the big easy 

Hurricane Nate’s got nothing on love! I was in New Orleans over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate two friends tying the knot. Due to the city-wide curfew in response to the storm, they had to push their ceremony and reception up a couple of hours, but they were able to be married and celebrate with all their friends and family. The wedding was so lovely; it was held at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church – a beautiful venue! The reception was right across the street at Beauregard-Keyes House, a museum and historic residence. The food at the reception was incredible, and they even had the Kinfolk Brass Band come into their reception to play! Congratulations, Liz and Mike!

Since this was my first time in the Big Easy, I knew I had to take advantage of my few days here. If you ever visit New Orleans, the food is a must and that was definitely a big focus for me.

Highlights:

  • Chicken andouille gumbo at the Gumbo Shop
  • Cure, a cocktail bar that instigated the New Orleans cocktail scene
  • French Truck Coffee, where I fell in love with their New Orleans iced coffee
  • Drip Affogato Bar, because I can’t get enough matcha in my life
  • Willie Mae’s Scotch House, home to the best fried chicken I’ve ever had
  • French Quarter, especially checking out all the architecture that’s reflective of New Orleans’ history and multicultural heritage
  • Hearing the Kinfolk Brass Band play both at the wedding reception and while walking around the French Quarter

 

Jackson Square
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Las Tres Flores at Spitfire Espresso
Beignets from Cafe Du Monde
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Stumptown is located inside the Ace Hotel
French Quarter
Kinfolk Brass Band
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New Orleans Iced Coffee at French Truck Coffee
Trolley down Canal Street
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Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Matcha, Matcha at Drip Affogato Bar

If you have questions about the places I visited in New Orleans or want any recommendations, feel free to leave a comment!

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