Jan 2016: Willa Jean - Designed by Curtis Herring, this inviting new restaurant and bakery downtown has a nostalgic vibe while still feeling completely current. Get there early before they run out of biscuits! 611 O’Keefe Avenue; willajean.com
A common meeting place for groups traveling in downtown New Orleans, Spanish Plaza offers a bit of respite and a place to sit down, relax, and enjoy the cool breezes coming off the Mississippi River. Conveniently located next to @Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, Spanish Plaza is just steps from the Algiers Ferry, Harrah’s Casino, The Shops at Canal Place, the Canal streetcar line and plenty of French Quarter shopping.