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New Orleans is home to the world-renowned French Quarter, Creole Cuisine, the delicious beignet at Café du Monde, Zydeco and the birthplace of jazz.

Adams and Reese was first formed in 1951 in this historic city. New Orleans is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 100 miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. The Port of New Orleans is one of the largest and busiest ports of the world and enables the city to be at the economic center of the maritime industry.

New Orleans also accounts for a significant portion of the nation's oil refining and petrochemical production, and serves as a corporate base for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production.

In 2015, New Orleans was named the “No. 2 City in the U.S. and Canada” in the Travel + Leisure’s "World’s Best Awards 2015" readers’ survey with the article stating:

"A decade after Katrina, New Orleans hasn't just rebuilt and regrouped, it’s become a new kind of place altogether — one where dreamers and doers of every stripe are bringing the city back."

A Bucket List Vacation Destination

New Orleans has several major tourist attractions, including the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Canal Street, and historic sites such as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the French Market. New Orleans is also home to the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S. once a year in February or March with parades, food and fun lasting two weeks. The largest of the city's many music festivals is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Food and Music Like Nowhere Else

Unique specialties include beignets, Po-boys, muffulettas, boiled and fried seafood, red beans and rice, jambalaya, étouffée, gumbo and other Creole dishes. New Orleans' unique musical heritage was born in its pre-American and early American days from a unique blending of European instruments with African rhythms. The city gave birth to jazz – and soon, brass bands formed, gaining popular attraction that still holds today. New Orleans is home to famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong and rock-n-roll legend Fats Domino.

New Orleans is world-famous for its diverse, multi-cultural food with some of the best restaurants and chefs in the nation.

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