Mother's Restaurant is known for some of the best po'boys in all of New Orleans.
The Big Easy’s long road to recovery began almost immediately after the waters receded. The French Quarter, the Central Business District, Uptown and the Garden District all stood on high ground. This so-called “Sliver by the River” sustained so little damage that it’s now known as “The Isle of Denial.”
Just a few weeks after the storm, most of the businesses here reopened. The raucous clubs on Bourbon Street were as loud and rowdy as ever. Pat O’Brien’s
mixed up its infamous hurricane cocktails. Preservation Hall
reopened in time for JazzFest 2006—the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which showcases the city’s best food and world-class music. Lines snaked out the door at Mother’s Restaurant
and the Acme Oyster House
. Best of all, Café du Monde
bustled once again with the sights and smells of hot, fresh beignets.
Acme Oyster House
, 724 Iberville St.; 504-522-5973; acmeoyster.com
Café du Monde
, 800 Decatur St.; 504-525-4544; cafedumonde.com
Mother’s Restaurant, 401 Poydras St.; 504-523-9656; mothersrestaurant.net
, 718 St. Peter St.; 504-525-4823; patobriens.com
, 726 St. Peter St.; 504-522-2841; preservationhall.com
This article has been adapted from the original, which was published by MSP Communications.