Everyone knows NOLA, the partying-est, craziest, drinking-est, convention-going, Mardi-Gras-Parading, jazz-music-playing, levy-bursting, Brad-Pitt-loving, most reputation-rebuilding city in the USA, especially right now. From Fat Tuesday to Ash Wednesday — okay, really between New Year’s and Easter — this is the place to be for Mardi Gras. But what if you’re not the party type? What if Mardi Gras doesn’t mean to you what it does to millions of other visitors? What if you want just a nice romantic weekend or a getaway that doesn’t involve the usual tourist sights? Then you want to know the hidden spots, which will remind you of the New Orleans of long ago as well as give you a delightful fresh look at a city you may have thought you knew.