Saturday, March 14, 2015

New Orleans to Memphis Interlude

A Sign of Spring Someday -- Magnolias in New Orleans

We have been on vacation --- to New Orleans and then driving to Memphis before flying home --- and thought we would be escaping the bad winter weather ---but no, it was bitter cold and windy in New Orleans, and rained most of the time we were in Memphis.

Nonetheless, we had fun and learned a lot about New Orleans's culture and Memphis's role in music history as well as eating some tasty food along the way.

Our best meal was at Le Petite Grocery in New Orleans.  We also dined at Bayona (twice) and Herbsaint. The reason we went to Bayona twice was we were so turned off by the way we were treated when we arrived at Domenica that we left and snagged a precious reservation at Bayona on the spur of the moment.

We stayed in the French Quarter at the Soniat House and since they don't have breakfast we found a nice little bakery cafe called Petite Amelie.

On one of the mornings we enjoyed beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde, a tourist trap, but the beignets were really, really good.  Excess powdered sugar and all.

Tom is an avid Tripadvisor participant so you can check out all of his reviews if you so desire at his "handle":  TommyBulmer.  No, that's not a typo.  It's a nickname he likes which was given to him when traveling with his golf buddies in Ireland where there is an Irish cider named Bulmers.

We are glad to be home again and will be back to cooking and posting once we get the laundry done and get the fridge restocked.

You know you have had a nice vacation when you are happy to be back in your old routine.

B



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