Who Dat? New Orleans AirBnB of Course!


Looking for a unique slice of American pie? Consider a New Orleans AirBnB to enjoy a diverse, culturally rich experience. In July 2016, we decided to travel out of state to a first-time destination: New Orleans! tiny travel chick new orleans mardi gras tiny travel chick new orleans french quarterSouthern hospitality made our New Orleans AirBnB stay the most memorable to date. We met the sweetest, most adorable lady named Pat, a retired art teacher. She renovated the back of her shotgun-style home into a Casual Uptown Studio Space on the famous Magazine St.   tiny travel chick new orleans historic magazine street tiny travel chick new orleans magazine st sign tiny travel chick new orleans beads tiny travel chick new orleans outside Airbnb The Bayou sunrise greeted us to jumpstart our N’awlins adventure… tiny travel chick new orleans sunrise

New Orleans AirBnB Bonus: Beignets and Homemade Baked Bread

The first agenda on our itinerary: Cafe Du Monde’s infamous beignets! tiny travel chick new orleans Although we arrived in the Uptown neighborhood early in the morning, Pat happily handed us the key to the studio in her beautiful flower garden.   tiny travel chick new orleans airbnb flower tiny travel chick new orleans dragonfly tiny travel chick new orleans flower garden butterfly We never saw her again, but we got some great little surprises during our 4 day stay. One morning, she texted, “There is fresh baked banana bread on your doorstep!” After a long day of touring the French Quarter, another day we found a lovely loaf of homemade pumpkin bread on our little porch. tiny travel chick new orleans entry door   tiny travel chick new orleans bed tiny travel chick new orleans breakfast Such sweet and thoughtful little touches! We felt right at home. We immersed ourselves in a mecca of mouth-watering cuisines: good ‘ol Creole and Cajun southern cooking. Our goal: to experience as much of the diverse food culture as we could. Look what we found…

New Orleans AirBnB: Magazine Street Hot Spots

We HAD to find that Po’Boy sandwich! Luckily, two blocks down from our New Orleans AirBnB sat Guy’s Po’Boy. tiny travel chick new orleans guy's po boys tiny travel chick new orleans guys po-boy We also escaped the intense humidity with another short walk to St. Joe’s Bar. tiny travel chick new orleans st joes bar outside Their famous Blackberry Mojitos immediately hit the spot. tiny travel chick new orleans drinks   Craving oysters, we decided to check out Casamento’s Restaurant. Sadly, they were closed for the season. tiny travel chick new orleans Casamento's_Restaurant Undeterred, we walked down the block to Haiku Sushi Bar. You’re probably shaking your head and exclaiming, “Sushi is the furthest cuisine from traditional southern food!” tiny travel chick new orleans haiku sushi inside Yet we weren’t disappointed because we love sushi! tiny travel chick new orleans haiku sushi barAC

French Quarter Hot Spots

We finally satisfied our oyster craving at the popular Royal House Oyster Bar in the French Quarter. tiny travel chick new orleans oysters royal house tiny travel chick royal house oysters fresh Chargrilled Oysters: fresh-shucked Louisiana oysters topped with Parmesan butter cheese filling and grilled to perfection. tiny travel chick chargrilled royal-house-oyster-bar The Taste of New Orleans: a sampling of Chicken & Andouille Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffée, and Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. tiny travel chick royal house

A Taste of France

We discovered Cafe Degas after googling things to do in New Orleans. Coincidentally, we stumbled upon a Bastille Day block party. tiny travel chick new orleans cafe degas patio We found a great table on the patio. It was perfect for people watching and overlooking the entertainment. We ordered the red snapper with mashed potatoes and asparagus. tiny travel chick chargrilled royal-house-oyster-bar The super friendly staff let us sit at our table all evening. We met the French Consulate, and listened to the uplifting tunes of New Orleans Jazz Bands. tiny travel chick new orleans french consulate tiny travel chick new orleans brass bandAC We met a wonderful local named Jeanne. She was making Gumbo at home the next day, and just like that, invited us over! New Orleans is the friendliest place. It has amazing cuisine, music, colliding cultures, and adventures to discover at every corner.

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He got his Gumbo! ttc

Jeanne’s other friend, Thierry, invited us to his friend’s house to watch the World Cup Final between Portugal and France. When we arrived, he introduced us to the hosts and owners of Cafe Degas, where we ate the night before! What a surprise! tiny travel chick new orleans world cup game They treated us to more delicious French Cuisine, including Coq au Vin and an Eiffel Tower Parisian Flan (fancy!)… tiny travel chick new orleans flan dessert

Back to the Quarter Again!

Jeanne was a great resource for new places to discover. She introduced us to the whole world of Tiki Drinks. So we checked out Beach Bum Barry’s Latitude 29 after she raved about their great food and drinks. tiny travel chick new orleans latitude 29 outside We ate the Sambal Shrimp and Grits : Spicy grilled shrimp and creamy white pork gravy with bacon marmalade. I officially made it to heaven… tiny travel chick new orleans latitude 29 Shrimp-grits We washed it down with a Mai Tai and the Latitude 29. tiny travel chick new orleans latitude 29 When in New Orleans, get messy with the famous Muffalata. We found a great little spot in the French Market. tiny travel chick new orleans french market tiny travel chick new orleans muffuletta   tiny travel chick new orleans french market place sign

The Last Meal

On our many strolls on Magazine St., we discovered another little gem: Tee Eva’s World Famous Pralines and Pies. tiny travel chick new orleans tee eva sign tiny travel chick new orleans tee eva inside It was so difficult to choose from her scrumptious choices, but we took back a mini sweet potato and mini pecan pie to enjoy later at our New Orleans AirBnB. tiny travel chick new orleans tee evas mini pies tiny travel chick new orleans tee eva picture

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Tee Eva in her Baby Doll Days ttc

The Rum House is famous for their extensive variety of rums from around the world to choose from. We indulged in our last meal with the Caribbean Inspired Tacos and enjoyed our last drinks of our trip, a mojito and a Pina Colada.

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