Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Orleans - Jazz Festival

New Orleans Jazz Festival, 2013. So much fun!!! Obviously a lot of amazing music and art, many interesting people and great food. One of a kind experience.

Liuzza's
 
A block away from Jazz Fest there's Liuzza's, serving awesome smokey Bloody Marys, Gumbo and BoBoy shrimp. Definitely stop by. Looks like nothing fancy, and it's not, but it's as it should be. Quick and yummy.


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Festival Food. Tons of places here serving everything from PoBoys to Fried Aligator to Crab Cakes. Jambalaya is a must, Creole style. Seasoned and spiced rice with sausage and chicken. Wonderfully simple and oh so good.


Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde only serves Beignets and coffe, that's it. Yet there is a line out the door to get in. Yes, it looks like it's a tourist spot but still is a good place to check off breakfast beignets on your list. 


Pierre Masperon
Jambolaya at  Pierre Masperon was my favorite. Tomato sauce, chicken and andouille sausage with blackened grilled shrimp. Just perfect.

 
PoBoy was very tasty as well. We only ate the meat though, bread was a bit too much. Fries were good but nothing extraordinary.


SoBou 
 
The next morning for brunch we randomly stumbled upon SoBou. Seemed like a cool place with Creole style food, just what we were looking for. Had to get the gumbo everywhere we went. This was nice and full of flavor but honestly I liked the gumbos at Jazz Fest better.  


Also had to try Butternut Squash Beignets. Sounded very good, and rightly so. Not too sweat, very flavorful, covered with foie gras fondue sauce. Delicious and filling.


What's a meal in the New Orleans without grits. Beef Short Rib & Grits were absolutely amazing! Creamy grits and soft short rib just melt in your mouth.  Can't say enough good things about it.


Mulate's
 
Last evening in New Orleans was dedicated to a highly underrated restaurant called Mulate's. It was recomended by a local friend for great Cajun-Creole food. Try the Cajun Calemari. Very nice with lemon and sauces.   


 
Day's special was blackened Mahi-Mahi with shrimp skewer, side of jambolaya, backed potatoe and vegies. Good decision to order it. Fish was very fresh and nicely prepared. Jambalaya was just okay but the potatoe was amazing. Very filling plate of food.


Finish off properly, with a key lime pie. It was just right and really hit the spot.

Great trip with amazing experiences. New Orleans, music and food, what could be better.

Liuzza's
3636 Bienville St 
New Orleans, LA
(504) 482-9120

Cafe DuMonde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 
(504) 525-4544 

Pierre Masperos
440 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 
(504) 524-8990

SoBou
310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 
(504) 552-4095

Mulate's
201 Julia St 
New Orleans, LA 
(504) 522-1492

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