Above: Bar Marilou, accessed via a “secret” door from the lobby of Maison de la Luz - STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON

Just as New Orleans weathered the assaults of Hurricane Ida in 2021 and Katrina in 2005, the pandemic hasn’t put a damper on the city’s indomitable spirit. On our recent trip, we found that the famous restaurant and live music scenes remain intact (though staffing shortages often resulted in reduced business hours). And as always seems to happen in the Big Easy, we ate too much and stayed up too late and absolutely loved it.

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Above: Bar Marilou, accessed via a “secret” door from the lobby of Maison de la Luz - STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON

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