*Guest post by chicago foodie girl contributor, Diana
I recently returned from one of the longest vacations (two weeks) I'd taken in years, and it flew by faster than I could blink! My sister and I started in New Orleans for a couple of days, then headed out for a cruise that took us to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We returned to New Orleans and stayed for a few days to enjoy the sights, sounds and more importantly, the food!
The New Orleans portion of the trip was by far my favorite part: the weather was pleasant, everything was within walking distance, and oh yeah, I didn't have to deal with the nausea from the ship rocking to and fro. The waters were a bit rough and it took me almost the entire trip to find my sea legs. But we're not here to talk about sea legs. Well, unless you are referring to crab legs. We're here to talk about FOOD!
It's been a month since my vacation, so I'm going to do my best to put these in order and remember everything as best I can. Either way, please join me as I travel through some wonderful dining!
(Side Note: Sure, it's a chain, but it's a really great chain! The food and service are always wonderful and they did not disappoint!)
This was our first stop when we arrived in town. We were hungry, cranky and tired and were wishy washy about where to eat. We headed into the French Quarter and about two arguments and a lot of "I don't know's" later, I took the bull by the horns (so to speak) and headed straight to Landry's and I'm glad I did!
My lunch was redfish (like a red snapper) with a topping of shrimp, crabmeat and scallops in a lemon sauce. To die for. The sides were crunchy and perfectly cooked green beans and a nicely spiced dirty rice.