Spanish moss, the smell of beer (and piss?) and café au lait: a long weekend well spent with my father in New Orleans. I decided to take each of my parents on trips for Christmas so I could enjoy some one-on-one time creating memories. NOLA was the perfect destination for my father and I who love food, music and watching drunk people do silly things. We stayed in a great Airbnb in Esplanade Ridge, a quiet residential neighborhoods with a few cafes and bars.
The evening before we left we spent in the swamps of Lafitte, LA. It was one of the highlights of the trip, as the alligators had finally emerged from hibernation - we must have seen dozens! My two restaurant recommendations are Sylvain for brunch and Kingfish for cocktails (and food of all kinds!). I hope to make it back some day to eat more po' boys and beignets.