What's that smell?
It’s a mix of pee, spilled drinks, and shellfish pulled straight from muddy water. You get used to it.
It's too hot
Yes. Yes it is. The average temperature in the summer months in New Orleans is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the fact that the city is below sea level means the humidity can make it feel much, much hotter. There’s also no dry season when you’re basically underwater, so there’s no real way to predict whether or not you’ll find yourself in the middle of a torrential downpour. However, you can always duck into one of the city’s many bars or amazing restaurants to pass the time and wait out the storm.
Everything here is fried. No wonder everyone is so fat.
For some reason, haters love to hate on the BMIs of people in the South, particularly those in the Deep South. Yes, we have a long and rich history of foods that don’t exactly adhere to paleo diet standards, and to us, quinoa sounds like the stuff they use to make tonic water. But if there’s one thing we’re known for, it’s our hospitality, so try to return the favor.