Never Miss a Post! Subscribe to our Mailing List. Enter email:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Orleans Eats {Giveaway}


Last we took a last minute trip to New Orleans. Chicken Legs got a new job, so we wanted to get one last trip in before he started. We have been wanting to take a trip to New Orleans, so we decided to go for it!

We got in town around lunch time and decided to eat in the hotel restaurant.

The restaurant was beautiful. The whole restaurant is under a skylight.

These were the first of many Blue Dog pictures we saw on the trip.

I got the Cajun Chicken Sandwich. It was SOOOOO good!

Chicken Legs got the Hurricane Po-Boy.It was cornmeal fried gulf shrimp, southern slaw, bbq remoulade sauce, lettuce, tomato, and spicy pickle. He ate every last bite.

We left the hotel and walked off lunch. We explored the sights of Bourbon Street and Jackson Square before dinner.

Dinner was at Irene's Cuisine.

They had a lady playing the piano while we waited.

It was really busy. It was a good thing we had a reservation.


We were seated in the main dining room. There are pictures of celebrities all over the walls. Hota Kotb, Lenny Kravitz, John Stamos, Tim Matheson to name a few.

The meal started with some bruschetta. It was great.

We got an appetizer of Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli. It was really good. It was made with fresh pasta. The red sauce was fantastic. 

Chicken Legs had the Soft-Shell Crab with Pasta and Crawfish Sauce. He loves soft-shell crab. He devoured this! 

I went with the Meatballs in Marinara. It was super delicious!

We got bread pudding for dessert. We ate this like we were piranhas. 
I wanted to lick the plate. SO good!

Day Two started at The New Orleans School of Cooking. 
We signed up for a demonstration class full of cajun cuisine.

Our instructor was Anne. She was a retired kindergarten teacher. She has been teaching at The New Orleans School of Cooking for 14 years. She was fantastic! SO funny and informative. She grew in in New Orleans and told us all about the history of the city and the food. She also gave us lots of recommendations on places to eat.

Here is Anne working on the Jambalaya. Everything smelled so good!

Once Anne was finished cooking it was time to eat!! 

The meal started out with Abita Amber Beer. 
I don't like beer, but I LOVED this beer. So did Chicken Legs. 
I am sure we will be drinking this at a tailgate this season.

First up was the gumbo. It was full of andouille sausage and chicken. Anne doesn't use okra in her gumbo. She said it is slimy and usually disintegrates by the time the gumbo is done.  

OMG! To-die-for! I had two bowls. It was the best thing we ate in New Orleans. 
It was no wonder it was so good. Anne used lard and heavy cream!

Next up was the Jambalaya. It was made with smoked sausage and chicken. 

Dessert was a bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Crazy good!

The last thing Anne made was a batch of pralines. I can't wait to get in the kitchen and practice!!

The Cooking School was the highlight of our trip. I HIGHLY recommend it! 
I will definitely go back the next time I am in New Orleans! They offer hands-on classes as well as the demonstration classes. Hopefully I will be in town for a hands-on class next time.


No trip to New Orleans is complete without a trip to Pat O'Briens.


We went in the afternoon and it wasn't crowded. 

I had the Hurricane. I love these! I only had one, but I wanted two.

Chicken Legs went with the Bloody Mary. He loved it, especially the spicy green beans.

On the way back to the hotel we ran into some musicians on Bourbon Street.

Dinner was at Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse.

Dinner starts with some fresh bread and butter.

They also serve a crab toast.

Chicken Legs got the turtle soup. It was finished with some sherry. He loved it. He said it had a little kick. I had to trust him because there was no way I was eating turtle!

I got the chicken and sausage soup. Really good, but not as good as the gumbo at the cooking school.

Chicken Legs got the House Filet - a filet served with creamed spinach and Pontalba potatoes, topped with flash-fried Louisiana oysters and finished with bearnaise sauce. He loved every bite. 

I got the creole seasoned USDA Prime Sirloin Strip. YUM!

I got the Au Gratin Potatoes - potatoes with tons of gruyere cheese. 


