Super Bowl 2013: New Orleans Prepares for the Big Game

The Big Easy gets ready for match between San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens.
3:00 | 02/03/13

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Test Text1 under♪ New orleans can be a wild place even on a slow day and i speak from a measure of experience here. So you can always imagine what it's like on this weekend with the super bowl today and mardi gras right around the corner. I want to hear your experience. I shouldn't have said that. Right now we'll talk about the football game. If you're going to tour the big easy may have well do it in style. If you're josh elliott take a couple of friend as long for the ride. Josh, you got a couple of friends you left here in new york. Reporter: I know and I'm sorry. Actually I want to hear much more about dan's experience in new orleans. More later today, dan. Yeah, I was lucky enough to tag along with my man sam and our pal robin roberts as she made her homecoming to the gulf coast and as we hit the town, look, there's no one better to show it to you the man who virtually owns it, the one, the only emeril lagasse. ♪ I figured if we're going to really hit new orleans for the big game we needed to recruit the biggest man in town. If there's a better man to be driving you around this town, i don't know. Bam. Emeril lagasse, who's called the cress scent city his pr ofessional home for over 30 years. What was your first job here, emeril, 1982? My first job I took over commander's palace. A famous spot. Reporter: They're still my family and fell in love with the city and the people and the food, of course. Reporter: Sam and I were beat from a long day of travel so emeril gave us a lift to cafe du monde to grab some coffee and beignets and along the way he showed us his new orleans. Shockingly. There was a lot of talk of food. Fret famous for muffeletas. They're eating lunch and talking about where they're going to have dinner. And, of course, we can't forget this. ♪ this spot right here is tons of music like you just heard, tons of music will be happening there. ♪ Reporter: And the whole city decked for both the super bowl and the annal bacanal of mardi gras. The streets are packed. Emeril. Reporter: But enough about that, I had other priorities. The recipe for what else, coffee and beignets. Established in 1862. 151 years and this is all we serve. Reporter: My craving satisfy emeril insisted there was more to new orleans life than delicious, delicious beignets. Mm-mm. What? What? Reporter: Last but not at all least, we followed em to one of his favorite eateries, nola which can only be described as not just any chicken wing. Don't be afraid. Reporter: I'm a little afraid. Don't be afraid. Chicken. Reporter: Well, I have lost my audio but I will tell you guys, emeril lagasse, he owns this town. We couldn't walk five, six feet without having somebody run, hug and thank him for just being him. Terrific, what a day. Think it all ends with the super bowl, folks here, you're wrong. Mardi gras, literally days away. It's -- who are we kidding. Dan harris can ably report it's mardi gras 365 days a year. Who are we kidding. That is true and I can sense josh is angling for a return That city is so special, i don't blame him. Great tour. We appreciate it.

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