Manis on Magazine at Southern Swings

As a French Quarter local, I often dream of opening a salad place.

It would be open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday—the days when most other places are closed—and would be the antidote to all the Crawfish Monica, Hand Grenades, Mango Mango slushies, muffalettas, fried chicken, fried okra, fried shrimp and fried hand pies.

I haven’t built this restaurant in the real world yet. However, I do have places I deeply enjoy in this city—when all the calories and cocktails have been overly consumed, and I long for something fresh, but still delightfully New Orleans.

From museums to outdoor pedicures, kayaking to putt-putt, here’s the ultimate itinerary for visiting Nola without only visiting a bar or restaurant.