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~ Antoine’s is the oldest American restaurant in continuous operation. The wine cellar is 165 feet in length and can accommodate 30,000 bottles of wine.
~ Before going to battle in WW-I, soldiers drank champagne and cognac for courage. A combination of these two spirits became known as the “French 75.” The American soldiers name the drink to honor a French 75mm artillery shell.
~ Southern Comfort was created in 1874 in a bar in the French Quarter by bartener Martin Wilkes Heron. SoCo, as it is popularly called, soon became an American icon. It was originally called “cuffs and buttons” and the name Southern Comfort didn’t about until the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans. SoCo’s first recorded use in a cocktail was at the 1904
~ Café Lafitte in Exile is the oldest gay bar in
~ This is Btut & Wino Bill inside Café Lafitte in Exile on their Christmas trip to NOLA.