Okay, got back yesterday. Some quick notes. The Alpine was okay. The food was good but the service slow. A good deal for the groupon but I wouldn’t go there without it. Ran into Lord Chaz as he was on a walking tour. I patted him on the back and said Go Buckeyes(knowing that he was from my state of Ohio). He gave me a great big bear hug. Then later as I was at my fav bar, Johnny White’s he came waltzing in, saw me and sat and talked for a while during the Saints game. Great guy. Also Lucy at Johnny Whites is the best bartender in the city. I always stop by this bar on every trip and there’s no better place to watch a Saints game.
The Villa Convento was fun as usual. Where else can you get a room with a queen & full sized beds for only $69/night? Bourbon Street was insane Sat night as usual. Sunday night was the opposite, not too many people which I loved. The food at Tequila Rita’s was pretty good actually. High quality Mexican food and reasonable priced. Yum! El Gato was excellent as usual. The Chart Room-very inexpensive drinks and was packed. Everyone and I mean everyone had on Saints jerseys over the weekend. Brees jerseys were the most popular and good luck finding a deal on one at the shops in the Quarter. They are expensive! I did do some scouting around and was able to find a Sharper jersey for only $19.99, even though he prob wont be with the team this season. Still a great deal. There was a store on Decatur going out of business and most everything was 50% off so I got a lot of neat souvenirs for cheap.
The Clover Grill was fun again. Had lunch there which was quick and tasty. Used the coupon at Mango, Mango for a BOGO drink. Yum! Oh, Vieux Carre Pizza, fantastic! There used to be a tiny window place on Bourbon that served slices of pizza but a year ago they replaced with an a place called the Swamp or something. Anyway, I discovered the Vieux Carre Pizza instead and it was good. $3 for a slice of cheese pizza. YUM!
Big Al at the Funky Pirate was swamped with people, could barely make it in Sat night. In contrast the Funky Pirate had only about 10 people in it for the acts Sat & Sun afternoon.
The flight on Delta were really good this time, no delays. I highly recommend getting yourself a Delta Sky Club pass. Free food, drinks, papers, big chairs, nice bathrooms. Each pass is good for one day of travel. I was able to get one on ebay for only $14 and it was well worth it!
That’s about it right now for the quick report.