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The Forks Take a Bite out of the Bayou!

This is Cata representing the Three Little Forks, and we just came back from an amazing trip to New Orleans. In New Orleans, I loved to stop by Cafe Du Monde for a snack. All they do is pop in and out beignets and put mountains of powdered sugar on them. They also sell coffee to dip the beignets in. These are not regular beignets, they are very cakey and sweet. I could eat them all day every day. I would rank this place 4/5.

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For my birthday we went to The Court of Two Sisters. The Court of Two Sisters is a buffet of every kind of New Orleans dish. There they have a cold section and a hot section. They even have a band playing jazz on Sunday’s. you can be seated inside or out which has a beautiful courtyard, but it was hot. If you have any allergy, you can just tell the chef. If you want an omelette, Eggs Benedict, or poached egg, you go to a counter and they will freshly make it for you. They can even sing happy birthday to you in their own way. Overall I would rate this restaurant a 5/5.

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Hey it’s Elise here! I know I haven’t been on for a while, but a lot has happened since I’ve been gone and, boy, do I have some places to share with you! On our vacation to NOLA, we went around trying to hit the best locals’ spots to get a taste of the New Orleans culture. One of the cities’ specialties that I took an immediate liking to was the po’boy. The shrimp po’boy to be exact. There’s two places that we were repeatedly told to visit by NOLA natives: Johnny’s Po-Boys and Parkway Bakery & Tavern.

Our first visit was to Johnny’s Po-Boys, and maybe it’s just because it was my first one, but in my opinion, they have the best shrimp po-boy in New Orleans. The way they *dressed* the po-boy I think played a big role in my decision. They put the perfect amount of each ingredient in the po-boy, and it was like a symphony keeping perfect time; whole sandwich seemed to sing! Not only that, but the portions are enormous. So big in fact, that you could either share a po’boy or take half home (or eat it all if you’re up to the challenge). I heard the other po’boys were spectacular also, but I hold a special place for the shrimp po’boy in my heart. Simply describing it makes my stomach rage and my mouth salivate. You won’t have to sit in crippling agony for long, though, as the po’boys come out surprisingly quick. Definitely 5/5!

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Our second and final po’boy stop was Parkway Bakery and Tavern. Though Johnny’s Po-Boys is my favorite, some of my family preffered the latter. The shrimp at Parkway Bakery and Tavern was exceptional. The shrimp golden and juicy and the size of them was ridiculous. In every bite you taste a bit of the bayou, and the freshness is really there. I would like to make it clear that Johnny’s Po-Boys isn’t my favorite, though, particularly because it was “better” than Parkway Bakery and Tavern, it was just my personal preference. In fact, many locals say they actually prefer Parkway Bakery and Tavern to Johnny’s Po-Boys. All in all, both are divine and I guarantee that you will have one heck of a shrimp po’boy overfilling with shrimp that seem to multiply with every bite at either. For sure a 5/5!-4.jpg

*Local Terminology: In NOLA, something that is dressed comes with tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, and pickles.


Finally, it’s my turn! Amelia here…I want to discuss some of these amazing places we visited, especially my personal favorite place EVER, the Creole Creamery. Its bizarre, ever-changing flavors vary from the creamy Salty Smoky Chocolate Almond to the refreshing La Vie en Rosé (with CANDIED ROSE PETALS in it!) But wait, there’s more! You can upgrade ANY ice cream to a milkshake with a floating island of whipped cream and a variety of toppings. And if you’d rather stick to the traditional flavors, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry are still available year-round. The Creole Creamery was a 5/5 in my book!-4.jpg

Another fantastic place we visited was Lula Resteraunt Distillery. I split a crispy, tender Buttermilk Cornish Hen and Boudin Stuffed Quail with my stepsister, Brianna. The quail wasn’t my favorite, but I thought that the cornish hen was fantastic! We also had a side of olive oil smashed potatoes that I thought were mind-blowing! Cata also had braised ribs that were absolutely phenomenal. Not only is the food fantastic, but you can ask to take a tour of their in-restaurant distillery, where you can see how they make their homemade vodka, rum and gin which was very interesting. Overall, I rate Lula as a 4/5!-3.jpg

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