Sunday, April 8, 2012

Eating and Drinking my way through NOLA

Wow what a trip that was! Eating, drinking, going to gallery exhibits, ghost tours, mini bus tours, cemetery visits. We needed more time! I wanted to put together some of my favorite moments of the trip - the food & drinks that I suggest you to visit and try out. Do not be afraid of the Turtle Soup.

One tip I would give to a New Orleans newbie is to make a list of the foods you must try. Go to those restaurants in the afternoon for lunch, as prices are cheaper than dinner. You may not always go along with your plan, but this way you can make sure you get to try that one special thing. Mine this trip was surely the Crabmeat Au Gratin at Bon Ton Cafe.

Start your trip out with Beignets & Cafe Au Lait at Cafe Du Monde
Grab a Pisco Sour at The Carousel Bar on The Monteleone - it was actually a moving carousel!

Don't be afraid, it is excellent - Turtle Soup at Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

A New Orleans Classic - Chargrilled Oysters at Acme Oyster House


Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager - my new FAVORITE BEER
The Original Muffuletta at Central Grocery. Go early, lines are crazy long.
The infamous Hand Grenade at Tropical Isle - be careful, they are WICKED.
Crawfish at French Market Restaurant & Bar - Of all the paces we had Crawfish in Nola, these were our favorite
Hurricane at Lafiette's Blacksmith Shop - the oldest bar in America & a very strong drink
Chicken & Waffles at Emeril's New Orleans - BAM!
Crabmeat Au Gratin at Bon Ton Cafe
Hurricane at Pat O'Briens
Cajun Bloody Mary at Royal Sonesta Hotel. I needed one of these every morning!

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