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French Quarter Guide Your Local Guide to Services • Products • Entertainment • Events October 9 - November 6, 2013

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Your Guide To The French Quarter The French Quarter - or Vieux Carre’ - or the Quarter to the locals,is New Orleans’ most famous and oldest neighborhood. With it’s very unique architecture of historic buildings, row houses, cottages, art galleries, shops, restaurants and museums that are adorned with cast iron balconies, stoops, porches, walled courtyards, shuttered doors and windows and iron gates, decorated with hanging plants and foliage and decorations of the Quarter, they are some of the most photographed streets in the world. You’re best to spend your time in the Quarter on foot so you can leisurely enjoy and savor the sights and sounds of this area so rich and famous for it’s history, culture, music, cuisine, shopping and romance. With so much history, entertainment and culture, there’s an exciting experience around every corner. Make sure to check out the carriageway entrances or courtyards accompanying many restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops and clubs where you may find gardens and fountains you can relax in. Shopping - The French Quarter’s Shopping experience features Art Galleries (many manned with the artists), unique and eclectic Shops and Boutiques that include Antiques, Jewelry, Hats, Clothing, Trinkets, Spices and Candy and much much more. From Royal, Chartres, and Decatur Streets, The French Market, Jax Brewery, to Canal Place including the side streets throughout, you can find shopping around every corner. Including those featured on pages: 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 18, 20. 30, 22, 23, 27, 28 Dining - Known for it’s cajun, seafood, creole and favorites such as jambalaya, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice and crawfish, the Quarter is a diverse culinary experience from casual dining, cafe’s and bars to the many world-class fine dining restaurants. Including those featured on pages: 4, 10, 20, 21, 31, 32 Entertainment - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians throughout the streets, Clubs or Jackson Square day and night. The energy of the live bands, artists and DJ’s, whether it be local blues, jazz, R&B, Cajun, Zydeco or other music simply piped in, with such a diverse venue you can enjoy it all. Including those featured on pages: 4, 19, 21, 22, 26, 31 Salons/Spas/Hotel/Services - Whether you need a trip to the Salon or Spa for you or your pet, a room for your next trip, groceries, housing or just need something different, the Quarter has all it. Including those featured on pages 8, 9, 10, 22, 26, 31 Map of the Quarter - Pages 16-17 - your helpful aide to help guide you through the Quarter.

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French Quarter Guide Your Local Guide to Services • Products • Entertainment • Events

Within these pages it is our goal to be a great resource to valuable information that will help maximize your time and efforts when searching for products and services of local merchants in your area. Whether it’s dining and entertainment, shopping, local attractions, places to stay, or housing and related services, let us help you with your search. For those of you coming to town for a visit, browse through our website and eMagazine version before you arrive to help you make the most of your trip by planning ahead. Pick up a copy of our printed publication at any participating merchant location for even more information, including valuable coupons and savings.

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SPIRITS ON BOURBON Pays It Forward With BAR RESCUE BAR RESCUE & Jon Taffer, who helped with the revitalization of “Spirits on Bourbon” earlier this year, has now stepped in with Victims of Hurricane Sandy - Bungalow Bar in Rockaways, NY. Special Guests on this Episode, are owners of our own “Spirits On Bourbon”, Brad Bohannan & Steve Smith, who gave of their own time and money to help. As veteran participants in Bar Rescue earlier this year, they know full well what is involved with this process, the hard work and the results. WATCH BAR RESCUE: Victims of Hurricane Sandy - Bungalow Bar, NY Eposide Airs: October 27, 3013 Sunday at: 9/8C Shawn Tubridy, one of the owners of Bungalow Bar says, “Brad and Steve were there for us. It was a very humbling act of kindness that they did for us. The came on their own dime and were part of the show that added a little something different than what a normal bar rescue is about.” He continues, “What they did is important and all about paying it forward. What’s most important is that you can live across the country and there is a common bond, and that as Americans, we are there for each other in the worst of times. We all pull together! Brad and Steve did this for us!”

