Travelogue: New Orleans Days 4-5

On Saturday morning we woke up for the Crescent City Farmers Market to see what the hype was about.

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They sold a variety of goodies.

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They ran out of the famed avocado pops so I got a banana one instead.

 

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It was pretty small and a bit underwhelming, but I did end up buying some pastries and jam.

 

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Next, we went to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. It was the best aquarium I’ve been to.

 

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They have random birds flying around too.

 

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My favorite part was an exhibition called Parakeet Pointe, where you can touch and play with parakeets and they don’t bite.

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Their displays are well maintained.

 

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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!

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The picture doesn’t do it justice. We sat down and ordered 3 dozens.

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Since it was Saturday, weekend brunch was still on at 3pm, so we got this amazing “Eggs in a jar” dish.

 

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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.

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They do shrimp too.

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Crawfish pie was pretty good!

 

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We went to the pizzeria across the street and bought a pitcher of Abita, which was perfect with our seafood boil.

 

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One last stroll of Jackson Square before we leave.

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Went to Coop’s Place for dinner, a homey place that serves homey food.

 

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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…

 

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Duck quesadilla was the best.

 

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Until next time, New Orleans.

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