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60 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL 2019 the-inside bread is crammed full of lightly battered shrimp or oysters, or maybe seasoned beef with gravy known as “debris,” and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo. Portions of this beloved New Orleans food are always large and the taste always soul satisfying. You can’t go wrong at Domilise’s Po-Boys, serving classic po’ boys at this Uptown spot for a century. Opt for shrimp or roast beef, or go for the combo with a surf and turf. Travel down to Mid-City near the Fairgrounds Race Course for Liuzza’s By the Track’s famous BBQ shrimp po’ boy paired with a spicy Bloody Mary. It’s a combination that’s worth the trip. New Orleans Bloody Mary’s deserve an honourable mention, stuffed full of long beans, celery, hot sauce, and big on the vodka. What is jambalaya and what’s the difference between Cajun and Creole versions? The savory dish consists of rice slow cooked with a spicy sauce of meat and vegetables, a bit like Spanish paella. Creole cooking, historically associated with city living, always incorporates tomatoes. Cajun cooking, thought to have originated in more rural areas, rarely features tomatoes. Both versions contain the New Orleans culinary treasure known as the Holy Trinity: onions, celery and green bell pepper. Sample the smoked sausage, shrimp, and chicken jambalaya at casual dining mecca Gumbo Shop. Coop’s Place, a lively bar and restaurant serves particularly delicious jambalaya. The list of restaurants and food to eat could go on for days. A few honorable mentions for classic New Orleans disses are pralines (Loretta’s Authentic Pralines), king cake (Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery), and Louisiana oysters (Acme Oyster House). The Nightlife Though New Orleans looks good in the daytime, the city doesn’t truly come alive until the sun has set. Many establishments in New Orleans stay open well after 2 a.m. – the standard closing time in most other American cities – making it a place where you can embark on multiple adventures in one night. Whether you’re into rowdy nights, arcade games, cult classic movies, fried food, live music or sweeping views of the skyline, this city has it all. The most bustling nightlife scene (other than Bourbon Street) can be found on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. It’s home to a number of intimate live music venues including DBA, the Spotted Cat and Blue Nile, among others, that feature local bands and DJ’s. There’s also an outdoor art market if you need to catch your breath in between sets, and plenty of street performers if you don’t feel like committing to the clubs’ cover charges. If you are a true night owl see a midnight movie at the Prytania Theater. Situated Uptown, it hosts a steady rotation of new releases and a late-night movie series showing cult classics such Tiled street signs show Spanish history, see ironwork, flower baskets, street art ... and very fit street artists! Oh! The history! French! Spanish! British!
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