3) We invented the cocktail.
Sure, there are neat things happening in San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, and New York when it comes to boozy libations, but all the suspenders and mustache wax in the world won't alter the fact that the cocktail was born in New Orleans, and we're still its baby-daddy. Why else would the entire industry gather here to hone their craft during Tales of the Cocktail each August? You want fancy infusions, syrups, tinctures, house-made bitters, and "rocks" carved into perfect spheres by hand with ice cleavers? We got that. Want to drink a Sazerac or French 75 where they were actually invented, over a century ago? Man, you're demanding, but we've got you covered there, too.