Chicken Legs decided to get dessert, for the blog. He went with the Coconut Cake. It was heavenly!

Day three started out with lunch at a New Orleans classic, Felix's Oysters.

We were the very first customers of the day.

Chicken Legs started out with a dozen oysters.

He ate every last one! 

Chicken Legs couldn't decide which po-boy to get. He asked our waitress what she suggested and she told him to go with the Roast Beef Po-Boy. GREAT choice! It was delicious. I will be making a version of this at home. I wanted to steal his plate.

I went with a chicken sandwich. I know it is boring, but I don't eat seafood. It was actually really, really good. I ate every last bite!

I am a hushpuppy freak. I had to try Felix's. They were really good. They had a kick from the jalapeños in the batter. I almost ate them all. 

After lunch we went on a swamp tour by Cajun Encounters. We caught a bus and went over to Slidell, LA. We opted for the "small boat" tour. There was a maximum of 10 people on the boat. We lucked out and only had 6 total people on our boat.

We saw a gator as soon as we got in the water.

The guide tempts the gators with marshmallows and hot dogs. 


Our guide took us back into the swamp. This was part of the "small boat" experience. The larger boats won't fit back here. It was really pretty.

We saw one last gator back in the swamp area. The guide named her Olive.

The swamp tour was really fun! We would definitely do this again. 

We had the swamp tour bus drop us off at Cafe' Du Monde.



It is open seating at Cafe' Du Monde. The menu is on the side of the napkin dispenser.

We got one order of beignets to split. They were gone in a flash!

Chicken Legs loved them!


We were worn out from the swamp tour, so we decided to eat dinner in the Davenport Lounge at the hotel. We also didn't want to get back out into the oppressive humidity.

We got two appetizers for dinner. 
First up, Andouille Corn Dogs. I LOVED the presentation. They also tasted great.

The second appetizer we got was the North Shore Flatbread. It was a flatbread topped with tasso ham, andouille sausage, mushrooms, roasted garlic béchamel, and mozzarella. This was our favorite. 

I loved it so much that I got the recipe from the chef. I will be making this ASAP! Don't worry, I will share the recipe on the blog.

Our waitress, Pam, arranged for us to have dessert. She brought us Baba Au Rum (their version of bananas foster) and Powder (their beignets with chocolate, caramel and vanilla sauce). 

We were STUFFED!


Before we started our drive back to The Ham, we stopped in at Cafe Beignet on Royal Street for breakfast. 

Anne, the cooking school instructor, told us that her favorite beignets were here at Cafe Beignet. 



We had to give them a try before we left. We liked them a lot, but we actually preferred Cafe' Du Monde's beignets. 


The last stop on our road trip was at Raising Cane's in Hattiesburg, MS. My friend, Joy, raved about the chicken fingers on her blog. I made note of what exit it was on the way down at so we could stop for lunch on our way back.


OMG! BEST CHICKEN FINGERS EVER!! Seriously! I also really loved the skinny crinkle fries. I wish there was a Raising Cane's in Birmingham. I would eat there all the time. Well, on second thought, maybe it is a good thing there isn't one close by. I would weigh a ton!

We had a great trip to New Orleans! I am still full from all the amazing food!

I can't wait to go back - in the winter! It was SO hot and humid on our trip. It was hard to breathe!

I already have a list of places to try.

Port O'Call - drink a Monsoon and have a burger
Palace Cafe - White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Mr. B's - BBQ Shrimp
Arnaud's - something with remoulade sauce


GIVEAWAY!
I brought you back a few New Orleans treats!

What's included?

Cajun Power garlic sauce
Chef Paul Pizza and Pasta Magic
Big Kevin's Bayou Bend Seasoning
Chef Paul Poultry Magic
Gumbo File'
Joe's Stuff
French Market Coffee
Aunt Sally's Original Creamy Praline
Pat O'Briens Hurrican Mix
Zapp's Sour Cream and Creole Onion Chips

AND

One Rubber Chicken Purse!

Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest ends Friday, August, 23, 2013 @ 11:59PM CDT. The winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. GOOD LUCK!









