It’s no secret. I live to travel. I love to eat. And I’m addicted to fun. That goes for Anthony (the other half of KMH) as well. Whenever we can, we like to escape to new destinations, experience the cultures, try new food and drink, and make new memories.
Last month we got away to New Orleans, LA right before wedding season began. It was during the French Quarter Festival, a free local fest during which the streets are filled with dozen of stages (some large and some small) where musicians play their hearts out day and night. It was the perfect way to get a sense of quintessential NOLA. Of course, we tried all the classic bites and sips as well: midnight beignets from Cafe Du Monde, muffulettas, poboys from Parkway Tavern, fried green tomatoes, oysters at the Royal Oyster House and (STRONG) hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s. We also visited the city’s oldest cemetery in the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and followed that up with a flight at NOLA Brewing Co. Tap Room. We saw the lot that famous Marie Laveau used to live on (the blue house below), jammed out at jazz bars and street performances, patronized beer bars for local brews, and drank our fill of Abita from street-corner stalls.
This city truly amazed me – it was filled with music, flavors, culture, smiles, and history. I love you, New Orleans. I need more fried shrimp poboys in my life.