Just Back: Eric Bogosian from New Orleans
Published: April 2009
By David Murphy
It's the second time I've visited here with my family. New Orleans doesn't feel American; it's a completely different environment — very European, very oriented toward walking. In many U.S. cities, you do the five or ten things on the list of things you're supposed to do and that's it, there's nothing else. New Orleans is more like Venice; the more you explore, the more you find. We went on a cemetery tour and saw the tomb that was made famous in Easy Rider. (That scene where Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda are tripping in the graveyard was a turning point in my life.) Great restaurants there, too, like the Upperline in the Garden District and Tally-Ho, for a killer Cajun breakfast. I had the best cup of coffee every day of my trip. I don't know what the deal is with the coffee here, but it rings my bell.