Pin It!

  post signature
CONNECT WITH PLAIN CHICKEN

183 comments:

  1. I haven't been to New Orleans for a few years, but I liked every restaurant I went to there! Galatoire's Restaurant was great, as were some of the little hole in the walls in and around New Orleans!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've never been so I dont have a favorite. We will get there one day!
    Courtney

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved a little hole in the wall called Lakeview. It had shrimp or oyster boats (French bread stuffed with seafood) I don't think it is there post Katrina.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've never been to NOLA. I'm DYING to go to Cafe Du Monde for some beignets. Or Sucre for Macaron. NOM!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Never been but after reading this post I think I might have to plan a trip just for the food.

    katiemur@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Definitely Mother's Restaurant. OMG goooooood foooooood. :) http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/

    emilywells10@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have bever been so I don't have a favorite. Would love to visit some day.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The Bombay Club and the Café Giovanni in the French Quarter. They both have amazing food. Is it time for Mardi Gras so I can go back yet?

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have never been, but would love to go and try out all the places you mentioned! Would also love to win your prize!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have only been to Nawlins once, back in 1987 for a 3-day business weekend. stayed at the beautiful Monteleon hotel in the french quarter. was really busy with a trade show, but did manage to get seated at Antoine's the 2nd night - it remains my best restaurant meal/experience to this very day! the menu was all in french, so our waiter had to translate for us. I still remember my entree - Pompano Ponchatrain - so good! when we finished our meal, our water took us on a tour of the restaurant and even down into the wine cellar!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you for a great accounting. Very interesting and makes me want to go back. It has be years but I think I
    'Ll be going again soon!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Can you hear my stomach growling? I would love the praline recipe, and a chance at those prizes! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Cafe deMonde does have the best beignets, looks like ya'll had a great time!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Central Grocery for Muffalettas. Can't wait for pizza recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I gained weight just reading this post:) I was there a couple of years ago and saw lots of the same scenes! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yum! What hotel did you guys stay in?
    I would love to got onetime!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh! This makes me home sick! I grew up in Mobile, and used to go to New Orleans at least 3 times a month! After getting married and moving to Birmingham, that trips lessen to once every few months. Life threw me for another loop when my husband's job sent us to Dallas! That's 8 hours away from NO?! Did I mention he's an accountant?! So, in the 11 months we've been in Dallas, we've only been once. This is making my mouth water and tummy growl. It's hard to pick one favorite restaurant; however, if I had to pick one it would be Dooky Chase on Orleans Ave. it's not on Bourbon Street or the French Quarter, but its i amazing! And everyone loves the legendary cook, Leah!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've never been, but REALLY want to one day! My sister has been a few times and loves it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Sounds like you guys had an awesome time. I haven't been to New Orleans in 20 years. I don't remember the names os the different restaurants but there wasn't one that we didn't like. Even the little place in the mall that introduced us to muffuletta sandwiches. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've been to New Orleans in August also...and all I remember is the humidity and heat. Luckily I've been back since to truly enjoy the city,

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow what a trip. I actually live in the New Orleans area and your post makes me want to head into the city and do a staycation! Great job and looks like you had fun.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love when you go on a trip! Your reviews are the greatest. You eat the best food! I always make notes of your restaurant finds...just in case. Glad your trip was a good one!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have never been to New Orleans. If I ever make it there, I would prefer a local restaurant over a chain restaurant. All your food looked delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have to say that I never been...but have heard great reviews of Pascal's Manale

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have always loved NOLA. Even if you're not from there, it has a homey feeling. The people are loving and the food is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I used t live in NO, and loved The Gumbo Shop and Café Du Monde, both for very different reasons :-)

    ReplyDelete
  28. We live about 45 minutes from NOLA. It is hard to pin down a favorite restaurant because there are so many good ones. But, if I had to choose one, you can't go wrong with Mr. B's. If Chicken Legs really loves oysters, go to Casamento's the next time you go--it is closed during June, July, and August. They don't take reservations, and they only take cash, but the oysters are to die for.

