Apr 13, 2023

A commoner dines at Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar, New Orleans, La.

If there’s one street outside of the French Quarter that serves as the cultural artery of New Orleans, it may be St. Charles Avenue.  Stretching from the Central Business District through the Garden District, past the universities of Tulane and Loyola and ending past Audubon Park at the intersection with Carrolton Avenue, St. Charles Avenue has it all, including plentiful businesses and residences of all shapes, sizes and condition.  And, everything’s easily accessible on the famous St. Charles streetcar line.   

It’s no wonder, then, that despite countless trips to New Orleans, I continue to discover new and amazing places on St. Charles Avenue almost every time I visit.  One of my most recent finds:  the Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar.    

A commoner dines at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern, Monroe, Wis.

I wasn’t sure a place existed that could be the perfect representation of Wisconsin life, but then I traveled through Monroe, Wis., one week...