Starting off a life right in NOLA. Gift ideas?
I'm looking give a gift to my dear brother and his wife, upon their move to NOLA? I don't live there, but they're a little nervous about the move and so I thought I could give them a gift certificate or pre-pay for something for them to pick up in their first few weeks there.
It seems like I could contact a few different restaurants or shops and assemble a virtual packet of gift certificates of places for them to try in between house hunting, etc. My budget is not big, but I'm willing to give a few different "experiences" via this effort. Like, not needing to pay for a meal, but spend enough at a bar, a restaurant and a shop or two that they would get a taste of places they'd want to frequent. So these don't need to be well-known or tourist places (actually, neighborhood and low-key with great food are more their interest). My brother eats seafood and fish, no meat or poultry. Sister-in-law eats all foods. They really love classy cocktails and inventive food (and I am interested in supporting anything farm-to-table, especially)
Help me find the right places to "show" them!
The Crescent City Farmer's Market sells scrip/tokens for market purchases; maybe they'll sell you some via phone/credit card that you could include in a care/welcome package: http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket....
Vom Fass on Magazine St sells vinegars, oils, etc.: http://nola.vomfassusa.com/
Kitchen Witch is a new & used cookbook shop: http://www.kwcookbooks.com/
Keife & Co is a locally owned liquor store catering to the cocktailian crowd: http://www.keifeandco.com/