    ReplyDelete
  29. My favorite restaurant is Mothers.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Sadly I've never been to New Orleans, but it's high on my wish list!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've never been, so don't have a favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Have never been to New Orleans but we love some Cajun inspired food! Maybe one day we will make it there!

    ReplyDelete
  33. That chicken purse is so awesome!! I want it so bad!! I love the idea of a New Orleans food tour. I am living vicariously thru your pictures. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. We tried a great new place in June called 801 Royal. I also love Felix's.

    ReplyDelete
  35. We tried a great new place in June called 801 Royal. I also love Felix's.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I've never been to New Orleans, but anyplace service wonderful food sounds good to me!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I have never been to NOLA but would love to try the coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde. : )

    Have a good weekend!

    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have never been to NOLA but would love to try the coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde. : )

    Have a good weekend!

    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  39. Mothers...but everywhere I went in New Orleans was delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  40. On the westbank in Belle Chasse it would be Salvo's or Zydeco's.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I have only been to NO once and I was little so I don't remember it well. However, I want to go back and would love to try all the restaurants you went to! I do love beignets though. :) Thanks. Rubber chicken purse? love it!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Next time you go you HAVE to eat at Ralph's on the Park. It's the best food we had while we were there. And I'm glad y'all tried Canes... Now I'd like a plate for breakfast!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Its been many years since I have been to NOLA, but all the food I had down there was great.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I've never been to New Orleans but my brother and SIL ate at NOLA and raved about it. Husband and I will go someday!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Original Pierre Maspero's the best!!! The alligator po'boy was the best. Great food and atmosphere! Want to go back soon.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Looks like a fun and filling trip!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your post made me feel like I had returned to New Orleans again!
    Love the beignets.
    Thanks for the post and the chance to win

    ReplyDelete
  48. I've never been to NOLA, so I don't know! I'd be tempted to stop and every place I see, I've heard such wonderful things about the food.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh I LOVE this post and have been following your trip while you were there. We had just been the week before. Honestly the best meal I had was the Oyster and Shrimp Po Boy at Market Cafe. I had a shrimp one at Johnny's but it was not nearly as good, although more famous. Of course we loved Cafe' Du Monde. I would so LOVE to win this!! Thank you for the chance, Steph

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love this! I can't say what my FaVoRiTe NOLA restaurant is because we have never been. We tried to stay last year when we were taking a cruise, but a music festival kept us from getting a hotel within 75 miles of NO. ~We were really sad!

    ReplyDelete
  51. My favorite restaurant has to be Commander's Palace!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I've never been to New Orleans, but of course I would have to try Cafe du Monde if I ever had a chance to visit.

    Also, that chicken purse is wild.

    ReplyDelete
  53. BTW - I didn't JUDGE your choice of chicken sandwich at the restaurant. After all - it is just PLAIN CHICKEN - Right??

    ReplyDelete
  54. I've never been to New Orleans, but everything you posted looks SOOOO GOOD! I love cooking with Cajun seasonings and flavors, hope I win! :)

    ReplyDelete
  55. My European family and friends always ask if there is anything to do in Louisiana. I will definitely use your blog post to convince them that there is great stuff to do and eat in Louisiana, especially New Orleans. Thanks for providing evidence.;>))))) Linda @ Wetcreek Blog

    ReplyDelete
  56. I wish I could say what my favorite NOLA restaurant is, but have never made it that far into Louisiana! Hoping to rectify that soon. Regardless, I do ♥ me some Cajun/Creole food!!!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I've never been to New Orleans so I don't have a favorite restaurant.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I've never been there so I don't have a favorite, but I am dying to try Cafe du Monde's coffee and beignets!

    ReplyDelete
  59. There are two places I have to go to when I'm in New Orleans. 1) Cafe du Monde and 2) The Gumbo Shop on St. Peter's. Also Uglesich's in the Garden District has an awesome oyster brie soup.

