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    Ashtons Bed & Breakfast

    2023 Esplanade Ave.

    New Orleans

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    504-942-7048

    www.ashtonsbb.com

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    About 1 mile from the French Quarter, run by helpful innkeepers Karma and Patrick Ashton, who know the city well and serve terrific breakfasts. Rooms $179-$269.

    Magnolia Springs Bed &

    Breakfast

    14469 Oak St.

    Magnolia Springs, Ala.

    800-965-7321

    www.magnoliasprings.com

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    Delightful, funny innkeepers; great Southern breakfast. Rooms $159-$209.

    Gibson Inn

    51 Ave. C

    Apalachicola, Fla.

    850-653-2191

    www.gibsoninn.com

    Large wraparound porch on this 1907 spot, more hotel than inn. Rooms $115-$145.

    The Gastonian Inn

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    220 East Gaston St.

    Savannah, Ga.

    912-232-2869

    www.gastonian.com

    Very pretty and exceptionally friendly inn, housed in two Regency-Italianate-style mansions in the historic district. Cocktail hour in late afternoon, dessert after dinner. Rooms $169-$369.

    Where to eat

    Ba Mien Vietnamese Cuisine

    13235 Chef Menteur Highway

    New Orleans

    504-255-0500

    www.bamien.com

    Entrees $4.75-$29.50.

    Jesse’s Restaurant &

    The Cold Hole

    14770 Oak St.

    Magnolia Springs, Ala.

    251-965-3827

    Entrees $18-$39.

    The Hook Up Bar & Restaurant

    200 8th St., Biloxi, Miss.

    228-432-5330

    www.thehookuprestaurant.com

    Entrees $8-$32.

    Boss Oyster

    123 Water St.

    Apalachicola, Fla.

    850-653-9364

    wwwapalachicolariverinn.com

    Entrees $10.95-$32.95.

    Peg Leg Pete’s

    1010 Fort Pickens Road

    Pensacola Beach, Fla.

    850-932-4139

    wwwpeglegpetes.com

    Entrees $9.95-$24.95.

    Fins on the Beach

    201 North Beachview Drive

    Jekyll Island, Ga.

    912-635-3522

    www.jekyllisland.com

    Entrees $10-$27.

    Bacchanal Wine

    600 Poland Ave.,

    New Orleans

    504-948-9111

    www.bacchanalwine.com

    Entrees $8-$22.

    Whaley’s Restaurant & Bar

    2801 Myrtle St.,

    Edisto Beach, S.C.

    843-869-2161

    www.whaleyseb.com

    Entrees $16.95-$22.