- No-Frills NOLA Travel Guide -
This was only my second time in New Orleans, but I seemed to make my way around pretty well (aside from my awful sense of direction). Below is a quick and dirty list of my favorite spots - places to eat, things to do, and of course, places to eat:
Favorite breakfast: The Ruby Slipper
Anyone who wants a pancake flight, say 'I.' That's right - a flight of three different kinds of heavenly pancakes. The wait is brutally long, but we still happily spent two mornings at The Ruby Slipper.
Favorite tapas: Three Muses
With a rotating menu and amazing live music, there isn't anything to dislike about Three Muses. It was so nice we went twice (both trips).
Favorite bread pudding: Marigny Brasserie
Sit at the bar and enjoy some bread pudding (a la mode). It could be the allure of Marigny being right on Frenchmen Street, but I fell in love with the live jazz and dessert combo. Chris enjoyed Oceana Grill's bread pudding better, but I don't think you can't go wrong with either.
Favorite coffee: Cafe du Monde
Have a beignet (or 87) and have one at anytime. That's right, Cafe du Monde is open 24 hours. You're welcome.
Favorite spot: Frenchmen Street
With a more sophisticated vibe than Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street features live music, an outdoor art market, and the best restaurants and bars. Just a 20 minute walk from the French Quarter and you will not be disappointed.
What am I missing here, babes? Is anyone going to NOLA soon? xx