Bryan Batt

Though many people call themselves “New Orleans Natives,” it’s hard to show up Bryan Batt’s NoLa cred. The Mad Men star was born in the crescent city, attended Tulane University, and still keeps a home in the Big Easy.

His recommendations easily trump those of any Baedeker or Lonely Planet guide book. So take a turn off the Bourbon Street beaten path and take a cue from Mr. Batt’s ideal weekend.

1) Courtesy of Napoleon House
2) Courtesy of Lucullus
3) Shannon Brinkman
4) Courtesy of Galatoire’s
5) Courtesy of Bourbon House
6) Courtesy of Commander’s House
7) Courtesy of Jonothan Ferrera Gallery
8) Richard Sexton