July 24, 2018

Eating My Way Through Louisiana

This summer I am spending 2 1/2 weeks with my best friend in Florida. It is also the first summer EVER that I am not working all summer. CRAZY! I am 1 week into my trip and have only been slightly going stir crazy; but I have my laptop, did my BTS shopping and have plenty of books to read at the pool/beach.

During my stay my Mr. came down for a long weekend. He has never been to New Orleans so we spent Friday-Saturday exploring Louisiana. Does anyone else immediately search for recommended restaurants when they go on vacation? I know it can not just be me! Through the help of the internet and the TV Food Map we made our plan.

D is a huge sports fan (baseball and football). He requested to make a pitstop at LSU before we spent the night in NOLA. Why not? Let me say, the stadium was INSANE!

Baton Rouge brought us to The Rum House.

The Rum House - Baton Rouge

This restaurant/bar was featured on the Travel Channel for both the Brisket Melt and Key Lime Pie. Let me tell you, that Brisket Melt was UH-MA-ZING! D had ordered that as well as a taco. I ordered the Mahi Mahi fingers and a jerk chicken taco.
Mahi Mahi Fingers

Key Lime Pie
Not only is the food amazing but the atmosphere is just so chill. If I lived here, this would be my place.

      

Cafe Du Monde - NOLA

When we finally made it to NOLA we dove right into the French Quarter. Since this was D's first time we hands down needed to go to Cafe Du Monde. We shared an order of beignets and each had a refreshing frozen Cafe Au Lait.

 Pat O'Brien's - World's Famous Hurricane

When in NOLA you need to stop for a Pat O'Brien's Hurricane! 

Central Grocery and Deli - NOLA

After a fun night on Bourbon Street we needed to refuel ourselves. That took us to get a muffuletta at Central Grocery. They are located on Decatur Street and boast to be the home of the Original Muffuletta. Whether it truly is the first or not, it is delicious and the deli has been in the family for 3 generations. 
 


Willie Mae's Scotch House - NOLA

Ever get to a restaurant and they tell you there is a 45 minute wait? Typically we say "bye!" and go to find a new place. No no no, not when it comes to Willie Mae's. you get in that line and you wait, I promise you, it is more than worth the wait. 

So what do you order? Easy - the fried chicken with Mac and Cheese - your foodie self will thank you. 

It has been 3 years since Willie Mae has passed, but I am certain her memory will live on in her food.

Creole Creamery - NOLA

Our final stop was to get our sweet tooth fix at the Creole Creamery

I couldn't decide so I had the sampler.

D has the Skyscraper Sunday.

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