We took Jenn to NOLA for a long Memorial Day weekend to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. I'm not sure I've ever had more fun or slept so little. I gained 4 pounds, which is the sign of a truly fabulous time. :)
Friday night we went to Port of Call, which is known for its hamburgers and monsoons. We had both. Neither disappointed. We also ran into The Compositionz, who I've seen several times at weddings and such. They serenaded us while we waited in line. Sweet boys.
One of the members of the band was getting married too!
Outside Port of Call
Me and Hilly Bean
Our days were spent by the pool, which was apparently THE place to be if you were a guest at The W Hotel on Poydras.
Me, Jenn and Liz - one of our Boston gals!
Saturday we ate at Mother's for lunch, which is always wonderful, then we sunbathed until it was time for dinner. Basically, we ate all weekend.
Saturday night we ate dinner at Capdeville, which is probably one of my new favorite spots in NOLA. The macaroni and cheese is to die for. And the chorizo french fries.... forget about it. We got to meet the owner, James, and he ended up coming out with us Sunday night. Nice guy.
The girls with James, the owner of Capdeville
Sunday we went to brunch at the Palace Cafe, where Jenn was once again serenaded by a band. They sang "What a Wonderful World" and the cute little bald guy on the left side with the glasses was so funny. He would sing "I hear babies crying... shut up, baby!"
Brunch at Palace Cafe
After brunch, we walked to Jackson Square because some of the girls had never been. I had never been into the cathedral when a mass was in progress. It was pretty neat.
Sunday night, we ate at Grand Isle. Great oysters. While we were eating, we used the iPhone app aLike to determine who our celebrity look-alikes were. It's the greatest thing because the celebrities look NOTHING like you.
I mean, I love Alyson Hannigan but really?
After dinner, we went to Lafitte Bar which is one of the coolest places I have ever been to. It was built in the 1720s and is the oldest structure used as a bar in America. It doesn't even have electricity.
Stacy's husband collects fire department shirts from different cities, so we had to stop and get him one. Naturally, we hopped in the fire truck.
It was a great weekend, and I cannot wait for Jenn's wedding in 11 days! For now, girls, I'll just leave you with this....