After walking in the rain we needed something hot to drink. What better place to stop than Café Beignet on Royal Street? We usually go to Café Du Monde on Decatur Street but had decided on this trip we would try Café Beignet instead. Our last visit to Café Du Monde left us with the impression that quantity was negatively impacting quality, that and the crowds! Café Beignet is small and not crazy busy. The beignets were freshly prepared, not greasy, and also not completely smothered in powdered sugar. We really enjoyed Café Beignet and plan to return again on our final day here.
Our dinner plan was to try Jacques-Imo’s, a place we’d heard about from friends and seen on Anthony Bourdain’s show. We had to take a cab ride over there so there was no turning back once we were there.
We were sad to discover the George Rodrigue, the Blue Dog artist, died recently. Their was a touching tribute to him of school children’s colored pages on the window to his gallery.
After breakfast we walked back to the French Quarter and to the hotel for a little break. Alexandra, our daughter sent us a photo of two of the boxers. They are so sweet and we miss them so much.
We saw some interesting sights on Royal Street. An old drugstore with the original soda fountain, a 56 Chevy, and the Supreme Court building, to name a few. We also discovered a gift shop that sold Pandora charms. I have a little dangling fleur de lis now, along with a beautiful scarf with a fleur de lis pattern. Thank you Steve!
Fried Bologna Salad with Hard Boil Eggs
I’m am about maxed out with eating New Orleans food by now, but we have had a great time and fantastic food. The cold winter weather made walking around refreshing when compared with the hot humid weather we experienced in the summer of 2011. We had planned to go on a tour of haunted houses tonight but due to the damp chill in the air, decided to cancel and instead went to the Harrah’s casino where I proceeded to lose some money fairly quickly, however Steve won and shared his winnings.