Our trip to New Orleans was short and sweet. Marquette was the best man in the wedding of our dear friends, Eddie and Pam. We drove down from Atlanta Friday morning, and drove back on Sunday. We had a fantastic time in New Orleans (first time there for us both!), and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. We hope to go back to Nola soon.

Here’s what we did:


  • Mother’s Restaurant - This restaurant was a good introduction to New Orleans, slightly pricey.
  • Mulatte’s - We only went here for Hurricanes, they were good!
  • Olde Nola Cookery  - We shared the fried seafood platter for dinner with an extra order of fried oysters and it was really good!
  • Bourbon St - Walked around, got hand grenades.



  • Two Chicks Cafe - Had the seafood omelette, fantastic but not a ton of crab.
  • Brennan’s - The wedding reception was here and the food was AMAZING.
  • Acme (in Harrah's) - We went here to get a snack before continuing the party
  • Bourbon Street - More Hand Grenades and walking.
  • Cafe du Monde - Had to stop here for beignets. They did not disappoint.



  • Commander’s Palace for brunch - fantastic!

I definitely got my fitbit steps in this weekend. And my calories. Bourbon street had lots of clubs I would’ve loved to step in, and people were doing the Wobble in the middle of the street on Saturday. My kind of place! When we walked to Cafe du Monde, we passed tarot card readers and other street performers. I would love to learn more about the “mystical” side of New Orleans, including voodoo, as well as the Creole culture. We have a lot of travel planned coming up, but I would love to get back down there over a three-day weekend soon! Maybe, we’ll see!

Things we want to do next time:

  • Acme Oyster House (must try the charbroiled oysters)
  • Drago’s Seafood (charbroiled oysters)
  • French Market
  • Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar
  • Johnny’s Po Boys
  • The Spotted Cat (Jazz Bar)
  • Snug Harbor Jazz Club
  • Deannie’s Seafood
  • Ruby Slippers (breakfast)
  • Magazine Street (cute cafes)
  • Tee-Evams Old Fashioned Pies and Pralines (pralines)
  • Antoine’s Restaurant
  • Old Nawlins Cookery (not to be confused with Olde Nola Cookery!)
  • Cemeteries
  • WWII Museum

Anything we should add to our list? What's your favorite thing to do in Nola?