Links to previous posts about New Orleans Trip Review:
Part 1 & 2
**Again I apologize for the quality of some of the photos. They were taken with either an iPhone or my Leica Point & Shoot w/out flash.**
This really was a fun getaway and I enjoyed most all of the food. You can never love everything that you eat. For our last dinner we went to Mr. B's. It was convenient since it's located in the French Quarter and was walking distance from our hotel.
Mr. B's is part of the Brennan Family restaurants and one of their most popular dish is the BBQ'd Shrimp. I still can't figure out why they call it bbq because it has nothing to do with traditional bbq or sauce and it's not even grilled shrimp. No matter what they call it, it's soooo good! It's served with the heads on, so you can suck on them and get all the yummy flavor out of it. They also have the peels on them, so it does get a little messy eating them, but that's part of the fun! The sauce is basically a ton of butter w/W Sauce, Garlic & Seasonings. They have the recipe on their website and I keep thinking I want to make it, but still haven't. Maybe soon ;o) One of the problems is it's hard to get live-head-on-shrimp around here. At Mr. B's it comes with bread, but I also like to order grits to go with it. I also had the gumbo, but it was just ok...
Shrimp & Grits
This was D's dish, I didn't get to try it, but it sure looked good with bacon wrapped shrimp!
Hot Buttered Pecan Pie
This was the best Pecan Pie ever! It was the crust that made it so good. It was so flaky! I asked the waiter if it was made with shortening or butter and he had a big grin on his face and said it had a ton of butter in it...lol If I could bake, I would definitely learn how to make this!
Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy
For our last breakfast/lunch we went to Johnny's Po-boy also located in the French Quarter. Some people don't like the FQ saying it's too touristy, but it's such a convenient location because you can walk to so many places. You just have to make sure to find a hotel that's not right smack on Bourbon St.
Half of this Po-Boy was good. The crab on the other half didn't taste so fresh ;o( Last time I had it I loved it, so ordered it again, but I probably should have gotten it with either shrimp or roast beef. It was a little dry too. I think it should have had mayo in it, after I finished it I spied another table with packets of mayo.
This was D & K's sandwich. They said it was good, but a little dry like mine.
Last Gumbo of the Trip...
Luckily my last gumbo was really good! I really do love gumbo :o)
Biscuit & Egg Sandwich
Hubby's Breakfast Sandwich. He really liked it, look at that biscuit...how could he have not!
Muffuletta on the Plane...
Central Grocery is famous for their Muffuletta sandwich and their Olive Salad that's in it. If they are open the day that we leave for home I like to pick it up and then eat the sandwich on the plane. I can only wonder what the other passengers are thinking when they smell it...lol Last time I bought 1 whole sandwich and hardly had any leftovers for the next day, so this time I bought 2! I put one in the suitcase ;o) I decided next time 1 1/2 sandwich would be the perfect portion. I do share it with Hubby :o) The Muffuletta has Salami, Ham, Provolone, Mortadella & the Olive Salad. They are pre-made at the store, so the oil from the olive salad soaks the bread nicely.
Eating this on the plane beats any Fast Food you can pick up at the airport! Sometimes I like to put potato chips in my sandwich. I think Bobby Flay copied me with his Crunchburgers...lol
I got most of the stuff from Central Grocery. You can pick up the Olive Salad to go. I know I've seen the Creole Mustard sold around here, but it's so hard to find. I really loved the Creole Mustard Dressing at Galatoire's, but I tried to make it at home and it just didn't turn out the same :o(
Info about Olive Salad Delivery :o)
It's a little pricey AND you have to buy 4 at once, but at least you can get it shipped to you!
My Favorite...Cajun Dill Chips...
Everybody loves Zapp's in NOLA, my fav is the Cajun Dill flavor :o)
Better than Cafe du Monde ;o)
This coffee is really strong, but it's so good if you add 1/2 Whole Milk and make it an Au Lait...
I don't think I've really had Pralines before. I loved this! It was like eating pure sugar, but I just can't resist pecans. I only bought 2 pieces...wish I got more!
This place was right across the street from our hotel, but we'd never gone in it before. I will definitely be back to get more when I'm in New Orleans again. They also will ship to you...
Thanks for reading my posts about our trip to New Orleans & the Florida Panhandle. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities and I can talk about it forever, hope you all get a chance to go if you haven't already.