This year, instead of Jazz Fest, I went for the French Quarter Fest. It's what I went for, but not what I did in the end. The weather for the 10 days I was there was almost always some form of rain. I don't mind singing and dancing in the rain, but it would go from a light sprinkle to a deluge in less than 30 seconds (I was that was an exaggeration). One can only spend so many days in wet clothes before wishing to be someplace warm and dry.
Since I got to NOLA before the festival actually started I was already tired of getting caught in the rain and so spent my days indoors either listening to good music, dancing to good music, and/or eating good food.
Can't say that's an entirely bad trip :) Although, I definitely missed hanging out at the festival in shorts and a tank top, drinking beer and dancing the day away trying not to forget to wear sunscreen!
Still, I got to visit the epic Rock n'Bowl for a few dances and drinks!
|Those are fresh house made chips and salted nuts. YUM|
|The classic Cafe du Monde breakfast of coffee and beignets!|
|The Wandering Poet Sake (the title the flash is obscuring), is quite tasty!|
|And Chickie-Wah-Wah's has THE BEST brussel sprouts (I hate brussel sprouts) and THE BEST bread pudding!!! The mac and cheese and pulled pork is also super outstanding :-) I'm getting hungry just looking at the picture!|
|And who can go to NOLA and not eat the charbroiled oysters? These are at Katie's. They were good, but I have had better.|
|The start of a good meal at Cafe Degas. The goat cheese salad is out of this world!!|
|One of my favorite breakfast spots at Blue Line Sandwich Co with the owner, Brad, who is so nice and the great tasting food and hand squeezed blood orange mimosas!!!|
|Grilled veggie plate at Ralph's On The Park. So delicious yum yum :-p|
|Perched on the balcony.|
|Squirrel on the wall!!|
|Pretty road sign.|