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Attractions & Things To Do In The French Quarter 1 - The French Market - French Market Place - 250+ year old market with fresh produce, handicrafts and flea market type booths. 2 - Royal Street - Stroll and take in the entertainment local musicians, performing artists, the art galleries, upscale antique stores, landmark hotels and interesting specialty shops. 3 - Jackson Square - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians, street corner painters, mimes and much more. 4 - St Louis Cathedral - Take a self-guided tour of the oldest catholic church in the United States in Jackson Square. 5 - Bourbon Street - 8 blocks of people watching day and night, bars, shops and many fine restaurants. 6 - Shops at Jax Brewery - 600 Decatur St. - 110 year old old brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping. 7 - Riverwalk Marketplace - 500 Port of New Orleans Place - with views of the Mississippi, visit the retail shops and restaurants. 8 - Canal Place - 333 Canal Street - Many fine shops to browse. 9 - Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - 419 Decatur St - Free ranger-led riverfront tour daily leaving at 9:30am from the Jean Lafitte French Quarter Visitor Center location. 10 - The 1850 House - 523 Saint Ann St - Tues through Sun 10 am 4:30 pm. The 1850 House is an antebellum row house furnished to represent life in mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans. 11 - Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave - Tues through Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm. Built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who had advocated for its establishment in order to help finance development of the nation's western frontier. 12 - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - 916 N Peters Street - Regular jazz performances, lectures, films, and visual displays. It is also the starting point for jazz walking tours. Page 6

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October 2013 Events Around New Orleans, LA view all events at:

October 10 - 17 = New Orleans Film Festival: The New Orleans Film Festival continues its tradition as a top-notch regional film event, presenting an eclectic program of films, panels, and parties each fall with legendary New Orleans as its backdrop. October 11 - 13 = Louisiana Seafood Festival: Louisiana Seafood, the title sponsor for the 2013 Louisiana Seafood Festival, promotes the purchase of Louisiana seafood and the livelihoods of our local fisherman to audiences throughout the country.The organization is vital to the welfare of our local fishing industry and we are proud to have them as our title sponsor! Featuring music, food, chef's cooking demonstrations, crafts and more. October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 = Oktoberfest: The Deutsches Haus of New Orleans is proud to present Oktoberfest 2012.The festival will last for three weekends in October. Located in a spacious area of Rivertown in Kenner.Join us for great German music, food and beer! October 18 - 20 = Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival: 2013 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, in New Orleans' Lafayette Square Park. October 24 - 27, 31 Halloween in New Orleans: The mission of the Hosts of Halloween is to provide funding for Project Lazarus, a home in New Orleans for men and women with AIDS, so that they may provide healthcare and support services for their residents. October 27, 12:00PM = New Orleans Saints vs Buffalo Bills: Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Fun & Interesting Facts

Information about NOLA & Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a tavern located 941 Bourbon Street. The tavern's building, built sometime before 1772, has been called the oldest continually occupied bar in the U.S. New Orleans and its French Quarter are one of only a few places in the United States where possession and consumption of alcohol in open containers is allowed on the street. The New Orleans French Market is the oldest public market in the country. Founded in 1791, this market, located at 2 French Market Pl., is an open-air mall that today features shopping, dining and music in a tradition that is uniquely New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the nation that is divided into parishes, not counties, dating from the earliest boundaries existing Catholic diocese boundaries. Ninety-nine percent of all crawfish produced in the United States comes from Louisiana. The largest municipal park in the country, New Orleans' City Park was also home to the famous Duelling Oaks, where Creole gentlemen frequently met to settle scores with swords, pistols, and sometimes even Bowie knives. New Orleans is the largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, the second largest in the U.S. and the third largest in the world in volume of cargo handled. CafĂŠ Lafitte in Exile, located at 901 Bourbon Street is the oldest continuously running gay bar in the United States.

