Posted: April 22, 2022 in Uncategorized

New Orleans is an amazing town, full of wonderful music, food, and people. No matter how many days or nights you have there, it’s never enough. But we recently did the best we could to see it all. It started with the best fried chicken I’ve ever had at Willie Mae’s Scotch House.

Fried chicken, fried okra, red beans and rice, and cornbread.

We had dinner at Antoine‘s, the oldest restaurant in New Orleans. They are famous for inventing Oysters Rockefeller, which, I have to say, was a bit disappointing. There’s a lot of history here, but it doesn’t make up for some of the lack of service or quality of the food. Excellent filet mignon, however.

Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters was fabulous, just as I remembered it from 30 years ago. How can you not love a breakfast that includes Eggs Benedict, shrimp, and crawfish?

We always visit the Hard Rock Cafe in every town we go to, and NOLA was no exception. It was my daughter‘s 10th Hard Rock. An espresso martini in the afternoon was perfect.

Pascal’s Manale is famous for inventing Louisiana BBQ shrimp. It was messy, and absolutely delicious! I must’ve eaten two loaves of bread, just dipping it in the sauce.

Sometimes you need a break from all the Cajun food. Sushi at Tsunami fit the bill!

Lunch at Luke, a John Besh restaurant, was delicious and cheesy. But their baked oysters had nothing on the char grilled oysters at Felix‘s. Those were the best I’ve ever had!

What would a visit to New Orleans be without the classic cocktail called the Sazerac? And the only place to get it is at the Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel!

If you haven’t been to Café Dumonde, you haven’t been to New Orleans!

These are just a few of the places we ate and drank. Of course we did a lot more than just that. New Orleans has great museums, an awesome aquarium, and tons of shops and bars to enjoy.

  1. Alan Gorkin says:

    Great post and photos. Never been but sounds yummy


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