WIAW #5: NOLA Style


I haven’t posted in a while because Matt and I took a mini-vaca to New Orleans for a long weekend.  He had a conference for work, so I decided to take a couple of days off work and tag along this time.  The theme of the weekend was food, drinks, sightseeing and more food….so I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the culinary experience I had over the weekend.  And by culinary experience, I mean gluttony.  Hey, it happens.  I think it’s perfectly ok, when you eat clean 90% of the time, to treat yourself on vacation.  I mean, who wants to go to a place that is partially known for their food and order chicken and vegetables, “plain please”. Not for me, although I will admit we were both ready to get back to healthy eating by the end of the trip.  There’s only so much a girl can take. 🙂

DSC01365I was most proud of myself for going outside my comfort zone and trying oysters- twice!  Disclaimer: they were cooked and covered in either butter, cheese and/or a spinach mixture, but I think an oyster is an oyster and I shall pat myself on the back for that one.  Now, you still couldn’t pay me enough to try raw oysters on the half shell.  My adventurous side as limits, people.



DSC01299Lunch on the first day.  This is me trying to be semi-healthy with a cup of shrimp bisque and crab salad.  I decided to take it easy on myself after the oysters.  That didn’t last long. 🙂

DSC01302Matt jumped right in with a shrimp po boy.

DSC01303Most of my meals consisted of some sort of fish…

DSC01333…and champagne.

DSC01301Each restaurant offered a variety of fish I hadn’t heard of before, so it was fun to try a few new things.  Not one of them was a disappointment.


DSC01353Fried alligator bites.  Tastes like chicken! 😉

DSC01351Oh, more champs…

DSC01350I wish there were such a thing as a “champagne flight”.

DSC01349I was really looking forward to visiting Cafe Du Monde for their famouns beignets and French press coffee. It certainly lived up to the expectations.  The place was absolutely packed All. Day. Long, but we managed to snag a powdered sugar covered table for a little late afternoon treat.

DSC01363So much sugar, so little time.

DSC01360I ended the weekend with this little gem.  Double dark chocolate bread pudding.  Yup.  Might as well go out with a bang.


We had such a great time exploring a new city together.  I can’t wait to go back!





Random of the day- a real life transformer.  Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.



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  1. Ah I love all of your pics! Huge oyster lover here so I’m proud you tried them TWICE! You and your man are so cute 🙂

  2. I love cafe dumonde. I’m originally from New Orleans and I love beignets so much. They are amazing. Also oysters are delicious. It looks like you had an amazing time!

    • This was the first time for both of us in New Orleans and we absolutely loved it! So many fun areas to explore and restaurants to try!

  3. Looks like a great trip….I love going on mini-vay-cays and trying all kinds of new-to-me foods!

  4. This post makes me want to go home!!! Louisiana food is so stinkin’ good. I’m glad you decided to enjoy it! Did you have gumbo? Ah or next time try the stuffed potatoes. And the hush puppies. Oh and some jambalaya!


    • No gumbo this time, there was so much to choose from! My husband had it though and loved it, obviously! 🙂 I didn’t even think about hush puppies and stuffed potatoes…next time, next time.

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