New Orleans Holiday

We took a post-Christmas trip to New Orleans. It was nice to go there just to relax and eat good food as most of my recent visits have been there for conferences.

It’s a festive holiday atmosphere with decorations at the Roosevelt Hotel, streetcars gliding between the lights of St. Charles mansions and pre-Sugar Bowl hoopla. Go Ole Miss Rebels!

We enjoyed mostly casual fare – “poor boys” at Midtown’s Parkway Bakery & Tavern and French fries with crawfish etouffee at Dat Dogs on Magazine Street but did make time for a leisurely luxurious breakfast at Brennan’s, where we saw Woody Allen! Daughter Claire was the first to notice him. She’s spotted celebrities four times this year – Shane West at Starbucks in Shreveport on Valentine’s Day, one of the Jonas Brothers at Border Grill in Las Vegas and Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander in Fort Worth.

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

The family at Brennan's