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Napoleon House

A historic bar & cafe in New Orleans, famed for its Pimm's Cup, muffuletta, and rumored refuge offer to a French emperor escaping exile.

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Right beside the Pharmacy Museum, you’ll find my fave spot to eat. The Napoleon House has a legendary status across the city. The story goes that it actually opened in 1794 as a refuge for Napoleon Bonaparte, though the exile never showed up. These days the gorgeous vintage spot is on the official National Historic Landmarks and is just as famous for its fascinating old photos and cool aesthetic as it for its incredible food.
But the food is fabulous so come hungry. They serve up all of the quintessential Louisiana dishes like red beans and rice, jambalaya, and gumbo. The crowning glory, though, are their muffuletta sandwiches. Linger over one and, if you get lucky, you might get to witness one of the famous Second Line parades. 

theblondeabroad 4 years ago

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