2014 SSA Dining Guide


SSA 2014 local dining guide

This guide contains over 100 listings for coffee, bars, and restaurants, originally created for the 2013 SSA  conference. 

Please Note:

Some restaurants and many bars are cash only. Bank of America ATMs can be hard to find, but virtually every Walgreens has a Chase ATM. There are a couple of Capital One ATMs in the CBD/French Quarter.

Please note this is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of dining recommendations – just a very small selection of places that the local arrangements committee personally endorses. For a more complete list of restaurants and bars, visit yelp.com, urbanspoon.com, or nola.eater.com

Many New Orleans restaurants will not do separate checks or split bills. BE SURE TO ASK HOW IT’S HANDLED AS YOU ARE SEATED. If everyone is ordering the same price amount, it is often easiest to ask the server to split the bill across whatever # of credit cards. Some servers will let you write down the amount to be charged on each card. Some restaurants will not issue more than 4 or 6 tickets per table. Being prepared with cash sometimes makes this process easier.

Vegetarian notations were current as of July 2013, based on the menus available at the time on each website. Restaurant menus often change frequently in NOLA, since so many places use fresh ingredients. For those with strict food allergies or restrictions, we strongly recommend that you call ahead to find out whether the restaurant can accomodate your needs. Meat often finds its way into some dishes as a flavoring that may seem otherwise  vegetarian (for example, cooked greens or red beans and rice), so be sure to speak with a server about selecting the best dish if this is a concern.


SSA Volunteering

Sean Benjamin has put together an online Google Docs schedule to make coordinating the SSA registration desk easier. Ideally we’ll have two volunteers present for each hour-long shift at the registration desk, so if you’re able to sign up for a shift or two (or three) it would be much appreciated!

Please pass this link along to anyone else who might be interested in volunteering, particularly SLIS students. Contact Sean Benjamin at sbenjam@tulane.edu with any questions.


2014 SSA Guide to New Orleans

Here is a re-post of information to help guide your time in New Orleans. These posts were originally written for the CoSA/SAA 2013 conference in August 2013. Please be sure to double-check that things have not expired since then.

General Guides

2014 SSA Dining Guide
Websites and apps to help you plan your trip
Frenchmen Street
New Orleans Museums
New Orleans Strange and Unusual Curiosities
New Orleans Parks
Kid-Friendly Activities in New Orleans
Cooling Down on a Hot Day!
Side trip to Lafayette


Information on Accessible Venues in New Orleans
Quick Guide to NOLA Transportation

Announcements and Notices

Places of Worship in New Orleans

Exercise and Walking Tours

Relax and Rejuvenate: Walking and jogging edition
Relax and Rejuvenate: Yoga edition
Outing Number One – City Park, Bayou St. John, and back along Esplanade
Outing Number Two – St. Claude Arts District, Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter
Outing Number Three – Through the Warehouse District to the Garden District

New Orleans in the Press

New Orleans national food news
New Orleans in the national press

Fun Local Music

High School Marching Bands
Bounce edition
Trombone Shorty
Amanda Shaw
Kermit Ruffins
Lady Crooners
Zydeco edition
Allen Toussaint
John Boutté
Rebirth Brass Band
Essential New Orleans Jams

Local Flavor

Hidden Treasures: Singing Oak
Hidden Treasures: 610 Stompers 
Old Ursuline Convent

SSA 2014

The 2014 Society of Southwest Archivists annual meeting May 27-31, 2014 will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Please use this form to submit your proposals for SSA 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Theme: “Casting a Wide Net: Broadening the Archival Experience”

Submission Deadline – November 27, 2013

Direct any questions to Katie Salzmann, SSA Program Chair, salzmann@txstate.edu. Katie will confirm that the proposal has been received within one week of submission.