Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Part B New Orleans

Today we went to breakfast at Cafe Du Monde. This place is in the French Market and is famous for its' beignets and coffee with chicory. It is also very inexpensive and quick if you are looking for a famous eatery that wont make you wait ages.

We then ate some Gumbo, but before we got our Alligator Sausage Appetizer, a huge rat ran behind my head, and then back by my feet. Oh well, it happens, so we stayed and ate there anyway. But I wont lie, I was a little worried that maybe they put rat in the gumbo to thicken up the meat.

Next we took the Saint Charles Streetcar to the Garden District to walk around. The Garden District, historically, was subdivided into parcels and sold to the wealthy who did not want to live in the French Quarter with the Creoles.

And Magazine St. has some cute shops.

We were so tired after all the walking around that we went back to the hotel and took a nap. Later that night we went to Acme Oyster house for some delicious seafood and to watch the Superbowl. Acme is a favorite oyster-house of many friends, so we decided to try it out. I have only eaten raw oysters once before, and Jen hadn't ever. They're all right, but I kind of think they are as good as what you put on them. Maybe it is an acquired taste.


  1. please tell me you had crawfish, jambalaya, boudin, and some gator!

  2. They are an acquired taste. I love them, but I've been eating them with my mom since I was a wee tike. They do have a delicate flavor, so it's easy to overpower them with whatever is on them. I like a little drop of horseradish or hot sauce.

  3. I LOVED ALLIGATOR! soooo good. But I didn't have the other stuff.... sorry Manny!