Beginner's Guide to New Orleans
The Crescent City's best bars, restaurants, and offbeat attractions for first-time visitors. Don't forget to "laissez les bons temps rouler!"

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Beignets and Coffee Please: The Taste of New Orleans

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It's no secret that if you go to New Orleans you should stop at Cafe Du Monde. They only make two things: beignets—a fried dough with powdered sugar, and coffee with chicory hints. When a menu has only two items and the tables are always full with a line out the door, then you know that they are doing those two things right. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this classic taste of New Orleans. I mapped this highlight to the original location that I visited, but there are other locations found on their webpage below.

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by Vanessa Petersen
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