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701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
In the early days, Africans, both slave and free, danced and made music here on Sundays, helping to maintain a cultural continuity between Africa, the Caribbean, and New Orleans. Today, important festivals and rallies take place in and around...
2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Few people know of artist Edgar Degas’s Afro-Creole roots in the Treme: His mother’s family lived in this mansion, which is now a bed and breakfast. Degas’s bedroom-studio is still intact, as are rooms featured in paintings from...
1501 St Philip St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
A cafe decorated with local artwork that celebrates the culture of the Treme, it’s a great place to sit down, sip locally roasted coffee, snack on a panino or a pastry, read the newspaper, and watch the city go by. This appeared in the...
2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
From gumbo z’herbes to fried chicken, Leah Chase took soul and Creole dishes and created one of the first African American fine-dining spots in the country. My father always told me that on special occasions, it was the place to go.
1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
The Mardi Gras American Indian culture is one of the lesser-known elements of New Orleans life, but it’s been part of the African American experience in the city for well over a century. How it began remains the subject of debate. ("Masking"...
925 N Robertson St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
The intimate nightclub has the spirit of an old New Orleans juke joint, even though the person next to you may be more hipster than local. It’s home to the Treme Brass Band’s Wednesday concerts, which regularly pack the house.
1210 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Constructed by free people of color in 1841, this is an important community church. The Tomb of the Unknown Slave pays tribute to those people who built the city, whose names we will never know.
307 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
How to choose between sweet potato biscuits, truffle grits, and the free-range lamb meatloaf sandwich? Try them all! (Just kidding) As a solo diner, I skipped the sweet potato biscuits (sadly). The grits and sandwich looked and tasted like...
8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
This past weekend I had one of the best brunches of my life at La Macarena. I ordered the Vegetarian Spanish Breakfast: sweet corn tamale, cheese pupusa, refried beans, sweet fried plantains & avocado. It was like a little bit of heaven...
626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Not only is the food at this Uptown diner above average, the service is spectacular. The diner's throwback style—with most of the seating at an undulating counter, white-jacketed waitstaff, and a quilted stainless-steel wall above the...
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Audubon Park sits on the site of a former sugar plantation—the only plantation in the city that wasn’t subsequently developed for homes or businesses. It’s about 25 minutes via streetcar from downtown, but feels a world apart,...
1433 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
There are three old streetcar lines that run in New Orleans. We enjoyed a ride down St. Charles, the oldest of the lines. The trains were beautifully worn originals and gave us a glance at the front of many beautiful old homes. There were also a...
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