Hello everyone! My husband and I just returned from an amazing weekend in New Orleans for his birthday. We got a rate through Priceline's Name Your Own Price for $100/night at the Sheraton on Canal St. downtown. This hotel was so disappointing and you can find my review that I left of the hotel. I would be pissed if I would have spent the $300+ they were advertising through Priceline.
Friday night, we went and ate at Cochon Butcher- this was excellent. My husband really loved it. My husband tried boudin for the first time which he really enjoyed (I steered clear because it looked like cat food! :)) He got a pork belly/cucumber sandwich and potato salad- really good. I got the pancetta mac and cheese (DELICIOUS) and brisket sliders. This was awesome, we will return. Pretty much crashed Friday night.
Thanks to Axle, we took our car to Premium Parking on Iberville for $20/night. This worked perfectly for us. Compared to the nightmare valet service at the Sheraton for $36/nigh- this is a dream. We will use this again. Thank you, Axle!
Saturday, we walked around all day. Husband went for the muffuletta at Central Grocery that he gets every year and we had some time to go through the little market and visited many art galleries. We also stopped for pineapple and cilantro margaritas at El Gato Negro which are the bomb. We had reservations for Brigsten's that night but we over ate/drank during the day so we ended up canceling. :( Went to Fritzel's which we love that night- such an amazing place. We can't get enough of it.
Sunday morning we went to Muriel's for their jazz brunch- this was really nice and the service there is impeccable. My husband had seafood gumbo and shrimp and grits which he loved. I had a mimosa and the shrimp remoulade. The jazz music, beautiful atmosphere and imeccable service really makes this place stand out. We will most definitely return. Already looking forward to our next getaway to New Orleans!