    ReplyDelete
  60. I've never been there. My first stop would be Sucre for Macaron!

    yanax0x0 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  61. wow!!!!! you gotta post some of these recipes!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Loved The Court of Two Sisters

    ReplyDelete
  63. Such a great visit! I love NOLA - I've been to all the places you went and since I love seafood, I would have gotten it everywhere! I make my Gumbo like Anne does - no okra! We have 2 Raising Kane's here in Norman and my favorite dish is their sliders made with Texas Toast! We eat them all the time during FB season and I even made a post about them - I just call them Texas sliders. They rock!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I've never been there -- and now with my health conditions, I'm sure I'll never be able to go, but, girl, you sure made it come alive!! That cooking school would be my favorite!! Thanks for sharing your experience and giving someone an opportunity to indulge in some of the flavors! How sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I've never been, so don't have a favorite yet. But it's definitely on my bucket list.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Oh how I would love a trip there! It reminds me how hungry I am. I love the Cafe Du Monde. The cooking school looks like a real winner. I want to go!

    ReplyDelete
  67. My in-laws live in NO so we visit frequently. However, we usually eat at home because my in-laws and friends are excellent cooks!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Never been to New Orleans. Thanks for the contest.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I can't pick just one, so:

    Court of Two Sisters for brunch

    Johnny's Po-Boys for lunch

    Cafe Maspero for lunch or dinner

    Deanie's Seafood (in Bucktown) for dinner

    ReplyDelete
  70. I have never been there so no favorite. Would love to create my own favorite dish with these goodies.

    ReplyDelete
  71. I can't wait to see you soon so we can have some big time New Orleans talk! We spent our honeymoon there #%^#} years ago and have returned several times! U have been to NOCS twice and will definitely return. I wrote a post about Pascal's Manale and BBQ shrimp. I also have their bread pudding recipes. Can't wait to share that story with you! Thanks for the giveaway:). See you soon.

    ReplyDelete
  72. My BFF lives in Metairie, so I always try to fly in and out of NOLA when I go home to visit and spend a day with her either on my way in or out of town. We usually eat at New Orleans Seafood and Hamburgers, Deanie's, or Quarterview Cafe, which are not near the Quarter at all. I have stayed in a few hotels in NOLA for weddings and vacations, andI love staying at Hotel St. Marie, which is in the Quarter, and is easy walking distance to everything, and is right off Bourbon, but somehow seems to be quiet and peaceful. If you have never stayed at Hotel St. Marie, I would highly recommend it. I have recommended it to several friends, and everyone has loved it.

    I was just there a few weeks ago, but I want to go back! I can hardly wait for my Christmas visit!

    ReplyDelete
  73. And, I forgot! If you're ever in Baton Rouge, you should go to the original Cane's that is right off of the LSU campus. I spent a summer doing research at LSU in 1998, and have been a Cane's lover ever since. A couple of locations have opened here in Phoenix in the last two years, and I am so excited!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I've never been to New Orleans but would love to go. I would love to try all the restaurants you went to. Yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  75. looks like you had a wonderful time! And all the food looked amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  76. NOLA is my favorite place on earth. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I forgot my favorite....Pat O'Brians .

    ReplyDelete
  78. I have never been to New Orleans, so I don't have a favorite restaurant. Would love to go some day!

    ReplyDelete
  79. That looks like such a FUN trip. I'm jealous! That rubber chicken purse is the cutest thing ever.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Never been but would love to win, thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Ralph and Kacoos - Atchafalaya!!!!
    Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Each place you eat in New Orleans seems to be better than the last! Last time I was there we went to the same cooking school. So fun!! My favorite restaurant was probably Commander's Palace. But we did go to Mr. B's for bbq shrimp - so good!!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Mothers Restaurant... Breakfast there is amazing!

    ReplyDelete

  84. The beignets at Cafe' Du Monde's is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I don't have a favorite because I've never been there, but would love to someday!

    ReplyDelete
  86. I've never been there sadly. BUT, if I did because I have a lot of friends who have gone and one who lives there, I do know my first stop would be Café DuMonde and then to Commander's for the Sunday Brunch.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I have never been there, but that gumbo sure looked good!

