Hipster Hotdog Hangout In New Orleans

The last time I went to New Orleans, some good friends of mine suggested that I call a good friend of theirs. He was an enthusiastic ambassador, they told me, always willing to share the city with visitors. Indeed, this was true. Jackson (code name, of course) was an incredible guide, taking us to bars and restaurants we loved, hip music spots we never would have found by ourselves, and other local hangouts.

It was awesome. (Thanks, Jackson!).

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Ginger and me at Delachaise

When we went back to New Orleans this year, we got in touch with Jackson again. This time he invited us to join him and his wife, Sophia, at a benefit for The Front, which is a nonprofit artist collective. It was something we never would have known about on our own.

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At the hipster hotdog hangout

Super fun, very New Orleans, packed with hipsters and artists.

 

Two turntables and some awesome DJ's

Two turntables and some awesome DJ’s

It was just perfect for the end of an action-packed day in New Orleans. The art, venue, and crowd were all interesting, and the hot dogs and ice cold drinks totally hit the spot. We loved the chance to experience something off the normal tourist circuit; it enriched and enhanced our trip.

Ginger and I are already starting to think about our next meet-up. We’ve decided that we’re going to go to a place where we’ve got a friend connection, because that ended up being the best part.

In other words…

Two airline tickets: 50,000 points

Four nights in a hotel: $500

Having a local friend: priceless

Here’s to Jackson!

Comments

  1. great reminder that our friends are treasures in soooo many ways … so people, treasure your friends! And here’s to experiencing their hometown hangouts!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Cheers to Jackson! Cheers to friends! Cheers to knowing someone in every great city around the world!

  3. Points Pixie says:

    Eve – yes!

    Rebecca – Cheers!

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