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FRENCH QUARTER GRILL AT M.R.B. 515 SAINT PHILIP ST. 504.345.2394 Hours: 12 pm - 10 pm Sun-Thurs 12 pm - 12 am Fri & Sat

Starters Sloppy Joe Sliders (2) Add a slider Dos Tacos (2) House Nachos Cajun Meat Pies (2) Add a pie Who Dat Wings Eight (8) Twelve (12) Crawfish Rangoon (4) Fried Mozzarella Sticks (7) Boudin Balls Battered Fried Shrooms

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Neighborhood Notes

Whats Going On In The French Quarter

The Riverview Clothing & Gifts is now open for business at 535 Decatur Street. Visit this shop which features some of the of the French Quarter’s most unique apparel. Jazzy Nola is open for business at 633 Toulouse. They are featuring local art and designers, gifts, balloons and are the Home of the Tropial Isle Logo Shop. Petite Amelie, specializing in “cuisine rapide”, is an extension of Cafe Amelie. Just steps away, they are located at 900 Royal Street.

Red Truck Gallery focuses on unique art and a welcoming atmosphere. After years of being a traveling gallery, they have returned to settle at 938 Royal Street.

Bourbon Bandstand has opened for business on World-Famous Bourbon Street. You can find them at 441 Bourbon Sreet.

Congratulations to Golden Lantern for recently being voted the Best Bar. Located in the French Quarter at 1239 Royal Street, stop & enjoy the variety of venues. Page 24

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WinSTOn GRAY MEMORiAl & JAzz 2nD linE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th 6 pm til 8 pm at MRB 515 Saint Philip

Bring Your Own Decorated Umbrella and Join the Celebration with Family & Friends For The French Quarter Icon, Winston Gray Food Provided by: French Quarter Courtyard Grill at MRB • Cash Bar In Lieu of Flowers Donations May Be Made to the: Winston Gray Memorial Foundation For The Performing Arts FRENCH QUARTER CoURTyARd GRILL AT MRB

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VILLALOBOS Rescue Center is a rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and abandoned Pit Bulls. VRC works ceaselessly to give Pit Bulls another chance in life. Villalobos Rescue is featured on Animal Planet's Hit Show "Pit Bulls & Parolees". The VILLALOBOS Trolley Tour also takes you to Musicians’ Village and Saint Louis Cemetery #1.

Historic French Quarter Walking Tour Saint Louis Cemetery #1 Walking Tour

Transportation Services for Your Wedding, Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Dinners, Showers, and Bridal Shopping Events. The added touch of a Trolley or Limousine will be very Impressive and Memorable for You and Your Guests.

Take a walking tour of the French Quarter. Explore New Orleans’ oldest cemetery, St. Louis Cemetery #1, and much more!

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Bourbon Heat - Where The Locals Hang Out 711 Bourbon Street is the site of the historic Tricou House. Now Bourbon Heat offers the coolest Courtyard and hottest Dance Club. The Tricou House has a long history in New Orleans and a ghost to boot. Bourbon Heat has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. In fact, several Television Shows have filmed there. The Courtyard Bar & Grill offers much more than a typical bar menu. Their Creole and American cuisine enhances the bar favorites. Enjoy lunch, dinner or late night snacks in one of the Quarter’s favorite courtyards with it’s lush garden. Just steps off Bourbon Street, you’ll find the bar, voted “#1 Happy Hour”, where old-world charm meets new-world finesse. Centuries old brick walls meet black and white marble floors, a marble bar that sits atop antique brick. Throw in big screen TV’s for all major sporting events, mix in their friendly staff, and you’ll discover why Bourbon Heat is the place where the locals hang out. Upstairs, you’ll find Club Bourbon Heat’s brand new renovation bringing locals and visitors alike to the dance floor into the early morning hours. Voted the “Best New Club, the electric environment that takes over featuring high-tech light and laser shows and the best DJ’s in the city. From here you can also step outside to the 50ft balcony and enjoy the sights of Bourbon Street from the comfort of the Club. Bourbon Heat is a dynamic versatile venue with an array of options to meet the needs of any event, whether for a complete buyout of small dinners or cocktail parties. There is always something going on at Bourbon Heat. Check out the website at or Facebook at to view all the events like Sunday Funday, Weekend Grilling Oysters, Wednesday Open Tables DJ Competition, Trap’d Out Thurdays, and much much more! Page 30

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