New Orleans is named after Philippe II, Duc D'Orleans, Regent of France, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is well known for its multicultural and multilingual heritage, cuisine, architecture, music (particularly as the birth place of jazz), and its annal Mardi Gras and other celebrations and festivals.
The city is often referred to as the "Most Unique" city in America.
New Orleans is world-famous for its food. The indigenous cuisine is distinctive and influential. From centuries of combining local Creole, Haute Creole, and New Orleans French cuisines, New Orleans food has developed into the cuisine we know today. Local ingredients, French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, and a hint of Cuban traditions combine to produce a truly unique and easily recognizable Louisiana flavor.
••• - AZCENTRAL.COM Thursday, August 23, 2012 Cajun Seafood Corner You might go for the Mind-Blowing Jambalaya of seafood, chicken and sausage ($8.95), or a classic comfort food such as red beans and rice, simmered with sausage and vegetables ($7.95).