Cheap Flights from Cleveland to New Orleans
AIRLINE: United Airlines
DEAL: U.S. fare sale
FROM: Cleveland, Ohio CLE
TO: New Orleans, LA (MSY)
PRICE: from $100 each way (based on roundtrip purchase)
BOOK: until September 30, 2018
TRAVEL: October 2, 2018, through March 6, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
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About New Orleans
In New Orleans, you’ll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that has been long described as being unlike anything else in the United States. Founded in 1718, it is one the nation’s oldest cities and has an atmosphere rich with a mix of French sophistication, Creole, African-American, Caribbean, Irish, Haitian, German, and Vietnamese, all creating an energy that can be described as something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city continues to rebound, and it remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.
The main culinary tradition in New Orleans is Creole – which means the culture and its cuisine already flourishing when Louisiana was purchased by the U.S. in 1803. The Creoles were the peoples originally in New Orleans from its founding. Creole has a mixture of influences, including French, German and Spanish with a strong West-African foundation. Creoles cook with roux and the “trinity,” a popular term for green pepper, onion and celery. These are the base for many savory dishes. 19th century southern Italian immigrants added increased appreciation for garlic — an old local joke calls garlic the “Pope” to the culinary “Trinity” — along with tomato based sauces and other dishes. (The influences went both ways; some New Orleans “Italian” restaurants have their own take on the Italian tradition, sometimes called “Creole Italian”.) Eastern European, Latin American, Vietnamese, and other immigrants have added to the New Orleans mix. Thus New Orleans cuisine is rich in tradition while open to new ideas, and culturally inclusive while still uniquely distinctive.
New Orleans is also a coffee loving city. A good portion of the USA’s coffee beans are imported through the Port of New Orleans and roasted in local factories. Locals tend to take a good cup of coffee seriously, and in New Orleans coffee tends to be a bit stronger and more flavorful than in most of the USA. Café du Monde in the French Quarter is probably the city’s most historic coffee destination, serving café au lait with chickory since 1862. [read more]