I went to New Orleans on Monday 1/22/24 with my mother to visit long time family friends who had moved back to the US after 7 years and for now are stationed in Louisiana. After getting to the house we rented for the week and settling in we went to to meet said friends, hung out, then went into the French Quarter. After exploring around a bit and enjoying each other’s company we had dinner at Muriel’s.
I had a cocktail called Vampire’s kiss, turtle soup and a pork chop dish, while the ladies all had fish. After more walking it was a full day and we parted till the next day back to our respective “homes”.
On day 2 mother and I had breakfast at Ruby Slipper in Marigny. We shared a Bannanas Fosters French Toast and a trifecta of Bennies (egg’s benedict on a buttermilk biscuit), one with fried chicken cutlet, another with pork chochon and mother had the Bayou shrimp to herself (I allergic to all seafood unfortunately).
We then walked up from where Ruby Slipper was to walking a long length of St. Claude crossing the boulevard back and forth for art/street art/graffiti photos and shops up to the Food Co-Op location, then back all the way to Dumaine where Banksy’s Umbrella Girl sits under glass safely.
Then through French Quarter then along the Riverside Park to the Audobon Aquarium where we met our friends. Visited said Aquarium then walked around French Quarter in the fog. Visited Cafe Du Mond, had coffee and beignets and other various shops.
The friends went home and mother and I explored Decatur street after a discussion with my long time bud Russ Murphy aka Cash4 directing us to Factory of Weird (where I got an earring of a mini traffic cone covered in little tags including Cash4), me getting an Irish Cream at Envie, and then Tuesday special 8 oz Filet Mignon at Turtle Bay before ending the night as it drizzled around New Orleans.
Photos to come.