After a long and exciting first day in New Orleans, I didn’t pack as much in on Thursday. But, we girls still managed to have a lot of fun and ate lots of food.
It seems like an old fashioned diner. They had 2 Large U-shaped counters. I got 2 eggs ($3.69), grits ($0.99), and a coffee ($1.99). The server said “Hey, baby.” Later, I learned that is a term of endearment that means “Hi, how are you, isn’t it a lovely day, and a wonderful place that we live in?” Yep, all of that in a simple Hey baby!
They have egg, grits, hash browns, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, and a full lunch menu.
This was our hotel at 8:30am. I’ll have to see if I can find a comparison of 8:30pm. I may have been to nervous and cautious to pull out my phone in the evening because so many people are on the street walking.. or trying to walk.
Next, the 3 of us went to Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World on the Riverfront, next to the Convention Center. They also offer free hotel shuttle service. We first went on a private tour to see their event space and then went on a public tour (Adult Admission $20/ Child $13) and saw the studios where they create the figures for the floats and then walked through the gallery and warehouse. Very cool. I took a ton of pictures!
They take Styrofoam and then cover it was paper mache.
We had Lunch at Butcher at 930 Tchoupitoulas Street. It’s mainly a sandwich shop with a butcher area and wine bar. They specialize in house-made meats and sausages.
New Belgium, one of my favorite brewers- Not available in MA….. yet!
Next, Juls and I got a tour of the brand new Ace Hotel.
Decorating and stocking the bar began!
And we walked around and found a place for dinner. We made it to the Old Coffee Pot restaurant on Saint Peter Street. Here was a chicken dish with shrimp, green beans, rice.
All on a Thursday!! Day 2 of 4 in NOLA! Maybe this was just as busy as Day 1!!