Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Orleans

Yohboh and I have spent the last few days in New Orleans.  We did not have a bad meal there.  We stayed at the Maison Dupuy in the French Quarter.  It is a quiet little hotel, which is surprising since it is a few blocks from Bourbon Street.

New Orleans is a walking city.  We stayed pretty much in the French Quarter. Everywhere we ate was within walking distance.

We ate a Tujague's and had some excellent barbecue shrimp and a spinach salad with oysters.
Acme Oyster House had the best bowl of gumbo we tried.  And something called Chargrilled Oysters which were life affirming.
Stanley's had a killer breakfast.  More places should have oysters for breakfast.
Gumbo Shop had bread pudding that was so sweet that it made me go back to the hotel to brush my teeth.
Nola Po Boys had a fried oyster po boy that was exactly what I wanted.
The Muffaletta at Central Grocery was yummy.
And The Gumbo Pot had Shrimp and Grits for breakfast.
And we had beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.
And bacon pecan brittle at Leah's. 

It is good that the Cresent City is a walking town because I ate so much.  I am hoping some of the walking negated all the delicious food.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seven Year Olds Attack


This is what happens when your seven year old does not use a knife to slice some banana bread.