NOLA for our Mini Honeymoon

We drove down to New Orleans Friday to get away for a weekend. We stayed at an Airbnb located northeast of the French Quarter, which was perfect because it was a quick walk to Bourbon Street. We arrived around 3 PM. We settled in, then headed over to the French Quarter. We ate 2 dozen oysters at Felix’s, which were divine! I got oysters Bienville and Laura got char grilled oysters, her favorite.

Later that evening, we walked over to GW Fins as it looked like a great restaurant to try. We sat at the bar as we usually do and met a really friendly couple Jeff and Tori. Laura ordered the Neyers Chardonnay (2021), which was really tasty.

They adopted us and bought a couple rounds in celebration of our wedding. We ordered the swordfish, lobster ravioli and the BBQ shrimp, which were all delicious. Jeff and Tori insisted on taking us to see a funk band called Flow Tribe at Tipitina’s. We took a Lyft with swerving Irvin who was a hoot! There was a lot of dancing in the car.  Had a drink at the venue then the couple disappeared. We got home at 2 AM. 

Sat morning we woke up at 8:30 or so and walked to get beignets at Café Beignet. Delicious, though they were not as puffy as they usually are. Maybe we got a bad batch. We also split a boudin omelet, which was so good, especially after a night of drinking.

We walked over to the Museum of Death, which was interesting, though morose and underwhelming. We drove over to three thrift stores, all of which didn’t have anything Laura wanted. Lunch at Lola’s. We ordered the crawfish queso and BBQ shrimp. They were very rich and filling.

Tori made us a reservation at Saint John’s for 7:30 Sat. night. We weren’t very hungry because our late lunch was so rich. Laura ordered a glass of the Maison Albert Bichot (2021), which was really light and smooth. As for the food, we got oysters 3 ways, an oyster salad, and split a cup of their gumbo. We’d love to go back when we’re really hungry to try their tasting menu! We went to the Peacock Room which was an interesting bar in the bottom of a hotel. Their drinks were pretty good. I stuck to bourbon/rye based drinks. We walked around a bit and ended up getting back home around 2AM again.

Sunday morning we walked 10 mins to a breakfast place called French Toast in the quarter. We shared a chicken biscuit, super fluffy french toast, and a delectable ham, mushroom, and gruyere crepe. We got on the road around 11:30 AM and got home around 5. We skipped lunch because breakfast was so filling. It was so nice to be able to get away for a weekend where the weather was so much warmer than Memphis!

Saved Google Map of our food, bar, and other options.