We used to visit NOLA twice a year when we lived in Texas before kids. Now it's time to bring the chowpups to town. It's been too long since our last visit. And what better excuse than Jazz Fest?
We'll fly in on the Wednesday of the second weekend. After getting settled into our hotel in the Garden District, we're planning on dinner at the Gumbo Shop and beignets at Cafe du Monde. It was always our first thing to do once we landed in town.
Thursday I'm looking at maybe doing the Zoo in the morning. I'm looking for suggestions for a lunch place, maybe somewhere along Magazine or in Riverbend. After a nap in the afternoon, we're thinking of the Rock 'n' Bowl as our evening's dining and entertainment venue. Does anyone know if you can hear the music from the lanes in the new place?
Friday is full on Jazz Fest. If we have energy afterwards, we might try Magasin for Vietnamese. I doubt we'll have room for much more than that. I always tend to eat too much at Jazz Fest.
Saturday plans are for a Lafayette Cemetary tour in the morning with a picnic of Central Grocery muffalettas in the park in front of St. Louis Cathedral. Then a walking tour of the Jazz National Historic Park, maybe catch a live performance at Perserverance Hall. Shopping in the French Market for souvenirs, then an early dinner at Sylvain. We'll finish up the day at Preservation Hall then take the streetcar back to the hotel.
We fly out early Sunday morning, more's the pity. I would have loved to squeeze in a brunch.
Comments? Suggestions? The pups are aged 10 and 12. Older pup is an adventurous eater, younger pup is picky.