In The Big Easy we tried some yummy Creole gumbo at The Gumbo Shop as well as turtle soup (tasted like gravy) and spicy fried aligator (good but hot) at Felix's:For drinks we had to sip Pat O'Brien's famous hurricanes (and received a to go mix from my friend and author Farrah). I also tried my first ever Mint Juliep after hearing the Southern drink mentioned in Gone with the Wind, Golden Girls and in many books--it was strong and left me more than tipsy.
The Mint Juliep was later followed by a Grenade, which apparently has absinthe in it. Who knew? I didn't halucinate like shown in Moulin Rouge, but I definitely didn't need another drink that night. Take a look:
For breakfast we hit the famous Cafe DuMonde for their yummy French beignets, which are a lot like Italian Zeppolis or fried dough with powdered sugar.