WELCOME TO JEFFERSON PARISH A Message from the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Dear Travelers: The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau,
through the bayous. Kick off your shoes and dance the Cajun two-step to the sounds of the zydeco or
Inc. is delighted to welcome you to Jefferson
fiddle. Visit with the locals learning the traditions
Parish for your visit to Louisiana. Jefferson Parish
and intrigue of this picturesque region. Festivals
offers a variety of attractions, activities, cuisine and
abound in Jefferson Parish. Come celebrate life,
experiences. As the state’s largest parish, sprawling
culture, music, carnival, cuisine and more at one
over sixty miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the
of our festivals year-round. From the pageantry of
shores of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain, we are also
carnival to the Cajun, German, and Italian heritage
the most diverse. We invite you to step back in time
of our neighborhoods, immerse yourself in our
exploring our historic districts each representative
culture and traditions.
of our heritage and the cultural influences of the
Fishing and outdoor recreation is a way of life
region. Delight your taste buds along our Louisiana
in Louisiana and Jefferson Parish is no exception.
Oyster Trail where the oyster is a delicacy whether
Offering inland and off-shore fishing, a national park
charbroiled or deep-fried. The trail is a unique
& preserve, and two state parks featuring camping,
culinary and fine art experience as each eatery
paddling, nature and bird watching trails, and seven
boasts a 3’ oyster sculpture hand-painted by a local
miles of sandy beach for fun in the sun on Grand Isle,
artist. If shopping is your pleasure, Jefferson Parish
we’ve got the great outdoors covered!
will not disappoint. From our beautiful tree-lined
We invite you to enjoy all we have to offer.
Metairie Road boutiques to the hustle and bustle of
Whether you’re planning a family vacation,
modern malls, with a Louisiana flare, to our quaint
adventurous get-away, or a business trip, Jefferson
farmers & fisheries, and art markets, you are sure to
Parish offers you all the comforts, entertainment
find that perfect keepsake.
and amenities to make your stay memorable.
No visit to southeast Louisiana is complete without a trip to Cajun scenic hideaways and
swamps. The tranquility of the moss-draped
cypress trees and blooms of the Louisiana iris is equally matched by the thrill of an airboat ride
President & CEO Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES
12 The Many Sides of Jefferson Parish 18 Top Of The Catch Seafood Is What’s For Dinner
23 Pull-Out Dining Guide Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail 26 A Walk on Jefferson Parish’s Wild Side
3 Welcome To Jefferson Parish From the President and CEO of the JCVB. 6 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Rhythm On The Route and Family Gras. 8 Calendar Of Events Guide To Festivals and Happenings. 11 Jefferson Parish At A Glance Parish-Wide Map. 23 Pull-Out Dining Guide Featuring the Jefferson Parish Louisiana Oyster Trail.
On the cover: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Bucktown, featuring The Imagination Movers.
32 Outdoor, Recreation & Fishing
@VisitJeffersonParish @JeffersonLAFun @VisitJeffersonParish @VisitJeffersonParish
36 Hotels & Housing
42 Convention Facilities, Caterers & Business Services 45 Travel Planning & Transportation
46 Jefferson Parish Area Map Detailed Street Map Of Jefferson Parish. 4
photo: KERRY MALONEY
34 Attractions & Shopping
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Family Gras, Krewe of Excalibur.
MARDI GRAS PARADE SCHEDULE Mardi Gras Parades:
Excalibur................................ Friday, February 14 Adonis.................................... Saturday, February 15 Madhatters............................ Saturday, February 15 Centurions............................. Saturday, February 15 Atlas........................................ Sunday, February 16 Kings...................................... Sunday, February 16 Athena.................................... Sunday, February 23 Pandora................................. Sunday, February 23 Argus...................................... Tuesday, February 25 Elks Trucks............................. Tuesday, February 25 Jefferson Trucks................... Tuesday, February 25 Visit www.visitjeffersonparish.com/mardigras for times.
Post-Carnival Season Parades:
St. Patrickâ€™s Parade.............. Sunday, March 15, Noon (Metairie Road) Visit www.jeffparish.net for route. Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade................................ Sunday, March 22, Noon (Follows Metairie Mardi Gras Eastbound Route)
Parade Route and Schedule Notice: Parades, dates, times and routes are provisional and subject to change.
Up-to-date Carnival parade information can be found at familygras.com.
Metairie Mardi Gras Parades February 14-25, 2020 Marching band competition.
Concerts & Parades February 14-16, 2020
For more information, visit www.FamilyGras.com
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
The Gatlin Brothers performing at Family Gras, Metairie.
OCTOBER 2019 Thursdays in October
LAFRENIERE PARK FALL CONCERT SERIES
Lafreniere Park, Metairie Live music in beautiful Lafreniere Park. Friday Nights in October
GRETNA BACK TO THE RIVER FALL CONCERT SERIES
Old Gretna Enjoy live music on the banks of the Mississippi.
Saturday Nights in October
Old Gretna Family-friendly movies on the banks of the Mississippi.
Holy Guardian Angels Church, Bridge City The Gumbo Capitol of the World celebrates with over 2,000 gallons of gumbo, music, rides & games.
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market Featuring bands, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, delicious food and more.
Alario Center, Westwego A celebration of the Westbank’s vibrant culture.
Parc des Familles, Marrero A family bike ride and unique way to experience Jefferson Parish.
GRETNA BACK TO THE DRIVE-IN FALL MOVIE SERIES
WESTBANK HERITAGE FESTIVAL
GRAND ISLE LADIES FISHING RODEO
Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle Fishing and fun while benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness.
BRIDGE CITY GUMBO FESTIVAL
TOUR DE JEFFERSON
PARK-A-BOO HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Lafreniere Park, Metairie Halloween festival for children under 13 years old. Costumes, games, inflatables & more!
NOVEMBER 2019 November 1-3
BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
St. Louis King of France Catholic School, Metairie Seafood is king at the Bucktown Seafood Festival. Live music, games & rides. November 8-10
St. Rita School, Harahan Live music, games, great local foods and plenty of pecan dishes. November 3 PET FEST
Lafrenierie Park , Metairie The party where pets bring their people! Heritage Park, Kenner. 8
DECEMBER 2019 December 1-January 1
KENNER CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
Kenner City Park, Kenner Holiday village/animated scenery, ice skating, entertainment. December 1-January 1
CHRISTMAS IN LAFRENIERE PARK
Lafreniere Park, Metairie Lafreniere Park sparkles for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights and displays December 14
HARAHAN CHRISTMAS PARADE
Harahan Enjoy floats, bands, throws and Santa.
JANUARY 2020 January 20
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE
Kenner Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
FEBRUARY 2020 February 14
GRETNA GREEN BLACKSMITH SHOP VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDINGS
Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop, Gretna Relive yesteryear’s charm of a romantic runaway marriage by marrying at the Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop.
Saturday Nights in May
Heritage Park, Rivertown, Kenner Bring the family, and enjoy a family-friendly movie every Saturday night in May at Heritage Park in Kenner’s Historic Rivertown.
Grand Isle The oldest fishing tournament in the United States featuring fishing, live music, great food and summer fun for everyone!
KENNER’S RIVERTOWN MOVIES IN THE PARK
July 30-August 2
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market Enjoy all you can eat crawfish, live music and more!
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner This dog show will feature approximately 1,000 entries each day, representing most of the 193 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.
WESTWEGO CRAWFISH COOKOFF
Blessing of the Fleet.
February 14-16, 23, 25
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Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market, Bucktown Deanie’s will be firing up the boil pots for this family-friendly crawfish festival.
JEFFERSON PARISH MARDI GRAS PARADES
February 14 -16 FAMILY GRAS
Clearview Center, Metairie Bring the whole family and enjoy the spectacle of Mardi Gras parades, authentic cuisine, local art, a kids’ court and outdoor concerts by both national artists and Louisiana favorites! Free. February 24
LUNDI GRAS CELEBRATION
Rivertown, Kenner The courts of the Krewe of Argus and the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club of New Orleans meet and toast to Carnival.
DEANIE’S SEAFOOD PINCH A PALOOZA
KENNER ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Rivertown, Kenner Celebrate the rich Italian heritage that was an integral part of the formation of Kenner, LA. April 10-12
GRAND ISLE MIGRATORY BIRD CELEBRATION
Grand Isle Grand Isle is an essential stop for songbirds during their spring and fall migrations across the Gulf of Mexico.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Metairie Road, Metairie Celebrate the luck of the Irish with floats, bands, marching clubs, and all the carrots, cabbages, potatoes and beads you can catch! March through October
WESTWEGO FARMER’S MARKET FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market Bring your favorite chair or blanket, sit and relax, enjoy great music, food, drink and crafts. March 22
LOUISIANA IRISH-ITALIAN PARADE
Bring the family and come celebrate the rich Irish-Italian culture of Louisiana with 100 floats, marching bands, marching clubs, dancers, beads and more.
APRIL 2020 Thursday Nights in April
LAFRENIERE LIVE SPRING CONCERT SERIES
Lafreniere Park, Metairie Enjoy live music in beautiful Lafreniere Park.
GRAND ISLE INTERNATIONAL TARPON RODEO
LAGNIAPPE CLASSIC DOG SHOW
Huey P. Long Ave., Old Gretna Enjoy Gretna’s celebration of spring event with artists, crafters & gardeners displaying and selling their work.
Grand Isle Join in the fun of the world’s largest kayak tournament in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
HUEY P LONG BRIDGE RUN
Bridge City Enjoy majestic views as you cross the Mighty Mississippi on the Huey P. Long Bridge.
RIDE THE BULL KAYAK FISHING RODEO
GRAND ISLE ORIGINAL REDFISH RODEO
Grand Isle Fun and fishing in Grand Isle, LA. >>
UNCLE SAM JAM
Lafreniere Park, Metairie Celebrate Independence Day with live music, food and fireworks.
GRAND ISLE BLESSING OF THE FLEET FESTIVAL
Grand Isle The Blessing of the Fleet Festival includes fair rides, carnival games, music, food booths and arts and crafts. April 20-26
ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS
TPC Louisiana, Avondale See the best golfers on tour compete at the Zurich Classic. April
JEAN LAFITTE BLESSING OF THE FLEET
Jean Lafitte Enjoy an age old tradition in a quaint fishing community.
MAY 2020 Friday Nights in May
KENNER’S RIVERTOWN MUSIC IN THE PARK
Heritage Park, Rivertown, Kenner Bring the family, and enjoy free live music every Friday night in May at Heritage Park in Kenner’s Historic Rivertown.
Events, dates & times are subject to change without notice. For event details and more, visit www.visitjeffersonparish.com.
Crawfish Beignets, Any O’Cajun Catering. Jefferson Parish Visitor Guide 9
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
FARMERS MARKETS GRETNA FARMERS MARKET, Every
Saturday, (except the Saturday of Gretna Fest) 8:30am-12:30pm, Gretna. METRY MARKET AT THE PARK,
Every other Friday, March-October, 2-7pm, Lafreniere Park.
BUCKTOWN HARBOR FARMERS MARKET, Every Friday, 3-7pm,
Bucktown Harbor. Uncle Sam Jam, Lafreniere Park, Metairie.
