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Jack Rose, which looks like it was decorated with finds from estate sales, is really two restaurants. In the Living Room, with its talked-about portrait of Lil Wayne by Ashley Longshore, the menu offers drinks, desserts and small plates, like oysters on the half shell, cocktail meatballs and fritto misto.
It’s just a half hour outside of New Orleans, but thanks to 23,000 acres of wetlands, this national park feels Deliverance-level secluded. Fortunately, a boardwalk path makes the swamps easy to navigate. In addition to native flora, egrets and nutria, you might see a massive alligator -- but mortal peril is sexy! Right?
Not sure where to meet? Head to Frenchmen and venue-hop until you find a place where the vibe, music and drinks strike your fancy. That might be an intimate jazz club, or it might be a street corner with a brass band and a tamale stand.
Some things never get old, including coffee, hot fried dough buried in sugar, and sittingThe beignet is one of the most classically "New Orleans" foods you can share with another person in town -- whether you're in town a weekend getaway together or have lived here for 40 years. There's nothing like keeping it simple.