EatinEatOut : Summer 2013
WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 89 neighborhood, La Boucherie where wine and local tapas are a must. A little further up on Carrolton is Oak Street, a colorful road filled with small mom and pop shops, bars and restaurants. If you want a once in a lifetime dining experience go to Jacques-Imo's Cafe. It is definitely one of the most unique places I've ever dined. You won't really understand until you experience it yourself. For burgers and some delicious comfort food walk all the way to the end of Oak Street to Cowbell. From here it is a short taxi ride all the way North on Carrolton to my favorite spot to relax and take in the natural beauty of New Orleans:- City Park. ∀9 ∗49 ∀2, City Park is one of the most underrated natural beauties in New Orleans, often over- shadowed by it's smaller sister Audubon Park in Uptown. If you have enough time on your trip make sure not to miss it (it is also a good way to burn off all the calories from eating at all the above restaurants). A trip to the park can include renting bikes, boating on the lake, visiting the New Orleans Museum of Art and much more. Spend the day with activities in the park then walk down to Esplanade where you can enjoy lunch or dinner. Many great restaurants and neighbor- hood favorites are located on Esplanade street including the famous Spanish paellas and sangria at Lola's, the steak-fries at the romantic Cafe Degas or Mexican food at Santa Fe. If you come during Jazz festival this area will be buzzing with activity. It is then a short bike or cab ride back down Esplanade to the French Quarter. And you are done! You have completed a full tour of New Orleans. But there's still so much I've left out, including Po-Boys at Parkway Bakery and Tavern, fried chicken at Willie Mae's Scotch house, gumbo at Mothers, sno-cones at Hansen's...