Sunday, June 30, 2013

Red Beans and Rice on Monday?

You might not be doing laundry today, but you can still eat red beans and rice just the same.   Here are some of the best places to have this New Orleans staple.  

Making the Rounds

We routinely do this bar crawl to see all of our friends.  Try not to have liquor in every place or you won't make it.  Trust me.

Also most of these places have food so make sure to eat along the way and have lots of water.  It helps stave off the "where the f*%k am I's."

P.S.   This is just an abbreviated list of the places you should go and the people you should ask for.  If the people I wrote aren't there it's not a big deal.  All the bartenders at these bars are badass.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Muscle Car of Burgers

There are a lot of burger joints in this town, and everybody has their favorite. But I don't care what your favorite places are.  If you want a burger - that is ground beef, cheese, and a sliced bun - then you want this place...

This place is an amazing example of how fresh bread, quality cheese, and house-ground, butchered, and pattied beef can take a hamburger from, "Do you want fries with that?" to, "Wow! That was IN-credible..."

They do have a BYOL and BYOT policy (no lettuce, not tomato, and certainly no peanut butter-bacon).  That is to say we think it's fantastic the way it is;  if you don't agree, bring the extras yourself.

Simply enough, the burgers here are a bit similar to a muscle car - simple, uncomplicated, old-school, and exciting in ways you never though possible. Or am I thinking of a beautiful woman?  Either way, you need to come here.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Easily one of the best happy hours in New Orleans

Between 3 and 6pm everyday the pizzas, wine, beer, and well drinks are half off.  Which would already be dope except for the pizzas, that can serve 2, get cut from 14 down to about 7 dollars.  Highway robbery..... 

Oh and you can thank Michael Glassberg for the selection of Italian amaros.  

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Best Hangover Recovery Bar??!

We've all had those mornings.  You have to be a productive adult, but every fiber of your being is telling you to crawl in a hole and hibernate.  

Sylvain is dark.  It's cool.  It's inviting.  And best of all, it has some of the best craft cocktail bartenders in New Orleans. 

Just bring sunglasses.   Because when you leave this nurturing haven for the artists of the night, you'll be blinded by the reality of the day, and the always surprising hot New Orleans sun.  

Drink more water next time...

Any Questions about Nola?

Ask away and I will answer your Nola questions.... Napkin style!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Best Coffee in the Quarter?

Google it.

If you don't have google, how the hell are you reading this?

(Also, no chairs.  Get your coffee and get the f**k out)

Staying Wet in the Quarter

So you wanna go swimming...  

You're not friends with anyone with a pool, and you're not staying at a hotel.

 Don't worry, we got you covered.   Make sure to tip the pool bartenders well and you should have no problem enjoying lots of sunshine, cool water, and fruity drinks.   

Oh, and one last thing.

Don't get kicked out for being an asshole, and don't tell 'em we sent you.   Word.

Here's the list:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Late night food in the Quarter?

After 11 in the quarter, decent food choices get dicey.   Don't go to Krystal Burger or some shitty Bourbon Street pizza place.  Use this list, and you'll be happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic.

Lunch on Freret?

I had the beet and arugula sandwich today, and it was fantastic.   As a girl I know likes to say, they have the best salad-sandwiches.   Ask for Peter; he's wicked cool and good at making you feel like you're a regular your first time here.