Fun at Staffing World
Take advantage of all New Orleans has to offer, including renowned restaurants,
historical sites, and cultural experiences. From the restaurants and shops of the
French Quarter to the architecture and art galleries of the Garden District,
“The Big Easy” is an ideal host city for the thousands of staffing professionals
who will gather there for Staffing World, Oct. 11–14.
Experience New Orleans
Here are just a few fun ideas for maximizing your time before,
during, and after Staffing World. For an exhaustive list of activities, restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, maps, tours,
and more, visitneworleanscvb.com/asasw11, a content-rich Web
site created by the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention &
Visitors Bureau especially for Staffing World 2011 attendees.
A direct link to that site also is available on the main Staffing
World site, staffingworld.org.
French Quarter Dining
Whether for an early morning bite or late night snack, be sure
to visit Café Du Monde (pictured below), home to world-famous beignets—square deep-fried donuts smothered in powdered sugar—and café au lait. Café Du Monde, located at 800
Decatur St., is open 24 hours a day.
Ferry for Free
Cruise the Mississippi River aboard the Canal
Street Ferry—also known as the Algiers Ferry—and
witness breathtaking views of the Crescent City for
free. The ferry runs every day from 5: 45 a.m. to just
after midnight. Visit friendsoftheferry.org for details.
Other popular eateries in the French Quarter include
■ n Gumbo Shop, 630 St. Peter St., is an award-winning
restaurant famous for its Cajun cuisine. From several varieties
of gumbo and po’boy sandwiches to jambalaya, étouffée, and
hot bread pudding, this popular restaurant also offers a four-course “Complete Creole Dinner.”
■ n Desire Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, 300 Bourbon
St., is an iconic streetside bistro overlooking the French
Quarter’s main thoroughfare. Famous for its oysters on the
half shell, shrimp and grits, and muffaletta sandwiches,
Desire has an iconic entrance: its name is illuminated
■ n Crescent City Brewhouse, 527 Decatur St., is the only
French Quarter microbrewery and offers a casual dining
experience accompanied by live jazz nightly. Courtyard and
balcony dining is available.