cafe du monde
If you've ever had the experience of drinking chicory coffee (and chances are, you were in New Orleans when you drank it), you might've had to wonder just exactly what chicory even is. For the record, chicory is this pretty flowering plant.
New Orleans reminds us of a slew of things, including boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and did we mention bars? There's no question the Big Easy is notorious for Mardi Gras and wild nightlife, but the scenic streets of these districts hold much more culture and history than many visitors realize.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to the original French Quarter Café Du Monde for beignets and coffee au lait. This quintessential New Orleans experience is well worth the wait if there is a line, well worth being covered in powdered sugar when you leave.
These days it seems there are more programs about food on basic cable networks than there are viewers available to watch them. It follows, then, that introducing new specials and series on this burgeoning subject, especially on a network not known for food programming, calls for special marketing and publicity strategies.
Watch moments from Andrew McCarthy's recent trip to New Orleans, where he meets vibrant locals on Bourbon Street and at Cafe
Compare Guas' creations with their New Orleans inspirations for yourself in the slideshow below. Rounding out the sweet end
Upon booking my first trip to New Orleans, Vogue promptly landed on my doorstep. There, before my very eyes, was a whole page dedicated to the style of New Orleans, or in my case: What To Pack.