    ReplyDelete
  88. What? No muffaletta? :) We loved our trip to New Orleans. Commander's Palace was a real treat for us.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I've never been there, but the first time I go, I WILL be getting the beignets at Cafe du Monde!

    ReplyDelete
  90. I've NEVER been to NoLo, and your blog only enforces the need to go! Thanks! Sherlyn

    ReplyDelete
  91. I've never had the chance to go to NOLA even though we're only a few hours away. All the delicious food you posted really makes me want to go though!

    ReplyDelete
  92. Gotta love Cafe' Du Monde, almost as good as a fresh hot Krispie Kreme doughnut!

    ReplyDelete
  93. I have never been to NOLA but would love to visit

    ReplyDelete
  94. Ive never been to New Orleans but from reading your review I sure would like to!

    ReplyDelete
  95. I'm headed to the Big Easy in October-reading this entry has me so excited to try out some of these restaurants, yum!

    ReplyDelete
  96. I have never been to NOLA, but the restaurants you visited sound terrific.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Wish I could say I have a favorite but haven't been fortunate enough to visit yet! Loved reading your post and hoping to get there one day soon! 😃

    ReplyDelete
  98. I have never been so I am open to suggestions as long as they serve seafood

    ReplyDelete
  99. I've never been but hopefully someday.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Cafe du Monde!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  101. I went to New Orleans ehen I was about 14. Loved it and hope to visit again. Your trip looks like it was amazing!!
    salido99@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. Hubby & I were working in the lower ninth ward, rebuilding a large store after Katrina and there was this small convenience store on W. Judge Perez Drive, that sold deep fried Boudin balls. They were to die for. We ate there every lunch for weeks....it's just really hard to find bad food in New Orleans.

    ReplyDelete
  103. Charbroiled oysters at Drago's!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I have never been there but I hope to someday!!

    ReplyDelete
  105. Cafe du Monde is by far my favorite!! I love going there when I visit NOLA!

    ReplyDelete
  106. We always get the Goombay Punch from Port of Call, and I'm pretty sure that's just the large version of the Monsoon. I definitely recommend drinks at Port of Call.

    And if you like oysters, Dragos has 2 locations and has the best charbroiled oysters I have ever eaten.

    ReplyDelete
  107. I have never been to New Orleans, we always vacation at a beach. You made it look like someplace I would like to go - we're all about dining!

    ReplyDelete
  108. Everything looks so good! I think the potatoes or the gumbo would be my favorite. Thanks for sharing! Do you ever feel awkward taking pictures of all your food?

    ReplyDelete
  109. I've never been to New Orleans, but I would definitely try one of the restaurants you visited!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I've never been! Several have been recommended for when I do make it to NO.

    ReplyDelete
  111. I love New Orlean's and wish I was there! I have been to the Cafe du Monde and love it. Though my favorite is the Soft-Shell Crab with Pasta and Crawfish Sauce at Irene's Cuisine.

    ReplyDelete
  112. I loved the Cooking School, too and Cafe Du Monde. I haven't been to New Orleans in a long time.

    ReplyDelete
  113. My hubby and I had our honeymoon before our wedding in Nawlins, we both gained a bunch.

    ReplyDelete
  114. We've never been, so I don't have a favorite restaurant! But I hope to go some day, so I loved reading your post to know where to add to our list!

    ReplyDelete
  115. Oh, your pictures brought back many memories of my trip! Too many restaurants, s much yummy food! No favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Banana's Foster at Dick Brennan's.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

    ReplyDelete
  117. I have never been to New Orleans but everything that you had looked delicious!!! I have visiting New Orleans on my bucket list!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  118. Café du monde was our favorite! Glad ya'll had a great time in nola!!

    ReplyDelete
  119. There are many, many great restaurants in New Orleans, but I am only happy if I can get a muffuletta from Central Grocery!

