Our Delta flight from MSP was very good and we grabbed an Uber at the airport. The lady who picked us up had her son with her and he helped with our bags. Her car made me wonder if we were going to arrive in one piece though. She knew shortcuts around traffic and we did make it in spite of the odd noises her car made.
Astor Crowne Plaza exterior
BBQ shrimp po boy
another shrimp po boy with fried shrimp
Mississippi River view
Nicolas Cage's future resting place
I had BBQ shrimp
Pompano for John as per the recommendation of our Park N Fly driver in Minneapolis
pancakes and bacon
view of New Orleans from Algiers
Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone
We had a drink, but the bar was mobbed and we could not get a spot on the carousel.
Had a couple drinks at 21st Amendment bar before dinner
Dinner was at Red Fish Grill
mangrove snapper with Louisiana citrus sauce
more shrimp and grits for me
We made reservations, but that just got us seated in a back room off the bar, the service started OK, but went downhill and was quite slow. The food was very good at least.
After dinner we went to Tiki Tolteca for drinks and called it a night.
pork belly appetizer
fake birds on the wall
seared fish special- gulf fish I think
$0.25 martinis at lunch- strong drinks too!
creole bread pudding souffle
We liked around the cemetery across the street and walked around the Garden District a bit. We ended up grabbing an Uber back to the hotel.
Napoleon House exterior
Had a Pimm's cup, quite good actually.
Napoleon House interior
NOLA restaurant Emiril Lasgasse
crab claws appetizer to start
scallops for John
The grits were quite good too.
lots of local art inside and out
neat outdoor area with birds you could feed
We took the trolley from the Aquarium to the Jackson Square area
Central Grocery interior
Crescent City Brewhouse before riverboat ride
the other riverboat tour craft
really was a steam engine
Jackson Square from the river
After the riverboat, we went to Cane and Table for happy hour.
We had dinner reservations at Cochon. It is a newer trendier place.
gulf fish of some sort
the gumbo was fantastic
beef brisket with potato salad- I should have stayed with seafood I think....
Sazerac Bar at Roosevelt Hotel- the drink was not great to me.....
snacks at fancy bars are the best
We walked all of Bourbon Street and ended up at Lafitte's Blacksmith shop, which was pretty mellow outside on the patio, plus it was away from the other places on Bourbon Street.
Wednesday we had breakfast at the Old Coffee Pot.
We wandered around a bunch after breakfast and did some shopping in the area.
We finally got a seat at at the bar at Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone!
It goes around very, very slowly, but it is rather entertaining.
We took an Uber to the airport, it rained heavily on the way, and slowed traffic a bit, but not too badly. Our flight was on time and uneventful.
Since I did not take notes, I'm going off photos and receipts, so I'm sure I left off a few things here and there. I know we stopped in at Harrah's Casino a couple times, as it was just a few blocks from the hotel, it was on the way to many places and was a cool respite from the heat and humidity.
I'm glad we finally made it to New Orleans, though I don't think we will be rushing to return. I think we hit a lot of the major attractions and we are definitely too old for Bourbon Street antics, but we really enjoyed the dining options and fresh seafood everywhere.