So we took a week long trip to New Orleans. A week long trip to New Orleans – in case you didn’t catch that the first time. It was long, and it was fun, and we did so much stuff, and of course, we ate so much. Here’s a run down of the places we ate:
St. Roch Market // A mixture of anything you could possibly want! We shared a Mexican corn, the trio above (crawfish poutine, red beans and rice, and shrimp and grits), and a half dozen oysters. We also got a few drinks from The Mayhaw bar, and Sheffield enjoyed a delicious quesadilla and a cupcake for eating all of it. It is the perfect place to go if you want to try a few different things!
Commander’s Palace // A super fancy place that requires the gentlemen to wear a jacket, we ate here as an early celebration for our nine year anniversary. We had tricentennial shots (I have no idea what these things were, but they were topped with Pop Rocks!), B had the quail (pictured above), I had the shrimp and grits, and we both got the bread pudding soufflé for dessert. Everything there was completely amazing. Our server was so sweet, and even told us that we didn’t look old enough to be married nine years! If you’re looking for some place to go to celebrate something special, definitely make a reservation here.
Vessel // A restaurant and bar built into an old church! I was really craving a cheeseburger, so that was what I got! It was a double burger topped with an egg, and it was so good. And served with shoestring French fries – my favorite kind! B got the snapper, and it looked so good! It was such a fun atmosphere, and even smelled like an old church in there. We went on Monday night, so it was kind of empty, which made it even better! I would definitely go back!
Turkey and the Wolf // Voted America’s Best New Restaurant in 2017, I had my first ever fried bologna sandwich here! It was topped with cheese, Duke’s mayo, delicious mustard and potato chips. It was heavenly. B got the heirloom tomato sandwich (their special for the day), and the tomatoes were so good. The place was fun and eclectic (my sandwich was served on an old plastic McDonald’s plate!) I want to go back here and eat everything.
Willa Jean // We’ve been here before for brunch and frose in the middle of the day, but we didn’t get what we really wanted. The cookies and milk. Three delicious hot cookies, served with vanilla milk and a beater of cookie dough. This dessert can’t be beat -Sheffield thought so, too.
Cane & Table // I’d been wanting to go here for forever. I’ve heard such amazing things about their tiki drinks, and since it was so hot, I knew we had to stop in here. It’s located in the Quarter, so it was really easy to get to and find. We also ordered the hummus (amazing!) and the pork rinds – hot and crispy. It was so good. We split the drink since it came in an enormous pineapple, and it was so good.
Toups Meatery // After our fun night of riding rides and drinking beer at City Park, we were starving! We headed less than a mile and landed ourselves here. We have been wanting to try this place for a very long time. We decided to get their special that they were running – bone marrow with duck hearts, and of course their meat board. It was so delicious – everything on there tasted amazing. They had this amazing pork belly and pastrami that I just couldn’t get enough of. It was the perfect ending meal to our trip.
There were a few other places that we visited (Juan’s Flying Burrito –within walking distance of our hotel and $6 happy our double margaritas – Pizza Domenica – where we shared a pizza and the most delicious garlic knots I’ve ever had in my life), and all of them were amazing. We even hit up Juan’s more than once for their margaritas and cheese dip. Well, B went there while I stayed in the hotel with booger while he napped.
This was definitely the best food we’d had on any of our visits to New Orleans – I can’t wait to see what we can find next time!