Wednesday, February 22, 2012

new orleans - day 1

touched down at louis armstrong international airport at 4:20pm to temps in the 70s and slightly windy. after a kamikaze cab ride to our b&b, we were given a quick rundown of the place and area by john, our friendly innkeeper. it's situated on the ideal intersection of the famed bourbon street and esplanade, just a stone's throw from the jazz-heavy frenchman street in the faubourg marigny.

a few minutes later, we were off to an early dinner at mr. b's bistro for their renowned barbecue shrimp and crawfish ravioli. the shrimp did not disappoint - whole jumbo shrimp sauteed in worcestershire-spiked butter sauce with french bread to dredge up all the excess sauce.

a walk down bourbon street had us stop at lafitte's blacksmith shop for a NOLA blonde before settling in at d.b.a. for a 10pm show from walter wolfman washington & the roadmasters.

d.b.a. is a cozy but rockin jazz bar with an incredible list of hard-to-find beers alongside an equally impressive list of scotch and whiskey. bourbon street is akin to a college town, but frenchman street, on the other hand, is where it's at...

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