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About Joe Rabhan

Learn more about me and my local business: http://www.avenueinnbb.com/aboutus.htm


Here are my most recent posts:



Sake Cafe

Extreme close up of sushi.

Posted by on September 8, 2017

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You’re in Uptown in New Orleans and what would really taste good about now is—Japanese food! Lucky for you, one of the city’s top spots is right here on Magazine Street. Sake Café has won a slew of accolades and all well-deserved. It’s an upscale restaurant (though the prices are not) serving fresh seasonal ingredients in creative ways. And because read more...

Central Grocery

Posted by on August 8, 2017

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Do you like sandwiches? Good. You’re in the right neighborhood to visit Central Grocery and have yourself a muffaletta. Central Grocery is a century-old Italian grocery store whose shelves are lined with top quality products. But it’s not the groceries that are the main draw, it’s their signature sandwich. This is home to the original muffaletta, named for the bread read more...

House of Blues

Posted by on August 3, 2017

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You can’t wander into the French Quarter without stopping into the House of Blues, one of the icons of the New Orleans music scene. Music rules here every day of the week, beginning with a rollicking Gospel Brunch on Sunday morning. It’s halleluiah time for chicken and waffles and a whole lot more all served up with a side of read more...

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Close up of one of the sculptures.

Posted by on June 13, 2017

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If you’re visiting the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park, don’t miss its fantastic Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The lovely outdoor garden comprises five landscaped acres that are divided in half by a lagoon. One side, closer to the museum building, has old-growth magnolias and pines; the other has the massive live oaks the park is read more...

Sucre

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Here’s something sweet to do while you’re in the French Quarter. Walk over to Sucré and treat yourself to a delectable French macaron. These light-as-air cookies are filled with luscious mousse and come in assorted flavors such as salted caramel, strawberry, pistachio and—because you’re in New Orleans—Bananas Foster and other specialty combinations. Billing itself as “A Sweet Boutique,” Sucré is read more...

St. Louis Cathedral

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Photo op! St. Louis Cathedral, with its three majestic steeples, is one of New Orleans’ most iconic landmarks and defines Jackson Square, where it overlooks the statue of Andrew Jackson who was honored here for his victory in the war of 1812. It is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the country. The original church was dedicated by read more...

The Joint

Posted by on March 31, 2017

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If you’re one of those people who hunt out the best barbecue in every city where you visit, look no further. Because if you’re in the Bywater District, you’re close to The Joint, one of the top BBQ spots in the U.S. Since its opening in 2004, The Joint has been smokin’ hot. It made Bon Appétit magazine and Zagat’s read more...

Carousel Bar

Posted by on March 31, 2017

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Before you do anything else in the French Quarter, head over to the Carousel Bar in Hotel Monteleone. Not only is it the only revolving bar in New Orleans, and consistently listed as one of the top bars in the world, but it’s also a magical 25-seat grown-up Merry-Go-Round! Like so much about New Orleans and this hotel, the Carousel read more...

Snug Harbor

Close up shot of sax players

Posted by on March 31, 2017

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Looking for some cool jazz nearby? Step into Snug Harbor, a longtime mainstay here on Frenchman Street, and one of the top jazz clubs in the city. Set in a renovated 1800’s building, the club encompasses three floors. But the center of activity is the intimate, two-story cabaret-style music room. Here you can catch two shows nightly, featuring top local read more...

Abita Brewing Company

Close up photo of neon Abita sign.

Posted by on December 30, 2016

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Feel like having a beer? You’re in luck, because the Tap Room at Abita Brewing Company, New Orleans’ longtime craft beer, is open every day at their main location in Covington. You can stop by for a pint or, Wednesdays through Sundays, take a tour (see the times listed below). Started in 1986, Abita takes its name from neighboring Abita read more...

Pizza Domenica

Photo of Pizza Domenica sign

Posted by on November 30, 2016

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Now that you’re in the Uptown District, you’re within walking distance of some of the best pizza in New Orleans. Pizza Domenica, a spinoff of Chef Alon Shaya’s downtown place, turns out super-delicious wood-fired pies. The atmosphere at Pizza Domenica is casual and upbeat, with a dining area that is open to the kitchen. This adds to the friendliness, and read more...

St. Louis Cemetery

St. Louis Cemetery 1 sign

Posted by on October 31, 2016

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Walk just outside of the French Quarter, to the corner of St. Louis and Basin Streets, and you’ll be at the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Founded in 1789, the iconic St. Louis Cemetery is maze-of-a-space, filled with some of the city’s most illustrious and notorious former residents. Many are from prominent Creole families; others represent those of French, Portuguese, read more...

