Uncover New Orleans’ Classic Restaurants and Hidden Gems with Ian McNulty

Uncover New Orleans’ Classic Restaurants and Hidden Gems

Join food and culture writer Ian McNulty as he takes us on a journey through New Orleans’ classic restaurants and hidden gems. 

From Antoine’s to Liuzza’s by the Track, discover the city’s most authentic culinary experiences. But be warned, McNulty’s recommendations may leave you with a difficult choice and a craving for more.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Hear inspiring stories of survival from New Orleans’ hospitality industry during challenging times.
  • Get a taste of the innovative new restaurant concepts popping up in New Orleans.
  • Find out how bars and taverns are enhancing their food programs and raising the culinary bar.
  • Delve into the fusion of diverse culinary influences with New Orleans’ famous cuisine.
  • Unlock the secret dining spots and classic eateries that locals love.



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.  hnoc.org/firstdraft 

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. From paying their poll taxes to organizing voter registration drives, Black women challenged their status as second-class citizens up to and through the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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.

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  HNOC.org/Visit  to plan your trip.

Two Chicks Walking Tours

Long time listeners probably remember the crew over at Two Chicks operates intentionally small public walks (14 guests compared to 28 so half the size of the city ordinance) seven days a week. These experiences are focused in the Garden District and French Quarter neighborhoods. 

Two Chicks is also also producing private curated walks for groups sized 1 – 200 when called upon. 

While the team is female led they do have a rooster strutting around and there are tour guides from before the lockdown still on staff. 

Find out more at Find out more at  Two Chicks Walking Tours.com .

James Cullen Photography

If you own a copy of the Beyond Bourbon St travel guide, you’ve seen the work of James Cullen of Accidental Cajun Photography. 

Whether it’s portraits, events, weddings or lifestyle or photojournalism, Accidental Cajun Photography provides quality and value. 

James also offers photography instruction and sells his fine art prints at TheAccidentalCajun.com. For inquiries email at accidentalcajun@gmail.com

Thank You

Thanks to Ian McNulty for joining me today! And thanks to all of you who listen and reach out to me each week. Thanks to our podcast editor Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcast Services. 

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