Instead of our typical trip to Vegas to celebrate our delayed Anniversary, Mother Dear gave us the chance to explore a long dreamed of locale, NOLA. We had an almost perfect trip and New Orleans is all it’s purported to be. All of the downsides to any large city exist, but are clearly outmatched by the upsides. And then there is the food, my GOD, the food. We ate ourselves stupid, and regretted it a couple of times immediately afterward. But looking back, I wouldn’t have skipped anything.
our first trip, so it was a touristy trip. We tried the things you
see on tv over and over instead of trying to find hidden gems.
Especially shocking was how good SO MANY of the classics turned out
to be. Only twice was I disappointed, and by disappointed I mean the
place was only good. Much more often I was surprised by how much
better the place was than expected, a rare treat repeated and
repeated in the Crescent City. If you are from our neck of the wood,
or anywhere else than NOLA, it is a completely different world, and
one worth experiencing for multitudinous reasons. Vegas is a
different world but it is a calculated and manufactured experience, New Orleans
has evolved in a storied and historic manner into what it is, you
can feel it everywhere you go. Nothing like it. True Dat.
Wasn’t a planned trip. Was recommended to us and while we strolled
Bourbon Street one night (not really my thing) we saw a line down
the block. On our way back the line was gone, there was a really
friendly dude working the door and we were inside at the piano bar
Purportedly created here, this tall ruby eraser of all senses leaves the bar at a staggering pace. I had two. Phooff. The sweetness hides the serious amount of joy-juice and explains how people in Auburn/Alabama/etc. caps are hooting Buckeye chants far from the land of the Big Ten.
The place is enormous with a gorgeous open air space in the middle
of the block. Once you finish imbibing, they will wrap up your
glassware and send you stumbling down the uneven streets of the
Sweet Blinding Juice
And Live Music To Boot