Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I HEART NOLA

I'm going to New Orleans this weekend (read: eating my way through Louisiana)!

I'm so excited. I love getting in the car and driving. I drove from Boston to Dallas all by my lonesome when I was 19 years old. I remember driving through Pennsylvania and thinking, "I can go anywhere I want!"

Wasn't true at the time, my father was anxiously awaiting my swift return. But I felt so free. And that's the memory that I keep.

I'm stopping in Baton Rouge to say hello to some very special friends, one of whom I haven't seen in over a year. I'm already planning out all the places that I have to eat/go to while I'm in Louisiana. I'm open to suggestions.


Baton Rouge:

Chelsea's
The Chimes
Sammy's
Louie's
Fleur-de-Lis
The Pasttime
Coffee Call

New Orleans:
The Napoleon House
Commanders Palace
Vinnie's
Lafitte's
Angeli's
Coup's
Cafe du Monde
Balcony Bar
Franky and Johnny's
Mother's
Tropical Isle (i have fond memories wuth hand grenades. you know who you are)

I'm serious about this list, I'm going to take as many pictures as I can. If I manage to eat at every one of these places through the course of my brief trip, I want a four-foot trophy with a giant bronze po'boy on top!

2 comments:

lisa said...

wow. I actually got a chill when I read "Fleur-de-Lis!" BEST PIZZA EVER!! And, Coffee Call for beignets! *sigh* I will *absolutely* be living vicariously through you this weekend!! So, make it count!! ;o)

Big Hugs, lisa

Ginger Valentine said...

Thanks Lisa. I can't decide between the Past Time and Fleur de Lis. I love them both!

I made it count, don't worry. :)