    ReplyDelete
  120. Since I haven't been since I was a kid, it would have to be Cafe du Monde! I loved the beignets! :)

    ReplyDelete
  121. I hope to visit one soon! Haven't been to one yet :(

    ReplyDelete
  122. I so enjoyed reading about your trip, and drooling over the pictures! I've never been to New Orleans so I don't have a favorite restaurant, but of the ones you visited, I'd most like to go to Irene's Cuisine. It sounds like a can't-miss place, and the food looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  123. I have never been but I would love to go! Love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  124. I have not been yet.I so enjoyed going along on your trip and it just has me wanting to go more.Warm Blessings!~Amy

    ReplyDelete
  125. We didnt eat out much while we were there but we did enjoy The Crazy Lobster. It was down on the water front. I had stuffed lobster and it was delish!!

    ReplyDelete
  126. I love New Orleans! Everything looks wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  127. Next time you definitely have to go to Mother's and get the Original sandwich...it is fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  128. I keep eyeing flight prices to see if I can swing a trip to New Orleans soon!

    ReplyDelete
  129. Have never been, but would love to go and eat my heart out! :)

    ReplyDelete
  130. My favorite NOLA restaurant is Mother's - SO good!!!

    ReplyDelete
  131. I love Cafe Du Monde and would love to win all of this wonderful NOLA stuff!!

    ReplyDelete
  132. Sadly, I do not know what my favorite restaurant in New Orleans is. I haven't been since I was a small child. I plan on going with my husband for a get-away when our son is a little older.

    ReplyDelete
  133. I can't pick one! We lived there four years - 2 on either side of Katrina. I love the Palace Cafe (turtle soup), Parkway Bakery & Tavern (poboys), Mr. B's (BBQ shrimp and Drago's (oysters). Those are just a few. There are way too many great places to pick one!
    imjustbeachy@me.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I love NOLA! And I've eaten at Irene's and Brennan's Steakhouse before - loved them both. This post made me both seriously hungry and yearn for another visit to one of my favorite cities.

    ReplyDelete
  135. Got to love Johnny's Po Boy...yum...yum...

    ReplyDelete
  136. I have never been to NOLA, thanks for sharing! It is now on my bucket list.

    ReplyDelete
  137. Wish I could go there! In teh meantime, maybe I can win the pack!

    ReplyDelete
  138. Looks like a great trip! I've been once for work. Favorite place to eat is John Besh's restaurant August.

    ReplyDelete
  139. I went to Cafe Beignet on my first trip to NOLA. I wish I would have had your blog post first to know all the other good places to eat.

    http://www.cafebeignet.com/

    ReplyDelete
  140. I spent my honeymoon in NOLA 27 years ago. It would be too hard to pick a favorite. Muffaleta from Central Grocery, Camelia Grill, Court of Two Sisters. Loved them all. We also took the cooking class from Joe himself!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I've only been there once but it was our port to go on a cruise. We only had time for coffee and beignets before getting on our cruise so we stopped at Cafe' Du Monde. I had powdered sugar for head to toe!

    ReplyDelete
  142. I would love to try all the Cajun goodies! and LOVE the chicken purse.

    ReplyDelete
  143. I've never had the pleasure of going to New Orleans, but definitely want to now! I'll be using your blog as my own personal tour guide if I do! Looks so yummy!!! Thanks for the great post and pics!

    ReplyDelete
  144. My husband was stationed in Hattiesburg, MS and we would do random trips to NOLA for the weekend getting to know a lot of the places you've listed and a few more. Cafe Du Monde has IMO the best chickory and cafe au lait. Cafe Begniet has the best bloody mary, hands down that I have ever had. For THE BEST oysters and roast beef po boy you have to go to Acme Oyster House, tell chicken legs to order the 10 napkin roast beef you truly need all 10 and then some.

    ReplyDelete
  145. Wow what an amazing looking trip you took! I am drooling over all the good eats you got to try!

    I have never been to New Orleans so I don't have a favorite restaurant (yet). But I definitely want to go!

    ReplyDelete
  146. I have never been, but would really really like to go....

    ReplyDelete
  147. I have yet to visit New Orleans but it is definitely on my short list! Your meals all sound (and look) amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  148. Can't wait to visit in New Orleans. Was just there in Dec for a wedding but this time no family obligations. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  149. I've been crazing Cafe Du Monde for a few years now. Seriously, I need to get back to New Orleans.

