Beignet: BEN-yay; (also “DO-nut”)
Fried dough with powdered sugar, one of the most popular treats in the city which you’ll find at Cafe du Monde or Morning Call
Marigny: MA-ruh-nee (short “a” sound, like “cat”)
A notable New Orleans neighborhood shaped like a triangle, where you’ll find Frenchmen St and lots of great music, among other things
An old name for New Orleans neighborhoods, like da Marigny or da Treme
Another faubourg, one which famously bears the title of a great HBO show set in New Orleans, and has a fantastic theme song by John Boutte. Seriously, John Boutte is the best.
A highly popular local crustacean also known as “mudbugs” and a smaller cousin to the lobster, best eaten in mass quantities with corn, new potatoes, sausage, and mushrooms. But always "CRAW" and never "CRAY."
A sweet treat made of sugar, butter, pecans, and other wonderful things. Like crawfish: always "PRAW" and never "PRAY," which is what you do when the Saints are playing.
Vieux Carre: voo-kuh-RAY
An old term for the French Quarter (literally “Old Square”) and also the name of a really great cocktail invented at the Hotel Monteleone
A hotel in the Vieux Carre with a famous and very beautiful rotating carousel bar