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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

Happy Travels,

swamps. The tranquility of the moss-draped

Violet Peters

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

RESOURCES

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

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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. Patrick’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.

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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

October 11-13

November 8-10

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.

October 5-6

October 20

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

October 11-12

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

October 25-27

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

PECAN FESTIVAL

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

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WEGO FEST

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

July 23-25

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

May

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

April 4

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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

April 4-6

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

MARCH 2020

Grand Isle Grand Isle is an essential stop for songbirds during their spring and fall migrations across the Gulf of Mexico.

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April 10-12

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

May

GRETNA MAIFEST

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.

AUGUST 2020

May 5

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.

JULY 2020

RIDE THE BULL KAYAK FISHING RODEO

August

GRAND ISLE ORIGINAL REDFISH RODEO

Grand Isle Fun and fishing in Grand Isle, LA. >>

July 3

UNCLE SAM JAM

August

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.

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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.

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 25-27

September 6

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

September

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.

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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. KENNER’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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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

postcard-worthy scenery.

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


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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

Elektra Cosmetics.

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

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easily distracted.

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?” >>

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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.

potential buyer.

“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

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comes in and has coffee every morning.”

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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

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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.

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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

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GLOBAL FLAVORS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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—

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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

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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—

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gators rule the water.

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It’s been two days, and I’ve seen only one

photo: AIRBOAT ADVENTURES

Swamp tour.


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

LAFRENIERE PARK

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.

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8001 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70124 504-836-2215 www.saveourlake.org The new Canal Lighthouse & Museum is open 7 days a week.

LASALLE PARK

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.

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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.

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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.

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CONTEMPRA INN

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.

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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.

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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 davidbarr1@cox.net 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!

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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.

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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.

www.VisitJeffersonParish.com

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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2019-2020 Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Guide  

2019-2020 Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Guide