Teresa and I just got back from a weekend in New Orleans. Unfortunately, I had a full blown cold by the time I landed so I couldn’t do or enjoy much!! It was mostly a quickie foodie trip so here are my findings:
If you love that Cajun/Creole cuisine, call ahead and reserve a table at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen and Emeril’s NOLA Restaurant, around the corner from K-Paul. They were both highly recommended to me by a lot of people and I can see why! For a cheaper, but equally yummy option, check out Acme Oyster House (just be prepared to stand in line outside). When you’re strolling around, grab some beignets (fried doughnuts buried in powdered sugar) and an iced latte at the legendary Cafe Du Monde! Keep in mind though, that it’s cash only and pretty chaotic inside– just grab the first open table you see and a server will eventually come up to you.
My other favorite thing in New Orleans was checking out the voodoo stuff. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum was well worth its $5 entry fee and the store, although small, had well-priced items (especially compared to other shops). Down a couple blocks is Voodoo Authentica, another interesting voodoo stop. I’d say that the Voodoo Museum was the better of the two.
And now, I return to my Tylenol Cold induced haze…