TAKE THE NEW ORLEANS CHALLENGE: ONE DISH, ONE DRINK, ONE destination
Thousands of visitors will descend on New Orleans in early February for the Super Bowl (49ers, please?) and Mardi Gras, and some are bound to be NOLA newcomers. Who better to help with restaurant, bar, music and tourism suggestions than all of us self-professed experts? So here's the challenge: Winnow your must-visits to three. One favorite dish. One favorite drink. And one favorite destination, experience or activity, in the Crescent City or a side trip away. You can answer one, two or all three. We're looking for sentimental choices, off-the-beaten-path finds and cool new discoveries. Send your recommendations -- just a sentence or two each, please -- to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll publish as many as we can in print and online.
-- Linda Zavoral, travel editor