February 23, 2011

New Orleans Vernacular


Clover Grill Sign

Cayenne Pepper in Giant Jars

New Orleans has a vernacular and a flavor all its own.
A rich gumbo of music, people, architecture, celebrations, food and history. It's impossible to describe, really. All I can say is that you must (and should!) experience it for yourself.

Balcony Bar is Open

Bourbon Street

The Kitchen Witch

Evening in the Quarter

Hubig's Pies

"Unless we're hungover"

Community Coffee

French Quarter

Red Beans

French Quarter

Deli Menu

King Cakes

French Quarter Sign

Where Y'all At?
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spacedlaw said...

Great tribute!
have fun!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Fantastic photos, when were these taken? I thought that after Hurricane Katrina New Orleans was still in a pretty bad way. Diane

Tuula said...

Looks lovely (laughing at the "open unless we have a hangover" sign, fantastic!) Have a great trip :)

Chez Loulou said...

Merci Nathalie! I love having the chance to go every year.

The photos have all been taken since Katrina. I've been back every year since the storm and most of the city has either been rebuilt or is in the process of being restored. If you go as a tourist and stay in the French Quarter, CBD, Warehouse District or Garden District, you won't see many remnants of the hurricane.

I love that sign! It is so "New Orleans". :)

Betty C. said...

It is indeed a different world from the PNW...your photos make me want to go back!

Chez Loulou said...

VERY different!
I hope you get the chance to visit again some day. It is such a unique, amazing city.

Brenna said...

i love this! i ve always wanted to go; my brother went on a service trip and had an amazing time. My best friend just moved to Baton Rouge and I had a lovely time visiting her this summer. Next time we ll make the trip to New orleans!

croquecamille said...

"Pound for pound our cheapest book." Ha! When are you going back? I hope you get a chance to taste my friend Rhonda's desserts!

Susan said...

I heart NOLA!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Camellia beans are THE best for making authentic Louisiana red beans and rice.

On my husband's first visit to NOLA he ordered a cup of coffee and the waitress asked, "light or dark?" He didn't understand the question and thought she was asking if he wanted milk in his coffee, so he said "dark." Boy was he surprised when he got a cup of dark, thick chicory coffee. He since has come to love dark coffee.

Chez Loulou said...

You"ll definitely have to go the next time you visit your friend in Baton Rouge. You"ll love it!

I'm here now!
Your friend works for Donald Link? Or John Besh? I can't remember.

Me too!

They are the best, I agree. And the coffee here is one of life's greatest pleasures. I always bring some home to France with me.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Woohoo you kept that quiet .. Have a fantastic trip ..The lady I stayed with in France last year comes from New Orleans .. (She is a blogger)

Sharon T said...

I would love to go to New Orleans, but haven't had the chance yet. Baton Rouge is the closest I've gotten so far! I LOVE Community Coffee and have friends bring it back to me regularly. Thanks for the great photos :)

Camille said...

Link Restaurant Group. Have fun!

Chez Loulou said...

I'm having a great time, thanks!

If you ever have the chance - GO! :)

merci. I'll try to stop in and say hello.

helen tilston said...

New Orleans is climbing highter on my list of "future visits"
Thanks for a great blog

Chez Loulou said...

You should move it to #1! :)