New Orleans Questions and Answers – Episode 190

Draining New Orleans, by Richard Campanella

Questions and Answers about New Orleans

In this episode, Mark is enjoyed by guest Chris Masrhsall. Together, they answer listener questions about New Orleans.


05:05 – Top 5 Restaurants in Bywater/French Quarter or walking distance?
07:50 – Advance ticket sales for New Orleans Museum of Art?
09:25 – Connection between New Orleans and French Wine?
12:15 – Where do you beat the heat in CBD/Marigny for a drink or bite to eat?
14:05 – Do you see New Orleans population growing dramatically?
18:00 – Ways to help the Unhoused population
21:35 – Bars/restaurants in Lakefront area?
25:55 – Celebrating 25th anniversary in NOLA what 2 restaurants should they choose?
29:10 – Sailing Clubs on Lake Ponchartrain
30:40 – A 2nd Edition of the BBS Book?
31:50 – Growth of Vietnamese influence in New Orleans food
35:30 – Restaurants/Bars that locals avoid still worth a visit?
39:30 – Mark hosting a Book Club?
41:00 – New Orleans Thanksgiving plans
41:30 – Taking kids on adventures outside of New Orleans
44:45 – Any breweries that serve cocktails as well?
47:50 – Safety in the French Quarter
50:50 – How to Be a “good tourist” in New Orleans
53:40 – Streetcar episode?
54:10 – Historic ships to tour?
54:50 – What is the best seafood restaurant not fried in the French Quarter?
56:10 – Asian Market in New Orleans?
57:30 – What can ages 18-20 do when traveling to New Orleans?
1:00:10 – Lingua Madre


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. 

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

Through November 5, 2023, check out  their exhibit about women’s right to vote. Titled, “Yet She Is Advancing”: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878–1970

The 19th amendment granted American women the right to vote, in 1920,  but Louisiana laws effectively disenfranchised Black women. 

As many white women began going to the polls and increasing their political participation in segregation-era New Orleans, African American women continued to fight for access to the ballot.

This exhibit tells a decades-long story through objects, images, documents, and interactive displays—and through the words of the New Orleans women who for nearly 100 years persisted in their struggle to obtain the vote.

And until October 8, 2023 you can check out the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.

As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.

Go to to plan your trip.

All The Bitter

All the Bitter make 100% alcohol free bitters using organic ingredients. Winners of 20 awards from major spirit competitions, they can be used in both alcohol-based and alcohol free concoctions. I’ve tried them in multiple drinks, and on vanilla ice cream.

They have four main bitters now, with several experimental varieties on the way. The ones I have are the New Orleans, inspired by Angostura and Peychaud’s, as well as Orange, Lavender, and Aromatic. Place your order at and use code BBS15 to get 15% off your oder.

Find out more at

Liz Wood Realty

The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.

That’s where Liz Wood comes in.

Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase

New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can be overwhelming.

Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality. Several members of our community have done just that and are thrilled with their new homes You will be, too!

The other thing that sets Liz apart is what she does after she helps you find a home. Liz does a great job at building community and helping you get connected with people in your new area. When you’re ready to make New Orleans home, reach out to Liz.

Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Bank

While you are looking for a home to purchase, you need to probably need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Mortgage and let him help you get everything in place.

That’s what we did on our refi and it was as smooth as could be. We went through the same process with Tommy when we were considering purchasing a new home and it was just as easy. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at

Thank You

Thanks to Chris Marshall for joining me today! Thanks to all of you who listen and who submittted questions. Thanks also to our podcast editor Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcast Services. 

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