Take Me Back to NOLA

I just went to New Orleans for a bachelorette party this past weekend.  I have no idea why I didn’t visit before.  That place just screams Food, Fun, and Fabulous. I can’t wait to go back and live it all up again.

Food:

  • Muriels in Jackson Square probably served me the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life.  I ordered crawfish and goat cheese crepes – they melted in my mouth and then I died even more with the shrimp and jumbo lump crab salad.  I also had one of the best bloody mary’s of my life with a pickled green bean to get me through Friday.  I went right back for another one on Saturday.
  • Cafe Du Monde is the MUST for anyone’s first visit to the French Quarter.  Order the frozen coffee and beignets.  And, if it’s windy, just let that powdered sugar fly all over your skin.  Who cares?
  • Drago’s is where the most amazing charbroiled oysters originate  – yum!
  • Go to Palace Cafe for a weekend brunch, listen to some live jazz, and eat the best dessert you can imagine (I got cheesecake).

Fun:

  • We had the best time at Jax sitting on the deck in the late afternoon in some fake sand, imagining our fake lives, eating alligator bites and looking over the water. This place turns into an awesome huge dance warehouse at night…I think. 🙂
  • Pat O’Briens was probably my favorite venue of the weekend – you can have cocktails out in a garden-style patio and get some sun during the day, and then mingle with people from all over at night.  Order the Hurricane here if you dare!
  • Pirates Alley Cafe — Those of you who know me, need I say more?
  • Bourbon Street.  I can’t even begin to explain but I think ‘college spring break’ may do it.
  • No matter where you are when you visit, make sure you order an Abita at some point – the brewery is 30 miles north of New Orleans.  We got there just in time for their Strawberry Ale.  Yum!

Fabulous:

  • Going to the Moonwalk at night and taking photos on the river front – you see the bridge, casinos, and plenty of interesting people!
  • Jackson Square – here and the surrounding streets swell of boutique shopping, jazz players, fortune tellers, and adorable boutique hotels
  • Cafe Amelie – This is one of the places I did miss out on eating at during my weekend in NOLA, however, we were able to grab a drink there and it has the most adorable courtyard to sit in.  Next time!

Nothing but smiles:


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