My first visit to New Orleans was for a bachelorette party. We were only in town for three days, two nights so we tried to see and do as much as we could.
Friday night we had to check out Bourbon Street. I wasn’t sure what to really expect but we had a great time! When walking down Bourbon, mind your head because people up on the balconies will throw beads at you, unprovoked!
Saturday, we wanted to try out some Cajun food so we headed to Ignatius Eatery on Magazine Street. The restaurant website describes the restaurant as: “Authentic creole comfort food and a few of Chef Ignatius’ very own creations. A New Orleans traditional atmosphere. You’ll feel like this place has been around since the 1800’s because it has (the building anyway).”
I really enjoy spicy foods and even drinks so I started with a spicy Bloody Mary (hair of the dog) and then ordered the jambalaya that was prepared with sausage and alligator! Since we were in New Orleans, someone had to get the shrimp and grits. Everything was delicious and spicy, just the way I like it!
The last stop of the trip was for a famous beignets from Café Du Monde. From the café’s website, “The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” In case you have never heard of a beignets, like me before visiting New Orleans, “beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar.” I had two beignets and a black coffee and I would highly recommend stopping by if you’re in town! Anything deep fried and served with black coffee is good in my book.