Residence Inn New Orleans Covington/North Shore
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... back to the B&B stopping at the Blacksmith Shop which is the oldest continually serving bar in the US. We got back and rested up before heading out for dinner at a restaurant called Eat. Well this was our first disappointment. The restaurant was BYO but we did not know so we drank water. The food was very ordinary, for starters we had Devilled Egg with Bacon, that was ok. For mains, John had the BBQ Shrimp but I had the Crawfish Pie and Butter beans and Shrimp both ...
We walked through the French Quarter today, effectively giving the car a rest day. Our meals were very New Orleans. We had beignets for breakfast at Cafe Beignet, gumbo and crab cakes for lunch (although Mark had a fruit salad) at Meals From the Heart Cafe, and alligator burgers for dinner (although Lulu had a bison burger) at ...
... and bread pudding. I had ribs, mac and cheese and collard greens, yummy but the ribs were very spicy.
Just outside the eatery a brass band was playing... look like a high school band, very entertaining. We then headed towards a bar called Bamboulas to listen to some good blues. The singer was very talented on vocals and guitar even though he was at least 80 years old. Those old musicians are like a Timex "take a licking and keep on ticket".
... mother, Lolet, remembers clearly “the day the Diva was born” as 5 year-old Tricia demanded a piano be rolled onto stage so she could perform like Roberta performed (the fact that Tricia had yet to learn to play piano was irrelevant!)
Teedy will move you inter-dimensionally with powerfully rich and textured vocals, from the sexy-kinky Afrodisiac Geek to the rockstar solo-love of Self-Promotion to the achingly bittersweet heartbreak of Live to Love to the ...
... music, spilling out of taverns and filling up street corners. Somehow we also found ourselves being pelted by stones as we walked along Bourbon Street. No problems....we just ducked over to the next street.
We had a great time in New Orleans and wondered how much more enjoyable it would be if we weren't in winter coats. We'll ponder over that one and consider another visit to find out.