11 Questions about New Orleans – Episode #67

11 Questions about New Orleans

In this episode we answer your questions about New Orleans! My wife, Marie, as well as our friends Jennifer and Chris Marshall join me on the podcast. Longtime listeners know that Jenn is the person who came up with the name of the podcast, Beyond Bourbon St. They also happen to be new New Orleanians.

The questions cover everything from where to eat and drink, to what life in New Orleans is like post-Katrina. We also talk about Huey and Earl Long, potholes, last meals, and more!

Time Stamps

1:47    What are some things you don’t like about living in New Orleans?

6:47    Why is there no good Chinese food in New Orleans?

8:40    One meal left on Earth. Where will you go and what will you eat?

15:56  Why did they build much of modern New Orleans below sea level?

19:00  How do you think New Orleans has changed for the better?

22:36  Favorite thing to eat, drink and do in each neighborhood?

34:09  Has New Orleans changed for better or worse post-Katrina?

35:30 Why do New Orleans Mardi Gras and Cajun Mardi Gras differ so much?

42:30 Why are so many politicians and government agencies crooked?

43:03  Where is the deduct box?

44:30  Are there any neighborhoods you avoid because you don’t feel safe?


Richard Campanella’s article about New Orleans being above or below sea level is a great read.

Episodes Mentioned

History of the Irish in New Orleans – episode #7

Chef Frank Brigtsen; Chasing Flavor with Paul Prudhomme  – episode #38

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz and the Story of the New Orleans Snowball – episode #61

Top Ten Things to Do on Your First Visit to New Orleans – episode #39

Drink Dat – Where and What to Drink in New Orleans with Elizabeth Pearce – episode 49

Great Places to Eat Vegan and Vegetarian in New Orleans – Episode #31

Who Invented Mardi Gras? – episode #56


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Lagniappe, part II – email a copy of your reservation to mark@beyondbourbonst.com and I’ll send you my pdf guide of what to eat, see and do in the Warehouse District.


Thank You

Thanks to Marie, Jenn and Chris for joining me on this episode. Chris and Jenn thought they were coming over to day drink and ended up on a podcast!

A special thanks to our community members who sent in questions. Join us on Facebook (see below) if you want to send in your questions for a future episode.

Want to Make Your Trip to New Orleans the Best Ever?

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You complete a brief questionnaire to help us get to know you and the experience you want to have in New Orleans. Next, we set up a 20-30 minute phone or video call. During the call, we get to know you a little better. We can clarify any questions and bounce a few ideas off of you to make sure we ‘re on the right track.

Finally, we prepare and deliver a pdf document with our recommendations for your trip. Depending on your needs the report will contain specific places to stay, eat and drink. It will also offer suggestions on things to do and see, all based on your budget and interests.

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