TODAY | February 02, 2013
>>> it is, of course, super bowl weekend. and along with the 49ers and the ravens, the city of new orleans is taking center stage .
>> jenna has been there all week long soaking it in. jenna , good morning again.
>> reporter: hey, good morning to you again. look, new orleans must be doing something right if the super bowl keeps coming back here. fans, all types of fans follow suit. what you have is the big easy on the big stage.
>> reporter: if any city knows how to throw a party, it's the big easy . from jambalaya to jazz. this, too, is a city that never sleeps .
>> go ravens!
>> reporter: this weekend, the city is welcoming football fans of all sizes, stripes, and whatever pattern this guy is wearing. is this ravens' attire, weird 49er attire? going to clown school?
>> mardi gras time, a week out. i am pulling for the ravens.
>> reporter: guys, stupid question. who are you rooting for?
>> let's go, niners!
>> reporter: how many drinks have you had already today?
>> first drink.
>> reporter: it's only 9:00 a.m ., so the day's still young, my friends.
>> let's go, niners!
>> reporter: such divisive devotion. can't we all share a little of that new orleans hospitality? if you're looking to take a bite out of your culinary bucket list, you've come to the right place.
>> you can't think of new orleans without thinking seafood.
>> reporter: famed new orleans chef john besch showed me how to make the perfect po boy sandwich.
>> french bread .
>> reporter: veggies, toppings, oysters for a tower of taste. that's really good.
>> she loves it. jenna loves it.
>> reporter: first time. and when it's time to satisfy a sweet tooth --
>> cheers. this melts in your mouth.
>> reporter: there's nothing like the beignets at cafe du monde . in the meantime, all around town, big names are turning up for the big game like tracy morgan . can you predict how it is going to go? i mean --
>> i don't make predictions, but i'm going 42-17. oh maybe --
>> reporter: that's a guess?
>> me personally -- that's a guess. i would like it to be 21-21 at the half.
>> reporter: and tennis star andy roddick . you have a team that you're rooting for this sunday?
>> you know what, i -- i'm choosing the 49ers to win. which should please baltimore fans because i --
>> reporter: are you bad at this?
>> i have bet against the ravens three weeks in a row, and they have been taking out their anger on my wallet.
>> reporter: if you're still not convinced new orleans is the place to be, just ask ragin' cajun james carville .
>> everybody else comes from a city. we come from a culture. this is a culture. its own music, body of act architects. i want people to see this is the greatest super bowl ever.
>> reporter: james, thank you very much. appreciate it.
>> i'm bouncing off the walls.
>> reporter: okay. so you guys know, that was ten minutes before his first cup of coffee. you can only imagine. i will tell you this -- it has been a caloric roller coaster for me down here. food is coming in at all angles. and being offered up. i have yet to say no. so we are -- if a diet is your thing, new orleans may not be your place. we are having a blast. i just want you to know. and coming up, i got you guys all a little something-something around here. a few gifts that i'm going to bring back. i'll show you next time i see you. don't say i never did anything for you.
>> beignets for me --
>> you're getting requests.
>> reporter: they'll wait a week. they'll be great as soon as i get back. you're good to go.
>> a little stale. see you in a bit.