New Orleans – March 18, 2011 – French Quarter
After a 5 hour flight, via Houston, we arrived in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong International Airport, naturally and aptly named. After collecting our luggage, we grabbed a cab and headed for our B&B. Garlands Guest House and Creole Cottages. This was once a plantation and is a collection of cottages in a gated compound. The decor is very nicely done and the location is just off Rampart St, beside Louis Armstrong Park on the edge of the French quarter. http://www.historicgarlands.com/
We arrived, linked up with John and Cec and promptly went for a short walk into the heart of the French Quarter. This area has a life of its own, vibrant and crazy. As we were in fairly late, we did a quick tour and started to look for a place for supper. We, fortunately, ran into an excellent spot within minutes. We figured it was good based on the lineup out onto the street. Checked it out and they figured 20 minutes, so we stayed. Place is called, quite simply, “EAT”. Sure enough we were seated within 15 minutes, great timing. Sat down, ordered a drink and promptly learned something. BYOB applies. The server pointed us to a liquor store a block away, and off John and I went. No corkage either. Supper was very good, I would give it 4 of 5 stars. http://www.eatnola.com/
Supper eaten, wine drank, conversation done, we headed back to the B&B for a well deserved rest after a long, long day. Must rest up for the next evening – Rafael Saadiq, and a long day in the Quarter.