Here’s what didn’t make it to Instagram!
Embarrassing bathroom self-shot at Subway that I know my mother will appreciate. (Hi mom!)
Helpful aside from the fact that there were at least 2 different 4th floor elevators. Parking for 4 days was less than $40. No, I will not spill the beans on where this garage is located. Sorry bout it.
I’ll give you one guess as to what that is. It’s from Central Grocery. If you said a muffletta, you were so right. (I’d accept heaven in your mouth or omgamazing as correct answers too.) We ate along the river and it was absolutely perfect.
Priorities at the Freret Street Festival: photographing beverages rather than the festival itself. The correct pronunciation of Freret is still unknown, but they put on a great street festival! Lessons learned: Dat Dog is amazing and I must go to the actual restaurant next time I’m in town, (delicious) margaritas and 85+ degrees aren’t always the best mix. Totally worth it though.
We did manage to see Michael Jackson! Werk it.
My first Mint Julep. If only it had cost less than $12 and actually tasted good. Lesson learned. We ended up back at the Copper Monkey this night.
And I Googled Chartreuse! But more importantly, I tried Midori, a melon liquor. It’s lime green and super sweet and I LOVED it.
We made plans for our Easter Sunday!
And I hung out with sharks….
Found a frog prince….
A snake puke green Eel….
and more sharks! Sorry, I really love aquariums.
On our way out of town we stopped at the Parkway Bakery and Tavern for po’boys! They were so so so so good and totally worth the failed attempt we had made the day before on Easter Sunday. (Note to self, most places that aren’t brunch will be closed on Easter Sunday and/or Sundays in general in New Orleans. Maybe call before you take the streetcar & walk a mile next time.)
Dan ordered the Surf & Turf which had slow-cooked roast beef topped with roast beef gravy and fried shrimp. I was strange and ordered a caprese poor boy. They were both SO. GOOD.
I’m sad our mini-vacation is over but I’m glad we were able to take this trip! We followed up with a mini road-trip to Nashville the following weekend for a surprise birthday party, which was a blast. When can I go on my next vacation?