NEW ORLEANS (AP) – It’s a neighborhood bar and restaurant, but for two long weekends each year, Liuzza’s by the Track “regulars” include a bustling crowd of tourists having drinks and settling in. for meals on the way in and out. the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival nearby.
Co-owner James Gonczi estimates that out-of-town residents make up between 30-35% of his clientele during the seven-day festival each spring. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival has not been held for two years now.