From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world's most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans, lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love of her hometown through 30 self-guided tours that range from majestic St. Charles Avenue and funky Magazine Street to Bywater and Faubourg Marigny, two of the city's "it" neighborhoods. Within each tour, she offers tips on where to eat, drink, dance, and play, for in addition to all the history, culture, and charm that New Orleans has to offer -- and there's plenty -- Faubourg Marigny it provides tourists and locals alike with one heck of a good time.
This full-color handbook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. New Orleans native Laura Martone offers an insider's take on the Big Easy, from shopping on Magazine Street to listening to old-time jazz in Faubourg Marigny. Martone also includes a handful of fun trip itinerary ideas, including "A Romantic Weekend," "Mardi Gras," and "Haunted New Orleans." With tips on taking carriage rides through the French Quarter, visiting the Art District's museums, and bicycling in City Park, Moon New Orleans gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: Elizabeth M. Williams
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Beignets, Po’ Boys, gumbo, jambalaya, Antoine’s. New Orleans’ celebrated status derives in large measure from its incredibly rich food culture, based mainly on Creole and Cajun traditions. At last, this world-class destination has its own food biography. Elizabeth M. Williams, a New Orleans native and founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum there, takes readers through the history of the city, showing how the natural environment and people have shaped the cooking we all love. The narrative starts with the indigenous population, resources and environment, then reveals the contributions of the immigrant populations, major industries, marketing networks, and retail and major food industries and finally discusses famous restaurants and signature dishes. This must-have book will inform and delight food aficionados and fans of the Big Easy itself.
Author: R. Stephanie Bruno
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-01-18
This presentation of the neighborhoods of New Orleans offers an expert's perspective on the city's architectural diversity and details, one block at a time. New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Stephanie Bruno presents the best of her "StreetWalker" column in this illustrated resource. From the Garden District to Mid-City, each block included features photographs of the homes, a description of the buildings, and a map for easy access.
Author: Ron McDonald
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee, through 16 self-guided walking tours. From Riverwalk along the Mississippi River to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, maps guide your way with photo documentation of each site. Tour Court Square, stroll the Chickasaw Gardens, visit Rhodes College and the Cancer Survivors Park, and see the legendary Graceland, where the memory of Elvis lives on. This walking tour of Memphis will enhance your appreciation of the great city.
Author: Stanley Arthur
Publisher: Heritage Books
Release Date: 2009-05-01
New Orleans, Louisiana, conjures up visions of romance, mystery, tragedy, and a culture that is unique to the city. New Orleans was originally named Nouvelle-Orl ans in honor of His Highness, the Prince Regent of France, Louis Philippe, duc d Orl ans. The
Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Completely revised and updated with brand-new restaurants, Eat Dat New Orleans is the ultimate guide to America's best food city When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No city has as many signature dishes, from gumbo and beignets to pralines and po' boys, from muffuletta and Oysters Rockefeller to king cake and red beans and rice (every Monday night), all of which draw nearly 9 million hungry tourists to the city each year. In this fully revised and updated new edition, Eat Dat New Orleans celebrates both New Orleans’s food and its people. It highlights nearly 250 eating spots—sno-cone stands and food carts as well as famous restaurants—and spins tales of the city’s food lore, such as the controversial history of gumbo and the Shakespearean drama of restaurateur Owen Brennan and his heirs. Both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers will be helped by a series of appendices that list restaurants by cuisine, culinary classes and tours, food festivals, and indispensable “best of” lists chosen by an A-list of the city’s food writers and media personalities, including Poppy Tooker, Lolis Eric Elie, Ian McNulty, Sara Roahen, Marcelle Bienvenu, Amy C. Sins, and Liz Williams.
Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2015-10-01
By the author of the acclaimed Eat Dat, a brand-new guide to New Orleans's scary side, from Voodoo rituals to historic cemeteries and haunted mansions Fear Dat New Orleans explores the eccentric and often macabre dark corners of America’s most unique city. In addition to detailed histories of bizarre burials, ghastly murders, and the greatest concentration of haunted places in America, Fear Dat features a “bone watcher’s guide” with useful directions of who’s buried where, from Marie Laveau to Ruthie the Duck Girl. You’ll also find where to buy the most authentic gris-gris or to get the best psychic reading. The Huffington Post tagged Michael Murphy’s first book Eat Dat, about the city’s food culture, the #1 “essential” book to read before coming to New Orleans. New Orleans Living called it “both reverent and irreverent, he manages to bring a sense of humor to serious eating—and that’s what New Orleans is all about.” In Fear Dat, Murphy brings similar insights and irreverence to New Orleans voodoo, vampires, graveyards, and ghosts.
Author: Elizabeth Pearce
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Explore the origins and myths of the Crescent City one drink at a time New Orleans is an American city unlike any other, and its rich diversity is reflected in the world-class bar scene. In Drink Dat New Orleans, Elizabeth Pearce takes us on a tour of the city’s many unforgettable drinking spots, including a candle-lit tavern favored by pirates in the early eighteenth century and a watering hole so beloved by locals that several urns containing the ashes of former patrons rest in peace behind its bar. A Louisiana native and co-founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Pearce brings her lifelong love of food, beverage, and local lore to this ultimate drinker’s guide. From the nonstop parties on Bourbon Street to the classy cool of the Garden District, Drink Dat is the perfect way to explore America’s most spirited city.
The city of New Orleans is formed into the shape of a crescent, which is believed by many people to form a sacred chalice which holds and stores energy making it one of the most unique areas in the world in which to perform magic and to see it magnify due to the energy in the land and from the flowing waters of the Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico. Since childhood, Kala Ambrose has seen and felt ghosts and restless spirits. During this journey as your travel guide, Kala explores the history of the city and those who decided to make it their eternal home. Explore New Orleans with Kala Ambrose and prepare to embark on a unique and enticing journey into the haunted history and magical ceremonies of New Orleans. Prepare to be introduced to supernatural rituals and practices in order to fully understand and embrace the cultural significance of the variety of beliefs, superstitions, legends and lore.
Walking Cincinnati by Danny Korman and Katie Meyer is the first book in decades for local history fanatics and adventurers wanting a more hands-on approach to Cincinnati history and culture. This guide literally walks readers through the city's renowned historical, architectural, and culinary sites. The unique character comes alive through Walking Cincinnati's focus on human-interest, and gives the readers surprise after surprise in its 32 walks. Never before has such an extensive book been written that highlights not only the architecture, art, and food, but also touches upon Greater Cincinnati’s darker side. Tales and locations of crimes, hauntings, illegal casinos, mob bosses, and brothels will astonish readers and unveil secrets of the city that have long been overlooked by traditional local history books.
Go off the beaten path to discover the hidden places, stories, and neighborhoods that reveal New Orleans' true character, history, and flavorThe ultimate insider's guide to New OrleansFeatures interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guidesPart of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwideAppeals to both the local market (nearly 400,000 call New Orleans home) and the tourist market (10 million people visit New Orleans every year)Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsBirthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in any other city. This insider's guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit "The Big Easy" each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry sabre, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City. As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, "To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else."
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. New Orleans is a remarkable, vibrant, bursting-at-the-seams, melting pot of a city. Whether travelers are visiting for the music or food, to get to know people or party all night long, or all of the above, Fodor's New Orleans is the guidebook that makes every trip the trip of a lifetime. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Bourbon Street, Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Audubon Park, French Market, and City Park · Side Trips from New Orleans including Abita Springs, Plantation Country, and Cajun Country · Coverage of The French Quarter; Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme; CBD and Warehouse District; The Garden District; Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend; Mid-City and Bayou St. John