TDestination: NOLA

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Maple Leaf Bar


Friends of Thomas Dean, Scott and Jean Manning, met and lived in New Orleans for over a decade.  To say they're enthusiasts would be vastly understating their passion. The pair return frequently, guiding friends through the lively music, bead-throwing, mask-wearing, shameless-eating-and-drinking that is Mardi Gras. 

We sat down with the Manning's recently over Jean's ethereal shrimp etouffee, while they shared the history of Mardi Gras, krewes, king cake and their top picks for a visit to The Big Easy.

 The Manning's NOLA Top 5:

  1. Stanley's in the Quarter for brunch
  2. Commander's Palace uptown for jazz brunch
  3. Maple Leaf Bar uptown for serious shenanigans (featured image)
  4. Jacque Imos next door to the Maple Leaf for alligator fritters
  5. Audubon Zoo, where they all axed for you


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