    ReplyDelete
  150. I've never been to New Orleans, but my husband has a few times. He said the bananas foster at Brennans was excellent, so I'd probably chose to go there!

    ReplyDelete
  151. I've never been to New Orleans but would like to go. Thanks for the wonderful article and some great ideas on where to eat.

    ReplyDelete
  152. I have never been but would love to go one day. Such a fun article and all of the food looked delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  153. It's been several years since I've been to NOLA, can't really remember the names of some if the restaurants I liked besides Cafe Du Monde. Maybe my husband and I should take a weekend trip!

    ReplyDelete
  154. It's been several years since I've been to NOLA, can't really remember the names of some if the restaurants I liked besides Cafe Du Monde. Maybe my husband and I should take a weekend trip!

    ReplyDelete
  155. I've never been to NOLA, but definitely plan on it!

    ReplyDelete
  156. I lived in Metairie/New Orleans for 38 years until Katrina. One of my favorite places to eat is Deanie's at the Lakefront for fried oysters and catfish. Also LOVE the charbroiled oysters at Drago's. Could eat a whole dozen by myself.

    ReplyDelete
  157. Sounds like a good eating trip. I took a cooking class at NO School of Cooking when I was there. It was so much fun.

    ReplyDelete
  158. It was so long ago I was in New Orleans, I don't remember where I ate. However, I loved the turtle soup at Brennan's when they had a restaurant in Las Vegas.

    ReplyDelete
  159. My husband and I had our first escape to New Orleans about 3 years ago and we've been again. We plan on going again next year or the following year. There is so much to do, I am in love with that city!!

    ReplyDelete
  160. I don't have a favorite restaurant in new orleans. I loved your photos, made me get a feel for what it's really like there. Looks like it was a ton of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  161. I LOVE New Orleans! Hubby nicknamed me "Cajun Baby" after my first trip in 1987. At the top of the list of favorites is Mother's...it's not uppity, but they have awesome food, and they pile it on, which my hubby loved!

    I SOOOO wish I'd known you were going to NO...there's a restaurant there (Copeland's) that serves a White Chocolate Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce, and it is TO DIE for! On my last trip, I brought back four servings! I've been wanting a foodie/blogger to try and replicate it. Maybe the next time you go down there, you can get some. And, it's not at the Bistro on St. Charles street; it's at the location across the bridge, and in Shreveport. You'll love it!

    ReplyDelete
  162. It isn't a restaurant, but no trip to NOLA is complete for us without a stop at Southern Candymakers! They have the BEST pralines!

    ReplyDelete
  163. I have never been to New Orleans but have wanted to go for years . . . just for the food!!

    ReplyDelete
  164. I NEEEEEEEEEED the chicken purse. Think of the ADVENTURES you could take it on...LOL....

    ReplyDelete
  165. I LOVE these pictures. I want to eat my computer screen.

    ReplyDelete
  166. My favorite New Orleans restaurant was Praline Connection last time I went in December 2011.

    ReplyDelete
  167. I'd love to win! I love NOLA! I love the food, the culture, everything. I especially love Cafe Du Monde, the Gumbo Shop, I could go on and on!

    ReplyDelete
  168. I have never been but I have heard such rave reviews from friends about Cafe du Monde's beignets; it would be one of my first destinations!

    ReplyDelete
  169. Makes me homesick! (I'm a La. native living in AZ now) LOVE Cafe DuMonde, best beignets and chicory coffee, and Pat O'Brien's ... sure miss those hurricanes!

    ReplyDelete
  170. Besh Steak! Love the bone marrow. Nice touch.

    ReplyDelete
  171. Cafe Du Monde and not sure of the name or if it is still there, the Central Grocery for the Muffaletta! Yummm. After seeing the pictures and reading your blog, will have to make a short trip to New Orleans and try some of your suggestions. It has been many years since we have been.

    ReplyDelete
  172. I've never been to New Orleans, but I have eaten macarons from Sucre, which were utterly delectable! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...