Friday, May 22, 2009

2009 Trip Day 10 - May 22

We had our usual light breakfast at Croissant D'Or. Then we started to walk to The Cake Man for desserts for later, but it started to rain slightly, so we headed back to the apartment.

For lunch we decide to try K_Paul's since they are open on the weekends for deli style lunch. Their prices are so high in the evening that we have never eaten there. But their prices at lunch are within reason.

Peggy had Fried Catfish Chips - Thinly Scalloped Catfish Battered and Fried Crispy. Served with Fried Onion Rings and Cool, Caper Dill Tartar Sauce and Potato salad. She thought the onion rings were THE BEST, sliced very thinly and fried crispy.

I had Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy - Beef Cutlet seasoned, battered, fried and served with bacon, Chardonnay Cream Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Slaw.

We also had a side of chicken and andouille gumbo and some bread pudding.

I really thought his gumbo would be out of this world good, I mean it was K-Paul, but it was just ok, more like a heavy beef stew. However, everything else was really good. With the standouts being the catfish strips and the onion rings.

With 2 drinks, lunch was 33.00, if we had forgone the gumbo, it would have been right in our price range of 25.00. It was definitely good enough to go to again.

On the way back to the apartment after lunch, I heard the following between two older guys. "Those horses pulling the carriages are odd looking, they have such long ears". The second guy tells him - "They're mules". Hard to believe someone could get as old as me and not know what a mule looks like!

Later in the afternoon, we set out for Southern Candymakers to get some evening snacks. Along the way, we popped into the bottom of the French Market complex and purchased a fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade made with fresh Ponchatoula was like drinking the strawberries with just a slight tart aftertaste. It was mighty tasty.

Since we had had such a large lunch, we went smaller for dinner and went to El Gato Negro. We each had a pork taco with sides of sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole, with 2 Mexican Cokes, our bill was 17.00.

After dinner we took a stroll down Decatur and back up Bourbon.....or since directions are screwed up here, we actually walked up Decatur and down Bourbon!!!

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