New Orleans: Napoleon House (Since 1797)

I am currently on a roadtrip and one of our stops was New Orleans, The Big Easy. Couple of things came to mind once I knew we were going there: 1) Got to hit up Bourbon Street. 2) Got to have some Jambalaya. In my short visit to the city I accomplished just that. We hit up the notorious street and even at 5 pm the parties were just getting started. Not knowing New Orleans at all we stumbled upon a restaurant called “Napoleon House” (which actually has some deep history to it) and had some great classic Louisiana Creole food, of course with their famous Louisiana hot sauce as well. Check out the rest of the post to see what else went down!

What’s New Orleans without some beads!

Just the beginning of a Saturday night on Bourbon Streeet.

Probably the best place I saw there.

Make your  way down to the corner of Rue St. Louis Street and Rue Chartres Street and  you’ll see a tiny dark building with a lot of history to it.

The Napoleon House is a little more than your average place not counting its unique design of old paintings, classical music, $180 roof tile as a souvenir, and chipped paint. It is a 200 year old landmark to the city of New Orleans. The first person who ever lived here was Major of New Orleans from 1812-1815, Nicholas Girod. He offered the place to the famous French conqueror Napoleon as a refuge. Unfortunately, he was never able to make it there due to his death but it has been named after him since. The Napoleon House is defiantly a new and different kind of experience.

Classic Smoked Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

The same but with a loaded bake potato added to it.

A Reuben with a side of jambalaya. Yes, everyone did have the dish.

The End.

Napoleon House

500 Chartre Street

New Orleans, LA 70130-2110


By Kiera Wright-Ruiz

Writer. Photographer. Cook. Not afraid of trans fat. Kiera lives for the things that inspire her to write -- food is one of them. She has a much greater appetite than just for good grammar. Her writing experience includes time at the Independent Florida Alligator, HOME Magazine and Foodbeast. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in journalism.

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