Can you believe summer is coming to an end?! I hope your summer has been magical. One of my favorite memories from this summer was my trip to New Orleans. I've always wanted to visit so when I found a Mister G-friendly room at fancy hotel in the French Quarter for a dime I couldn't have been happier.
Spoiler alert: Pretty much all of the highlights of the trip are food-- and I broke my sugar fast with shameful vigor. My first indiscretions were beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde. Seriously-- they're every good thing you've heard about them and more.
I didn't take that many pictures while I was in New Orleans. It was really hot out and I didn't really feel like lugging my camera around. I totally enjoyed soaking up my experience without the distraction of capturing the great splendor of the city.
My favorite meal was at a restaurant named Mister B's Bistro. I had the BBQ Shrimp which came highly recommended from the friendly doorman at our hotel. Everyone in New Orleans says, "That's stupid" when they talk about how delicious something is. Let me tell you, the BBQ Shrimp was crazy stupid. I had to wear a bib to eat it and clean my hands with a hot towel and lemon after I finished!
Live music on Frenchman Street-- If you want a more local scene + the best music your little ears have ever heard, head on over to Frenchman Street. My favorite bar was Blue Nile where we saw To Be Continued Brass Band play.
Pralines-- Stop by Leah's bakery and pick up a few pralines. Yeah, you guessed it... They're stupid too!
Cheeseburger and Baked Potato at Port of Call-- My sister recommended this place and it did not disappoint. John and I were both in Heaven chowing down here. Easily my favorite cheeseburger and baked potato ever.
Oliver's-- We ate dinner here on our first night. We ordered the gumbo flight for an appetizer. Amazing. The salad dressing here was out of this world.
Did you go anywhere this summer? Don't forget to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway! The winner will be announced next week!