New Orleans, Part I

Stopping in New Orleans was a great idea. We had some of our best meals there. But despite everything we’d heard, it was still surprising to see the city’s lack of recovery from Katrina. It kind of felt like a war zone. One thing that hasn’t changed since the old days: the ever present aroma of garbage mixed with stale beer.

As soon as we arrived, it was time to take the dog on a walk.

NOLA pt I 1

A stroll through Woldenberg Park, near our hotel.

NOLA pt I 2

Eliza spotted some nice typography and tile work.

NOLA pt I 3

Jaxon put her whole body into this particular smell.

NOLA pt I 4

Possibly Ben’s favorite meal of the trip. Crawfish etoufee¬†at the Bon Ton cafe, another Roadfood recommendation. Also note: more onion rings.

NOLA pt I 7

So, it turns out that when the W says they are “pet friendly,” that means there’s a non-refundable $100 fee involved. As long as we were paying the fee, Jaxon took advantage.

NOLA pt I 5

Breakfast at Mother’s. Solid, (but there was a better breakfast coming our second time through.)

NOLA pt I 8

A little iced cafe au lait from Cafe du Monde as we left town. Excellent.

NOLA pt I 9

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