Saturday, April 04, 2009

I love April in New Orleans. The weather, while very unpredictable, can be spectacular. Today, after several stormy days this week, is gorgeous. I remembered to put on sunscreen (unlike Mardi Gras) and put on a floppy hat. After voting and walking to Harry's Ace for a few things, we stopped by Cafe Atchafalaya for a crawfish boil. Lordy be, this was some of the best crawfish I've had in a while. Very flavorful, hot and spicy. They had a trio playing tunes while we stood outside, sucking heads, pinching tails, drinking beer and chatting with neighbors from the 'hood.

After our fill, we headed over to the Freret Street Festival. It's a shame I was so full of crawfish because there was some good smelling food there. It was very crowded. I was looking for a jewelry maker who is usually at the Freret Market. It took us our third time down the street for me to see her. I bought her shotgun house necklace. Love it!

(P.S. I can't remember if I said this before but a friend of ours bought Cafe Atchafalaya back in January and has changed up some things for the better. Open on Mondays. Check it out!)


Salty Miss Jill said...

This looks like SO MUCH FUN!
You live in the coolest neighborhood. :)

Dr. A said...

Well, if you can vouch for the owners at Atchafalaya, maybe I'll go back there!
I had stopped going because EVERY time I went there...we had a brand new waitress on her first day (who had no common sense), our order got "lost" in the computer system when the restaurant was not even half full, it took 30 minutes for new waitress to notice our food wasn't coming out while people who came in after us were served, then took another 15 minutes to get served on top of the 30, etc. etc. can see why I wrote them off. BUT, maybe now I can go back!
BTW,"they" seem to be blocking FB at work! Fascists! Ugh!

NOLA Cleophatra said...

We stopped going to Atchafalaya too because the service was terrible and the food wasn't as good as it was. We were THRILLED when our friend told us he bought it. And he moved into the neighborhood.