10.20.2012

NOLA Adventure - Day 1


HH & I recently went on a food vacation.  Okay, it was really a vacation wrapped around the Chargers playing the Saints in New Orleans, but there was enough food involved on this trip that it might as well have been a food vacation.

 

Day 1 was mostly about travel and no-so-delicious airport food.  We were on Southwest so there was no airplane food to speak of.  When we arrived in NOLA, got to our French Quarter condo and finally got settled food was a number one priority.  That meant expedience in finding a place was more important than the must-taste food reviews.  HH found Huck Finn’s just a few blocks away.

 

Huck Finn’s was a sports bar, good for a Thursday night with Thursday night football to soak up.  The very friendly waiter recommended Boudin Balls over hush puppies, which was a good choice.  They were fried and flavorful with a dippin’ sauce that was delightful.

 

Next came a shrimp po’ boy for me and a alligator sausage po’ boy for HH.  Both were yummy, filling, and we were back on track.
Boudin Balls

Shrimp Po'Boy

Alligator Sausage Po' Boy

 

We decided to walk Bourbon Street this evening and discovered characters, music, travel cups for all sorts of beverages, Charger beads and more.  Then we stumbled upon Maison Bourbon.  This historic jazz bar was mesmerizing – but more on that later.
 

 

Day 1 – delicious, exciting and ready for more adventures on Day 2.

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