I think that when visiting New Orleans, you must absolutely throw any dieting plans you have out the window and go to just about any restaurant in the French Quarter. My personal favorite this trip was 'The Grill Room' at the Windsor Court Hotel. VERY expensive but I beleive that was the best meal that I have ever eaten in my whole long life!
I had a white fish that they called, 'Walu'which was sauteed in brown butter with capers and asparagus on the side -- fantastic even though I was coming down with a stomach virus - bummer
Fondest memory: I thought that I had died and gone to heaven when we went to Preservation Hall and heard the band playing. I have heard recordings of the jazz band before, but it is just phenomenal to actually be there to see and hear the actual band members creating such music. The atmosphere is soooooo
incredibly 'historic' and wonderful - I hope that they never change it to make, 'improved accomodations' -- something incredibly intangible and fragile would be lost.
Take a walk through the French Quarter.....along the Mississippi in the morning and down Bourbon Street after dark. I love to ride bike and enjoyed renting a bike and riding through the streets during the day. Took my free Sunday afternoon and rode out Magazine Street away from the French Quarter and out towards the zoo. After the zoo you begin to parallel the river and a path is awailable to ride/walk.
Fondest memory: Went into this night club that feature karaoke and saw all the talent passing through. The girls loved the Elvis that dropped in and us guys were eyeing up the lady in leather who stepped up to the mic only to hear the sound of the voice and then we realized 'she' was no lady.....you know what I mean???? That must be why the DJ play that 'Funky Lady' song following her/his performance!
Take a carriage tour of the town, beginning in the main square.
Fondest memory: Finishing a delicious lunch of fried oysters and going for a carriage ride around the French Quarter.
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