Discover Something New at Home in New Orleans

Christmas bows on lamps in Jackson Square, Saint Louis Cathedral; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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It took a while, but the long-anticipated recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina is in full swing. A profusion of new restaurants provides New Orleans diners with an embarrassment of edible riches. A rapidly maturing high-tech sector has attracted the attention of Forbes Magazine, and a cutting-edge medical complex is rising on the edge of the CBD. The syncopated idiosyncrasies that set this city apart are still here, but New Orleans is more dynamic and egalitarian than ever.