New Orleans – or N’awlins as locals say or Nola as the abbreviated slang – is a city like no other, with its vibrant culture and rich history. Birthplace of American jazz and home of some of the best food America has to offer, New Orleans is sure to stimulate – and satisfy – the senses for all who travel there.

My friend and I traveled there recently for the primary purpose of attending the last weekend of Jazz Fest (which was fantastic, by the way), but we also enjoyed tasting the local cuisine, and, especially, the fresh seafood while there.

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Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.


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