My boyfriend and I spent 4 days visiting New Orleans. The city has so much charm and history (not to mention an abundance of good ol' southern comfort food!) that it easily moved its way to the top of my list of favorite places.
Even though live music fills the streets, it is not noisy or obnoxious at all, but rather very endearing. Frenchmen St. was lined with bars and restaurants with live jazz. We watched the local patrons' amazing footwork dancing to the jazz music in The Spotted Cat. Our night didn't stop there. Afterwards, we dinned at Three Muses and had such a scrumptious meal paired with good vibes all around us.
I couldn't stop admiring all of the beautiful architecture ( in fact, my boyfriend had to snap me out of it several times), whether it be the balconies, lush greens, and french doors along with the old historic streets in the French Quarter that makes you feel like you're no longer in the 21st century; or the beautiful mansions and luscious gardens in the Garden District. Horses and carriages, streetcars and trolley rides, cathedrals and churches, creole cottages and mansions made me feel like I've stepped into a different world.
Saying that the how amazing the food was is an understatement... Beignets, cafes, seafood, grits, and endless street drinking, I never wanted to leave. If I could, I would bring theses places back home with me..
Surray's Juice Bar for their amazing shrimp and grits
District Donuts Sliders Brew for their innovative and creative donuts that change daily as well as their croqenuts (especially the Elena Ruz)
Cafe Du Monde for their beignets and cafe au lait (they open 24 hrs!)
NOLA, you will surely get many more visits from me.