Old Gretna A 3-day music festival with performances by national artists and Louisiana favorites, food, rides, arts and crafts and much more.
FREEDOM FEST AT THE LAKE
Laketown, Kenner In celebration of the workforce, Kenner hosts a Labor Day tradition on Lake Pontchartrain, featuring live music, food and family-friendly fun. September
ABA/USA BMX GOLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SOUTH CENTRAL
Gretna See BMX racers compete for the Gold Cup.
GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL
BOW FISHING RODEO
Grand Isle See some of the top anglers in the world compete. September
CAMINADA REDFISH RODEO
Grand Isle Enjoy fishing and fun at this redfish rodeo.
NAWLINS OUTDOOR MARKET,
Weekly, Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm, Harvey.
OLD METAIRIE FARMERS MARKET,
3rd Tuesday of the month (Aug-Dec), 3:30pm-7:30pm, Bayou Metairie Park.
OCHSNER FARMERS MARKET
2614 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson Every Wednesday (with a summer break for the months of August & September), 3-7pm. KENNERâ€™S RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET
2115 Rev. Richard Wilson Drive, Kenner Every Saturday October-July, 9am-1pm. WESTWEGO SHRIMP LOT
100 Westbank Expressway at Louisiana St., Westwego. Daily Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm.
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Gretna Heritage Festival , Gretna.
THE MANY SIDES OF JEFFERSON PARISH By Jessica Fender
It’s hard to imagine a more enthusiastic tour
At its small museum—a memorabilia-packed room
guide than the vivacious, bow-tied man behind
in the old firehouse—we get within inches of the
the steering wheel as our little group cruises
original, candy-apple-red fire engine from 1876. I
through Gretna’s colorful avenues.
later learn that the engine was so costly the early
“That’s the mayor’s house,” says Ronnie Gauthreaux, pointing out a tree-framed home with genteel columns. “As a kid, I used to think the
firefighters—unable to afford a horse after the purchase—had to pull it themselves. Jaunty oompah music serenades us at the
president lived there.” We pass a blue-gray duplex
nearby German American Cultural Center, where
with tidy white steps. “And that used to be the
photo histories and artifacts trace Gretna’s deep,
doctor’s office. That’s where everybody was born.”
blue-collar roots. When German immigrants
Like that of many natives to Jefferson Parish’s cities,
first settled here in 1836 and became bakers,
suburbs, fishing villages and blue-collar towns,
brewers, blacksmiths and more, they named this
Ronnie’s hometown pride is palpable.
place “Mechanikham,” or “Village of Mechanics.”
Here, in the parish just next to New Orleans,
Every fall, Gretna throws one of the biggest
centuries of history, industry and joie de vivre
parties in Jefferson Parish, the Gretna Heritage
have helped shape South Louisiana’s iconic
Festival, which celebrates the influences German,
culture. In fact, a few minutes from the airport
Italian and—more recently—Latino cultures have had
where more than 13 million people disembark
on the region. In fact, many of South Louisiana’s
each year, Europeans first set foot in the region in
most beloved blowouts happen in Jefferson Parish.
what is the city of Kenner today.
Metairie’s Family Gras gives revelers with
The rest is a history that locals love to celebrate.
kiddos a family-friendly way to enjoy the parades
I live in New Orleans, but like any good
and pageantry of Mardi Gras, along with marquee
Southerner, I know it’s important to get to know
music acts and activities for youngsters. And that’s
your neighbors. So, this summer, a few friends
on top of more than a half-dozen established
and I decided to staycation in nearby Jefferson
Mardi Gras krewes parading across the parish.
Parish. What we found were epic shopping
Whether it’s thousands of Christmas lights
opportunities, family-friendly destinations, a
twinkling in Lafreniere Park, face-stuffing fun at
deeper understanding of the region’s heritage
crawfish and gumbo fests, or parties around the
and charming little main streets, like Gretna’s.
annual Tarpon Rodeo—the country’s oldest fishing
At 20 strollable blocks, Gretna’s Old Town is one of the state’s largest historic districts, with heritage homes and museums mixed in with
tournament—Jefferson Parish’s festivals celebrate what makes life in South Louisiana unique. If Gretna represents the parish’s blue-collar
family-run cafes, bars and restaurants. Where
history, nearby Metairie may be its quintessential,
the main drag meets the Mississippi River, bright
upscale suburb. Locals go there to catch a play at
murals and rooftop eateries with skyline views
the Jefferson Performing Arts Society or enjoy fine
greet visitors. “This is the best view of New
dining against the backdrop of Lake Pontchartrain.
Orleans you’re going to get,” Ronnie, the city’s
With its trendy boutiques, designer shops and
tourism coordinator, tells me, motioning to the
a handful of malls to choose from, it also happens
to be one of Jefferson Parish’s top shopping
We are wowed by a visit to the oldest continuously operating volunteer fire department in the country, the David Crockett Fire Co., No. 1.
destinations. My friend Meg Murphy and I grab our credit cards and head out to explore. “Maybe I’ll get Dee Doo something,” says Meg, >> J e f f e r s o n P a r i s h V i s i t o r G u i d e 13
photo: JACKSON HILL
Westwego shrimp lot.
holding up a four-pack of king cake-shaped doggie treats. I look up from the flashy iridescent umbrella
At Lakeside, we find shops for every taste
I’m currently contemplating and nod appreciatively.
and modern amenities, like charging stations in
(Our friend’s dog, Dee Doo, is at the vet today.)
well-appointed lounges. I’m a Zara girl, myself.
Meg and I have wandered into Fluerty Girl,
But Coach, Armani Exchange and local high-
where 80 percent of the beaded, sequined and
end jeweler Mignon Faget sate the spendier set.
sassy products are sourced from local makers,
And it’s the one spot in the parish where foreign
right down to biodegradable body glitter by
passport holders can receive refunds on sales
taxes on their purchases through the Louisiana
This stretch of Old Metairie road is packed
Tax Free Shopping Program.
with tempting boutiques showing off local
In Claire’s, the two of us hover for a few
creativity. A block down at Hemline, indie
minutes around the piercing station. In the end,
designer bags sit next to Louis Vuittons, and trunk
we chicken out and settle for some sunglasses
shows spotlighting up-and-comers frequently
and studs. Phew!
pop up on the calendar. Next door at SNAP, a
Early the next morning, I’m greeted by the spicy
bright cerulean boho shoulder bag—handwoven
aroma of fresh boiled seafood drifting over a gravel
with the image of Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo—
parking lot. Today, my friend Kerry Maloney and I are
nearly comes home with me.
in for a very different shopping experience. Jefferson
Since we’re so close, Meg and I pop into
Parish hosts eight open-air farmers’ markets, but
the nearby Lakeside Shopping Center to re-live
Westwego is home to the granddaddy of them all:
a little teen-years mall nostalgia. There’s been
The Westwego Shrimp Lot. The lot is flanked by
talk of piercings at Claire’s, and I’m worried
about a dozen colorful wooden stalls. An oversized
Meg might be serious. We’re hit first by the
blue crab perches above one, a cutout alligator
diaphanous perfumes in Dillard’s cosmetics
advertises hot fresh cracklin’ at another. Vendors
section. But there’s one thing on my mind: Mall
proffer Igloo coolers with the catch of the day on ice,
pretzels. “Okay, first things first,” I tell Meg. “Let’s
prices written on paper for flexibility.
get this snack situation …” But my sentence
At Amy’s Seafood, in business 30 years,
evaporates as I spot the most perfect pair of
jumbo and extra jumbo shrimp fresh off the
electric pink, cow print, high-heeled booties. I am
boat are on the menu. “How ya doin’ my baby?” >>
photo: KERRY MALONEY
Rivertown, a Main Street USA Historic District, Kenner.
Heather Doucet, pink-haired vendor greets a
learn a lot in here,” she confides a little later.
“One of our regulars lives on his shrimp boat. He
Behind the marketplace, a handful of battered working boats wait at wooden docks,
When we stop at the Westwego Historical
a thin sheen of rainbow oil tinting the water’s
Museum, coordinator Lori Guin remembers
surface. This place is beautiful, in a gritty,
visiting the lot as a kid, when it was just a row of
uncurated way—a peek into the industry that
refrigerated trucks. She’s showing us around the
helped build this area.
historic general store-turned-museum, and it’s like
We duck into the Mona Lisa Lounge—a
stepping 100 years into the past. In the early 1900s,
friendly bar-and-kitchen combo that serves as a
this was the community hub, where folks came to
living room for the vendors, locals and tourists
trade pelts and eggs for essentials. The original
who trek here for the day’s catch. I order a locally
cash register still sits on a sales counter that is
brewed iced coffee. “With a shot of Baileys?”
stocked with vintage candy jars and other sundries.
Rene Heffner asks from behind the long bar. I
Upstairs, an apartment furnished with antiques
laugh and pass; it’s just before 9:30 a.m. “You
depicts what life was like when this building, now
Century of Sentries Park, Kenner. 16
comes in and has coffee every morning.”
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Westwego.
the crown jewel of the Sala Avenue Historic District, was in its heyday. “It’s amazing how many people come through and get emotional,” Lori says. “They’re so glad it’s still here.” The final item on my staycation itinerary transports visitors to a very different place: Outerspace. Kenner’s historic Rivertown neighborhood—Jefferson Parish’s designated Main Street Community—is 16 family-friendly Lasalle’s Landing, the spot where Europeans first landed in the area. But it’s the Kenner Planetarium and Space Science Complex that lures me in. Soon, I’m standing enclosed in a bright white cylinder at least twice my height and about
photo: KERRY MALONEY
blocks of cafes, theaters, a heritage park and
Westwego Historical Museum, Westwego.
as wide. On the walls, displays that explain life
says, “If not for the Apollo 8 mission, we wouldn’t
in space, from the meals astronauts eat to how
have this. The first digital computer using
plants are grown in zero gravity. This is, in a
integrated circuits was developed for that mission.”
word, cool. Especially when, as docent Kevin
Dustbusters, mylar balloons, hydroponics—even
Hunts explains, you consider this is an actual, life-
the Slinky!—came out of technologies developed
sized prototype for the American section of the
for the space program, he says.
International Space Station. He holds up a small black cellphone and
I shake my head in amazement. This place, like Jefferson Parish, is out of this world.
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Seafood Platter, Deanie's Bucktown, Metairie.
