The city that Fats Domino, Anne Rice and Trent Reznor all call home is more unpredictable, beautiful and decadent than ever. From the cheesy tourist bars on Bourbon Street to the swanky drinking dens downtown and up to the sweaty music clubs of the lush Garden District, New Orleans is teeming with characters and rich with colour. There are few cities on earth in which you are virtually guaranteed to have unforgettable experiences; this is undeniably one of them. The Time Out New Orleans guide is written by locals who take you behind the tourist scene and into the real Big Easy. They'll teach you how to peel a crawfish, convince you to try an alligator sandwich and lure you away from the ordinary into the heart of the town that the locals call 'Fat City'. Along the way you'll meet the slickest grifters, hear the most amazing music and lose your inhibitions.
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