New Orleans | 1st Meals
In April, the Mucho Sarap crew went to New Orleans for a little r&r. It wasn't my first time thru, so I knew I didn't want to collect beads on Bourbon Street every night and sleep in every day. (I know right, what happened to my party girl self?!?!) I heard about a Filipino restaurant, Milkfish, that was unfortunately closed but was doing a pop-up at the Broad Theatre on Saturdays, so after checking in at the Omni Royal Orleans we cabbed over.
The food was delish, and was prepared in crockpots and hot plates since the Broad Theatre doesn't have a kitchen. We met Chef Cristina Quckenbush, who was super humble and laid back and even apologized for the size of the menu. Will definitely will visit again on the next visit.
Cafe du Monde isn't the only beignet in town and if you want a little something extra in yours, you gotta try the Monkey Buns at Copper Monkey. Banana sugar cinnamon gooey goodness stuffed into puffy fresh fried beignet. whew... I just had a moment thinking about them. I got nothing else to say after that. Oh right - The Omni Royal is a few steps away from Johnny's Po Boy. Everything there is great, but my go-to, even for breakfast, is a fried shrimp po'boy. It's the norm, the standard, something I return to every visit. It's my New Orleans comfort food.
These were the "firsts" on this trip. The next day we went on a swamp tour and of course ate the rest of the time. I'll post more on the other activities along with a video later this week. Until then, enjoy our first twenty something hours in the big easy.
What are your go-to spots in New Orleans?