I'm using the Roman numerals as an homage to the Super Bowl which is giving the city an electric vibe, not to mention all the good looking men in suits all over the city. We watched The Talk broadcast live from Jackson Square and Connie Chung went right by me. But let me start at the beginning.....
I had made a 9 AM reservation on Open Table before I left home. I wanted to make sure I got here! I was glad I did! On the walk there from Harrah's we saw a crowd and buses in front of the Marriott. People were waiting to get a glimpse of the 49's going to practice. The side walk was blocked and we had to walk into the street to get around the buses. Cops, on foot and on motorcycles were all over. Finally arrived at Red Gravy and were seated promptly. Jill was our waitress, I don't think that's her real name, but she is so cute and nice I understand she has to protect herself. I ordered the polpetta with meatballs, ricotta cheese, and red gravy and youu were right. It was delicious! Best meatballs I ever had and I told Roseann when she had time to come out and chat. I also had the biscuit with peach jam which melted in your mouth. My friend had the Down the Shore Omelet, which she loved as well. There was also a special with cranberry bread, so we just had the bread to go. The food was just so fresh and delicious. I wish I could get a breakfast like that here in PA. The place was full but we lingered enjoying our food. The bathroom was very clean with a vanilla candle, I believe, and gave it a lovely scent.
Today we were going on a city tour with Southern Style Tours. I believe it was with a Living Social deal. It was $20 for us instead of $40. At first I did not like our guide. He was hyper, drove fast, and made fun of the foreign tourists on board. They took it as just him joking around, but to me it was annoying. He did redeem himself when he took as through the Musician's Village in Treme. We stopped the mini bus and we met Smokey Johnson, a former drummer for Fat's Domino and some other musicians just hanging out. I bought two CDs and walked into a museum that one of the men was trying to start there. He had some great stuff. This detour was the best part of the tour!
Tonight dinner was at Muriels on Jackson Square. I had my best drink of the trip, the Fleur de Lis! So good, I couldn't stop at one and neither could my friend. The waiters were great and guided us to some great choices. I just know it was some kind of fish and a great dessert. Let the waiters pick your food, they know what they're doing!
The bar area in the back looked nice and next time I come here, I may hit it up for some Fleur de Lis.