New Orleans School of Cooking

Close up of New Orleans School of Cooking sign

Posted by on October 3, 2016

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Hey, all you wanna-be chefs out there, check out the New Orleans School of Cooking, located right here in the heart of the French Quarter. It has classes for all levels of talent and interest, and is a great way to learn about the history and basics of cooking famous Louisiana dishes, such as gumbo and jambalaya. The school is read more...

Joey K’s Restaurant and Bar

Joey K's restaurant sign

Posted by on August 29, 2016

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Take a break from shopping on Magazine Street and pop into Joey K’s for some downhome, delicious eating. The super causal spot, located in a cool century-old building, is a favorite for locals and a place where you can enjoy top New Orleans flavors without pretense. Joey K’s is all about comfort food. Come here hungry, because the food is read more...

Louisiana Tour Company

Louisiana swamp

Posted by on August 29, 2016

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Here’s your chance to see gators in their habitat! Sign up for a Louisiana Swamp Tour and enjoy a leisurely drift along the swamp areas near New Orleans. The tours are in covered tour boats that offer a relaxed journey and are manned by experienced captains who provide full narration. As you pass through moss-draped trees and small waterways, you’ll read more...

Laura

Roof line and peak of plantation home with decorative carved fan in teals and reds

Posted by on June 14, 2016

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One hour west of New Orleans visitors will discover Laura, a magnificent example of a Creole plantation.  This stunning property combines the graceful architecture of an Island villa with extravagant gardens. The best way to see both is on a guided tour of the plantation. Starting in the Main House, which was constructed in 1805, the tour takes visitors through read more...

Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar

Outdoor sign reading Superior Seafood

Posted by on May 26, 2016

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When a restaurant puts the word “superior” in its name, it better deliver. Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar does—with flying colors. The Uptown favorite is a fun spot with a great bar and straightforward menu of top-notch Louisiana Classics. Belly up to the marble oyster bar and watch the staff shucking oysters –they make it look so easy! Order a read more...

Gumbo Shop

Outdoor sign reading Gumbo Shop

Posted by on May 6, 2016

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If you’re going to eat gumbo in New Orleans, do yourself a favor and walk over to the Gumbo Shop. Winner of the Best of New Orleans title for its gumbo since 1999, Gumbo Shop is the queen bee of this Creole specialty. Gumbo is a Louisiana native dish, consisting of a thick dark brown roux with a touch of read more...

Upperline Restaurant

roast duck with yams & pecans crop

Posted by on March 10, 2016

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Just one block off the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line in Uptown is one of our favorite city eateries, Upperline Restaurant. It’s a welcoming, “come-as-you-are” place with an owner who greets guests to her townhouse setting as if they’re coming back home. Multiple cozy dining rooms are chock-full of New Orleans art and artifacts and there’s a cool, laid-back vibe read more...

The National World War II Museum

Sign reading WWII The National WWII Museum

Posted by on March 2, 2016

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One of the country’s top museums is right here in downtown New Orleans: The National World War II Museum. Rated as one of the top museums in the United States and designated by Congress as the country’s official WW II museum, the facility has five pavilions with more than 19,000 square feet dedicated to this world and life-changing event. It read more...

Ignatius Eatery

Posted by on January 28, 2016

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Ignatius Eatery, located on popular Magazine Street, is a great stop for New Orleans comfort food. With a laid-back atmosphere and a lineup of Creole dishes, there’s plenty to savor. Sandwich fans will find one of the best roast beef po-boys in the city here. Enjoy it with the hand-cut fries—they’re excellent. Another favorite dish of mine is the Boudin read more...

Mardi Gras World

Mardis Gras float with pirate holding a shield with a large white K emblazonzed

Posted by on December 31, 2015

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The magic of the Mardi Gras parades is just a few steps away at the massive studios of Mardi Gras World. This creative wonderland is where the magnificent floats come to life, from the ground up, and you can get an up-close, behind-the scenes look at how the glitz and glam come to be. The extensive shop builds floats for read more...

The Ruby Slipper

Red Metal horizontal sign with art-deco treatment reading The Ruby Slipper

Posted by on November 24, 2015

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Looking for a down-home breakfast, NOLA style? Grab a table at The Ruby Slipper, a casual café with an elevated lineup of classics. Here you’ll find hearty dishes that will make you happy to crawl out of bed, and have you dreaming of coming back tomorrow a.m. Though the café is open for lunch as well, breakfast is what they’re read more...

Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast

Bedroom with pale blue walls and carved wood 4-poster bed with rich linens, lit chandelier, stuffed chairs and mirror

Posted by on September 13, 2013

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The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast was completed in 1891 as a private residence for wealthy merchant Henry Picard and his family. He immigrated from Alsace-Lorraine, France in 1849 and amassed a fortune. Designed by renowned architect, Thomas Sully, the Inn features thirteen foot ceilings, hardwood floors, original fireplaces and period and eclectic furnishings throughout. Visitors admire the many architectural read more...