Last night, Phil and his vagina complained about the cold, so there was no walking. We did manage to walk to dinner at BON TON CAFE for some cajun morsels. We began by ordering an entree as an appetizer: Oysters Alvin, with dirty Rice. I asked for something green, so we shared a salad of lump crabmeat over greens with whole-grain mustard dressing. Then came: Crabmeat Au Gratin; Red Fish Alzina; Eggplant, Shrimp and Crabmeat Etouffee; and of course some Chicory coffee and a serving of their Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce along with a scoop of Pecan Crunch Ice Cream. The morsels turned into a mountain of food. There will be walking today, and plenty of it.
Today I have to schedule my day around a 1pm conference call. Our first stop is Dickie Brennan’s PALACE CAFE for more food coma. I will drink bowls of coffee and pray for my cold to go away! No the anti-biotics have not helped. I’m still sick. Not as sick, but still. At least there’s Tabasco on every table.
**This was a disappointing meal. Everything sounds really good, but everything was just blah. Including the chicken sausage gumbo and the crab cheese cake with pecan crust. Sounds good, but the sauce overpowered the delicate flavors. Overall, it was a big disappointment, other than the fact that we ran into my brother-in-law, the very one I tried to friend on facebook. Of all the places, without a phone call, a text, or IM, we ended up at the same place at the same time.
We hit CAFE DU MONDE for cafe au lait and beignets, and yeah, I hate to agree, but it was "just okay." I get that there’s history, that you go to say you’ve been, you go because it’s the idea of being there that seems romantic. But, eh.
We’re off to RESTAURANT AUGUST for dinner tonight. So we’re hitting the gym soon in preparation.