What our pathology residents have to say about New Orleans...
"This is an undeniably fresh place to live and in addition to caring for patients at Louisiana's only safety-net hospital, you may get to spend your days off marching in parades with your attendings and wondering which jazz legend's house you happen to live in. Having been here for a few years now I can say with certainty that some things only happen in New Orleans." - Jack Harbert, 2023 Alumni
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|Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known as Shrove Tuesday. is a time filled with parades, costumes, beads, balls, and fun-filled community-engaging festivities!
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|French Quarter Festival is a free, annual music festival held in early October, located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Traditionally, King Cake season is around Mardi Gras, but most places in New Orleans have king cakes available year-round! Here are some local favorites (We've included a beignet spot as an honorable mention!):
Seafood is a staple in the New Orleans area! Home of the gulf, you can try some of the city's best seafood menus at the following locations:
Here are some lists to some of the most recently and historically top-rated restaurants in the New Orleans area:
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