Take a streetcar down Canal St. and embrace the palm trees and historic buildings now housing hotels, shopping destinations and entertainment. I ALWAYS stop at Popeyes on Canal- it’s just something about the crisp chicken and fresh red beans that can’t be duplicated in Texas. Want to try a local eatery? Mothers Restaurant is a top destination for tourists, opening its doors in 1938 the location houses the “World’s Best Baked Ham”. Unfortunately it didn’t live up to my expectations. The chicken was surely fresh but this Texas girl needs some seasonings!
As always I have to bring Grandma pralines from her city! And she’s very particular, she doesn’t like the commercial brands so we had to hit Leah’s Pralines and grab her a box of 12. What’s sweet besides the candy is that you can mix and match your flavors for a one of a kind treat.
At anytime while you’re exploring New Orleans you’ll enjoy a live soundtrack as each corner holds a new tune. This city is special to me for a number of reasons: This is where my Mom and Grandma were both born and raised. Experiencing the mixture of cultures at a young age opened my mind to just how special the world is. We’re each so different but music, food and arts can bring these very differences together to share and enjoy a common interest.
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