AMVETS has come to the Big Easy. While the days will be filled with forging the way forward for one of the nation's largest and most inclusive veterans' service organizations, that doesn't mean the hundreds of veterans who have gathered here in New Orleans can't take advantage of all the city has to offer.
Throughout the week, American Veteran Online will highlight some of the hot spots around New Orleans.
The first institution we'll highlight is Cafe Du Monde.
Cafe Du Monde, located on Decatur Street, is a must-see for any visitor to the French Quarter. Opened in 1863, it is a classic French Cafe, serving beignets doused in powdered sugar and coffee with a hint of Chicory.
From the Sheraton New Orleans, it's about a five block walk down Decatur Street to the original Cafe Du Monde. The original location is open 24/7, only closed on Christmas Day. Six other locations are scattered around the New Orleans metro area, and hours vary.
Be sure to endulge in classic French confection while you enjoy the historic French Quarter.
Check back with American Veteran Online tomorrow afternoon when we highlight the legendary Pat O'Brien's Hurricane.
(Photo: Beignets at the original Cafe Du Monde in the New Orleans French Quarter. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)