Our last day in New Orleans already?! Vacations fly by so quickly!
We began the day with a fantastically huge breakfast at The Ruby Slipper Cafe. I had an egg white omelette with a side of potatoes and a huge, buttery biscuit.
Biscuits are often served with sugar cane syrup in the south. In this case…sugar cane syrup butter. Butter + sweet syrup = delicious.
Everything in moderation, right?
We took a short trip to the Garden District after breakfast. The Garden District is much calmer than the party scene of the French Quarter. The homes are large and southern-style with wrap around porches and beautifully kept yards.
On the edge of the Garden District is Magazine Street lined with hundreds of shops and restaurants. There was one restaurant I literally dreamed about visiting before our trip: District Donuts, Sliders, and Brew.
Are you surprised a pregnant lady dreamed about donuts? Neither am I.
The donuts were as big as our faces so we decided to split one. But it was so hard to choose just one flavor! It was so hard to choose a flavor! We settled on the Key Lime Pie donut.
Honestly, I was hoping there would be some flavor in the cake and not just the frosting. It was good, but not what I dreamed up in my head. Oh well.
Back in the French Quarter, we soaked up the scenery and grabbed a bite to eat at The Original Pierre Maspero’s.
Their version of shrimp and grits. The cheesy grits were so good!
Our mealtime entertainment was a second line band. Second line bands are common for any big event in New Orleans. In this case, a wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple!!
After lunch we caught a ride on the Natchez Steamboat. The Natchez is one of two real steamboats still in operation in the United States. It was so relaxing drifting down the Mississippi river listening the live jazz.
The cruise lasted 2.5 hours. We got back on land just in time for dinner at Luke. I was boring and got shrimp and grits for the second time that day. But hey, just like every other meal…you can order the exact same thing at two different restaurants and get entirely different things!
The kicker with Luke’s shrimp and grits was the chopped jalapeno in the grits. They didn’t add heat to the dish, only a very unique flavor. Loved it!
Last on the agenda was a ghost tour! New Orleans is a highly superstitious and (allegedly) haunted city which makes ghost tours a huge hit. We took a few tours during our trip and learned a lot of history in each one, but the ghost tour stories were certainly the most interesting.
We walked all around town while being told stories about ghosts, vampires, witchcraft, voodoo, and pirates.
If half the stories were true, then New Orleans is one wild city!
Au revoir, New Orleans! You were so good to us.
Talk to you soon,
Question: What’s your favorite flavor donut?