Taste of New Orleans
Channel your inner Cajun and get a taste of New Orleans. From po'boys to muffuletta, we've picked out photos of some of Louisiana's most mouthwatering dishes.
idea_ss_taste-of-louisiana_001_596x334A steaming bowl of seafood gumbo, a traditional stew that originated in southern Louisiana. Most varieties have onions, bell peppers and celery, and many contain also andouille sausage or ham. Creole gumbo often has tomatoes, while Cajun gumbo is made with a dark roux and is typically much spicier. 960 1280
taste-of-new-orleans_ss_014A Mardi Gras King Cake, a cinnamon-roll-like cake decorated with sugary icing and Mardi Gras-colored sprinkles. The cake is often baked with a tiny plastic baby inside, and traditionally, whoever winds up with the baby is in charge of baking the next king cake. 960 1280
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idea_ss_brewery-tours_002_596x3344Get a glimpse of the entire brewing process at Troegs Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. Start off with free samples in the tasting room, then move through the brewhouse where you'll learn all about fermentation and filtration. Tours are offered every Saturday; reservations are recommended. 960 1280
idea_ss_brewery-tours_005_596x334Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewhouse, cellars and packaging hall at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. Make sure to try a few of the free samples as well. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beer enthusiasts can also tour the Dogfish Head pub in Rehoboth Beach, DE, site of the company's experimental brewery. 960 1280
idea_ss_brewery-tours_009_596x334Visit the Coors brewery in Golden, CO, for a tour of the largest single-site brewery in the world. At the end of the tour, visitors can take a look at the collection of historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and sample some of the Coors products. 960 1280
Café du MondeEnjoy powdery beignets and a café au lait at Café du Monde. This coffee shop has been a fixture of New Orleans’ French Quarter since 1862 and is open 24 hours a day ... leaving lots of time for seconds. 960 1280
ChibaGet your chopsticks ready for a sushi break at Chiba. The Japanese restaurant comes with a New Orleans twist, with dishes like this satsuma-strawberry roll – a yellowtail, mango and jalapeno combo rolled up with scallops, then topped with strawberries and satsuma sauce, made from the citrus native to the Big Easy. 960 1280
Luke RestaurantOrleans' Franco-German brasseries of old, with dishes ranging from Jagerschnitzel (breadcrumb-coated pork) to moules et frites (steamed mussels with fries).