Algiers Point, as this wonderful old neighborhood is called,
is just across the river from the Historic French Quarter
and is New Orleans's best-kept secret. The Point, as the locals
call it, is New Orleans's second oldest neighborhood. This
architecturally rich neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Walking through Algiers Point you will encounter the past
with every step. Restored and preserved Greek Revival, Victorian,
Cajun Cottages and, of course, Arts and Crafts Cottages line
the streets. All this in a five minute ferry ride across the
mighty Mississippi River from Downtown New Orleans and the
most spectacular view of the New Orleans skyline.
Dock Cafe and Bar is warm and welcoming to locals and
tourists. The gumbo and red beans with rice are a gastronimical
delight. It's also a great place to relax with a cold brew
after a long day in the French Quarter.
Just down the block from the Dry Dock is the Crown
and Anchor English Pub, serving a bit of jolly ol' fun
Drop into the Old
Point Bar for some live entertainment.
Want to learning how to cook "New Orleans" style?
Check out The
New Orleans Mardi Gras School of Cooking. Let Richard
Bond teach and entertain you with his captivating cooking
Stroll on over to the Rosetree
Glass Studio and Gallery for some exquisite, original
A little bit longer walk, but still close, will bring you
Kern's Mardi Gras World, where Mardi Gras is made.
Just stroll around the neighborhood will take you back in
history and to another world. For a preview of the special
treat you're in for check out the websites of the Algiers
Point Association and Algiers.org.
For a true "Taste of the Town", check out Tom Fitzmorris'
"Restaurants and Review"s on NewOrleans.com's FoodFest!