New Orleans

New Orleans

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Bienvenue en Louisiane!  That’s French for “Welcome to Louisiana.” New Orleans is a mix of history, mystery and attitude which is a perfect complement for the 2015 Spring North American Bridge Championships (NABC).  You will have the opportunity to enjoy bridge at all skill levels, from newcomer to advanced, daily.

The NABC will be held at the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans. Both hotels are located on Canal Street in the heart of downtown New Orleans just minutes from the French Quarter and many other restaurants.

If one thing’s for sure, it’s that food in New Orleans – from gumbo to grits – is a serious affair. There are family recipes that date back 100 years, bread pudding beckoning from a bed of decadent caramel sauce and fresh redfish topped with jumbo lump crabmeat. In New Orleans, food is an art form and chefs are rock stars. With more than 1,400 restaurants to choose from, everyone is sure to find meals to make their taste buds sing.

A few New Orleans terms to remember for your visit to this great city:

  • Lagniappe: The word lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yapp) is all over New Orleans. It means “something extra.” The local committee in New Orleans plans to give the players a first-hand experience with lagniappe!
  • The Quarter: New Orleans residents call the French Quarter “The Quarter,” while tourists call it the French Quarter.
  • Who Dat?: If you come to New Orleans and don’t know anything about the city’s lingo, make sure you at least know what Who Dat? means. It’s not only the cheer of the New Orleans Saints, but also a cheer for New Orleans in general. It’s shortened from the phrase “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?” but that’s kind of long, so you can stick with the two-syllable Who Dat?. It’s the perfect example of a New Orleans phrase you won’t hear anywhere else.