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New Orleans Christmas Concerts

November 28th, 2010 by bbnola

New Orleans - French Quarter: Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral

Free holiday concerts at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square throughout the month of December.

Christmas is celebrated throughout the month of December in New Orleans, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to experience this holiday in a New Orleans bed and breakfast. The best way to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit is through music.

Live music performances should always be part of a New Orleans vacation, especially in December. Gospel is definitely the most popular music of the month, though it wouldn’t be New Orleans without some jazz. There will be special concerts almost every day of the week, and more than one opportunity to join voices with others and go caroling in the great city of New Orleans.

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Thanksgiving, New Orleans Style

November 18th, 2010 by bbnola

Every person should experience a New Orleans Thanksgiving. Be a bon vivant at least once in your life.


The incomparable turducken

Southern, Creole, and Cajun influences run deep in the cuisine of New Orleans. You may think you’ve eaten turkey before, but have you ever had it like it’s prepared in this town? Deep fried? Oh yes. Crispy skin gives way to moist, tender meat. Stuffing? Add cornbread, Creole pork, oyster, shrimp, crawfish, or all of the above. My, that’s good.

The penultimate New Orleans Thanksgiving dish is the turducken. Imagine a whole chicken cooked inside a duck that’s cooked inside a turkey. The unique blend of these three flavors is unforgettable. After tasting it, you may never tolerate just plain turkey again.

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