Eating New Orleans

Let’s immediately get down to brass tacks. One of the objectives of my New Orleans vacation was to eat everything that was in front of me. Here is a taste of what I consumed. My adventure to find food that I have never had began with my eating muff…

Muffaletta, that is. A delicious bowl of French onion soup kicked it all off; it was probably the best French onion soup that I’ve had in my life.

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{French Onion Soup and Muffalatta from Cafe Maspero}

Candace and I returned to Cafe Maspero later in our trip, but for lunch:

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{Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage from Cafe Maspero}
{Jambalaya from Cafe Maspero}


{A Candace-Made Breakfast: Avocados, Bacon, Eggs, Spinach Wraps}


{Me, Trying to Come Around to Eating/Enjoying Yogurt}
{(It wasn’t too bad)}

{Buying “Local Yogurt” in New Orleans: Shout out to New Berlin, New York}


{Beignets and Iced Cafe Au Lait at Cafe du Monde}


{Pancakes at Camellia Grill — Side of Grits Not Shown}

{NOTE: I forgot to mention the Camellia Grill in the previous post about hospitality. I have never had such an uplifing experience at a diner venue. Marvin, our host and waiter, as the rest of the staff followed the same suit in welcoming aspects, could not have been any more incredible. His gregarious style of hospitality could not have been matched, and his energy rubbed off on me, enlightening my spirit to give me a bigger personality pep talk than coffee’s caffeine ever could. The world would be a better place if all restaurants had staff like this.)


{Mama’s Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese and String Beans at Abita Brew Pub}


{Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich at Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar}


{Poor Boys (Po’Boys or Po-Boys) at Parkway Bakery and Tavern}
{What we have here: roast beef, catfish, and shrimp}


{Burger and Potato at Port of Call pairs well with Abita Turbodog}


{Reuben and Sweet Potato Fries at JagerHaus}

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{Seafood Gumbo and Coop’s Taste Plate at Coop’s Place}
{NOTE: Taste Plate includes the gumbo with Shrimp Creole, Cajun Fried Chicken, Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, and Rabbit and Alligator Jambalaya}

{NOTE: Coop’s Place affected me the same as Carmellia Grill with hospitality. There was a similar energy, but the staff was colder, dry, and sarcastic. Some customers, who were told (not asked) to wait outside (a few times and the last time was a shout) took offence, but we put their minds at ease. It was a fun experience, and the food was absolutely delicious.}

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