A Weekend in New Orleans
I like cornbread and collard greens.
My mom wanted one thing for Mother's Day weekend: have all of her children together and take a trip. My dad set up a weekend getaway for her and even flew up my younger sister. I secretly think this trip confirmed my parents heart for Queen Bey and they were determined to see it all. I already consider myself a travel enthusiast, so this trip came right on time.
This was our first time in NOLA and lucky for me, my coworker was born and breed, y'all. He gave us all the insight on places to go, things to do and people to see. We spent our days playing tourist and sightseeing, but mostly eating. We stuffed our faces with everything New Orleans style, a true Cajun cuisine at best. I was too busy eating the food that I didn't take any photos, but you know sometimes you've got to enjoy a trip without all the extras.
Bucket List + Top Spots:
Cafe Du Monde
One word: Beignets, enough said.
It was 11:30 at night and the lights were still on. I normally don't eat oysters, but this place served up a BOMB combination of parmesan cheese, butter sauce and bread, my three favorite things. I also opted for the traditional PoBoy which was full of shrimp goodness. -seafood cravings have intensified-
I don't drink often, but when in New Orleans, right? If you ever get the chance you've got to try this daiquiri, apparently it is a thing.
Willie Mae's Scotch House
Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to make it, but if you want real fried chicken. I was told this is the place to be.
Our rooms were here and we were around most of the attractions and tourist spots. Whatever you do be cautious of some of these places: they're not authentic and they're expensive.
Louis Armstrong Park
There is a lot of history in this park and inside is an area called "Place de Negres", a name from the tradition of slaves who gathered on Sundays. If you're into history or want to hear some rich jazz keep this on your list.
New Orleans was a trip much needed and a city full of heat, jazz and fried foods. I'd love to visit again, maybe I'll meet THE Big Freeida.