Whenever Poppa and I visit New Orleans, no matter how long we stay there's never enough time to do, see, eat, and drink everything we'd like. (Though I think you'll agree that we sure do make a valiant attempt to eat everything in sight.) In this series, I've talked about the shocking number of cocktails we drank, the classic bites we ate, and the newer spots we visited. If you were stunned that all this went down in just 4 days, hang on to your hats - here's all the other stuff we did!
That photo above was taken in the Kitchen Witch, a cookbook shop in the Quarter. I could literally have spent my entire trip browsing through the packed shelves there, but I had to content myself with holding that original M.F.K. Fisher book, as it was well above my budget - a couple hundred bucks, if memory serves. Check out these two Fisher author photos:
Here's something else I couldn't afford:
here! He also is a huge fan of WWOZ radio in New Orleans, which you can listen to online. I highly recommend you do, especially if you love New Orleans jazz. So Poppa decided we'd stop by the station and drop off a copy of his book to give away to a listener. Well guess what? He ended up being interviewed on the radio:
It made his day for sure!
|Munching on some Zapp's chips...|
|A gloriously messy roast beef po' boy|
|And a muffaletta that was smooshed like a panini - it was good!|
|They were bigger than my head|
|Look at those gorgeous Gulf shrimp, head on the way they should be!|
|And tamales too! Is this a farmers market - or heaven????|
|Mac and cheese and fried chicken!|
|Fish and veggies!|
|Bread pudding - the only time I had dessert in NOLA.|
|The real deal|
We always end up stopping in Rouse's Supermarket in the Quarter multiple times - for water, spices to bring home, or a bottle of wine. Tell me, can you buy alligator meat at your local grocery?
|"Come back soon, I love you!"|
|What ... to ... get????|
We got a roast beef po boy to save for lunch the next day - it was even incredible after a night in the fridge - and a muffaletta at Frank's for the ride home. You may rest assured that this elicited some envious looks from our fellow passengers!