Indulging in the Sins of New Orleans

New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.

– Mark Twain

Ok, so I am just loving New Orleans. What a crazy , friendly and vibrant place! Though I have only been able to go into the French Quarter and will be venturing out to get a view of the Mississippi so that I can cross another thing off my list, I still wish I could see soooo much more. There are not enough hours in the day and the primary reason I am here (to attend the conference) is great and taking up most of my time, so I am grateful what I am getting to experience.

Though I’ve ventured down Bourbon Street both for an early morning walk to breath in the beer stained sidewalks as well as at night, the kind of fleshly sins going on on Bourbon Street are not up my cup of tea. BUT, the food, the glorious food! I’ve had everything from fried green tomatoes, gumbo and ‘dirty’ rice at The Roosevelt Hotel, crawfish bisque at Bon Ton Cafe, sweet doughy beignets both at the hotel and the ever popular and iconic Cafe du Monde and so many more delicacies.

So if food is your sinful pleasure, especially of the seafood variety, you will L-O-V-E New Orleans.

What’s your guilty pleasure when you travel?

New Orleans Bon Ton Cafe signature Rum Ramsey Cocktail

Beignets and strawberry shortcake at The Roosevelt Hotel

Blackened fish, 'dirty' rice and green beans at The Roosevelt

Shrimp Gumbo at The Roosevelt

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6 Responses to Indulging in the Sins of New Orleans
  1. Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide
    August 25, 2012 | 8:40 am

    I am originally from New Orleans. I think that is why I have had a weight problem my entire life… the food is SO sinly. :)
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  2. Angela
    August 25, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    I was so excited when I learned this conference was in New Orleans and really wanted to go. I am so glad to hear you are having a great time and look forward to hearing more about the conference also.
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  3. Headant
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    August 25, 2012 | 8:30 pm

    Welcome to New Orleans! Can you see me waving from my house?
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  4. Melissa pezza
    August 25, 2012 | 8:40 pm

    I really want to visit New Orleans!! I heard the place is AMAZING!!
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  5. krystle
    August 25, 2012 | 11:04 pm

    Oh my gosh those Beignets look to die for!!

    My guilty pleasure when traveling is eating breakfast out, we never do it any other time. I love a big platef eggs, buttered toast and home fries!
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  6. Libby's Library
    August 27, 2012 | 11:35 pm

    Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to indulge in all the wonderful food (although Gabe consumed just about everything that was offered), I did get to enjoy the White Bean Soup. It was to die for!
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