I had a great time in the French Quarter over the Thanksgiving Holiday! I stopped by the world famous Cafe du Monde for some mouth watering beignets. We also ventured in the neighborhood east of the Quarter and stumbled upon a great little laundromat/restaurant/grocery store with slot machines that specialized in Indian and New Orleans style food....AMAZING. I want one in my neighborhood too. The name of this little place was called Schiros. Visit this place if you go, very good food!
Also, a little coffee shop was found a few blocks away in a very quiet neighborhood that had more architecture and charm than all of Dallas put together. The Orange Couch had a great atmosphere and tasty drinks. Everything inside was white except the couch of course. Very interesting to have all residential and a couple of stores in the neighborhood, never have seen that but really liked it, charming.
The morning of Thanksgiving was spent having breakfast in the elegant Ritz Carlton restaurant. This was followed up with a 50 minute vichy shower warm stone massage in the spa....me like.
Another placed I really liked is a bar that dates back to 1722. A pirate/architect by the name of Jean Lafitte used to hide his treasure in the hidden compartment in the fireplace centuries ago. My friend Clare is in New Orleans tracking down this Mr. Lafitte, more information to follow.
Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-