[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Annual Meeting is less than two months away! Register now and join us May 19-21, 2016 in The Big Easy. During your stay you’ll definitely want to explore some of the highly acclaimed sights, sounds & tastes that make New Orleans one of the most unique cities in America.
PECAA’s event planning team interviewed several New Orleans locals to uncover the little-known, off-the-beaten path, local gems and eating establishments that the average tourist won’t likely stumble upon. There are so many treasures in this city…we encourage you to come early or stay late – but don’t miss some of these native “best-eats”!
The Warehouse District is adjacent to the Central Business District downtown (CBD) core – and is commonly known as the city’s arts district. Young professionals, empty nesters & even families who desire to be close to numerous dining and entertainment options call this neighborhood home. Here are some distinctive spots to top your list:
The delectable seafood at Peche, the innovative menu based on traditional Caribbean folk-tales found at Compere Lapin or the distinctive Southern dishes featured at Herbsaint. Both Cochon & Cochon Butcher, are two restaurant concepts making their mark respectively with mouthwatering Cajun Southern fare, and a sandwich shop inspired by old-world meat markets, and not to be overlooked, the original & flagship restaurant of celebrity Chef – Emerils New Orleans.
Before you move on from this area, be sure to hop over to the downtown core (CBD) and check out: Domenica, located in the historic Roosevelt Hotel and known for their Artisanal Pizzas and other imaginative Italian dishes or Drago’s Seafood Restaurant – home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters.
Both of these neighboring districts are rich with history and thriving, dynamic communities, and are also teaming with culinary treats. As eloquently expressed by one local, “You could come to New Orleans and spend an entire month eating, and still not make it to all the best spots!” Here are a few culinary highlights not to be missed in this historic area of New Orleans:
The local’s favorite spot for a ‘Po-Boy, Domilise’s, a fine dining experience at Upperline Restaurant, a contemporary Creole brunch at Atchafalaya or the scrumptious Southern cuisine of Coquette. Head over to Mr. John’s Steakhouse for a delectable steak, or the Barrel Proof for your choice of over 264 Whiskies & of course, your trip would not be complete without a stop at District: Donuts, Sliders & Brew – consistently named in the top ‘Best 20’ donut shops across America by sources like Thrillist, Eater & Leisure & Travel.
A revitalized area of NOLA – Freret Street is a neighborhood packed with offbeat bars, restaurants, yoga studios, coffee shops and boutiques. You can’t go wrong in your wanderings, but definitely plan to hit: Dat Dog (a New Orleans original), a casual & delicious neighborhood spot, High Hat Cafe, a mouthwatering burger experience at The Company Burger, the Cure for a craft cocktail and don’t miss GASAGASA – an amazing venue to soak in the talent of up & coming musical artists.
Bywater & Faubourg Marigny Districts:
Two of New Orleans most distinct and well-kept secrets, these neighborhoods are just minutes from the French Quarter and combine the old-time New Orleans culture with a hip, contemporary bohemianism. Not surprising that some of the most inspired native and noteworthy culinary hotspots are found here. How will you ever choose?
The Joint – featuring crazy-good BBQ, Pizza Delicious (it’s all in the name), Oxalis – a restaurant classic, with a Whiskey focus, Booty’s Street Food featuring ‘Around the World Tasting’, The Franklin, Oysters & Raw Bar, and the brand new concept of St. Roch Market – a southern food hall featuring a plethora of local food & beverage purveyors
– which we put our firm stamp of approval on! Where else can you taste so much culinary talent, all under one roof?
And last, but not least, we arrive at the French Quarter – alive with multitudes of flavors to tempt your tastebuds. You’ll discover a vast array of cornerstone clubs, bars and celebrity cuisine classics on your own, but if you are a local? Here is where they tend to hang out:
Bar Tonique – featuring original, adapted & classic cocktails, plus an eclectic variety of beer & wine, Erin Rose – where all the local musicians & artists congregate for cocktails or the reputed ‘oldest structure used as bar’ Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar – built in 1722. And one of our personal favorites, Pirates Alley Cafe & Absinthe Bar – a unique
& charming 12 seat bar that pays homage to the pirates that once walked the streets of New Orleans, bringing their plundered goods for trade – but also infusing a rich diversity of culture and custom.
Enjoy rustic colonial cuisine at Cane & Table, fine dining at R’evolution or arguably, the best burger in NOLA at Port of Call. And while tourists flock in droves to the renowned Cafe Du Monde for beignets, many locals prefer the delectable pastry treats located a few blocks away at
Le Croissant d’Or.
Have we managed to tempt your palate yet? We can’t wait to hear about your NOLA adventures when we see you at the Annual Meeting in May![/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey”][vc_column_text]
Are you excited yet? We are! We’ll meet you in NOLA for the 2016 Annual Meeting and a true taste of Big Easy culture! Visit pcom.cloudroots.net/2016-annual-meeting for complete details.
Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is open! The event is open to both doctors and staff and there is a limited amount of space available so please register early to secure your spot at this can’t miss event! Please note that each individual person from your practice who plans to attend will need to submit their own separate registration form. Five total people, including at least one doctor, may register for the meeting.
You are responsible for booking your hotel room at the New Orleans Marriott. Please note that registering for the meeting does not mean your hotel room as been booked. Click the link below to book your room now through PECAA’s online reservation site: