Archive | January 2018

Cooking Demonstration, Anyone?

Watch, learn & eat! Sit back and enjoy watching our skilled, entertaining chefs prepare a classic Cajun / Creole meal for you while learning about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine! New Orleans School of Cooking  popular lunch classes are “open” to individual reservations.

The original morning class, featuring four food items, is held every day from 10am – 12:30pm.    $35.00

The afternoon class, featuring three food items, is held Monday thru Sunday from 2pm – 4pm.     $30.00

New Orleans School of Cooking

524 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, La 70130

(504) 208-5320

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Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk

Global Brands and Southern Charm


PUBLIC HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm     Sun 10am-7pm

Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.31.45 PMCoach, Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, Guess a food court and many local shops as well.

2nd pub crawl? Any interest?

If there is any interest in setting up a 2nd pub crawl, please email me or PM me on Facebook….I have 7 vanners interested but need at least 13 more in order to set it up.  This pub crawl will also be on Thursday, February 22 and will leave from the French Quarter….time TBD (probably 6p).

$25 per person.  This will be a private Haunted History PubCrawl.

Details to follow if the interest is there.

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Southern Food & Beverage Museum

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage.

Located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (and included in your admission!) is The Museum of the American Cocktail‘s New Orleans Collection and La Galerie de l’Absinthe.

This museum is walking distance from the hotel.



  • Adults: $10.50 per person
  • Students (with ID), Military, and Seniors over 60: $5.25 per person
  • Children Under 12 (with an adult): Free

Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail

Open Wednesday through Monday, 11 AM to 5:30 PM

1504 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 569-0405

Food Museum

Wristbands: Why are they important?

As you are all aware, this year we have a $10 party pass wristband….we are excited to announce that along with entrance to both parties, you will also be able to get Happy Hour drink discounts and small plates discount at the hotel restaurant, Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House!!

Why else is this important?

Well, for one, during our parties, the restaurant will be providing our bar service (right down the hall next to the Salon)…and with the wristband, you get the discounts beginning at 3p-midnight on Friday & Saturday.  For another, it will designate to the hotel and security that YOU are a part of our group.

For more information, click the link before or the Wristband tab in our site menu.



Wristband can be picked up in Audubon Room at the hotel starting at noon on Wednesday.

SOLD OUT~Pub crawl & Dead of Night Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour

We’ve sold out the pub-crawl ….and both buses are virtually full….there is a waiting list for the bus tour just in case the few that still haven’t reserved their seats don’t come through….again, contact me if you have questions…

The National WWII Museum: we will have tickets available and we will start taking payment for those early in the week (check out the earlier blog).

Mardi Gras World is a self guided tour and the information for that tour can be found on our website ( in the blog posts!

Information about the Natchez Steamboat tours can be found here!

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QR Scan….event info on the go

Download a QR scanner & with a click have the Council schedule at your fingertips!

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Mardi Gras World Self Guided Tours


  • Adults and children $22
    Seniors, 65+ $17
    Students with college ID $17
    Children, 2-11 $14
  • 90 minute tours are offered 7 days a week
  • The first tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tours run every 30 minutes and last about an hour and a half
  • Each tour includes a display of Mardi Gras costumes, a video presentation, and a free slice of King Cake
  • A free shuttle is provided with ticket purchase and provides pickups from 20 convenient downtown locations.

    Call for a FREE Shuttle Ride! 504-475-2057 (may need to take Streetcar to a pickup spot)

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World War II Museum Ticket Information

The National World War II Museum is the #2 museum in the WORLD and the #1 attraction in New Orleans.  It should be on your DO NOT MISS list…even before Bourbon Street (nope, I’m not joking).

We’ve got some great group rates….$5 off the walk in price. Tickets will need to be pre sold to get the discount (worth it, imho).  The tickets we purchase will be good for the length of our event (Sunday, February 18-Sunday 25) and can be used on whichever single day you choose.  The WWII Museum is walking distance from the hotel.  You can choose to see the Museum only; Museum + Beyond All Boundaries OR Final Mission: USS Tang; or Museum + Beyond All Boundaries & Final Mission: USS Tang.  (I’m not sure if it’s possible to really do all 3 things in one day. I think there is an option to extend your visit to include a 2nd day…you would need to do this before you leave the museum.)  Most people will choose Museum +1. If you are going to see the Beyond All Boundaries 4D Experience, please be sure to schedule your viewing time as soon as you get to the Museum as it often sells out.

Leave a comment or email me for more information or if interested in this activity.

WWII Veterans: Free
Museum only~ Adult: $25       Senior (65+): $20    Student $15.50         Military: $16.50                                                                                        Museum + 1 ~  Adult: $30       Senior (65+): $25.50   Student $20.50      Military: $21.50                                                                                    Museum + 2 ~  Adult: $35       Senior (65+): $30.50   Student $25.50      Military: $26.50

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