Accidentally Sexy Food Porn: My week in New Orleans

New Orleans is all about laid back living, rich history and mixed influences.

Its food is the absolute definition of people who enjoy life and make an art of it -- its flavors demonstrate the environment and ancestry of this historic city. 

I spent my birthday week in New Orleans, and this is how I lived...

Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon Street, (504) 525-2021

Executive Chef Brian Landry is cooking up some phenomenal dishes at this classic restaurant.  Our waiter said that Friday lunch is the best time to visit.  Executives and business owners will have their assistants stand in line for them outside the restaurant to get a table at New Orleans' favorite to start an early weekend.  When you're there, talk with your waiter.  Let him guide you through your culinary experience.

Cafe du Monde, 800 Decatur Street, (504) 525-4544

Even when its hot, the covered patio at Cafe du Monde benefits from a steady, refreshing breeze off the Atlantic. I opted for the iced cafe au lait, but get the hot drink.  Even in June, you'll want to dunk your beignets in your coffee. Don't wear anything you care about spilling powdered sugar on.

Capdeville, 520 Capdeville Street, (504) 371-5161

One of Robert Leblanc's spots in New Orleans, this bar reminded me of a pub straight out of St. Andrews.  From the swarms of ridiculously attractive men to the wooden floors and array of whiskeys, I thought I had teleported back to university.  The drinks were gorgeous and the food was plenty.  Plus, it's located directly across the street from a historic courthouse.  Apparently, Friday afternoons are a great time to mix with the young professional crowd as they mess around on their laptops and drink shots of bourbon.

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  • Beautiful food, beautiful descriptions of it. I love New Orleans.

  • JEALOUS!!!

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