Culturally rich and historically complex, New Orleans often feels like its own museum. Unintentional exhibits are found in stumbled-upon courtyards, time-capsule bars, famous old restaurants and restored homes. The city's actual museums also go a long way toward preserving and celebrating its culture and history, too, and are staffed with people who love sharing fascinating facts (and artifacts).
Willie Mae's Scotch House, 7th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana. The food here was everything it was made out to be and it was amazingly easy to find. The staff were very friendly. If you're in NOLA and you don't go here you should be ashamed.
Creole Bread Pudding Recipe - from the historic Brennan's Restaurant in Houston, Texas. The Restaurant first opened in 1967 as a sister restaurant to the world famous Commander's Palace in New Orleans.