48 Hours in New Orleans
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Aug. 09, 2018
48 Hours in New Orleans
Cheers to 48 hours KID FREE
What do you do when you'll be kid free for the first time in 19 months? Pop some spensive champagne to start the 48 hours of freedom. That's what!
Acme Oyster House
The line for Acme Oyster House wasn't too bad and didn't take all that long. Let me be the first to tell you that I would've waited even longer to get in, because this place is just that good. So good in fact, that this picture is upside down.
Cold Budweiser and an oyster shot, please!
Gotta get em raw when they're this fresh. DELICIOUS!
Might I seriously suggest you get the oysters baked as well. My mouth is watering just looking at this and remembering the party in mouth the tastiness induced.
Truth in signage
Thankfully the waitstaff was not only available, but they were awesome!
Huge Ass Beers
Prohibition was a nice bar that claimed they had HUGE ASS BEERS. They did in fact have them, and then I had a HUGE ASS EMPTY CUP. I like beer.
Magic Tiki Stick
Word of a Magic Tiki Stick brought me into this bar... the cover of FREEBIRD kept me there. Maybe that was the magic?
Pat O'Briens is world famous for their Hurricane's I was told... I can tell you that they are tasty and definitely get you 'there'.
I must say it was weird to order a 'Hurricane' in NOLA, but when in Rome! I went with the plastic cup, cuz ya know, drunk and stuff.
I love the architecture and pizazz of the city. For some reason this shot of the street struck me and I photographed it. Probably because of the shots of booze, but I still love the feel of NOLA.
Tropical Isle is the home of the Hand Grenade. It claims to be New Orleans most powerful drink. Hard to judge that when all you've done all night is drink. Still had to get one in me because the cup is just so dang cute! That might be the booze talking, but whatevs.
Where are we?
This is just one of the dazed and confused moments of my 48 hours in NOLA. Like, really man, where are we...?!?
It's important to remember to drink water and snack whilst binge drinking in NOLA. I don't remember drinking any water, but this is photographic proof that this hot dog slinger and I were good friends.
Pretty sure we were singing SWEET CAROLINE, BUM BUM BUMMMMMM, at this particular piano bar.
Cafe du Monde
Don't be afraid of lines in New Orleans! Cafe du Monde, off Decatur Street, is an open air cafe that is a MUST visit spot if you visit the city. The line was long, but it moves fast. Your patience will be rewarded with delicious nomnoms.
Coffee and beignets
Coffee and beignets from Cafe du Monde make for a great start to the day!
After you get some snacks from Cafe du Monde be sure to check out the historical landmarks, waterway, and art scene that's located directly around it.
I appreciate all the green that people plant along the blocks in NOLA. It keeps the city feeling fresh.
I'm not a flowerologist, nor do I play one on the radio, but I believe this is a picture of a White Magnolia. It sure did smell nice. 6th St. should think about planting a few of these around.
There was literally music everywhere, I mean good music, and I absolutely loved it.
In NOLA they put the street names in cool tile on every corner. I thought it was neat so I took a picture of it.
Found a sweet food/flea market and spent way too much time and money on trinkets and snacks.
Open air jam session
Needed to rest for a moment, and start drinking, so we found an open aired cafe with a smooth blues/jazz band playing.
There was are everywhere in NOLA. Even when you were watching someone perform their art, there was a good chance someone else was art'ing them doing their art. Sew artistic.
Port of Call
Have you ever heard of Port of Call in New Orleans? If you enjoy awesome burgers and potent drinks, you MUST stop here if you ever get to NOLA!
BURGERS AND TYPHOON'S!...
Port of Call burgers are on the level of Casino el Camino. You read that right. Swing by 838 Esplanade Ave. if you have a hankerin for a burger, and if you're adventurous, order a Typhoon. It was amazing how much booze goes into a Typhoon. We stopped by there at 2pm... and the rest was history
The Italian side of me was craving some authentic Italian food. We found authenticity and deliciousness at Liuzza's!
Delicious Italian food
We showed up at Liuzza's (3636 Bienville St) and didn't know what to expect. We found authentic Italian food with a New Orleans flair, one of the COLDEST beer mugs I've ever experienced, and awesome conversation with the owners. Stop by if you want to veer off the beaten path for an amazing meal.
Chickie Wah Wah
After filling up at Liuzza's, we headed off to see some live music at Chickie Wah Wah.
Nakia and the Blues Grifters
Had to swing by and catch some of Austinite Nakia's set in NOLA. His new album is comin soon! Get the deets at nakia.net
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop...
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is steeped in ambiance and interesting history. Apparently, the pirate Lafitte would thrown his enemies into the fireplace in the bar. At night the place is only lit by candles.
Lafitte's Purple Drank...
If you want some cool ghost stories and the most delicious PURPLE DRANK, then stop by 941 Bourbon St. next time you're in NOLA. Seriously, the PURPLE DRANK was one of the best things I put in my belly.
For the life of me, I can't remember what bar this particular piano was located in. I can only remember the pianist almost lost his cool with some drunk dude that wanted to take over. Booze, mannnn.
Apparently the cool place to be in NOLA is the Batroom. I don't think I ever found it, but keep your eyes peeled for it if you ever visit and give me the skinny on what a Batroom actually is.
Surrey's Cafe and Juice Bar...
After two nights of partying, I desperatley needed a substantial brunch to feel human again. We headed to Surrey's at 1418 Magazine St. Again, there was a line, and again, it was SO worth the wait! The More You Know...
Heaven on a plate
I ate as much seafood as I could while hanging in NOLA. For brunch at Surrey's I had a fresh crab meat omelet. Oh. My. GAWD. It was absolutely delicious! The fresh juice there is also pretty outrageous. I HIGHLY recommend you adding this to your must-do list if you're ever in New Orleans.
Have you ever tried to make art on top of your coffee? I hate people with this much talent. This was the last thing I drank while in NOLA. Shocking... but it didn't have any booze in it. I'll miss you til I'm back up in you, New Orleans!