On Saturday morning we woke up for the Crescent City Farmers Market to see what the hype was about.
They sold a variety of goodies.
They ran out of the famed avocado pops so I got a banana one instead.
It was pretty small and a bit underwhelming, but I did end up buying some pastries and jam.
Next, we went to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. It was the best aquarium I’ve been to.
They have random birds flying around too.
My favorite part was an exhibition called Parakeet Pointe, where you can touch and play with parakeets and they don’t bite.
Their displays are well maintained.
Then we went to the BEST happy hour deal of all time… 3-6pm everyday at Luke, you can get 50 cent oysters… YES, GOOD QUALITY, big fat oysters!
The picture doesn’t do it justice. We sat down and ordered 3 dozens.
Since it was Saturday, weekend brunch was still on at 3pm, so we got this amazing “Eggs in a jar” dish.
Dessert was fantastic also. Definitely the best meal I had in New Orleans.
The next day, we searched for crawfish boil. We found it at Big Fisherman Seafood. It’s a place where you buy x pound of crawfish and go across the street to find a place to sit and peel shells and stuff your face in public.
They do shrimp too.
Crawfish pie was pretty good!
We went to the pizzeria across the street and bought a pitcher of Abita, which was perfect with our seafood boil.
One last stroll of Jackson Square before we leave.
Went to Coop’s Place for dinner, a homey place that serves homey food.
Locals and tourists eat here; they rave about the fried chicken. To me, they were a bit dry. Later on that night we had Popeyes (we’re in Louisiana, of course we have to get it!) and it was a lot better…
Duck quesadilla was the best.
Until next time, New Orleans.