The New Freret

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Spend a night eating, drinking, shopping, and dancing on "the new Freret" street uptown. With so many hip new restaurants, bars, and businesses, Freret is now one of the top spots to shop, dine, and play in New Orleans (mostly for the uptown university crowd).

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    Dat Dog

    Start with lunch at Dat Dog. They have hot dogs from all around the world, from the locally-inspired alligator sausage to a slovenian sausage from Germany. If you can't decide, order the Chef Special, and they'll surprise you with something delicious. And if you're a vegetarian, opt for some of their loaded fries. Pair with some beers and enjoy their large outdoor courtyard for seating.

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    After spending an afternoon stopping in some of Freret's shops such as the hip Jaque's men's boutique, go to Ancora for the best pizzas in town. Many of their ingredients are imported fresh from Naples. If you like a thicker crust, go to Midway pizza across the street.

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    Enjoy some after-dinner drinks at Cure, the best craft cocktail bar you'll find in New Orleans. The drinks are stiff, so you'll only need a few before you head out to catch a concert.

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    Gasa Gasa

    Gasa Gasa is the spot to catch up-and-coming indie bands in New Orleans, whether it's funk, jazz, hip hop, electronic, or rock you are itching for. For popular shows, the small venue packs out.

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The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

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The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.



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