Magazine article Black Enterprise

Around Town

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Around Town

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ACCOMMODATIONS

* The Windsor Court Hotel (300 Gravier St.; 504-523-6000) offers English decor and ambience and excellent business amenities, such as specially arranged golf, hunting, and fishing outings, The Grill Room is popular for business lunches and dinners. There are also public settings throughout the hotel suitable for client meetings.

* For a more intimate experience, check into Hubbard Mansion Bed & Breakfast (3535 St. Charles Ave.; 504-897-3535), an exquisite African American-owned bed and breakfast, with your choice of suite or executive apartments for long-term stays.

DINING

* Brennan's Restaurant (417 Royal St.; 504- 525-9711), located In the heart of the French Quarter, houses a world-class wine cellar with 3,000 varieties. A must try is their Bananas Foster, a dish that is served for breakfast as well as dessert. Be careful not to get this restaurant confused with Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (716 Iberville St.; 504-522-2467)--there's a long-standing family feud involved. Aside from great food, Dickie Brennan's offers an impressive cigar list.

* "If you're in the mood for some greens and red beans ado fried chicken, then stop by the Praline Connection (542 Frenchmen St.; 504-943-3934) In the French Quarter," advises Webber.

TRANSPORTATION

* The downtown business district and the French Quarter are Path about 13 miles from Louis Armstrong airport. "Cabs are readily available," Webber notes. …

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