This weekend, we were super grateful for B’s parents for watching boo so we could go to NOLA and do something we’ve wanted to do forever — to see the Mardi Gras Indians.
We left super early Saturday morning from Montgomery, just so I could go to District Donuts off Magazine Street — it is my most favorite place for breakfast in New Orleans. And apparently everyone else’s too that day, since it was packed. B and I split a Cereal N Milk donut, and I got the Sproca-Cola (chocolate milk, espresso and Coke — SO GOOD).
After breakfast we did some shopping on Magazine Street – and then hopped into the Bulldog to watch a few March Madness games and to drink a few brews.
Then it was onto lunch! We ate at Luizza’s By The Tracks and was super disappointed in their most famous for by dish: the BBQ shrimp po’boy. B ate it while I snacked on the fries. We stopped by Parkway Bakery to try to get another po’boy, but the line was out the door, and we ended up just getting tipsy on some double vodka lemonade drink. SO GOOD.
We then came back and took the ferry over to Algiers, and had a beer at our old watering hole, The Crown and Anchor. We only had about twenty or so minutes over there, since we had to get back to check into the hotel and get ready for the parade and dinner.
Rest of the night went like this: Parade, Dinner (At Brennan’s, which unfortunately was nothing to write home about), Drinks, Drinks, Drinks.
I ended the night with fried chicken (because what else does one do after a night of drinking), and we promptly passed the hell out.
We got up early to walk around the river and the French Market, looking at houses and dreaming about what it would be like to live there. One day – maybe.
We had a quick early lunch at Big Cheezy (so damn good)….
then headed over to watch the Indians parade for Super Sunday. Y’all — this thing was like one giant block party with people selling booze out of the backs of their cars, music and everyone dancing and having a good time. These Indians spend all year making their suits, and these things were absolutely beautiful. I didn’t really get that many good pictures, since everyone was trying to get close to take them, but I did get this one – that I’m super proud of. He was so pretty!
We left right after to get boo ( I seriously missed that kid more than I’m willing to admit — think watching his videos and looking at pictures the whole time we were there) and got home last night.
I’m so glad that we were finally able to scratch that off our NOLA bucket list! I hope y’all had a great weekend, too!