[week 40 - October 1 -7 - 2012]
[monday] Sam & I ventured out to The Great State Fair of Oklahoma… er, Tulsa. We had lots of food and some of the best people watching of all time. Gotta love it.
[cutest little lamby | me & sammy | mexican corn, my fair must have | of course she's eating the other goat's food]
[thursday - monday] NOLA Girls Trip
On Thursday, I headed to New Orleans with some friends/co-workers for some R&R. Here is my recap… obviously we had a blast! We arrived on Thursday and headed straight to the Central Grocery for muffulettas (sans olive salad for me). Next up, we did a little shopping at the French Market. After a quick nap, we decided on dinner at SoBou (South Bourbon) and it was amazing. The food was ridiculous and the specialty cocktails hit the spot after a long day. If you go any time soon, they sell 25¢ martinis during happy hour with the purchase of an entree. We kept meaning to go back for that deal, but never made it.
Friday morning, actually every morning, we started off with beignets & cafe au lait from Cafe du Monde. Although this was my third trip to New Orleans, this was my first experience with Cafe du Monde and I am still thinking about the piping hot beignets completely covered in powdered sugar. Pure perfection.
Friday night we ventured out for a scary (in more ways than one) ghost tour and then on to Frenchman Street for some blues bands and dancing. We ended the evening at the Cats Meow a fantastic karaoke bar we discovered a few years ago during an overnight stop in NOLA.
Saturday we started with an amazing brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. A must if you’re in New Orleans. After brunch, I went and saved us a seat at the Corner Oyster House for the OU game. After the game and some resting, we headed to Jacques Imo’s for dinner. This place was amazing. It’s not in the French Quarter, but it’s only a $20 cab ride away. Word to the wise, do your best to get a reservation. We showed up at 8:30 p.m. and it was a 2 hour wait. And we waited the entire 2 hours. That being said, it was worth it. We started with the alligator and shrimp cheesecake – SO good. And I had the fried chicken, it was delicious (not as good as Eischen’s, but I’m biased) but definitely should have shared with Megan because the portions were huge. Great atmosphere and very unique.
Sunday morning Shonda left for Tulsa, but Megan and I stayed and shopped and dined and went to bed early! We decided New Orleans is a lot like Vegas… 3 days is plenty.