New Orleans Journals

My Calm Before the Storm

An August 2005 trip to New Orleans by osgf

Travel Photo by IgoUgo memberMore Photos
Quote: First time on an Amtrak train. Arrived in a colorful urban sprawl. Reminded me of a tropical setting with the palm trees swaying in the breeze. Very rich cultural history. We learned so much that we cant wait to go again!

Cafe Du Monde

Restaurant

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After many requests for us to try begniets, we had to make a stop at one of the Cafe du Monde restaurants in the French quarter. The one we visited was in the riverwalk in the food court. It was situated so its seating had a good view of the Mississippi, so we got some good sights in, too. We got begniets, which are essentially doughnuts, covered with powdered sugar. And believe me, they were DELICIOUS! they even had pastry mix that you could buy to bring home to make your own begniets. I should have gotten some, now I regret that I didn't! The workers were really nice and it was an enjoyable stop in a busy day. It might sound funny, but sometimes I have the strongest craving for t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2006

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 525-4544

Julien's Famous Cajun Style Po-Boys

Restaurant | "Cajun Po' Boys"

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These were the biggest sandwiches I had ever seen.

This eatery was in the middle of the top floor of the riverwalk. It had the most inviting look and smells emanating from it!

They displayed all the toppings that could go on your po boy, you could just pick out what you desired and they would make it.

We only ate there once, but if I had had the energy, I would have walked there just to get something else the next day...

Just thinking about it, now, makes my mouth water.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2006

Julien's Famous Cajun Style Po-Boys
1900 West University Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70506
(337) 232-5168

Pat O'Brien's

Restaurant

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This eatery was a welcome sight with its neon green sign in its window. The family all got po' boys and pigged out.
I remember that they loaded down my son's sandwich, and it was so big that he took it to the hotel to eat later. It also had a very cool atmosphere which was a nice feel. it was so hot outside, but inside was perfectly cool. I highly recommend this eatery!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 6, 2006

Pat O'Brien's
718 St Peter St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 525-4823

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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My first sight of New Orleans was from the window of my Amtrak window. the station was right next to the Superdome. Since the day was not too hot and we were light on luggage, we decided to walk to our hotel. That was okay, till about the last couple blocks, then i wished we had hailed a cab! The hotel, Hotel St Marie, was awesome! It's decorated in a French style, and we had a room with a balcony. we took advantage of it and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street one block away. We booked rooms during the week, and the prices were drastically cheaper than on the weekends! Our first night there, we took a stroll through the French Quarter and were amazed at the architectural designs! I thi...Read More