New Orleans

by Brittany Kirby on September 27, 2011

My husband and I just got back from a fabulous weekend in New Orleans. It was our first time there, and our first time away from Wyatt (16-months), and we truly enjoyed every moment. Before we left I consulted with some neighbors and co-workers who have spent some serious time in the city about where we should eat & drink. Since we loved our trip so much and every last bite of every single meal, I thought I would share some of the highlights with you. I cannot wait to go back. Love & Blessings, Brittany

Restaurants & Bars

K Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen – ¬†AMAZING! The food here is out of this world. If the fried oysters are on the menu, you must order them. It was the first thing we ate on this trip and was probably our favorite dish.

Commander’s Palace – Classssy place. Traditional New Orleans fare. The spicy shrimp appetizer and house salad (trust me) were the highlights. Oh, and probably the best dirty martini, ever. On our next trip we will have Lunch instead of Dinner at CP where they serve 25 cent martinis all afternoon! Side note: There is an ancient cemetery across the street from the restaurant with above ground tombs. At dinner, Ryan asked the waiter if the restaurant was haunted. He whispered, “Absolutely. I could tell you stories,” and quickly changed the subject. Very cool.

Cochon – We had lunch here on our first day, and it lived up to all the hype. The Chef here just won Best Chef by the James Beard Foundation. The oyster & bacon sandwich was incredible.

Stanley Restaurant – We had a fabulous breakfast here. A must.

The Saserac Bar – This very elegant bar is located in Roosevelt Hotel. The place just inspires great conversation and a good time. And, I loved the Saserac cocktail, btw. It reminded me of my Dad’s Manhattan; just a little sweeter.

Cafe Du Monde – Every person I consulted about our trip mentioned this place. I was worried it had been overhyped, and thankfully, it didn’t disappoint. The Beignets and Chicory Coffee were heavenly. And, the line went really fast. There is also a take-out line in the back if you don’t want to sit down. We actually ate here twice in one day. It’s open 24/7. Closed on Christmas and for the occasional hurricane.

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