New Orleans has never really been known for its temperance, prudence, and and overall decorum. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite, and to tell you the truth, the city takes pride in being America’s fat, loud, drunk -- but ooooohhhh, so much fun! -- older uncle. Leave the temperance to Salt Lake City (even if they still have the Jazz as their basketball team, for some inexplicable reason), NOLA will keep its debauchery (and actual jazz) intact, thank you, sir. Which makes it a perfect place to break all the resolutions you just made. Here’s where:
Where to break your New Year's resolutions in New Orleans
1. R & O's216 Metairie Hammond Hwy, Metairie
2. Acme Oyster House724 Iberville St, New Orleans
3. Central Grocery923 Decatur St, New Orleans
4. Toups' MeateryCarrollton, New Orleans
5. Tropical Isle721 Bourbon St, New Orleans
6. Joey K's3001 Magazine St, New Orleans
7. Bourbon House144 Bourbon St, New Orleans
8. Ted's Frostop3100 Calhoun St, New Orleans
R & O's plates a variety of Creole/Cajun dishes, but they're best known for their po-boys and other tasty sammies.
This iconic oyster spot may have a number of locations, but despite its chain status, it still serves some of the tastiest seafood in New Orleans, not to mention some interesting cocktails that include an oyster-topped Bloody Mary and oyster shooters w/ vodka.
Behold: the muffuletta. Don't know what that is? Well, swing by Central Grocery in the French Quarter to put your muffuletta where your mouth is and discover one of New Orleans' greatest deli sandos.
The Toups family has been in New Orleans for more than 300yrs, so you can trust them to know their stuff when it comes to traditional Cajun and Creole fare, like their Confit Chicken Thighs and Drunken Shrimp.
This Bourbon St fun-haven fuels a lively atmosphere with a number of specialty cocktails, including the Horny Gator, Tropical Itch, Shark Attack, and their signature drink, the Hand Grenade, which they peg as "New Orleans' most powerful drink".
Located at the heart of Magazine St, Joey K's is a local favorite for homestyle NOLA specialties like jambalaya, po-boys, catfish, and red beans & rice.
Bourbon House serves up fresh seasonal seafood using only local ingredients and offers an oyster bar and a number of single-batch bourbons in a lively but relaxing environment.
This breakfast joint doesn't mess around when it comes to a hearty start to your day, or a hearty meal at any time for that matter. Get the Player’s Breakfast -- four scrambled eggs, four sausages/strips of bacon, two pancakes, extra cheesy grits, and your choice of drink.