#WhyWeLoveNOLA: Jennifer Stanton, Operations Manager


Jennifer Stanton was born and raised in Uptown New Orleans. She learned to love the beautiful bizarre traditions of the city at an early age. One of her favorite curiosities is the Roman Candy Man (of course it involves food). Since 1915, three generations of Roman Candy Men have parked the same mule-drawn wagon all over Uptown selling long dense taffy sticks wrapped in wax paper. And her infatuation with the New Orleans food marvels has stuck with her ever since. From Apple Fitters to Cheeseburgers, Jen knows the best in the city. She cooks Eggs Benedict every Sunday with the same impressive attention to detail that she puts into her programs. She loves a good drive-thru daiquiri and she loves New Orleans because “it’s the most unique city in the world.”

Favorite Bar: Pat O’Brien’s Piano Bar and Bombay Club

Favorite Restaurant: Company Burger

Favorite Smell: Beignets

Favorite Hood: Uptown is where my heart is.

Favorite Parade: Endymion

Favorite Saying: Here we go!

Best NOLA Memory: Walking out of the Superdome when the Saints beat the Vikings to advance to the Super bowl.

The perfect day in NOLA: Start with breakfast at Camellia Grill then head to the French Quarter to eat and drink your way through the day.

The ONE THING every visitor must do: Take a stroll along the Mississippi River.