TOP OF THE CATCH SEAFOOD IS WHAT’S FOR DINNER By D’Addono
Gulf to table is nothing new in Jefferson Parish.
seafood gumbo and the land-meets-sea mash up
Situated right next door to its famous New
of jumbo Gulf shrimp stuffed with spicy boudin
Orleans neighbor, Jefferson Parish is home to
sausage, served with corn maque choux on the
more than 430,000 seafood eaters, many of them
side. Drago’s is so beloved by Louisianans that
anglers, too. Here, in Louisiana’s second-largest
local potato chip maker Zapp’s added a Drago’s-
parish, the bounty of the Mississippi River, the
flavored chip to its line in 2016.
bayous and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico
Oysters are also front and center at Vincent’s
defines what’s for dinner. Stretching to Grand Isle
Italian Cuisine, founded in 1989 by Metairie native
to the south, Jefferson Parish encompasses this
and chef Vincent Catalanotto. This fine dining
narrow barrier island that offers avid fishermen
Italian seafooder, which celebrates its 30th birthday
the closest and quickest access to top-of-the-
this year, prides itself on making everything in
catch Gulf fish from speckled trout to snapper and
house, from sauces and stocks to dressings and
redfish. Closer to the city on the West Bank, home
desserts. Many of the dishes reflect Catalanotto’s
cooks in the know head to the Westwego Shrimp
Sicilian roots, including the house special seafood
Lot for just-caught freshness and a range of
cannelloni, tender pasta stuffed with shrimp,
pristine shrimp and seafood at rock-bottom prices.
crawfish and crab simmered in a delicate rosa
When it comes to eating out, the local indie
sauce—think the love child of red sauce and Alfredo.
dining scene is defined by proud mom-and-pop
Regulars clamor for the seasonal crawfish bisque,
operators, family-owned restaurants and upscale
a silky rendition of the traditional dish that usually
Creole comfort food, with an emphasis on seafood,
shows up in late March or early April.
offering hungry pescatarians a boatload of options.
SEAFOOD HUMBLE AND HAUTE
The genius notion, to add butter and
Across the river in Gretna, Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant takes a more casual approach to local seafood. Opened by Gretna native Brad Gatusso more than a decade
garlic to a raw oyster’s natural brine, using the
ago, Gattuso’s has scores of regulars who line
shell as a ready-made platter straight from the
up for chef Jimmy Pearson’s creative take on
grill, is nothing short of brilliant. It occurred to
comfort food. Along with crowd pleasers like
Tommy Cvitanovich a couple of decades ago
catfish bites, gumbo, fried oysters or shrimp
at Drago’s, his family’s revered oyster palace
po-boys, chef Pearson makes a killer oyster
in Metairie. Opened by his parents, Drago
BLT on multi-grain and a version of bang-bang
and Klara Cvitanovich, in 1969, Drago’s makes
shrimp that is just the right mix of sweet and
some of the best charbroiled oysters you’ll ever
heat. The cool mixed-media art on the walls is as
taste, juicy, topped with herbs and just the right
local as the seafood—artist Keith Eccles lives and
blend of Romano and Parmesan cheese, sizzling
works in Gretna, and yes, everything is for sale.
with butter. More than 500 workers sport the
Local craft beers and live music make for a lively
Drago’s logo in locations including the original in
bar scene on the weekends.
Metairie; New Orleans’ Riverside Hilton on Canal; Lafayette; Jackson, Mississippi; and coming soon, Baton Rouge. On a busy day, Drago’s grills more
TREASURES ON THE OYSTER TRAIL
A whopping 70 percent of oysters harvested
than 900 dozen charbroiled oysters. Although
in the United States comes from the Gulf Coast.
best known for its oysters, other specialties
And while Gulf oysters are known for their heft,
include the family recipe for Mama Ruth’s
the oysters you’ll see in front of over two dozen
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Jefferson Parish restaurants are indeed supersized. That’s because the hand-painted, 3-foot-tall
Although Louisiana seafood specialties are often
oysters mark stops along the parish’s Oyster Trail,
informed by tradition, the influx of global visitors
indicators that some of the state’s main oyster
and residents from around the world brings a bold
grounds are local. A few of the stops include Acme
array of international flavors to the regional mix. In
Oyster House; R&O’s, where Cajun meets Italian;
places like Gretna and Avondale on the West Bank
Riccobono’s Peppermill; Don’s Seafood; and
and Williams Boulevard in Kenner, the Gulf shrimp
Perino’s Boiling Pot, each with a different artist’s take
on your plate is likely to be swimming in a fragrant
on what might as well be the official state bivalve.
bowl of chile-spiked pho or charred and threaded
Galley Seafood, family-owned with a bevy
on a Middle Eastern kabob. As the region’s Hispanic
of loyal regulars, is one stop along the trail in
population from Mexico and Central America
Old Metairie. The Galley, known for hot boiled
grows, that shrimp might also flavor a vuelva a la
seafood and cheesy char-grilled oysters, sports a
vida (“return to life”), a Mexican dish that marries
trail marker painted collaboratively by Shannon
thick slices of ceviche with oysters, shrimp and
Kelley and Jennifer Blanchard, aka Nola Potter.
octopus in a tangy cocktail sauce topped with pico
Outside of Acme Oyster House, a seafood brand
de gallo, a dish purported to cure a hangover after
since 1910 with seven locations and counting,
a night of big fun. Williams Boulevard is a veritable
self-taught artist Ramona Guidry conjured scenes
around-the-world restaurant row, with family-owned
of the Cajun bayou on her oyster palette.
casual eateries dotting the landscape. Whether it’s
With some 12 million pounds of oysters
Salvadoran pupusas or Peruvian-style spit-roasted
harvested from Louisiana, the Jefferson Parish
chicken, Lebanese shawarma or Brazilian feijoada
oyster trail is the ideal beginning to a seafood
that you’re craving, there’s an authentic eating
lover’s pilgrimage to all things bivalve.
experience ready to satisfy.
CATCH AND COOK
Folks who fish know that calling Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise is no exaggeration. The source for nearly one-third of all the seafood consumed in the United States, Louisiana’s rich waterways draw hordes of enthusiastic anglers eager to try their luck. Thanks to a new catch-and-cook program at Restaurant des Familles in Crown
Restaurant des Familles
Point, just off historic Bayou des Familles, that fish on the line can land
owner. “Bryan’s first job was bussing tables here
on your plate for dinner.
as a kid, so we’ve come full circle,” Zar says.
“We get so many fishing guides and their
Once guests sign the necessary paperwork, their
guests in that we decided to apply for a special
filleted red fish, trout or whatever they hooked is
permit to cook fish that has been caught and
taken to the kitchen and grilled, with a side and
prepared under the guidance of a licensed
a salad included in the $10 per person price. “If
fishing captain,” explains Brooke Zar, who owns
it’s been a really good day, for another $5 per
the restaurant along with her husband Bryan. The
person we’ll cut fish into strips and fry it for the
couple, who previously worked together for the
table,” she says. “We make our own fish fry, tartar
Houston’s Restaurants group, bought Restaurant
and cocktail sauce in house—it doesn’t get any
des Familles 10 years ago from the original
fresher than that.”
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DINING/RESTAURANTS FISHERMAN’S COVE
3201 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70065 504-443-3474 www.fishermanscoveseafood.com Retail store: prepared Louisiana dishes & fresh local seafood. Shipping available. FLEMING’S STEAK HOUSE & WINE BAR
3064 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-799-0335 www.flemingssteakhouse.com/metairie A passion for steak & wine reflected in an exceptional menu.
photo: ROMNEY CARUSO
GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR, RESTAURANT & CATERING
Boulevard American Bistro, Metairie. ACME OYSTER HOUSE
3000 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70005 504-309-4056 www.acmeoyster.com Oysters on the half shell, fried seafood platters, & crabs. AMORE BAKERY & CAFE
307 Huey P. Long Avenue Gretna, LA 70053 504-322-2122 Delicious pastries, specialty coffees, gelato & lunch specials! ANDREA’S RESTAURANT & CATERING
3100 19th Street Metairie, LA 70002 504-834-8583 www.andreasrestaurant.com Finest in New Orleans seafood, Northern Italian & Continental cuisines. AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT
5101 West Esplanade Avenue Metairie, LA 70006 504-888-5533 www.austinsno.com Casual, upscale dining, offering fine steaks & fresh Louisiana seafood. BOBBY HEBERT’S CAJUN CANNON RESTAURANT
4101 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70001 504-324-6841 www.bobbyheberts.com Delicious food, superior service.
BOULEVARD AMERICAN BISTRO
4241 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70006 504-889-2301 www.boulevardbistro.com Casual, yet sophisticated classic American bistro. Hand-crafted specialty cocktails. BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA
3413 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-828-8828 www.bravoitalian.com Bravo! Cucina Italiana, the best Italian restaurant near you! CAFE 615 HOME OF DA WABBIT
see ad on page 22
615 Kepler Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-365-1225 www.cafe615.com Located in the Gretna historic district, Café 615 is a family friendly restaurant. When it comes to taste, “Da Wabbit”doesn’t mess around. From seafood to chops - Food is our passion! CHEF RON’S GUMBO STOP
2309 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70001 504-835-2022 www.gumbostop.com Home of the stuffed gumbo! Cozy location featuring Louisiana’s comfort foods!
COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS - KENNER
1319 West Esplanade Avenue Kenner, LA 70065 504-617-9146 www.copelandsofneworleans.com/detailskenner-la Southern Louisiana cuisine with flavorful takes on seafood, pasta, salads & steaks. DEANIE’S SEAFOOD
1713 Lake Avenue Metairie, LA 70005 504-834-1225 www.deanies.com Large portions of the best boiled, broiled & fried Louisiana seafood. DON’S SEAFOOD
4801 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70006 504-889-1550 www.donsseafoodonline.com A Louisiana favorite serving the freshest boiled & fried Louisiana seafood & steak. DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
3232 North Arnoult Road Metairie, LA 70002 504-888-9254 www.dragosrestaurant.com Home of the original charbroiled oysters! Casual, family restaurant.
435 Huey P. Long Avenue Gretna, LA 70053 504-368-1114 www.gattusos.net Great for lunch & dinner. Live music on weekends! Neighborhood restaurant/bar. HARBOR SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR RESTAURANT
3207 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70065 504-443-6454 http://www.fishermanscoveseafood.com/ pages/Harbor-Seafood-Restaurant.html Neighborhood seafood restaurant offering the highest quality of seafood for over 30 yrs. HAYDEL’S BAKERY
4037 Jefferson Highway Jefferson, LA 70121 504-837-0190 www.haydelbakery.com Full line retail bakery with mail order products. HEADS & TAILS SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR
1820 Dickory Avenue see ad on page 26 New Orleans, LA 70123 504-533-9515 www.headsandtailsrestaurant.com A casual family restaurant with a rustic yet modern theme, specializing in updated classic Cajun & Creole seafood dishes. Oyster Bar (raw & char-grilled). Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. KELLEY’S VILLAGE INN
9201 Jefferson Highway River Ridge, LA 70123 504-737-4610 Boiled seafood, poboys, Louisiana raw oysters, pasta & more! LUCKY DOGS
900 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062 504-524-6010 www.luckydogsinc.com Fast food hot dog kiosks at New Orleans Airport & throughout the French Quarter.
