New Orleans Eateries

How do I get 100+ unread blogs each day?! I can’t keep up! Eeps.

Since I mostly ate in New Orleans, I’m just going to do pictures of the places with food/descriptions. Enjoy. 🙂

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-2123
www.cochonrestaurant.com

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Fried Boudin [with picked peppers] | $8

I believe it has a Dijon mustard kind of dip. Mmm … it had a weird taste at first but after a few more bites it was actually quite good.

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Oyster & Meat Pie | $8

I’m not too sure what the dip is but it was spicy. And I really did love this. It was filled with many bite-fulls of oysters!

I didn’t know that both of these dishes were fried, else I would of got something else but OHHHH shiet! So good. I wish I actually got to go there again before I left.

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Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-4544
www.cafedumonde.com

I didn’t get beignets! I know! It’s a crime!

But I didn’t want sweets since I was so full from Cochon … so I only got a Large Iced Coffee | $5. It was too water downed and tasted like poop. What happened?! I guess they were just busy but meh …

Eat the beignets … they’re much more worth it.

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Mother’s Restaurant
401 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-9656
www.mothersrestaurant.net

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Jerry’s Jambalaya [with cabbage & french fries]

I forgot how much it costs but mmm … they served TOO much jambalaya but it was pretty dang tasty. I really loved the cabbage and wished I had more of that. As for the fries … you all know I love potatoes and these were perfectly done!

It was pretty good … just don’t come here for breakfast. Definitely overpriced for that kinda food.

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Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontiental Dr.
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 941-7690
www.pho-nola.com

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I’m not sure what I ordered … but that it’s obviously Pho. And that it obviously does not taste as good as Houston. Obviously. But if you’re in the mood for Pho in New Orleans, this would do.

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Lüke Restaurant
333 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 378-2840
www.lukeneworleans.com

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Canard Roti [Chappapeela Farms’ duck breast, confit leg, satsuma glaze, squash tian] | $28

If you had to get ONE thing in New Orleans … get this. I about died eating this. It was that delicious. It wasn’t dry like most ducks I’ve eaten at restaurants. My coworkers were actually jealous at how wonderful it came out.

Best –ish ever!

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Southern Breakfast [2 sunny side up eggs, 2 sausages, grits, & biscuit with orange juice]

How do they eat such heavy breakfasts?! The sausages were super oily. No me gusta. The eggs were done up just right and though the biscuit looks burnt, it was actually quite the right amount of cripsness/softness factor.

I’ve never had grits before … or I’ve had but didn’t like it. Gave it another try and it wasn’t bad at all.

Breakfast at Lüke’s isn’t as great as dinner. That’s all I have to say about that.

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Singha Thai Cafe
413 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-2205

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Pad Thai

Um … it was actually, surprisingly good. They give you so much shrimp and chicken unlike many other places I’ve been too. This plate would be enough to feed 2 people … possibly 3.

Go here if you crave Thai food in New Orleans!

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American Sector
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1940
www.american-sector.com

This is located in the World War II museum … we got to watch the movie that’s in 4-d. It’s VERY educational. I want you all to go!

The chef is the same one from Lüke Restaurant … if y’all were wondering.

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Abita Purple Haze

I was a little skeptical to not get Guinness … my go to beer every time I have no idea what to get.

I was not disappointed.

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Meat Pies & Shrimp Pies

I’m not going to lie. I forgot which tin is what but they’re pretty much the same. The only thing is the inside. I liked the meat pies more. It was juicy and spicy! The shrimp pies on the other hand … it was just weird. But nonetheless good.

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Shrimp & Crab Dip [local spinach and grilled ciabatta]

Mmm … I’ve had better. The bread wasn’t good to me at all. It was too hard to eat.

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Mini Cheeseburgers [bacon-onion marmalade]

Oh man … they cut up that meat real nicely. It was kinda like sloppy joes … but without the slops. Must try!

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Grilled Black Drum [farra and Covey Rise vegetables] | $16.50

Mmm … this was a “heart healthy” meal. And it sure was. One of my coworkers got the same exact meal as me … but she said hers was dry and cold … lucky for me, mine was the exact opposite. It was too dang good.

