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New Orleans in 2012

December 30th, 2011 by bbnola

Happy New Year from New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts!

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This is how we do the Rnning of the Bulls in New Orleans.

Thank you all for visiting our city in 2011. We hope you’ll come back in 2012. We’re already looking forward to:

  • The Sugar Bowl on January 3.
  • Mardi Gras in February.
  • Soul Festival, Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, St. Patrick’s Day, and the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in March.
  • French Quarter Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April.
  • The New Orleans Food and Wine Experience in May.
  • LA Cajun-Zydeco Festival in June.
  • Running of the Bulls in July.
  • Satchmo Summer Fest in August.
  • The New Orleans Seafood Festival and Ponderosa Stomp in September.
  • Oktoberfest and the New Orleans Film Festival in October.
  • Swamp Fest and the Po-Boy Festival in November.
  • And more Papa Noel fun in December.

All this and much, much more will take place in 2012 in New Orleans. Make a New Year’s Resolution to be a part of it.

Papa Noel is Still in New Orleans

December 21st, 2011 by bbnola

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See fantastically fun lights at New Orleans' Celebration in the Oaks.

New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts are still offering Papa Noel rates through the end of the month. In other words, now is a good time to drop everything and head to New Orleans.

There’s no place like New Orleans during the holidays. We like to celebrate in this town, with feasts and music and lights and more. It’s hard not to get  caught up in the mood once you’re here.

  • The Victory Belles are still ringing in the  holidays at the Stage Door Canteen, where you’ll experience the best of the 1940s.
  • You can still tuck into a Reveillon dinner.
  • You can still experience a Creole Christmas in the French Quarter on December 26 and 27, 2011.
  • And it isn’t too late to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style!

You may just want to get away from home this holiday season. You may want to spend a romantic first Christmas with your sweetie, or rediscover your spouse now that the kids have grown. Whatever your reasons, be spontaneous, and come to New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts. Take advantage of special Papa Noel rates in New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts, and enjoy yourselves.

Reveillon 2011

December 14th, 2011 by bbnola

Reveillon dinners make Christmas in New Orleans wonderfully unique.

“Un réveillon” is a meal that takes place late, during the night. The word can be used to describe such a meal at any time of year, although it is now primarily associated with the celebratory meal enjoyed late on Christmas Eve. Many people traditionally sit down to Reveillon after Christmas Eve mass.

It should be no surprise that Reveillon is so widely celebrated in New Orleans. The town is, after all, inclined towards nocturnal activity and gustatory excellence. Reveillon is a natural extension of both.

While Reveillon traditionally takes place late on Christmas Eve, many New Orleans restaurants serve it throughout the month of December, at more reasonable hours. It is served as a prix fixe meal, with prices ranging from under $40 to more than $90 per person. Some restaurants offer choices within the menu, while others do not. It is worth researching such details before reserving a table.

Chefs go all out for the Reveillon. They serve such delights as Foie Gras Crème Brûlée, Turtle Soup, and Brouillade aux Truffles. They serve Sautéed Frog Legs and Pan Roasted Quail. They serve Smoked Duck Salad, Bouillabaisse, and Braised Rabbit. If you like to stretch the limits of your palate, you’ll like Reveillon.

Many New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts offer Papa Noël specials during December, which provide deep discounts on lodging. Please see New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts for a list of these inns. And remember–the more you save on lodging, the more you can spend on your Reveillon.

Please see Reveillon for a complete list of New Orleans restaurants serving this fantastically celebratory meal.

Football in New Orleans

December 6th, 2011 by bbnola

Serious fans of the New Orleans Saints have most likely been to more than one game in the Louisiana Superdrome. Those who have been know it to be a fantastic experience. The Superdrome is a great venue; it brings out the uber-fan in most spectators.

Utah Utes 2009 Sugar Bowl Champions

Utah fans came to New Orleans to support their team during the 2009 Sugar Bowl.

If you’ve never been to a football game in New Orleans, perhaps it’s time to go to one. Two upcoming events are well worth a trip to New Orleans: the New Orleans Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. These are popular events, so we recommend you find a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast soon.

The New Orleans Bowl takes place December 17, 2011, at 8 p.m. in New Orleans. Be there if you can. Come support the Sun Belt Champion, and enjoy all New Orleans has to offer while you’re here.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl takes place January 3, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. It’s a fabulous excuse for football fans to spend New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. Arrive in time to see Baby Bacchus drop from the Jax Brewery, then linger until game day. This schedule allows plenty of time to explore New Orleans clubs and restaurants.

Football fans would do well to secure lodging in New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts. This is especially true for fans whose spouses are not big football fans. If your spouse is happy, the whole experience will be that much better.