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Saving New Orleans – One Drink at a Time

by Kay~Kacey on 9/27/2010

We did our best to help the local New Orleans economy. My sister and brother-in-law met us in New Orleans for a few days of drinking and eating way too much rest and relaxation . Note to self, next time plan the New Orleans part of the vacation first, then go on and do the relaxing on the beach. I’m just sayin’

We did our best to sample all the best New Orleans had to offer…

drinking-new-orleans We started out at Cafe Maspero’s for the best muffalattas in the Quarter. Seriously. Okay, I take that back, FIRST we grabbed a drink at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone where we were staying. It’s an older boutique hotel. I like it. Small rooms, but a gorgeous lobby, cool decorations, and fabulous service.

Back to the drinking. My sister (who hates to be photographed) decided we needed “bunny ears” on our our drinking photos. Hey, I was up for it. May I just insert here…it sure is nice to have a fairly decent camera on my iphone. Fun and easy to catch the action without carting around my big old camera. (which I did, and will share “real” photos later).

We wandered from dinner to a walk on the riverfront then onto Pat O’Briens. Just because.

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Just in case you were wondering, we might have had drinks during the day too. Like out at Landry’s on Lake Pontchartrain. Great view. Well, then there was the rooftop poolside bar at the Hotel Monteleone. Ask for Zachary the bartender there. I’m just sayin’

drinking-new-orleans3Drinks and dinner at the Palace Cafe on Canal Street. (you can skip that. So underwhelmed. Needs better management. Some of our food was lukewarm at best. We had a great time anyway.) Then, wait, did we go to Pat O’Brien’s AGAIN? Mybad.

We also went out to the Abita Pub (love and adore Abita Beer) and had lunch and a flight sample of their beer. Okay, TWO flight samples of their beer. I found a new beer I love. Instead of just the plain Abita Amber, I now love their Purple Haze Beer too.

Oh, and let me just say, if you give my sister enough alcohol, you get to take her picture, complete with bunny ears…that she gave herself… :rofl:

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Oh, and lest you think we only drank in New Orleans…we did manage to get beignets a couple of times.

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I think I need a vacation from my vacation… :crazy:

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SouthernSass September 27, 2010 at 7:08 am

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love the bunny ears!

Flea September 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Oh my word. I think I miss beignets most. But not New Orleans coffee. Weak stuff, unless it’s French drip. Did y’all get to Deeny’s in Bucktown? The seafood is to die for. Looks like you had a great trip!

superguy September 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

did not get to Deanie’s in bucktown much to my chagrin. An experience to remember and would have been able to remember since I would have abstained from drinking until we got back to the quarter. Instead we ate and drank mostly in the quarter. wonderful. the beaches are clean and empty if anyone is interested. and the seafood… doesn’t get any better.

Hotel Monteleone September 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Happy to see you enjoyed your time in New Orleans and at the Hotel Monteleone pool bar!

Kate September 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Some day, I’d like to stay at the Hotel Monteleone. Did you see any ghosts? And I had no idea they had a rooftop pool. Wow.

Tracy September 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm

oh my gosh, Woman, you crack me up. you know…i spent 20 yrs there. thanks for taking me back down memory lane a bit. yeah, not really the same lane…because mine didn’t have ALL those drinks. hehehe

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