Buffa's Lounge of New Orleans: Fine giclée prints of a Great Good Place by John Tebeau
But a fine art print of Buffa's Lounge of New Orleans! Buffa's sits at the corner of Esplanade (which divides the French Quarter from the Faubourg Marigny) and Burgundy, with the accent on the gun. There’s a nice divey bar in front and a big dining room (with a little bar) in back.
The front room’s a gem; a true corner bar, full of locals but welcoming to tourists. The dining room often has something going on like live music or movie night. Last time we were there, we had both:Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand played piano and clarinet respectively, accompanying an old Buster Keaton silent on the screen they’d set up. Wifey Mae and I sat at the bar, enjoyed two drinks and some delightfully fried apps, and loved being right there, right then.
And another good thing about Buffa’s: it’s easy to get to, but just enough off the beaten path that it’s not too crowded or full of d-bags. For now. Go. Soon. And as a disembodied voice from an unseen balcony in the night hollered to my friend as we were biking to Buffa’s while she mused aloud as to what she might order when we got there: “GET THE SHRIMP CREOLE.” She did, and it was a damn delight.
Designed by artist John Tebeau, this gorgeous giclée is printed on archival, acid-free paper. It comes in 8" by 10" or 11" by 14": Perfect size for a standard frame.
Prints will ship in the U.S. free of charge.
(A 16" by 20", signed, limited-edition version is also available, with or without a thin black metal frame.)