Weekend Trip to New Orleans

Eating Out

This past weekend I took a short trip to New Orleans, and what a yummilicious time I had!  I stuffed myself silly – here are some of the highlights:

Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

A cooking class/demonstration at Crescent City Cooks:

Do you need some Magic Swamp Dust in your life?
No? How about a crawfish mobile?

Crawfish Gumbo!

Etouffee – this was my fave; you could taste the butter in every bite!

A trip to NOLA wouldn’t be complete without pralines.

Bread Pudding

Fried Oyster Sandwich at Cafe Maspero

Charbroiled Oysters at Drago’s (these were AWESOME!)

The Aftermath.

We also tried the Crabmeat Au Gratin Dip (cheezy goodness)

and the Shrimp ‘N Grits with Tasso

I definitely lucked out in the food department in NOLA!  With the penchant for anything buttered, sugared, fried or carby, I knew I’d be in for a treat.  Yum :).  Aaaand now I’m craving a praline – anybody got some lying around? 😉

Have you ever been to New Orleans? What was your favorite food there?

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    kelsey
    April 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    OMG the charbroiled oysters. YES! And beignets? Yum! Pretty much all of it is delicious. Maybe you could make some pralines? 🙂

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    Layla
    April 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    YIKES. I am literally drooling right now. Aaaaaaand I need to take another trip to New Orleans. I forgot how amazing the food is!!

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    eatyourchow
    April 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Yum! New Orleans is my favorite dining destination in the world. I'm heading there in two weeks and this gets me so excited. My fave eats in the Big Easy are the BBQ shrimp from Mr. B's and anything at Cochon.

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    Marissa
    April 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Goodness! The crawfish étouffée is my favorite, too… perfect amount of spice. Mmm! {That cooking instructor looks a bit like Kevin Spacey!}

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    Alice
    April 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Oh man! Beignets?? Must you blog about everything that is drool worthy? Oh wait. It's a food blog. Dur!

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    April 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I wish I could have been there! Everything looks great!!

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    kimberly michelle
    April 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Oh man… I'm craving butter right now. And more of those oysters!!!

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    Erica
    April 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    YUM beignets! I don't know how you managed to take a picture and holding back for even a moment without devouring those bad boys!

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    jenni_marie
    April 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Yum!!!
    Y'all should have gone to Jachimo's on Oak. They have the best food. Seriously. They have this alligator cheese cake that is to die for. Even my non-seafood eating husband thinks so. Maybe alligator is more like chicken then seafood though…

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    Cathleya
    April 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    MMMMMMMMMM, looking at these pics it feels like I was right there with you! Oh wait, I was! 🙂

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    Jessica
    April 20, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I'm so envious of your trip!! It looks like you had your fill of tasty southern cuisine! YUM

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    Charlene @ Sweetchic
    April 21, 2011 at 12:07 am

    oh. my. gawd. You're killing me…

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    KatieB, aka Miss Magic
    April 21, 2011 at 2:03 am

    I'm gonna make some prawww-lines for Easter. Not pray-lines, that is like, so totally wrong. 🙂

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    Ghenet
    April 21, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Looks like you had a great time, and ate VERY well! 🙂

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    April 21, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Mmm the grilled oysters (and everything else) looks amazing! I had gumbo, po'boys, and friend chicken. I also had muffalettas but it was a bit bready for me.

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    sweetsbysillianah
    April 21, 2011 at 2:23 am

    YUM! heading to NOLA next month… can't wait! oh how i've missed the beignets and oysters so! =)

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    Julia
    April 21, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Yum! Let's go back!

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    San Jose Love
    April 21, 2011 at 5:07 am

    beignets look like tiny funnel cakes and yum those oysters.

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    honey my heart
    April 21, 2011 at 5:44 am

    looks like such a great culinary adventure! new orleans is one of my dream cities to visit and eat at… but for now i'll live vicariously through your food photos. beignets, oysters, bread pudding, mmm 🙂

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    lobster
    April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Looks so good!!!!!!!!!! Those oysters and beignets. Omg.

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    Stephanie
    April 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Love Nola….my fave resto there is boucherie. Its a secret gem that you MUST go to

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    Diana
    April 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Looks like a tasty trip!! <3

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    Katie
    April 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Darn you and your delicious NOLA treats! I really want a Cafe du Monde beignet…it has been years since I had one last!

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    Michael M. Richardson
    April 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Now I have to add NOLA to my must visit list
    http://www.theculinarylens.com

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    lavenderpug
    April 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    WOW that is some serious yummy food overload going on. i am hankering, oddly, after the lobster mobile.

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    Micah and Catherine
    May 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I love New Orleans and want to go back again just to eat. I also want that crayfish mobile!

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