DINING/RESTAURANTS PERINO’S BOILING POT RESTAURANT
3754 Westbank Expressway Harvey, LA 70058 see ad on page 21 504-340-5560 www.perinosboilingpot.com Where locals like to eat seafood. Family owned and operated, specializing in boiled & fried seafood, charbroiled and oysters on the half shell. Serving the freshest of Louisiana seafood to parties of all sizes. R&O’S RESTAURANT
216 Metairie - Hammond Highway Metairie, LA 70005 see ad on page 26 504-442-5966 www.r-opizza.com Family atmosphere, kid friendly, voted best roast beef po-boy! Italian dishes, homemade pizzas, seafood & hot tamales. Large parties welcomed. Call in advance. Historic Bucktown! RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS
www.raisingcanes.com Raising Cane’s has “One Love” & that is serving the highest quality, fresh, never frozen, chicken fingers you’ve ever had! • 4036 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 | 504-297-1632 • 4817 Lapalco Boulevard Marrero, LA 70072 | 504-328-9550 • 919 South Clearview Parkway Metairie, LA 70121 | 504-216-1426 • 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 | 504-837-5620 • 3344 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70065 | 504-466-5110 • 197 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70053 | 504-368-4805 • 1735 Manhattan Boulevard Harvey, LA 70058 | 504-297-3600 • 5817 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003 | 504-733-1051 • 212 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70005 | 504-838-0493 RESTAURANT DES FAMILLES
7163 Barataria Boulevard Crown Point, LA 70072 504-689-7834 www.restaurantdesfamilles.com Classic Cajun/Creole fare served in a unique setting along the bayou.
RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT
3524 Severn Avenue see ad on page 22 Metairie, LA 70002 504-455-2266 www.riccobonospeppermill.com For over 40 years, the Riccobono family has been serving classic New Orleans & Italian fare to locals & visitors alike. Rated a top dining destination. Private dining available. Open daily.
Chef Andrea Apuzzo, Andrea’s Restaurant, Metairie. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
3633 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-888-3600 www.ruthschris.com Upscale steakhouse to which others aspire. Dining for business & pleasure. SAMMY’S POBOYS & CATERING
901 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70005 see ad on page 26 504-835-0916 www.sammyspoboys.com Homemade dishes using the freshest ingredients. Offering poboys, salads, wraps, seafood, hot lunch specials and more! SEMOLINA
4436 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70006 504-454-7930 www.semolina.com Taking pasta & creating a totally sensational taste experience with inspired combinations of flavors. SHORT STOP POBOYS
119 Transcontinental Drive see ad on page 22 Metairie, LA 70001 504-885-4572 www.shortstoppoboys.com Short Stop Poboys has been in business since 1966 & a favorite of New Orleanians. Poboys from roast beef to soft shell crabs & everything in between plus award winning gumbos.
SWEET ROLLS METAIRIE
THE RED MAPLE RESTAURANT
3131 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 104 Metairie, LA 70002 504-766-9258 www.mysweetrolls.com/locations/ metairie-la America’s best hand-rolled ice cream shop.
1036 Lafayette Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-367-0935 www.theredmaple.com Heart & soul of fine & casual dining in Historic Gretna.
THE COURT OF TWO SISTERS
3200 Severn Avenue Metairie, LA 70002 504-343-3005 www.todds-frozen-yogurt.com Full service yogurt & coffee house with fast friendly service.
613 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-522-7261 www.courtoftwosisters.com French Quarter daily live jazz brunch & elegant Creole dinners.
VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE
THE GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
2535 Metairie Road see ad on page 20 Metairie, LA 70001 504-832-0955 www.thegalleyseafood.net Boiled, grilled & fried seafood! Our soft shell crab has been at Jazz Fest for nearly 40 years! THE LANDING RESTAURANT
TODD’S FROZEN YOGURT
2829 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 504-467-5611 www.neworleansairporthotel.com/dining/ Located in the Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel, offering casual Creole dining.
4411 Chastant Street Metairie, LA 70006 504-885-2984 www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com Award winning Italian & seafood cuisine; voted best in town every year! ZEA ROTISSERIE & BAR
www.zearestaurants.com A polished casual restaurant with a distinctly bold menu of freshly-prepared Modern American dishes & craft cocktails. • 1121 Manhattan Boulevard Harvey, LA 70058 | 504-361-8293 • 1325 West Esplanade Avenue Kenner, LA 70065 | 504-468-7733 • 4450 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70006 | 504-780-9090 • 1655 Hickory Avenue Harahan, LA 70123 | 504-738-0799
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A WALK ON JEFFERSON PARISH’S WILD SIDE
photo: KERRY MALONEY
By Jessica Fender
Dragonflies skitter over the aluminum
than I’m used to. I thrive in the noise and bustle
walkway leading to the tidy, metal cabin that’s
of a city, which is why I live in New Orleans. But
floating in a canal just off Bayou Segnette. In the
sometimes, even avowed city dwellers need a
distance, a flat-bottomed fishing boat idles by,
breath of fresh air, which is why I’ve rounded up
engine drowned out by the chorus of crickets
a few friends to help me explore one of Jefferson
in the lush greenery at the water’s edge. On the
Parish’s greatest assets: The Great Outdoors.
wraparound deck, brothers Trendon,11, and
As a jumping-off point, we’ve headed just
Jaylen,12, get in one last morning of fishing
20 minutes outside of New Orleans to Bayou
before they head back to school.
Segnette State Park. Its 16 serenely floating
“We thought about the beach, but we wanted
rental cabins, 100-plus campsites, regular fishing
something secluded, where we could fish and just
tournaments and nature trails offer easy access to
truly relax,” says their dad, Daniel Metoyer, putting
Louisiana’s unique wilderness. But really, the park
a lid on a cup of aromatic fish bait. The family of
is just a fraction of what the parish—as counties in
four, including mom Summer Metoyer, have been
Louisiana are called—has to offer.
catching bass here all weekend and have invited us onto the porch of their temporary home. Summer suddenly points toward the inky
Jefferson Parish stretches from the placid shore of Lake Pontchartrain all the way down to the rolling waves of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s
water. I turn and let out an involuntary yelp.
belted by the curves of the Mississippi River and
About four feet away, the angular head of an
crisscrossed by tangles of channels. In fact, it’s
alligator silently glides out of the shadows. “And
more water than land: Bayous, back bays, lakes
that’s the little one,” Summer explains. “There are
and more make up 370 of its 665 total square
three that have been hanging out here.”
miles, attracting sportsmen, birders, adventure
This serene scene is already more nature
seekers and nature lovers.
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photo: KERRY MALONEY
It’s a lot to take in, and for now, my friends Kerry Maloney and Olivia Nicholson and I are
complete with sun loungers. A buzzer sounds,
starting a little closer to home with a nature walk.
signaling that a whole new type of aquatic wildlife
Eagle-eyed Olivia spots a trail marker amid dense
is just getting started. Shoulder-high waves begin
foliage, and we set out on the West-We-Go Trail,
crashing to “shore” in the massive pool. It even
part of a series of short paths that link up through
sounds like the beach!
the park. The trail, surrounded by thick brush,
“How did we not know this was here?” Kerry
is shaded and flat. We marvel at a spattering of
asks. I’m quickly learning that it pays to get out of
tiny white shells embedded in the ground still
the New Orleans bubble.
damp from summer storms and the butterflies
A few days later, Kerry and I head deeper
that bounce through the air ahead of us. About a
into Jefferson Parish’s famed wilderness. Among
half-mile along, the trail lets us out near the boat
the first things we see driving into our next
launch, the starting point for kayak and fishing
destination is the landlocked prow of a large
boat expeditions into surrounding swamps and
wooden ship that looks as though it’s straight out
marshes unreachable by land.
of a movie—because it is.
With the sun rising and a heatwave on—
They have sand!” pointing out a huge sandy area
This little town of just over 2,000 people is
temps hover in the mid-90s all day—we opt for
perched alongside Bayou Barataria, wetlands
another one of the park’s signature attractions:
once so wild and remote that in the early 19th
The 300,000 gallon aquamarine wave pool. A
century they served as hideout and headquarters
few kids dash through a children’s splash pad
for the region’s most famous pirate, the town’s
while their parents set up at brightly colored
namesake Jean Lafitte. (At the town’s visitor’s
picnic tables. I laugh and call out to Kerry, “Whoa!
center, a fantastic series of tableaus starring
Bayou Segnette State Park Floating Cabins.
cheerful, animated marionettes depict the life
recovered here. More contemporary displays show
of Lafitte, one of the most colorful and beloved
model shrimp boats and the development of the
characters in a state known for them.)
signature, canoe-like pirogues that once served as
The prow, as it turns out, is a set piece from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of
primary transportation around these parts. Behind the museum, a mile of boardwalk
the Black Pearl. A few miles down Jean Lafitte’s
loops through a shady, postcard-perfect cypress
single road, we find its stern at the Barataria
swamp. The second we pass through the Spanish
Museum and Wetland Trace. If the area’s maze
moss-draped entryway, a cacophony of chirps,
of bayous can be unwelcoming to outsiders, its
croaks and buzzing—the pulse of the wetlands—
people are just the opposite. Case in point: Jill
closes in around us. Just north of here, Jean
at the museum’s front desk, who welcomes us
Lafitte National Historical Park boasts more than
warmly with a can of bug spray and the offer
27 square miles of this otherworldly terrain and
of some new candies she’s just discovered. Her
ranger-guided nature walks. But this is just the
generation was the last to grow up trapping
relaxed stroll we’re after.
and processing nutria, large beaver-like rodents
Tiny emerald leaves blanket the surface of a
prized for fur and once a thriving industry here,
jet lagoon, a frequent haunt of a local alligator,
she says, adding “Everyone back here has a story,
we’ve been told. But the only reptile I spot here
because we all lived the life.”
is a chartreuse lizard lazing in a sun spot. Farther
Local artifacts trace the town’s evolution
along the trail, the woods suddenly give way to
from pirate enclave to fishing village. There’s
an open vista, with vibrant blue sky reflected in
the rust-flaked cannonball and the shard of a
a mirrored pond. The brilliant wings of a great
wooden sailing schooner, possibly one of Lafitte’s,
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hyacinth, and I reach for my camera. Coastal Jefferson Parish teems with unique
Reluctant to say goodbye to the stunning
flora and fauna. Heron, pelicans, ibises, osprey and
landscape, we opt for lunch at a local favorite,
even a resurging population of bald eagles nest
Restaurant de Familles, where an atrium-style
here. Springtime brings blooms of wild purple
dining room gives visitors a view of the bayou
irises and premiere migratory birdwatching,
and sometimes even local alligators. Throughout
especially farther south, where the barrier island of
a lunch of Cajun favorites—including alligator-
Grand Isle offers their first chance to rest to more
stuffed mushrooms and turtle soup—I keep my
than 150 species of tired songbirds crossing the
eyes on the elephant ears along the bank, but the
Gulf. The woods hide white-tailed deer, muskrat
rustling turns out to be just the wind.
and armadillos; fish, turtles, snakes and—of course—
gators rule the water.
It’s been two days, and I’ve seen only one
photo: AIRBOAT ADVENTURES
alligator. I can’t leave without a real encounter, I tell myself. But I’ve got a good feeling about the next stop. There are 19 of us, not counting our captain, settled into rows of seats and baking in the afternoon sun. At the rear, a five-foot-tall fan will soon propel our airboat up to 35 miles per hour through the shallows of nearby Bayou Barataria and Lake Salvator. “Alligators do have teeth, and they can jump,” Captain Dylan Camus, of Airboat Adventures, warns us as he cuts on the engine. I look excitedly at Kerry. This is a good sign! As we idle away from the dock, a tall blue
Captain Danny Wray, Calmwater Charters.
heron waits, knee deep in a school of jumping fish.
of someone born and raised here, the young
Then Dylan opens it up, and we zip exhilaratingly
captain fans the surface with a flat palm, and I
through narrow channels fringed with sawgrass.
catch a devastating flash of white, pointy teeth.
