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Cho Thai brings an authentic Thai dining experience to New Orleans with a new special twist, offering a unique menu reflecting Jimmy’s roots and journey. The menu highlights dishes based on Jimmy’s time in Thailand and classics from his mother’s cooking. With a selection of small plates for sharing, signature Thai entrees, and authentic desserts, you will have elements of street food while still feeling like you’re eating at my mom’s house in Thailand.
New Orleans is one of the best party destinations year-round. Friendly locals, warm weather, bars that stay open late and people walking around with their favorite adult beverage in hand make for an inviting climate for party seekers. Head to Jackson Square for the real New Year’s Eve celebration in the historic French Quarter. Bands and entertainers play throughout the night, leading up to the famous fleur de lis drop and fireworks over the Mississippi River at midnight. Afterward, the party continues at bars and nightclubs up and down Bourbon Street in the heart of the city. For something unique, hop on the Creole Queen or Steamboat Natchez for a fireworks cruise.
The French Quarter
The French Quarter is the perfect place to share artistic expression. Its streets, shops, and venues are home to mimes and contortionists, card readers and fortune tellers, painters and dancers and, of course, musicians. Very few places are as welcoming, diverse, and celebratory as New Orleans. Robin explains, “New Orleans is one of those places where you can wear a tutu on a Tuesday and no one would look at you twice.”
“Jazz is symbolic of freedom,” Robin points out. New Orleans jazz today is a unique blend of traditional African tempos, European brass, and Cuban habanera. It’s a direct reflection of the trade routes and communities and has a sound completely unique to New Orleans. But New Orleans doesn’t limit itself—a quick stroll past the music clubs in the French Quarter will give you a taste of Dixieland, zydeco, blues, and Irish folk music, to name a few.
Royal Street: The Spirit of Street Music
Don’t just stick to Bourbon Street. Get inspired and venture to Royal Street for authentic local flavor. Here you’ll stumble upon buskers, some of the best musicians in the city ready to share their talents with impromptu street performances. You’ll hear everything from stripped-down, acoustic guitar to avant-garde bands with instruments ranging from the bass and brass instruments to washboards and plastic buckets. They even haul keyboards onto street corners. The largest concentration of performances occurs daily between the 200 and 800 blocks. New emerging musicians intermingle with veteran street performers to create a free-spirited spontaneity that’s contagious. A large influx of musicians tends to crowd around the intersection of Royal and Conti streets, just outside the police station. Eccentric maybe, but this is New Orleans; everyone loves the Blues.
New Orleans, Louisiana, is an attractive city full of music and art!