Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Eating in New Orleans

Edie's Closet - Summer Eating in New Orleans

Hey Everyone! I just got back from an amazing trip to New Orleans (my first time by the way) and one day back and I'm already planning my return. I'm going to be giving you different snippets of my trip through out the week, otherwise this post would never end.  

Lets begin on Magazine Street -- This long beautiful strip has both residential homes, restaurants and cute antique shops through out. Its a great way to actually see New Orleans away from the crowds and soak up the architecture along with picking up a few trinkets on the way. Another reason to walk down Magazine is to get to Commanders Palace which has a delicious lunch special along with... 25 cent martinis!! That's right its not a typo, 25 CENTS. 

Unfortunately for my friend and I we didn't read the fine print, you have to dress a certain way or they won't seat you. My friend had on shorts and that's a no no, so we missed out but its fine, your in NOLA, there are tons of other places to get a cheap drink and great food.

FYI -- Anyone who plans on going you can buy a $3 bus pass that will last unit 4am and can be used on any bus or trolley if walking isn't your cup of tea. 

Edie's Closet - Summer Eating in New Orleans
Top - Zara
Skirt - Yigal Azrouel (I love this one)
Cardigan - ASTR
Sunnies - Le Specs

Edie's Closet - Summer Eating in New Orleans

Once you finished exploring Magazine and head back to the French Quarter I have a few places you must try. I will warn you, you might be a little overwhelmed, there is so much history in the city of New Orleans and it is featured the most in their cooking which, they take very seriously so you will want to try everything.  Plus I guarantee if you talk to anyone who has visited they'll have a list of places you have to eat at so listen to all suggestions and find your own way.

For  Beignets:


For Gumbo and Jambalaya

1. The Old Coffee Pot - Try the Seafood Gumbo. A fun fact Guy Fieri is a big fan look for his signature at the front of the restaurant
2. The Gumbo Shop - Make sure to try their Peach daiquiri, made fresh no mixes, and take it to go and walk around after your meal

Seafood

Everywhere, but I really enjoyed Oceana, there crab cakes are delicious

PoBoys

1. Mother's 

Fancy Dining

Nola - one of Emeril's restaurants please try the shrimp and grits!

I challenged myself on this trip to have at least one beignet a day. So Cafe Du Monde was literally my first stop in the French Quarter where three delicious, warm, sugary sweet fried dough pieces of perfection were served to me for about $2.50.  If you've seen my instagram you know if I achieved this goal - @ediescloset_

I don't know what would become of me if this ever came to NYC.

Edie's Closet - Summer Eating in New Orleans

Be sure to check back tomorrow - I'll be going into different tours and bars you have to see as well. 

If you've gone to New Orleans and have any suggestions or I missed anything please let me know in the comments! 

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