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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Orleans Fabulous Find

NOLA.. If you haven't been I strongly recommend. Here are all my Fabulous Finds from the city. New Orleans Jazz Fest. A Mecca for Food,Music,Laughter and true down to earth people from all walks of life. Festival is held on a horse track.The Festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, so the music encompasses every style associated with the city and the state: blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And of course there is lots of jazz, both contemporary and traditional. Also the line up will consist of other artists. This year they had Dave Mathews,James Taylor,Earth Wind and Fire and Etta James to name a few.
The Food OH MY! Crawfish Monica,softshell crab Poboy,Crawfish Bread, Shrimp Bread,Sausage & JalapeƱo Bread,Alligator Pie, Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp, *Fried Green Tomatoes ,Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo, Crab & Craw fish Stuffed Mushrooms, Crawfish Enchilada The list goes on and on. Drinks from alcohol to Non-alcohol.

After the show everyone manly locals go to LIUZZA'S best place for a bloody marry topped with spicy green beans.. Plus they have a mini block party and always a local band playing outside.. This is the best way to end the day after the sun has fallen and you just want a nice cold cocktail. Some locals are out selling their creations.. address: 3636 Bienville St. two blocks from the fair grounds.

Shopping.. The artists at the show sell amazing things. from handbags to sculptures and of course Jewelry. They come from all over. I am a huge Fleur DE Li's wearer so I try and find pieces with that design.. I truly love New Orleans even the muddy Mississippi River because along with it are the River Boats and they are relaxing to watch when you sit out on the pier..Great place for to run in the morning (If your a Runner). Don't fall for the guys who tell you ,you need your shoe shined.. LOL Happened to us and they were shining my husband sneakers.. big mistake.. walk very fast and far away.. trust me..

Decatur St. a must to stop and shop walk around and see all the amazing finds.. Fleur De Li's mecca.. They also have street markets filled with anything and everything.. check with the locals or online for dates plug in street fairs New Orleans into google..

Two Food places I must talk about and their are soo many but these are two on my favorites:

Cafe Du Monde home of the world famous Chicory coffee and Beignets.. These amazing tasting french dough that is immersed in confectionery sugar. Get there first thing in the A.M otherwise the line wraps around the building check it out.. When you are there buy coffee and a box or two of the beignet mix to bring home. Great to make with kids ,ours love them..

Central Grocery. Known for the best Muffeletta OH My Goodness.. It's heaven to the pallet. Love it. Big Honken Sandwich with an olive relish that's simply delish.. Love it. Not Open on Mondays and again there will be a line.. DELI / SANDWICHES REGIONAL ITALIAN Central Grocery French Quarter 923 Decatur Street New Orleans , LA

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  1. My cousin Linda lives in the big easy and it is in my plans to visit her during Mardi Gras.

    I LOVE your header!

  2. of my favorite cities. Great info and details on N.O. And can't beat those beignets at DuMonde.


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