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Big Easy: Five Days in New Orleans the Land of Satchmo & the French Quarter

As the last snowstorm of the winter swept through the Hamptons, my wife, Chris, and I decided we should take five days, go down to New Orleans and enjoy the warm weather there. ...

Walk the Old Quarter. We listened to a great jazz group at the north end of Jackson Square. Enjoy a classic creole fish chowder at the Red Fish at the corner of Bourbon and Canal. Have fine crab soup and baked oysters at the Annunciation, watch the films of Hurricane Katrina at the Presbyère, which fronts Jackson Square, and visit the World War II museum and take the tours “Road to Tokyo” and “Road to Berlin” and have a malted in the canteen afterwards. In the great hall there are B-24 bombers hanging from the ceiling and a WWII landing craft—12,000 of which were built by Higgins for the Normandy Landing right here in a factory in what is now the Artsy Warehouse District of New Orleans.

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