I cannot believe all that we crammed into today. After that breakfast at CC’s this morning, we headed out to the French Market:
I found fresh fruit!
This market has everything from fresh foods to handmade items to total made in China junk. It’s a gamut! I got a couple souvies for myself.
Our lunch stop today was the Praline Connection in Faubourg Marigny. John and I split a cup of Gumbo Zaire, which had crawfish and greens in it. Plus a side of homemade cornbread:
Excellent soup. I have only had greens once in my life at home, and never in soup. Quite good!
Then some red beans and rice:
These were decent, but I think they needed some sausage or something. After eating, I picked up a couple pralines at the attached candy shop. Didn’t get those pictured, though. Bad blogger.
We did some strolling around. Passed by the most photographed place in New Orleans, so I will add to that tally:
The famous cornstalk fence. I wonder how nice this hotel is inside. It is very beautiful outside.
Then a stroll around the Riverwalk, where one of the paddleboats was on it’s way out:
Some beignet snackage happened near here
As we were doing some browsing, we bumped into another parade! This was some sort of cross dressing/Saints celebration parade.
There were so many people! It was crazy. John wanted to rest, so we headed back to the hotel, but then I popped back out because I really wanted to try an absinthe drink. The place to get that is the The Olde Absinthe House. This was a strange green brew that had a strong anise flavor and something else I couldn’t put my finger on.
This was really strong and hit me like a ton of bricks! Now that I have tried one, I don’t think I will ever have another. 😕
We have walked so many miles today. Too bad it isn’t enough to burn off all the food! LOL!
We had some trouble deciding on where to have dinner, but ended up at Deanies. This was a most excellent choice! It has a bit of a retro feel to it:
Our server brought us out not bread, but some boiled cajun spice potatoes:
These were fun! John and I decided to split an appetizer and then split an entree. That helps with budget, but also because of portion sizes. We started with some grilled oysters:
Topped with garlic butter and parmesan cheese. Yum! Our entree was a crawfish quartet. It had crawfish balls, etouffee, au gratin, and some fried crawfish.
We didn’t bother eating the fries. They were good, but I didn’t want to wast stomach room on them LOL! This picture isn’t the best – but this was the best meal
Listened to some great Dixieland music tonight. There is always something wonderful going on in this town! Tomorrow we will spend some more time in the city and then board the cruise ship. Guest post coming up tomorrow, so please enjoy.