Saturday, August 20, 2011

HELLO from Nola

View from Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
in the French Quarter
I'm sorry we've been MIA for the past few months. But here's an update and I PROMISE to be better at updating!
So, I've (Heather) moved back to New Orleans and sister (Shawna) is still in Atlanta. So while it's sad to be apart, the good news is we can now bring you reviews from two great culinary cities. And like Atlanta, New Orleans is experiencing a burger boom, so we can test and compare!! Which is beyond exciting for me since burgers are my FAVORITE!!! But burger boom aside, I'm thrilled to be back in New Orleans, a city that loves to eat so much- we have festivals dedicated to it!

Let's talk food for a minute, I have a lot of favorite spots to eat in New Orleans but the Croque Madame et frites:grilled ham and Emmenthaler cheese sandwich and delicious french fries at John Besh's  Luke are not too be missed. I like to accompany  my brunch with the CHAMPAGNE AU PÊCHE:champagne and fresh peach purée. But the coffee is also excellent! Just thinking about the Croque makes my mouth water!

When reviewing New Orleans restaurants I think we will use a beginet scale, for those who asking what's a beignet well it's pastry made from deep-fried dough, much like a doughnut, and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar, or frostings. In other words it's a little piece of heaven right here in New Orleans!

I would rate Luke a solid four out of five beignets.

I'm so glad we finally got to catch up and hope to be back on track! Hope this finds y'all eating well and enjoying the dog days of summer!!! Until next time Bon Appetit y'all!!!