Monday, February 10, 2014

A few days of food in New Orleans

Lester and I had a lovely trip! Less zydeco than I expected, but way more other amazingness. The highlights were easily Surrey's for breakfast, Rum House for happy hour, Bywater neighborhood for exploring, Cure for cocktails, and cruiser bikes for getting around. Thanks so much to Chris H for all the recommendations!
  • Three delicious, large, cheap breakfasts at Surrey's—every single thing hit the spot
  • Coffee at Velvet and quiche at Ps & Qs before exploring Audubon Park
  • Night out in the French Quarter: great beer selection at d.b.a., "African jambalaya" at Bennachin, and jazz and second-hand smoke at Spotted Cat Music Club
  • The requisite beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde
  • Picnic of a surprisingly good poboy from Frady's and surprisingly mediocre pizza from Pizza Delicious while biking around Marigny/Bywater
  • Coffee at Solo before exploring the Lower Ninth Ward levee
  • Laid-back appetizers, wine, jazz, and crosswording in the backyard at Bacchanal
  • Drinks and good times with Robin & friends at Cane and Table
  • Crazy delicious tacos and margaritas at Rum House
  • Chilling with Abita and Olympics TV at Rendezvous Tavern
  • Pretty ok gumbo, deliciously greasy gator sausage, and bourbon bread pudding at Ignatius
  • Splendid late-night cocktails at Cure that deserved every bit of John's praise