My family always give my grief about my lack of cooking at home and think I should have a delicious pound cake underneath my crystal cake stand. I can see their disappointed faces as they lift up the dome.. After years of restaurant ownership and baking in my sleep, I feel as if it’s my time to enjoy someone else’s cooking and I do not care who has a problem with it.
I take pictures of just about every event in my life and was surprised to see how much I dined out in two months, not that it will stop me from eating out lol. I think that it may serve a great purpose for my blogging. I think I may surprise my family and friends by keeping a lil something sweet under my cake dome too…
With that being said here are a few pictures of what I devoured in two New Orleans months.
Shrimp Boogaloo Benedict at the Ruby Slipper. I looked so good I couldn’t resist eating before taking a pic, it was worth it too.
Late night breakfast at Anita’s Grill. If you want some real New Orleans comfort food at affordable prices, you have to go here. Locals go after a night of partying. The grits, OMG I do not know how grits can be so good! Steak, grits and eggs, red bean & rice, over easy eggs, grits and hot sausage patty.
Late Night at Dots. Crawfish Creole Queen, open face grilled biscuits covered with 2 eggs and Crawfish Julie sauce was a winner for me.
Seafood Pasta, Crabmeat dip, crawfish beignets and pomme frites
Neighborhood Crawfish Broil
Broil shrimp and crawfish at the French Market Restaurant
Broiled Crawfish, Smoked Sausage, Corn and Potatoes at Blind Pelican
I found this at the Essence Fest and it was delicous, Seafood Nachos
Charbroiled Oysters during Happy Hour at the Blind Pelican 50 cents each!!
Raw Oysters 25 cents at the Blind Pelican
Now, may favorite restuarant to get Charbroiled Oysters is at Jaeger’s in New Orleans
Crabmeat and Eggplant Stack, fried eggplant, crabmeat stuffing and fried green tomatoes covered with crawfish and mushroom cream sauce.
At any bar, well any bar outside of the tourist area of New Orleans, you can find someone selling some sort of NOLA cuisine at half the price. My fave is Vee’s Food truck that sits outside of 2nd & Dryades Bar in Uptown New Orleans. I drive across town to get his Charbroiled Oysters, $12/dz
Bayou Shrimp Pasta with Fried Shrimp and a crawfish mushroom sauce. I usually get my sauted, ya know the traditional way, but the fried shrimp added texture which was a good thing.
My favorite Hickory Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with garlic herb fries.
Seafood Platter At New Orleans Creole Cookery. There’s always an offer on groupon.com
Blackened Redfish, Jamabalya and string beans
Crab Dip at Basil’s, this is my favorite. It’s loaded with crab meat!
Stuffed Bell Peppers by Chef Rodney
New Orleans Trio at Deanie’s Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood Gumbo and Shrimp Creole
Crawfish Ravioli at Deanie’s
Seafood Platter at Deanie’s, featuring Stuffed Crab & Crab Meat Stuffed Shrimp sooo delicious! Deanie’s is a must for locals and tourist!
Don’s Seafood Charbroiled Oysters