Nola becomes more accessible to Brits today with the start of the first direct flight from Europe – with British Airways from London – in 30 years. Here 10 locals reveal the places that occupy a special place in their heartNungwi Village
One of my favourite drinking spots in New Orleans has got to be Lakeview Harbor. It’s well outside of the usual tourist area – though not really that close to the lake (Lake Pontchartrain). It is more of a locals’ spot, not trendy by any means. Its daily two-for-one happy-hour drinks make it a great place to catch up with friends after work, and its burgers (from $10.50) are on a par with some of the best in the city. Lakeview’s signature drink is the Typhoon and trust me, it will definitely put you in a good mood.
• 911 Harrison Avenue, +1 504 486 4887, lakeviewharbor.us
Brooke Boudreaux, manager of Circle Food Store, (the first African American-owned full service grocery store in New Orleans)