Only thing that confused me was that I had flowers and stuff in there … which I don’t think belonged.

They seemed pretty messy here. Hopefully it’s because they are still new. Else, they need some work.

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My first King Cake. It’s a must since it’s so close to Mardi Gras time. And I got the baby! Yay!! It’s like a Cinnamon Roll … but with Mardi Gras sprinkles. I really do think sprinkles make everything taste better!

That’s it! I’m full just looking at it all.

Hope you all have a great Friday!!

Summer Road Trip: Day 4 (Final Day)

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Day started out with having to say goodbye to our hotel. It was time for brunch and heading back to Houston.

Don’t you just love the décor at this hotel? It’s called The Ambassador. Check it out. It has an old feel to it. Love.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 522-5800
www.bubbagump.com

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Mama Blue’s Shrimp Gumbo [with select fish and sausage] | Cup $5.29 Bowl $7.29

Super watery. Liked the gumbo from Pompano Joe’s in Florida better.

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Captain’s Fish & Chips [traditional beer battered] | $12.99

The fish was flaky but it was not anything special. The batter was actually very light and airy. The fries were normal … a little leaning to the side of getting hard.

Some of the girls wanted real food before Café du Monde so we went here unplanned. It wasn’t that great. I wouldn’t care to go to another Bubba Gump’s in the future. If I do, I’ll definitely get something else.

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After our meal, we walked pass some horses. This is me feeding one a carrot. He’s actually part mule/donkey because they’re better for pulling a carload of people.

Anyway, he pretty much slobbered all over my hand. I walked like a speed of light to wash my hand at our next destination:

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Café du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 525-4544
www.cafedumonde.com

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Jenny and I did those little penny machines. Instant souvenir.

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Café au Lait (Coffee) | $3.87

Beignets [order of 3 French donuts] | $2.42

The coffee had no taste to it. It was an add-your-own-sugar type deal. After that, instant yum. I’m in no way a coffee drinker but it was so good. I wish I had more.

The beignets were so warm and gooey from the powered sugar. We had two orders and shared it with everyone else. Yum, yum. I only ate one and a quarter. I wish I had more!

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The group before going into the car and heading home. Trip ends.

Those were the longest and shortest 4 days of trip ever.

I cannot wait when Hong Kong trip comes. All those wonderful eateries. Cannot wait! Eeep!

Christmas Recap

We had Christmas on the 23rd due to the sissy having work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

It starts out like any other Christmas.

Me wrapping presents for everyone that needs help wrapping their gifts

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Some tags to some presents that needed wrapping.

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Pictures with the doggies (Rocky, Krypto, Pluto) were taken in front of the Christmas tree.

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Here is the shots with the presents, minus the sissy’s. She hadn’t arrived yet.

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All the presents!

From:
     – Tammy’s Family – Beignet Mix from Café Du Monde, Fact or Crap, Scrabble
     – Brett – Spice Rack
     – Tammy – Popcorn Bowl, Eco 2 Go Cup
     – Dad – 10 bucks (Traditional Game)
     – Sissy – Certificate Shellac Manicure, Neutrogena Chapstick
     – June – 2 scarves
     – Mum – Crockpot Recipes

Not shown:
     – Brother – Coach Wristlet

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We opened up the Scrabble and played a round of it. I won with 182 points! The next time we played, I was not so lucky.

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Pluto got a new sweater!! It’s so cute!! Open-mouthed smile

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And I made Red Velvet Cupcakes for Jenny and Sammi.

On the 25th we all went to our Aunt’s for Christmas dinner.

I got a purple wallet from the cousins, the siblings and I got random things in a bag from another cousin, and the Uncle gave us each 20 bucks.

It was fun getting to reminisce with the cousins. I love that we grew up so close together. So many memories …

We played Outburst for Juniors. We were put into two teams. Me, Tammy, and Cousin. Brother, 2 Cousins, and Jenny.

Four against three. We won!!

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Then we played Chinese Checkers. Jenny won by the victory of everyone. We helped her out and she ended up being first place. Funny huh?

Hope your Christmas was just as wonderful!! Open-mouthed smile