“How easy it would be to get lost here!” I think.
“This is about as ‘real’ of an alligator encounter
In a murky inlet, we stop and—as if on cue—a 12-foot-long alligator glides up to us in a
as I can take,” I think to myself. We spot two more of these swamp
slippery zigzag. “The American Alligator doesn’t
superstars—including a curious small gator about
hunt by sight or smell,” Dylan explains, “they
the length of my arm—before an approaching
react to vibration.” He drops a rope into the
lightning storm chases us back to the dock,
water, and the gator thrashes toward us, so close
where we thank Dylan and start hatching plans
we can hear it hissing. With the nonchalance
for our next walk on Jefferson Parish’s wild side.
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OUTDOORS, RECREATION & FISHING
Town of Jean Lafitte. BARATARIA PRESERVE OF JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK & PRESERVE
6588 Barataria Boulevard Marrero, LA 70072 504-689-3690 www.nps.gov/jela Protecting the natural wetlands; hiking, bird watching & exhibit center. BAYOU SEGNETTE STATE PARK
7777 Westbank Expressway Westwego, LA 70094 504-736-7140 www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/ parks/bayou-segnette-state-park/ Boating, fishing, picnicking, wave pool, camping & cabin rentals. BONNABEL BOAT LAUNCH / FISHING PIER
1599 Bonnabel Boulevard Metairie, LA 70005 www.bonnabelboatlaunch.com Fishing pier, kid’s playground, dog park & boat launch. BUCTOWN MARINA
325 Metairie - Hammond Highway Metairie, LA 70005 504-736-6999 www.jeffparish.net 70 boat slips, 2 floating piers, & greenspace. CAPTAIN PHIL ROBICHAUX’S FISHING CHARTERS
2728 Cypress Lawn Drive Marrero, LA 70072 504-689-2006 www.fishwithphil.com New Orleans’ fishing charters. 32
GRAND ISLE FISHING BRIDGE
LA Highway 1 Grand Isle, LA 70358 www.grand-isle.com Adjacent to Caminada Bridge. Cast your line! GRAND ISLE STATE PARK
108 Admiral Craik Drive Grand Isle, LA 70358 985-787-2559 | 888-787-2559 www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/ parks/grand-isle-state-park/index Two miles of beachfront! 900 ft. long public fishing pier, observation tower & camping. JEAN LAFITTE HARBOR
4932 Kenal Road Lafitte, LA 70067 504-689-2013 www.jeanlafitteharbor.com Your only one stop shop outdoor recreational resort.
KENNER PARKS & RECREATION
1905 24th Street Kenner, LA 70062 504-468-7211 www.kenner.la.us Parks, playgrounds & athletic facilities. LAFITTE PUBLIC FISHING PIER
Highway 45 & 2nd Street Lafitte, LA 70067 www.townofjeanlafitte.com Come cast a line!
LAFITTE WETLAND TRACE (ADJACENT TO LAFITTE BARATARIA MUSEUM)
4917 City Park Drive Lafitte, LA 70067 504-689-7888 www.townofjeanlafitte.com 41 acre site with boardwalk. View wildlife & marsh vegetation. Pavilions & benches.
JEFFERSON PARISH PARKS & RECREATION
6921 Saints Drive Metairie, LA 70003 504-736-6999 www.jeffparish.net Parks, playgrounds & athletic facilities.
3000 Downs Boulevard Metairie, LA 70003 504-838-4389 www.lafrenierepark.org 155 acre public park, lagoon, playground, dog park, carousel, soccer fields, & fitness path.
KENNER’S LAKETOWN BOAT LAUNCH & FISHING PIER
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FOUNDATION
Williams Boulevard at Lake Pontchartrain Kenner, LA 70065 504-468-7211 www.kenner.la.us Boat launch, fishing piers, bike path, picnic areas & concessions.
8001 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70124 504-836-2215 www.saveourlake.org The new Canal Lighthouse & Museum is open 7 days a week.
6600 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003 504-731-4726 www.jeffparish.net Baseball quadraplex, soccer fields, agrarian garden, & nature boardwalk. LOUISIANA CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION (L.C.B.A.)
225-421-9130 www.lasaltwater.com Your guide to professional charter boats in Louisiana. LOUISIANA TOURISM COASTAL COALITION (LTCC)
P.O. Box 1579 Metairie, LA 70004 1-800-256-2931 www.visitlouisianacoast.com Visit Jefferson Parish coastal communities Grand Isle & Jean Lafitte. PARC DES FAMILLES
6101 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, LA 70072 504-736-6999 www.jeffparish.net Baseball quadraplex, green space, playground, boardwalk/nature trail, and disc golf course.
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ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING ADVENTURE QUEST LASER TAG
1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1106 Harahan, LA 70123 504-207-4444 www.lasertagnola.com Laser tag, escape room, cosmic golf, bumper cars, arcade & maze! AIRBOAT ADVENTURES, LLC
5145 Fleming Park Road Lafitte, LA 70067 504-689-2005 www.airboatadventures.com Call Airboat Adventures today for your highspeed swamp tour! AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE
504-581-4629 | 800-774-7394 ww.auduboninstitute.org Family fun & adventure. Aquarium, Butterfly Garden, Insectarium, Zoo & Entergy Giant Screen Theater. • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 1 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 • Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium 423 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 • Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70118 BOOKOO BOUNCE
5604 Blessey Street Harahan, LA 70123 504-835-6424 www.bookoobounce.com The New Orleans area’s premier indoor children’s entertainment venue. BUCKTOWN HARBOR FARMERS MARKET
325 Metairie - Hammond Highway Metairie, LA 70005 504-861-4485 www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org Fridays 3pm-7pm. Live music, kids activities, fresh seafood & local produce. CAJUN ENCOUNTERS TOUR COMPANY
600 Oak Harbor Boulevard, Suite 103 Slidell, LA 70458 866-928-6877 www.cajunencounters.com Local, family-owned company offering city bus, plantation, & swamp tours. CAJUN PRIDE SWAMP TOURS
110 Frenier Road Laplace, LA 70068 504-467-0758 www.cajunpridetours.com Eco Swamp Tours in the historic Manchac Swamps.
CIGAR FACTORY NEW ORLEANS
415 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-568-1003 www.cigarfactoryneworleans.com Cigar factory & museum. Experience the art of fine cigar making. CITY SIGHTSEEING NEW ORLEANS
501 Basin Street New Orleans, LA 70112 504-636-1036 www.citysightseeingneworleans.com Hop-On to tour Hop-Off to explore! CLEARVIEW CENTER
4436 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70006 504-885-0202 www.clearviewmall.com Restaurants & anchor stores: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, AMC Dine-In Palace. DESTREHAN PLANTATION
13034 River Road Destrehan, LA 70047 985-764-9315 www.destrehanplantation.org Oldest documented antebellum plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley & the closest to New Orleans. GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER
519 Huey P. Long Avenue Gretna, LA 70053 504-363-4202 www.gacc-nola.org Interprets the German immigrant contribution to Louisiana, 1720’s to present. GRETNA BMX
800 Gretna Boulevard Gretna, LA 70053 504-208-9255 www.usabmx.com Bicycle motorcross racetrack. All ages & spectators welcome. GRETNA CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
740 4th Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-363-1580 www.gretnala.com Venue rental for special events & theater for live performances. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET & ART WALK
739 Third Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-361-1822 www.gretnafarmersmarket.org Free fun for the entire family & pet friendly! Located under a covered pavilion.
GRETNA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
209 Lafayette Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-362-3854 | 888-4-GRETNA www.gretnala.com • William D. White House • Kitte Strehle House • Ignatius Strehle House • Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop • David Crockett Firehouse, The Louisiana Fire Museum • GRETNA OBSERVATORY
# 1 Copernicus Lane behind Gretna Jr. High on Gretna Boulevard Gretna, LA 70053 504-363-1597 | 888-4-GRETNA www.gretnala.com Open Monday & Wednesday nights when the sky is clear.
• SOUTHERN PACIFIC FREIGHT DEPOT & ILLINOIS CENTRAL CABOOSE
Huey P. Long Avenue & 2nd Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-363-1580 | 888-4-GRETNA www.gretnala.com
• ST. JOSEPH CHURCH & GARDENS
600 Sixth Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-368-1313 | 888-4-GRETNA www.gretnala.com
• TEXAS-PACIFIC DEPOT, A GRETNA HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Huey P. Long Avenue & 3rd Street Gretna, LA 70053 504-363-1580 | 888-4-GRETNA www.gretnala.com
JEFFERSON INDOOR RANGE & MACHINE GUN TOURS
6719 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003 504-218-7822 www.jeffersonindoor.com Enjoy shooting a variety of exotic machine guns for ultimate entertainment. JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
6400 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003 504-731-4700 www.jeffersonpac.com SMG managed venue hosting concerts, theater, private events & more!
JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY
1118 Clearview Parkway Metairie, LA 70001 504-885-2000 www.jpas.org Professional live performing arts entertainment.
JULES NUNEZ SEAFOOD PAVILION AND AJ & SHERON FABRE MARKET
920 Jean Lafitte Boulevard Lafitte, LA 70067 504-689-2208 www.townofjeanlafitte.com Lafitte waterway, fisheries & seafood market. LAFITTE BARATARIA MUSEUM & WETLAND TRACE
4917 City Park Drive Lafitte, LA 70067 504-689-7888 www.townofjeanlafitte.com Authentic Cajun living. Hike over 41 -acre moss-covered swamp. LAKESIDE SHOPPING CENTER
3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 see ad on page 10 504-835-8000 www.lakesideshopping.com Celebrating 60 years as New Orleans’ favorite shopping destination, Lakeside Shopping Center is conveniently located near the city & Louis Armstrong Airport. The mall houses over 130 stores including Apple, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Victoria’s Secret, LEGO, Microsoft, Abercrombie & Fitch, J.C. Penney, lululemon, Sephora, Michael Kors, & Zara. LASER TAG OF METAIRIE
8855 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70003 see ad on page 31 504-469-7475 www.ltag.com Laser tag, arcade games, bumper cars, minibowling, full-service café. Open daily with extended hours (summer/holidays). Group rate available. LOFT18
3128 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70001 504-827-1059 www.loft18.com Premier indoor golf & entertainment center. LOUISIANA TAX FREE SHOPPING
Main Ticket Lobby at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 900 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062 504-458-8258 www.louisianataxfree.com International shoppers redeem vouchers for cash. Shop over 1,500 participating stores.
ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING LOUISIANA TOUR COMPANY, LLC
9706 Barataria Boulevard see ad on back cover Crown Point, LA 70072 504-689-3599 | 1-888-30-SWAMP www.louisianaswamp.com Tour operates 7 days a week, one tour company for most popular tours. Swamp by tour boat or airboat. New Orleans city tour & plantation tours of Oak Alley or Laura Plantation. MARDI GRAS PLAZA
3300 Block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 www.visitjeffersonparish.com A tribute to Jefferson Parish Carnival with plaques of past & present Krewe crests displayed in the shape of a giant Mardi Gras bead. A 16’ tall statue of artist George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog overlooks this site. MARDI GRAS WORLD
1380 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130 504-361-7821 www.mardigrasworld.com Come see where Mardi Gras is made! METRY MARKET AT THE PARK
Lafrieniere Park 3000 Downs Boulevard Metairie, LA 70003 www.marketatthepark.org Every other Friday (Mar-Oct) 2pm-7pm. Fresh produce, nuts, plants, herbs & cheese. NAWLINS OUTDOOR MARKET
1048 Scotsdale Drive Harvey, LA 70058 504-296-8919 www.westbankfleamarket.com Sat & Sun 9am-5pm. Outdoor food court & live music. NEW ORLEANS KAYAK SWAMP TOURS
435 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116 504-571-9975 www.neworleanskayakswamptours.com Cultural, educational, historical, mystical, unforgettable eco-adventure swamp tours! NEW ORLEANS ORIGINAL DAIQUIRIS
210 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70005 504-301-3989 www.fat-tuesday.com Home of the 190 Octane daiquiri. Full service bar, premium drinks, darts & billiards. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BASKETBALL
5800 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003 504-593-4753 www.nba.com/pelicans See the NBA’s best at a New Orleans Pelicans game.
NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING
524 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-525-2665 www.nosoc.com Cooking school providing daily demonstration & hands-on classes. NOLA GOLD RUGBY
2802 Belle Chasse Highway Gretna, LA 70053 504-507-8249 www.nolagoldrugby.com/schedule Major League Rugby in New Orleans enters it’s third season! NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK
11075 Nicolle Boulevard see ad on page 33 Avondale, LA 70094 833-857-2357 www.nolamotor.com NOLA’s very own motorsports park & events complex 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans! Come enjoy high-speed, family-friendly go-karting, exotic supercar driving experiences, & other motorsports experiences. See website for more info! OAKWOOD CENTER
197 Westbank Expressway, Suite 33 Gretna, LA 70056 504-361-1550 www.oakwoodcenter.com Shopping center anchored by Dillard’s, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods & H&M.
RIVERTOWN, A MAIN STREET USA HISTORIC DISTRICT
A 16 Block historic district with museums, shopping & dining. • Heritage Park • LaSalle’s Landing • Kenner Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema • Space Center Science Complex • Planetarium & Science Complex is opened to the public on Saturdays 11am-3pm. Groups of 10 or more appointments only Tues-Fri. To purchase tickets visit or call: 2020 Fourth Street Kenner, LA 70062 504-468-7231 www.kenner.la.us RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET
2115 Rev. Richard Wilson Drive Kenner, LA 70062 504-861-4485 www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org Saturdays in Oct-Jul 9am-1pm. Homegrown, homemade, handcrafted local market. RIVERTOWN THEATERS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
325 Minor Street Kenner, LA 70062 504-461-9475 www.rivertowntheaters.com A wide range of professional theatrical performances, from musicals to children’s theatre. ST. JOSEPH PLANTATION
2614 Jefferson Highway Jefferson, LA 70121 504-861-4485 www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org Wednesdays 3pm-7pm (closed in Aug & Sept) Locally grown fresh produce.
3535 Highway 18 Vacherie, LA 70090 225-265-4078 www.stjosephplantation.com Fully intact sugarcane plantation: manor home, slave cabins, blacksmith shop & school house.
OLD METAIRIE FARMERS MARKET
SKY ZONE METAIRIE
PELICAN NEW ORLEANS TOURS
SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM
OCHSNER FARMERS MARKET
Bayou Metairie Park | Located between Metairie Lawn Drive & Labarre Road Metairie, LA 70001 504-913-4487 www.oldmetairiegardenclub.com 3rd Tues of the month (Aug-Dec) 3:30pm7:30pm. Produce, live music, & kids activities. 600 Oak Harbor Boulevard, Suite 103 Slidell, LA 70461 504-503-0420 www.pelicanneworleans.com Local, family-owned hospitality company.
945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-528-1944 www.nationalww2museum.org Personal stories, historic artifacts, interactive displays in the country’s official WWII Museum. TPC LOUISIANA
11001 Lapalco Boulevard Avondale, LA 70094 504-436-8953 www.tpc.com/louisiana/ Live the PGA Tour experience. TREASURE CHEST CASINO
5050 Williams Boulevard see ad on page 5 Kenner, LA 70065 504-443-8000 www.treasurechest.com Located on beautiful Lake Pontchartrain, you’ll find 1,000 slots & 28 table games. Vista Buffet, Café Pontchartrain Showroom. Live local music Friday and Saturday. ULTIMATE SWAMP ADVENTURES
450 Laroussini Street Westwego, LA 70094 504-566-1290 www.ultimateswamptour.com Swamp & airboat tours in swamp closest to New Orleans. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET
484 Sala Avenue & Fourth Street Westwego, LA 70094 see ad on page 30 504-341-9083 www.cityofwestwego.com This open air market provided concerts, festivals, fairs, annual cook-offs & many community events. Available for event rentals (contact Keith Bouvier - Market Director) WESTWEGO HISTORICAL MUSEUM
275 Sala Avenue Westwego, LA 70094 504-341-3161 www.cityofwestwego.com Visit the best kept secret, the Westwego Historical Museum!
6509 Riverside Drive Metairie, LA 70003 504-900-9663 www.skyzone.com/metairie Awesome healthy fun on wall-to-wall trampolines!
WESTWEGO PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70113 504-569-0405 www.natfab.org The only living history museum celebrating Southern food & drink. TEATRO WEGO! THEATRE
THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
177 Sala Avenue Westwego, LA 70094 504-885-2000 www.jpas.org A season of spectacular theatre is waiting for you! Private rental available.
177 A-Sala Avenue Westwego, LA 70094 504-885-2000 www.jpas.org A season of spectacular theatre is waiting for you! Private rental available. WESTWEGO SHRIMP LOT/ TORRENTO’S SEAFOOD LOT
100 Westbank Expressway Westwego, LA 70094 Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm. Buy fresh crabs, fish, shrimp & more!
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Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport. 1ST LAKE PROPERTIES, INC.
4971 West Napoleon Avenue Metairie, LA 70001 504-455-5059 www.1stlake.com We offer over 9,500 quality apartments at 70+ premium locations. BAYMONT INN & SUITES MARRERO
6589 Westbank Expressway Marrero, LA 70072 504-309-5700 www.wyndhamhotels.com/baymont/ marrero-louisiana/baymont-inn-and-suitesmarrero/overview Experience hometown hospitality. Conveniently near downtown New Orleans. BEST WESTERN BAYOU INN
9008 Westbank Expressway see ad on page 38 Westwego, LA 70094 504-304-7980 www.neworleansbestwestern.com This hotel offers free high speed Wi-Fi, deluxe hot breakfast, & a relaxing salt water pool. Located across from the Alario Center & only 15 minutes from the French Quarter.
BRENT HOUSE HOTEL
1512 Jefferson Highway Jefferson, LA 70121 504-835-5411 www.brenthouse.com Free covered parking, free Wi-Fi, on-site bistro & PJs Coffee. CANDLEWOOD SUITES AVONDALE
3079 Highway 90 Avondale, LA 70094 504-875-3500 www.candlewoodsuites.com/hotels/us/en/ avondale/msyav/hoteldetail Extended stay hotel with all the amenities of home!
COMFORT INN & SUITES METAIRIE
2601 Severn Avenue, Building A Metairie, LA 70002 504-526-4595 www.nolahotels.com Located minutes from downtown/airport. Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, & parking.
BEST WESTERN PLUS WESTBANK
1700 Lapalco Boulevard Harvey, LA 70058 504-366-5369 www.bestwesternwestbank.com Beautifully appointed guestrooms with charming courtyard & personal service.
COMFORT INN-MARRERO-NEW ORLEANS WEST
6751 Westbank Expressway Marrero, LA 70072 504-267-0701 www.choicehotels.com/louisiana/marrero/ comfort-inn-hotels/la174 Friendly customer service, a variety of amenities & easy access to local attractions. COMFORT SUITES-HARVEY-NEW ORLEANS WEST
1611 Elton Court Road Harvey, LA 70058 504-361-9110 www.choicehotels.com/louisiana/harvey/ comfort-suites-hotels/la181 Relaxing suite hotel conveniently near several attractions & minutes from New Orleans.
2820 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 504-468-7700 www.contemprainn.com Value-priced, smoke-free, 330+ channels, free fiber Wi-Fi, extended stay.
COPELAND TOWER SUITES & CONFERENCE CENTER
2601 Severn Avenue, Building B Metairie, LA 70002 see ad on page 41 504-888-9500 www.nolahotels.com Full-service convention hotel centrally located between downtown/airport. Offers 95 executive suites, 15,000+ sq. ft. of meeting space, pool, fitness center, & café. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
HOTELS & HOUSING HAMPTON INN & SUITES HARVEY
COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON, METAIRIE see ad on page 37 (NEW ORLEANS)
2713 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-835-4141 / 800-874-1280 www.countryinns.com/metairiela Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Metairie offers complimentary airport shuttle (based on availability), complimentary breakfast, & free parking.
COURTYARD NEW ORLEANS METAIRIE
2 Galleria Boulevard Metairie, LA 70001 504-838-3800 www.courtyardneworleansmetairie.com When it comes to vacation travel, we offer a refreshing way to unwind.
CROWNE PLAZA NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
2829 Williams Boulevard see ad on page 39 Kenner, LA 70062 504-467-5611 www.cpneworleansairport.com Full service hotel located 2.4 miles from the airport. On-site features include 292 guestrooms, restaurant, lounge, outdoor saltwater pool, fitness center, & business center. Complimentary airport shuttle & WiFi internet access. DOUBLETREE BY HILTON NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 504-467-3111 www.neworleansairport.doubletree.com Little things mean a lot. 24 hr airport shuttle & complimentary Wi-Fi. Newly renovated. GARDNER, REALTORS
3332 North Woodlawn Avenue Metairie, LA 70006 504-200-5080 www.gardnerrealtors.com #1 real estate & home service company in SE Louisiana & Southern Mississippi.
1651 5th Street Harvey, LA 70058 504-324-5688 www.harveysuites.hamptoninn.com 10 minutes to downtown, indoor pool, fitness center, free hot breakfast, & Wi-Fi.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES NEW ORLEANS - ELMWOOD
5150 Mounes Street see ad on page 7 Harahan, LA 70123 504-733-5646 www.neworleanshamptoninns.com Located in the heart of Harahan, 6 miles from the airport & 8 from downtown N.O. The hotel has 128 rooms. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, & hi-speed internet.
HAMPTON INN METAIRIE
2730 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 see ad on page 38 504-831-7676 www.metairie.hamptoninn.com Central location - 7 minutes from downtown/ airport. Outdoor pool, hi-speed internet, free breakfast. Meeting/hospitality room, free shuttle to/from airport.
HILTON GARDEN INN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
see ad on page 5 4535 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70065 504-712-0504 www.neworleansairport.stayhgi.com Located 4 miles from MSY airport, & 15 miles to the Fr. Quarter, adjacent to the Treasure Chest Casino & the Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center. Stay & play by the lake.
