New Orleans is definitely a city that knows how to reinvent itself. Throughout its 300 year history, NOLA has been known for just about everything from jazz to voodooism to Mardi Gras. Even after Hurricane Katrina left New Orleans practically underwater back in the summer of 2005, its resilient community came together to help reinvent her once again.
Since then, tourism has been back on the up for this southeastern Louisiana city, with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation predicting 2016 to be a banner year with tourism spending projected at $7.1 billion. That’s more than 2015, which was already a record-breaking year for the industry.
And it doesn’t stop there. It appears New Orleans is also in the midst of a culinary renaissance. According to Eater, there’s been 20 new restaurant openings in New Orleans since September alone, with at least 20 others that celebrated openings during the summer.
From the long-awaited grilled cheese spot Melt in Mid City to the casual new tavern and art gallery, Artisan Bar & Cafe (located on St Claude Ave), there are new restaurants to please every price point, palate and overall vibe.Read More