Day 6 – Thurs, 12/6
Today we finally went to Café Du Monde. I know I’m in the minority here, but our experience was nothing special. Our waiter was nothing but rude. You can’t get regular coffee here, only coffee w/chicory which is very bitter. The beignets are nothing more than fried dough. The beignets were good tasting but not really a one of a kind experience. It’s the same as fried dough all over the world.
After the beignets, we decided to go to Marti Gras World. The van picked us up right in front of Café Du Monde. Marti Gras World is a great place for anyone that has never been to Marti Gras. It’s the actual place that all the floats are made for the various parades. It is awesome. The people are so talented. For me this was a must do. It’s an up close and personal trip down Marti Gras Lane. We would definitely recommend this place and this tour.
After Marti Gras world, we took the Ferry to Algiers Point. This is a free ride on the Mississippi River and well worth the time. The ferry is down by the river, obviously, and you need to walk up into the building that is there to the right to pick up the ferry. It’s a little confusing so give yourself a little time to figure it out. Once we got to the other side we decided to walk around instead of coming right back. Algiers is a cute little town. We decided to spend a little time and get a drink. We walked over to the Dry Dock Café. I was a little hungry so I order the Shrimp Bisque. It was outstanding. This place was down home and friendly. If you get over there you need to stop and enjoy a drink.
We rode the ferry back to Canal Street. Then we walked up to the Roosevelt Hotel. This hotel was really decked out for the holidays. So pretty. We walked through the lobby and listened to the children’s choir sing Christmas carols. After that we walked back to the FQ and enjoyed a few drinks along the way.
Tonight we decided to go back to Red Gravy. It was wonderful. Again Jill took good care of us. I had the Ossco Busco over risotto and DH had Sausage and shrimp over polenta. Again I can’t say enough. This food was outstanding. After dinner we walked up the street to finally go to the Casino at Harrah. We decided to walk Fulton Street to get the Christmas spirit. It was fun. Lastly, since we are New Yorkers, we needed to go to Mannings. Just to see what it was. It was nice for a drink but no big deal. It was time to go home to bed.