Monday, April 26, 2010

POSTCARD: New Orleans

In lieu of a regular post, I am sending you a postcard from New Orleans. 

Dear [fill in the blank]:

Wow! It's been 5 years since I was last in New Orleans and it feels like I've never left it.  

This time I brought my entourage with me.  Although, I could have sworn they were supposed to be attending ME and not the other way around.  But it's ok.  I plan on feeding them to the alligators while we're out here.  That'll show THEM.

Ohhhh...and oysters.  I love oysters and I make it a point to have a dozen with some Abita Beer.  I don't even care if I've got appointments and meetings today.  It's New Orleans and I'm letting the good times roll [Not too much, of course, my bosses who might be reading my blog and think that I just goof off on these site inspections].

But wait, there's also muffalettas, po'boys, gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets to be had.  So much to indulge in and so little time, especially since those hoteliers booked me out like crazy with meetings.  While most people come to New Orleans to indulge in the nightlife, I prefer using that time to discover tasty nibbles. 

The only hindrance are the 3 guys above.  You can't really tell by the photo above, but these 3 guys are about 5'10" - 6'2" tall.  Big guys.  I can out eat all 3 of them.  Put together.  They are horrified by my ability to out eat them every single time we go out.  Brian [guy in the middle] gave up on dessert at La Divina Gelateria.  Wuss.

The other two guys, Jim and Shannon, only gave in to my peer pressure because they didn't want to be called a wuss by a girl.  I urged them to go outside their comfort zone but chose to have some boring run of the mill flavors instead [YAWN].  I had  the Azteca that had chocolate and cayenne; blueberry and basil; and strawberry balsamico.  My favorite was the blueberry basil.  Awesome. 

On our way back to the hotel, I found a potential band.  Granted they were street performers [not always the most reliable, historically speaking] but they were awesome.  Very impassioned:
Only 5 hours here and I find myself in love with New Orleans as much as ever.  I can't wait for tomorrow morning! 

See you all soon!

With Love [not real, true love but rather the kind you said back in high school. It'd be creepy otherwise],



  1. Gosh, you had all three flavors at once?? What a treat!! Thanks for showing us a little bit of New Orleans :)

  2. Thanks for making me ridicously hungry!! Love the pics!

  3. Marc - i couldn't decide!! it was so difficult!! so I decided to get all 3. the blueberry basil was the best. Wish I had some more!

    sara - wait until I post up my trip to Cochon Butcher. That sandwich was AMAZING!! brought back some kurobuta bacon & salami. i love that place.


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