muffalletta was more appealing to me than the "original's" served at other locations--I don't like garlic ! It reminded me of the olive loaf sandwiches my mom used to fix for us as kids. The poorboys...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2003

Half Shell Restaurant & Bar
113 University pl
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 525-4083

Cafe Du Monde


Cafe Du Monde Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Cafe Du Monde

The Cafe Du Monde is the favorite gathering, people-watching, tourist spot in New Orleans. Be entertained by balloon artists and street musicians while you sip your coffee and eat beignets, a favorite French breakfast pastry.

The menu is limited and the indoor/outdoor seating is "first-come, grab-a-table". It can get very crowded, but the turnover is swift. One order of beignets includes three fresh, hot pastries covered in a mound of powdered sugar. They melt in your mouth! We went there twice. Be careful, the cafe au lait is very HOT!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2003

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 525-4544

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Attraction | "Blain Kern's Mardi Gras World"

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras World A great way to spend a couple of hours! Take the free Canal Street ferry in the French Quarter to Historic Old Algiers, then hop the shuttle bus to the museum. Browse the shop until your group is ushered into the costume room, then have fun trying on costumes and masks. This is a great photo opportunity. A short movie about how the floats are made is then shown. Continue on to the float storage area where you will be given coffee and King Cake. The person who finds the doll in their piece of cake wins a free prize! Then you are guided through the warehouse to view the floats. Wander through after the tour to tak...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2003

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 361-7821