The volunteers at Deutsches Haus have worked since 1928 to celebrate German culture and introduce locals to the country?s music, food, language, and history. The chirp of accordions and the crackle of bratwurst on a grill hint at events, including Oktoberfest and Volksfest festivals. Beers from German breweries such as Paulaner and Warsteiner run in straw-hued rivulets from mugs, and vendors dressed in dirndls and lederhosen sell traditional steins. During weekly meetings of the Schlaraffia, a jovial, international fraternity, guests belt out literary and humorous compositions to entertain one another or try to teach robots to laughs.
Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham have discovered the secret to cooking succulent, flavorful breasts of turkey (2.5 lbs. each). This juicy bird-based breakthrough is 90% fat-free and serves six to eight ravenous guests, making it a scrumptious centerpiece for family gatherings and game day parties. HoneyBaked Ham's suggested recipes increase turkey cooker IQs, helping stymied chefs explore new dishes such as smoked-turkey pizza and turkey tetrazzini, and saying sayonara to default entrees such as squashing the turkey meat into the shape of a racecar.
With teal-and-white checkered tiles lining the floor and tablecloths resembling spread out newspaper pages, Mr. Roo's Deli and Catering exudes cozy, homespun charm from the front door to the back counter. The menu echoes this spirit, tempting diners with a selection of classic comfort foods such as seafood gumbo, red beans and rice with smoked sausage, and po' boy sandwiches loaded with everything from roast beef and gravy to fried catfish. A handful of Italian dishes manage to appear on the menu as well, including veal parmesan and grilled shrimp with pasta. However, the dessert selection once again draws inspiration from a bit closer to home by featuring bread pudding with rum sauce as well as pecan pie cut into perfectly hexagonal slices.
Packed with party supplies and gifts, Whimsy has a special knack for inflating handheld blimps of all kinds. Helium addicts can peruse the shop's lengthy catalogue, grabbing an over the hill balloon ($2.99) to celebrate a relative's birthday or successful mountain climb. A floating eyeball balloon ($7.99) thanks optometrists for a job well done, and a 3-D dirigible bumblebee, lobster, frog, or turtle ($9.99 each) lets pet lovers practice their nurturing skills and trick-training abilities. Whimsy takes orders by phone, email, or fax.
With a stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans French Quarter, you'll be centrally located in New Orleans, minutes from New Orleans Musical Legends Park and Bourbon Street. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Visitor Center and Historic New Orleans Collection.
Make yourself at home in one of the 693 air-conditioned guestrooms. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and wedding services.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and an Internet point. Planning an event in New Orleans? This hotel has 32000 square feet (2973 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom.