A neighborhood experiencing a rapid (and recent) revival, O.C. Haley has blossomed into a destination for those looking to support some of the city’s best local businesses and artists. Head out early in the morning and start your visit at Church Alley Coffee, where the horchata latte is a fine complement to a roster of freshly baked muffins, bagels and scones. Upstairs in the same building, The Stacks is an independent store for books and locally crafted (often, socially conscious) goods, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum just a few blocks away offers an enticing journey into the history of Southern cuisine and drinking culture. Later in 2015, Jack and Jake’s Public Market will open its doors along the same stretch of road, offering local farmers and culinary artisans an expansive new venue.
Know Before You Go: Primivito—a new restaurant from New Orleans mini mogul Adalfo Garcia—recently opened along O.C. Haley and serves a potent barrel-aged Boulevardier.