Tuesday, July 11, 2006

New Orleans Restaurants

The tourist areas of New Orleans are ready and open for business. The French Quarter, Marigny, Garden District and Uptown are back to near 100% and are as charming and ready to greet and feed you like never before.

In fact the great fear this summer - as 90% of the restaurants in these areas have heroically reopened against great odds - is that there will not be enough diners to fill those seats. The potential exists for America to lose this culinary gem through the misconceived notion that New Orleans is not open for business.

Nothing could be further from the truth, although we in this city are walking a fine line between pleading for assistance in our many wasted neighborhoods and trying to get the word out that the most historic areas are back and ready for your tourist dollars.

Trust me, there's a huge war being waged to save New Orleans, but we can't do it without you.

So please come on down and rediscover what people the world over have fallen in love with year after year. More info can be found here at the New Orleans Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

And if you can't make it this summer, then you can at least taste this city through one of the following two cookbooks which are designating a percentage of their sales towards the rebuilding and support of New Orleans.

Also stay tuned from me for a few big announcements regarding several huge literary projects I've been working on.

Cheers and eat well people - you only live once.










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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am surprised there aren't people giving guided tours of the devastation!

3:59 PM, July 13, 2006  
Blogger TAG said...

They actually are - I'm actually kind of on the fence about that. Half of me knows that everyone should experience it. But the other half of me is like, get the hell out of the bus and give us a hand with gutting these houses.

5:00 PM, July 13, 2006  
Blogger cookie jill said...

Thanks!

would LOVE to participate in "Tails of the Cocktail!"

http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/

1:41 AM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger cookie jill said...

Oh...thought you might be interested in this story...

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/07/13/PM200607139.html

1:51 AM, July 15, 2006  

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