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HILTON NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
901 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062 504-469-5000 www.neworleansairport.hilton.com Luxury airport property designed to accommodate business & leisure guests.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, HARVEYMARRERO
2433 Manhattan Boulevard Harvey, LA 70058 see ad on page 41 504-366-5055 www.hiexpress.com/harveyla Westbank’s choice hotel. We are located on Manhattan Blvd., just minutes away from dining, movies & shopping. 10 minute drive to New Orleans French Quarter.
HOLIDAY INN METAIRIE NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT HOTEL
2261 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70001 see ad on page 39 504-373-5946 www.holidayinn.com/metairiela The Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport is located in the “Heart of Metairie” and awaits you, offering boundless amenities!
HOLIDAY INN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT NORTH
1300 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 see ad on page 40 504-325-5720 www.holidayinn.com/nolaairport This brand new hotel has 121 comfortable rooms, is conveniently located adjacent to the airport, close to Metairie and Kenner businesses and is a short drive to downtown N. O. and the French Quarter. HOME 2 SUITES BY HILTON HARVEY
1701 11th Street Harvey, LA 70058 504-962-7224 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/msyhtht-home2suites-harvey/ Newly opened. Pet-friendly suites with kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi & breakfast. 38
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NEW ORLEANS MARRIOTT METAIRIE AT LAKEWAY
3838 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-836-5253 www.metairiemarriott.com Five Star Marriott with Starbucks, 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
RAMADA METAIRIE NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
3400 South I-10 Service Road West Metairie, LA 70001 see ad on page 41 504-833-8201 www.ramadametairie.com This full service hotel is conveniently located on the I-10 South Service Road in the heart of Metairie. Free parking, pool & 24-hr IHOP Restaurant makes this hotel a perfect destination. RENOVATED.
TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS/ METAIRIE
5424 Citrus Boulevard Harahan, LA 70123 504-818-2400 www.marriott.com/msytm Enjoy 124 luxurious suites featuring full size kitchens. Pet friendly hotel.
TOWNEPLACE SUITES NEW ORLEANS HARVEY / WESTBANK
1800 Central Boulevard Harvey, LA 70058 504-495-1144 www.marriott.com/msyhv Located between the French Quarter & Naval Air Station, spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens. WOODSPRING SUITES NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
RESIDENCE INN METAIRIE
3 Galleria Boulevard Metairie, LA 70001 504-832-0888 www.marriott.com/msyrm It’s not a room. It’s a Residence.
SHERATON METAIRIE - NEW ORLEANS
4 Galleria Boulevard Metairie, LA 70001 504-837-6707 www.sheraton.com/metairie Full service Sheraton. Restaurant & lounge. 5,300 sq. ft. of meeting space. Free parking. SUBURBAN EXTENDED STAY HOTEL OF AVONDALE
3051 Highway 90 Avondale, LA 70094 504-324-4900 www.suburbanhotels.com/hotel-avondalelouisiana-LA170 Award winning extended stay hotel offering suites with full kitchens. 40
2232 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 see ad on page 40 504-303-4765 www.woodspring.com New extended stay hotel experience. Low weekly rates, great monthly and extended stay rates, and affordable nightly rates all with kitchens and queen-sized beds. Free Wi-Fi , 100% non-smoking, large guest laundry. Pet-friendly. Remarkably clean rooms – Simple, Done Better! WYNDHAM GARDEN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
6401 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70003 504-885-5700 www.wyndhammsy.com 5 miles from airport & 9 miles to downtown. Newly renovated.
= Louisiana Oyster Trail www.VisitJeffersonParish.com
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CONVENTION FACILITIES, CATERERS & BUSINESS SERVICES CORPORATE LIGHTING & AUDIO
5207 River Road Harahan, LA 70123 504-837-3947 www.corplighting.com The production company for your entire event - sound, lighting, video & audio-visual services for general sessions, breakouts, special events and entertainment. COX MEDIA
2121 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 504-358-6418 www.coxmedia.com Providing digital & television advertising solutions that drive results. CRESCENT CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY UNITED
5601 Citrus Boulevard Harahan, LA 70123 504-818-7300 www.cocacolaunited.com/locations/neworleans/ Buy, drink, enjoy! Group tours are available. DESTINATION MARKETING CONSULTANTS
3532 Ridgeway Drive Metairie, LA 70002 504-616-4888 Marketing consulting for the hospitality & tourism industry. DOCUMART
5624 Citrus Boulevard Harahan, LA 70123 504-733-7377 www.documart.com Full service commercial printing, including brochures, banners & promotional items.
Bayou Barn Event Venue; The Imagination Movers. ALARIO CENTER
2000 Segnette Boulevard Westwego, LA 70094 504-349-5525 www.alariocenter.com Hosting sporting, community, cultural, & retail events/banquets. AMERIPRINT
2729 North Causeway Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-872-0056 www.ameri-print.com One stop shop for all your fast quality printing needs. ANY O’CAJUN
103 Tapwood Court Slidell, LA 70461 985-285-3774 Offsite catering services for festivals & events.
ARC DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS
3521 20th Street Metairie, LA 70002 504-838-8300 www.e-arc.com Providing document services since 1988 BAG OF DONUTS
4828 Hastings Street Metairie, LA 70006 1-866-BOD-NOLA www.bagofdonuts.com A New Orleans party band & the creators of Super Pop! BARRECA’S FOOD SERVICE LLC
David Barreca 504-430-0079 email@example.com BAYOU BARN
7145 Barataria Boulevard Marrero, LA 70072 504-689-2663 | 1-800-TO-BAYOU www.bayoubarn.com Unique venue on the bayou. Catering, alcohol, artisans, & live alligators!
BIG WIL & THE WARDEN, LCC
1060 Elmer Street Mandeville, LA 70448 504-214-5591 www.bigwilandthewardenllc.com Festival food concession & eatery. Personal & professional service. BUISSON CREATIVE
3330 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 318 Metairie, LA 70002 504-378-3792 www.buissoncreative.com A full-service advertising, public relations, & government relations agency. CARL MACK PRESENTS
1010 Conti Street New Orleans, LA 70112 504-949-4009 www.carlmack.com The finest & largest event entertainment, production, & costume company.
EVENT PRODUCERS, INC.
5724 Salmen Street Harahan, LA 70123 504-466-4066 | 866-903-6949 www.eventproducers.com A full service event management, design & production company. FAMEAGENCY
3525 Hessmer Avenue, Suite 305 Metairie, LA 70002 504-883-2001 www.fameagency.com Model/talent agency providing actors, models, specialty acts & convention hosts. FORE! KIDS FOUNDATION, INC.
11005 Lapalco Boulevard Avondale, LA 70094 504-342-3000 www.forekidsfoundation.com Dedicated to raising funds for children’s charities through golf-related events.
CONVENTION FACILITIES, CATERERS & BUSINESS SERVICES GREATER NEW ORLEANS HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION
JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM (JPPSS)
GREATER NEW ORLEANS SPORTS FOUNDATION/R & L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
JEFFERSON PARISH REGIONAL LIBRARY
614 Canal Street, Suite 100 New Orleans, LA 70130 504-525-2264 www.gnohla.com Professional trade association of lodging professionals.
320 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Suite 300 Metairie, LA 70005 504-525-5678 www.gnosports.com www.neworleansbowl.com Non-profit organization attracting & managing sporting events to the region. GRETNA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (GEDA)
327 Huey P. Long Avenue Gretna, LA 70053 504-361-7748 www.gedaweb.com Improving business by networking, promoting tourism, & helping other non-profits. INSIDE PUBLICATIONS
P.O. Box 9148 Mandeville, LA 70470 985-626-9684 www.insidepub.com Publisher of the Jefferson Parish Visitor Guide, Inside New Orleans & Inside Northside Magazine. JEFFERSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
3421 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 203 Metairie, LA 70002 504-835-3880 www.jeffersonchamber.org Jefferson Parish’s largest business organization. JEFFERSON PARISH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (JEDCO)
700 Churchill Parkway Avondale, LA 70094 504-875-3908 www.jedco.org Attracting, growing & creating new business in Jefferson Parish. JEFFERSON PARISH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (JEDCO) CONFERENCE CENTER
701A Churchhill Parkway Avondale, LA 70094 504-875-3908 www.jedco.org State-of-the-art facility for corporate retreats, training/seminars & receptions.
501 Manhattan Boulevard Harvey, LA 70058 504-349-7600 www.jppss.k12.la.us Engaging, challenging & satisfying work for every student, every day.
4747 West Napoleon Avenue Metairie, LA 70001 504-838-1190 www.jplibrary.net 16 locations, including 2 large regional libraries, & 7 branches, meeting space, weekly events.
KONA ICE OF THE CRESCENT CITY
609 Fairfield Avenue Gretna, LA 70056 504-416-8339 www.kona-ice.com Mobile shaved ice truck. Available for parties, festivals, corporate events, & more! LAZY EYE PHOTOGRAPHY
174 Avant Garde Circle Kenner, LA 70065 504-388-9947 www.lazyeyephoto.com Commercial & event photography company specializing in festivals & corporate events. LOUISIANA HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 24046 New Orleans, LA 70184 504-913-5980 www.louisianahospitality.org Producers of Fidelity Bank Champions Club at Zurich Classic, & Gold Medal Chefs Gala. LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, GREATER NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER
2700 North Arnoult Road Metairie, LA 70002 504-454-2277 www.lra.org Promote, protect, serve the interests of the state’s food service & hospitality industry. MESSINA’S CATERING & EVENTS
2717 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 504-469-7373 www.messinascatering.com Catering to your needs from private parties to major events. Celebrating over 50 years! MR. MUDBUG & 12 SEASONS CATERING
131 23rd Street Kenner, LA 70062 504-465-9770 www.12seasonscatering.com An all-inclusive, mobile catering company specializing in creating custom menus. J e f f e r s o n P a r i s h V i s i t o r G u i d e 43
CONVENTION FACILITIES, CATERERS & BUSINESS SERVICES THE FORUM
3131 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70002 504-400-7419 www.theforumevents.com Fully-equipped to host anything from small meetings to large parties. THE FRYING STATION
149 East Lakeview Drive Laplace, LA 70068 504-259-0853 Professional caterers for life’s special events! Specializing in deep southern fried comfort! THE RIDGEWAY OF OLD METAIRIE
2431 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70001 504-481-2007 www.ridgewayofoldmetairie.com Conveniently located & affordable for all of your corporate & social events.
UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
The ballroom at Sheraton Metairie - New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
2900 Elysian Fields Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119 504-861-2077 www.habitat-nola.org NOAHH builds affordable housing with volunteers, partner families & donors. NEW ORLEANS COOKERY
3806 Johnson Street Metairie, LA 70001 206-650-4498 Festival & custom catering for all events! OLD METAIRIE ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 55512 Metairie, LA 70055 504-666-1823 www.metairieroad.org Historical Metairie Road offers shopping, dining & business services. OLD STYLE HOT TAMALES
2004 1/2 Claire Avenue Gretna, LA 70053 504-368-0071 www.oldstylehottamales.net Serving hand rolled New Orleans style hot tamales for over 70 years. ORLEANS EMBROIDERY
4517 Thalia Street New Orleans, LA 70125 504-266-2618 www.orleanse.com 20 years of in house production experience of embroidery & promotional items.
