Have you been to New Orleans? If not, hop a plane now before the next storm closes your airport and go. Yeah, I think it’s raining there now, but trust me… it won’t dampen your spirits.
I didn’t get to see it at all during daylight hours, except from our room window. I was there on League business, and the days were LONG, deep and productive. We didn’t get to any of the great restaurants y’all suggested, but we had FINE dining experiences just the same.
We stayed on Canal Street, and Friday night, we were too tired to even take a cab uptown. We just asked the concierge for recommendations. We landed at GW Fins. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had a better meal. I started with Conundrum, which is my new favorite wine. (Be still my heart… the wine shop on my way home carries it. Sissy, dinner will be late because Mama needs new wine.)
Saturday, our nearby recommendations failed us. My travel companion is a loyal Yelper, and Yelp didn’t paint the right pictures of the places we were sent. One looked awesome, but neither Yelp nor the concierge told us we needed reservations. We weren’t willing to wait two hours. So, we’d passed The Pelican Club both nights and we thought it looked nice… it was. The moral of this story is that when in NoLa, if it’s good enough for dinner, call ahead for reservations. That’s probably obvious to most of you, but such is the curse of living in podunk. Even the places that require reservations around here will work you in pretty quickly in most cases.
I can also say I’ve never been in a friendlier city. From the doorman to the NoLa League president and everyone in between, they couldn’t stop telling us how happy they were to have us in their city. Now, I do suppose that the locals still there now are the ones who are very passionate about their hometown, but still… it was delightful to be their guest.
I do have to mention one cause our Friday lunchtime speaker champions. If you went to a theater last weekend, you might have seen the Women of the Storm public service announcement. Regardless, I hope you’ll take a moment to click over and watch the video or just cut to the chase and sign the petition.
Since most of my readers are women, I’m going to take a moment to remind you that we are powerful. As a collective force, there’s almost nothing we can’t do. What are you passionate about?