TRAVEL: French Market Place, Dining at Mr. B’s Bistro, and Best Pralines from Southern Candy Makers in New Orleans

Take a walk through America’s oldest city market – the French Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s like a swap meet or flea market and you can get all your souvenirs for New Orleans here. They’re already a bargain, but don’t forget to negotiate.

Best Pralines

Within walking distance from the French Market, look for Southern Candy Makers for the BEST Pralines (voted by Bon Appetit’s Magazine as Best of the USA).
They also make nice gifts. Check out their packaging below.

Dining at Mr. B’s Bistro

For dinner, we had reservations at Mr. B’s Bistro. I asked them what they were famous for and they highly recommended the BBQ Shrimp. OMG Delish!

(Hint: There’s also a recipe below if you want to try it at home.)

Mr. B’s Bistro
201 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA

Their WEDGE SALAD had baby iceberg lettuce, sliced
red onions, diced Creole tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, and Danish
bleu cheese topped with Dijon mustard vinaigrette.


MR. B’S BARBEQUED SHRIMP is Mr. B’s signature dish! Their Gulf shrimp is barbecued New Orleans style, served in the shells with their famous peppery butter
sauce, and French bread for dipping.

their website here! Enjoy!


Their BREAD PUDDING (a Brennan family recipe) is rich in eggs, cream and butter, and is served warm with Irish whiskey sauce. Oh Yumm.

Also check out our previous post, Touring Mardi Gras World.

Disclosure: We were in town visiting family for the holidays. All opinions are our own. Your experience may differ. Photos by Mary K Tran.

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