Friday, March 7, 2014

New Orleans - Day 2

 After enduring a 4 am garbage collection outside our window, we got up and walked to Stanley's for breakfast. It was AMAZING!!  I had fried oysters with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce - I could pretty much eat that at every meal for the rest of my life and be very very happy (and very very fat!!).  After breakfast, we walked to the WWII Museum.  It ended up being a bit of a walk but it was a nice day and we got to see a bit of the city.  We even got to see St. Patrick's church, which was beautiful!

The WWII Museum was interesting and we spent quite a while there.  After we walked back we were still full from breakfast but we stopped to get some raw oysters to hold us over until our dinner reservations at Commander's Palace.

We took a cab over to Commander's Palace and it was a good thing because it was pretty far from the French Quarter!  It is right in the middle of a residential neighborhood and it has the feeling of a restaurant that has been part of the fabric of that community for a long time. The food was excellent and the service was perfection but the waitstaff seemed so terrified of making a mistake that they had no warmth or familiarity.  The food was the same way - perfect of course but lacking that certain something.  If you are in town, it wouldn't be my top recommendation.  It's very pricey but an experience for sure!

On the way to breakfast:
 At Stanley's for breakfast:

 St. Patrick's

 WWII Museum:

 Look!  It's Brendan's jacket!
 Who?  ME??

 Oysters, my favorite!
 On our way to dinner!
 Dinner at Commander's Palace:

 My handsome date!

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