Happy Thanksgiving! Will this be your first Turkey Day in New Orleans? You are in for a treat. Here are some options from our Instagram friends and other people we’ve asked.
• Keep an eye out for oyster dressing and shrimp and mirliton dressing. These are dishes you are only going to find in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. FYI – a mirliton is a squash. Read more about it. Here’s how it’s grown:
• Volunteer at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office annual Thanksgiving meal. The event is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Hall I-2. Free parking is available for volunteers. Here’s more info about volunteering.
• Head to the racetracks at the Fair Grounds. There will be horse races and food. Here’s the menu and prices.
• Deliver meals Thanksgiving morning. The East Jefferson YMCA coordinates the effort. Here’s the volunteer info. (Update: all the spots have been filled for 2014)
Interested in more Thanksgiving traditions in New Orleans? Here’s a video Tulane University put together a few years ago:
Been in New Orleans for Thanksgiving before? What do you recommend we do, eat and see?