Tonya Armbruster’s Top NOLA Restaurants and Things to See and Do

By Rick Bell

Jun. 24, 2009

Tonya Armbruster’s Top 5 Restaurants

  1. NOLA: Grand, fine dining. It’s not just a meal, it’s an experience. (French Quarter)

  2. Wolfe’s: World cuisine with a French flair. (French Quarter)

  3. Rio Mar: Latin seafood. (Warehouse District)

  4. Angeli’s: Lighter food, pizza, casual. (French Quarter)

  5. Deanie’s Seafood: Seafood, seafood and seafood—and casual. (French Quarter)

Tonya Armbruster’s Top 5 Can’t-Miss Things to Do or Visit in New Orleans

  1. French Market: In the French Quarter near the river, it has everything from produce to jewelry to stained glass.

  2. Royal Street: Full of art and antique galleries. Make sure to take note of the exquisite architecture.

  3. Faubourg Marigny (aka The Marigny): On the edge of the Quarter, this neighborhood’s Esplanade Avenue is full of jazz, blues, folk and Latin music.

  4. Audubon Zoo Cruise: There is a package available that allows you to tour the aquarium, then travel via paddleboat upriver, where you can disembark and tour the zoo. Three treats in one!

  5. St. Charles Streetcar: It begins on Canal Street and will take you through the Garden District and Uptown area of New Orleans. It’s true Southern architecture and foliage. “I’ve lived here most of my life, and it still takes my breath away,” Armbruster says.

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Rick Bell is Workforce’s editorial director. For comments or questions email

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