When people think of New Orleans cuisine, they rightfully think of seafood. But shrimp, oysters, crawfish, and crabs do not and should not exist in a vacuum. Between the sweet corn, Creole tomatoes, mirlitons, okra, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and dozens of other veggies grown by local farms, our bounty is far from limited to the fruits of the sea. Hence, we don’t abide by mealy winter tomatoes or lugubrious onions. Just ask Mr. Okra.
Yeah, that whole "below sea level" phenomenon comes into play here. No digging underground = no basements, unless your house is raised, with the main floor on the second level... but that’s just semantics. Hence, no Home Alone moments wherein we’d have to confront an evil, possibly Satan-possessed furnace in the dark, spooky basement.
Difficulty booking a solid wedding band
We have so much musical talent in New Orleans, and many of the city’s best outfits will totally play your wedding. So if you’ve dreamed about having Kermit Ruffins, the Nevilles, Deacon John, or Big Sam take your reception music to the next level, you can make that a reality here. It will spoil you for wedding music, and make you sad for that lonely DJ at your next relative’s nuptials in Tulsa or New Jersey or Fort Lauderdale or wherever.