long holiday weekend in the NO - his 1st time
by frikadika on April 17, 2012
We booked our hotel on Hotels.com, so we got a great rate. This hotel had a great location. We did not rent a car because the hotels down here charge an arm and a leg to park. This hotel was close to the Quarter, right next to the Riverwalk, and very close to the Streetcars.The first time I came to NO we were early and they didn't let us check in, just secured our bags. Not so here. We were able to check in early and the room was nice and clean. No complaints. A nice bar and restaurant. The pool was nice but the jacuzzi was green. NOT INTERESTED. We told the front desk and we did see an improvement but not to our liking so we stayed clear of the hot tub.They did try to add a parking charge to our bill and we didn't have a car, so beware. Don't express check out!
by frikadika on April 24, 2012
This place is a landmark. You have to make at least one stop here during your stay! And the beignets are delicious so you will probably make more than one appearance.We were walking around on our first day, wandering aimlessly, when we came upon this spot at dusk. It was jam packed. No place to sit and the line at the take out window was 20 deep. That's a good indication in my book to the quality of the fare.I am not a heavy coffee drinker, so my order consisted of only beignets. Easy enough. We took our package and headed towards the hotel. The heat emanating from the package called to me. It would be a dis-service to wait until we walk ALL THE WAY back to the hotel (it was only about 3 blocks) but then the beignets would have cooled down...losing something in the process. So I dipped into the bag as we walked.Mmm Mmm Mmm! Delicious! Lightly dusted with powdered sugar, this hole-less doughnut was crunchy on the outside and hot and tender on the inside. Sounds lascivious doesn't it? A must try,An added attraction at Cafe Du Monde was Mr. Wendell Pierce (IMDB) sitting at a table with his family.
by frikadika on April 23, 2012
I am under the impression that there is nowhere you can go and get bad food in New Orleans. Daisy Dukes did not disappoint.I found this spot on a list of restaurants and with my desire to try new inexpensive places, we ventured over. There was no line, no wait for my small party of 2. We were seated immediately. The restaurant was not big, but the tables were not crowded together. A sporty little place. There were several tv's with various sports playing. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable - she was able to tell my boyfriend immediately that they no longer served what he ordered. OK - choice #2. The menu was limited. They are known for their wings, but we refused to come all the way to New Orleans and have wings. We wanted local cuisine. My choice for the night was fried green tomatoes. I would choose anything on the menu as long as it came with FGT. My sweetie had never had alligator soooo...My meal: grilled catfish, gumbo and FGT.His meal: alligator sausage, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and FGTEverything was very good. I would recommend this restaurant for a very good quick meal.
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