PONTCHARTRAIN CONVENTION AND CIVIC CENTER
see ad on page 2 4545 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70065 504-465-9985 www.pontchartraincenter.com This multi-purpose 74,000 sq. ft. facility is host to approx. 200 events annually from consumer/trade shows to sporting events, concerts, meetings, conventions, banquets & Mardi Gras balls.
RENAISSANCE PUBLISHING, LLC
110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 123 Metairie, LA 70005 504-828-1380 www.myneworleans.com Publisher of New Orleans Magazine, Biz New Orleans, New Orleans Bride & more! RESTECH
220 Phlox Avenue Metairie, LA 70001 504-733-5633 www.restech.net Restech provides IT support & services to Louisiana businesses. RESTORE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA
3801 Canal Street, Suite 325 New Orleans, LA 70119 504-708-5862 www.mississippiriverdelta.org Reconnecting the Mississippi River to it’s delta to protect people, wildlife & jobs.
ROSA’S COCINA FESTIVAL CONCESSIONS
4025 North Woodbine Street Harvey, LA 70058 504-657-2559 www.facebook.com/rosascocina Festival concessions, from fried turkey legs to Tex-Mex. RYAN C. LOWE: SPEAKER-TRAINERAUTHOR
70380 Highway 21, Suite 2-135 Covington, LA 70433 504-900-3127 www.getoffyourattitude.com Ryan C. Lowe - The Positivity Pro.
SHOW TIME RENTALS, LLC
3003 Lime Street Metairie, LA 70006 504-883-7329 www.showtimerents.com A/V & office equipment rentals for corporate events, conferences or trade shows. SUN BELT CONFERENCE
Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive New Orleans, LA 70112 504-556-0873 www.sunbeltsports.org Collegiate athletic conference.
TAYLORED HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS
5456 Bellaire Drive New Orleans, LA 70124 619-520-5025 www.tayloredhospitalitysolutions.com Helping hospitality companies keep more of their hard earned profits.
2515 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 504-827-6815 www.unitedwaysela.org Fighting for the health, education & financial stability of our community. VIDEO VENTURES
6024 Argonne Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124 504-486-1000 www.videoventuresnola.com Full service audio visual equipment rental for meetings & conventions. VIVID INK GRAPHICS
2538 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70119 504-734-6201 www.vividink.com Print communications & marketing fulfillment for local, regional, & national brands. WESTBANK BUSINESS & INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (WBIA)
111 Grefer Lane Harvey, LA 70058 504-367-1721 www.wbianola.com Supporting, improving & protecting businesses along the Harvey Canal & Metro area. WHERE TRAVELER
324 Chartres Street, 2nd Floor New Orleans, LA 70130 504-522-6468 www.wheretraveler.com Publisher of Louisiana visitor guides & offers full-service digital marketing services. YUR EVENT RENTALS
105 West Third Street Kenner, LA 70062 504-218-0726 www.yurevent.com Your full-service event rental resource.
TRAVEL PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION
Family Gras, Metairie. ALERT TRANSPORTATION
3 Westbank Expressway see ad on New Orleans, LA 70114 back cover 504-362-4145 www.alerttransportation.com Chauffeured ground transportation - service provided in sedans, SUV’s, limos, limo/party bus or minibus. We specialize in wedding, business & personal luxury transportation. AUDUBON LIMOUSINE
600 Oak Harbor Boulevard, Suite 103 New Orleans, LA 70126 504-210-8340 www.audubonlimousine.com We offer luxury transportation services & professional drivers. BONOMOLO LIMOUSINE, INC.
P.O. Box 55055 Metairie, LA 70055 504-522-0892 www.bonolimo.com Impeccable service, a first-class fleet & reliability for over 70 years!
GRAND ISLE TOURIST COMMISSION
2757 LA Highway 1 | P.O. Box 817 Grand Isle, LA 70358 see ad on page 33 985-787-2997 www.grand-isle.com Looking for a GRAND vacation spot? Spend time fishing, relax on the beach, walk through the nature trails, visit the State Park, or fish the old fishing bridge. Eat fresh seafood. GRETNA HISTORIC DISTRICT HERITAGE HOUSE WELCOME CENTER
1035 Huey P. Long Avenue see ad on page 15 Gretna, LA 70053 504-363-1580 | 1-888-4-GRETNA www.gretnala.com WE WANT YOU IN GRETNA: Nat’l Historic District, German-American Cultural Center, Louisiana State Fire Museum, Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop, Observatory, & BMX track. HOTARD COACHES, INC.
2838 Touro Street New Orleans, LA 70122 504-942-5700 www.hotard.com The South’s leading provider of group transportation services for over 80 years.
KENNER’S RIVERTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT INFORMATION CENTER
2020 Fourth Street Kenner, LA 70062 504-468-7231 www.kenner.la.us 16 block historic district with museums, shopping & dining. LET’S JUST RIDE LLC
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1400 New Orleans, LA 70130 504-408-2025 www.letsjustridela.com Transportation for area plantations, swamp tours, airport & cruise ship terminal transfers. LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
NICOLL’S LIMOUSINE SERVICE
4305 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70065 504-454-7722 www.nicolls.com Offering the ultimate experience for special events, weddings & airport transfers. TOWN OF JEAN LAFITTE VISITOR CENTER
799 Jean Lafitte Boulevard Lafitte, LA 70067 504-689-2299 www.townofjeanlafitte.com Adventures of Jean Lafitte Museum, info on swamp tours & charter fishing. WESTWEGO TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
900 Airline Drive see ad on page 17 Kenner, LA 70062 504-303-7500 www.flymsy.com Nonstop flights to over 50 national & international destinations, free WiFi, convenient covered parking, live music, local shops & restaurants.
10 Westbank Expressway Westwego, LA 70094 504-436-0812 www.cityofwestwego.com All the information you’ll need to travel! YAYA LOUISIANA TOURS & TRAVEL
300 West Louisiana State Drive Kenner, LA 70065 504-915-5454 www.yayalouisianatoursandtravel.com A receptive tour operator offering personalized services to small & large groups.
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55. Acme Oyster House 56. Amore Bakery & Cafe 57. Andrea’s Restaurant 58. Austin’s Restaurant 59. Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon Restaurant
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1st Lake Properties & Apartment Homes Baymont Inn & Suites Marrero Best Western Bayou Inn Best Western Plus Westbank Brent House Hotel Candlewood Suites Avondale Comfort Inn & Suites Metairie Comfort Inn Marrero New Orleans West Comfort Inn Suites-Harvey New Orleans Contempra Inn Copeland Tower Suites & Conference Center Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Metairie Courtyard New Orleans Metairie Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans Airport Gardner Realtors Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Elmwood Hampton Inn & Suites Harvey Hampton Inn Metairie Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport Hilton New Orleans Airport Holiday Inn Express Harvey - Marrero Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport Hotel
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HOTELS & HOUSING
Bayou Barn Jefferson Performing Arts Center Messina’s Catering & Events Mr. Mudbug & 12 Season Catering The Forum The Ridgeway of Old Metairie
A. Captain Phil Robichaux’s Fishing Charters B. Jean Lafitte Harbor C. Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion and AJ & Sheron Fabre Market D. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Canal Lighthouse
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133. Grand Isle Tourist Commission Visitor Center 18. Gretna Historic District Attractions & Heritage House Welcome Center 134. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 40. Rivertown, A Main Street USA Historic District Information Center 135. Town of Jean Lafitte Tourist Information Center 136. Westwego Tourist Information Center
TRAVEL PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION
. Elysian Fields Ave
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Holiday Inn New Orleans Airport North Home 2 Suites by Hilton Harvey New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway Ramada Metairie New Orleans Airport Residence Inn Metairie Sheraton Metairie New Orleans Hotel Suburban Extended Stay Hotel of Avondale TownePlace Suites by Marriott New Orleans / Metairie 130. TownePlace Suites New Orleans Harvey/Westbank 131. WoodSpring Suites New Orleans Airport 132. Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129.
60. Boulevard American Bistro 61. Bravo! Cucina Italiana 62. Café 615 - Home of Da Wabbit 63. Chef Ron’s Gumbo Shop 64. Copeland’s of New Orleans - Kenner 65. Court of Two Sisters 66. Deanie’s Seafood 67. Don’s Seafood 68. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant 69. Fisherman’s Cove 70. Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar 71. Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant 72. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar 73. Haydel’s Bakery 74. Heads & Tails Seafood & Oyster Bar 75. Kelley’s Village Inn Restaurant 76. Lucky Dog 77. Perino’s Boiling Pot 78. R&O’s Restaurant 79. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers 80. Restaurant des Familles 81. Riccobono’s Peppermill Restaurant 82. Ruth’s Chris Steak House 83. Sammy’s PoBoys & Catering 84. Semolina 85. Short Stop Po-Boys 86. Sweet Rolls 87. The Galley Seafood Restaurant 88. The Landing Restaurant 89. The Red Maple Restaurant 90. Todd’s Frozen Yogurt 91. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine 92. Zea’s Rotisserie & Bar
ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 1. Adventure Quest Laser Tag 2. Airboat Adventures 3. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 4. Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium 5. Audubon Zoo 6. BooKoo Bounce 7. Bucktown Harbor Farmers Market 8. Cajun Encounters Tour Company 9. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours 10. Cigar Factory New Orleans 11. City Sightseeing New Orleans 12. Clearview Mall 13. Destrehan Plantation 14. German-American Cultural Center 15. Gretna BMX 16. Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts 17. Gretna Farmers Market & Art Walk 18. Gretna Historic District Attractions & Heritage House Welcome Center 19. Gretna Historical Society Museums & Attractions 20. Jefferson Indoor Range & Machine Gun Tours 21. Jefferson Performing Arts Society 22. Lafitte Barataria Museum & Wetlands Trace 23. Lakeside Shopping Center 24. Laser Tag of Metairie 25. Loft 18 Indoor Golf Range 26. Louisiana Tax Free Shopping 27. Louisiana Tour Company 28. Mardi Gras Plaza 29. Mardi Gras World 30. Metry Market at the Park 31. N’Awlins Outdoor Market 32. New Orleans Kayak Tours 33. New Orleans Original Daiquiris 34. New Orleans Pelicans Basketball 35. New Orleans School of Cooking 36. NOLA Motorsports Park 37. Oakwood Center 38. Old Metairie Farmers Market 39. Pelican New Orleans Tours 40. Rivertown, A Main Street USA Historic District 41. Rivertown Farmers Market 42. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 43. St. Joseph Plantation & Felicity House 44. Sky Zone 45. Southern Food & Beverage Museum 46. Teatro Wego! Theatre 47. The National WWII Museum 48. TPC Louisiana 49. Treasure Chest Casino 50. Ultimate Swamp Adventures 51. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market 52. Westwego Historical Museum 53. Westwego Performing Arts Theatre 54. Westwego Shrimp Lot/Torrento’s
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