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Thirsty Thursday Midtown. Drinks are on me.

beer and margarita's

Yes, we spent Christmas in New Orleans. In the French Quarter. It’s not the first time we have done so. Yes we go to the Big Easy at least once a year. And during this trip we decided to try a few new bars, restaurants and streets to see. Let the Mardi Gras begin!

After a seven hour car ride, we arrived in the French Quarter, staying at Hotel St. Marie. We have stayed at this hotel a few other times. The hotel is located just off Bourbon St. and Toulouse. Close enough to the action, but far enough away so as not to be disturbed.

Since we needed to eat dinner, we headed over to Mother’s near Harrah’s Casino.

Mothers Restuarant

Good choice. I love this place. I ordered the gumbo

gumbo Mother's

while my wife ordered the shrimp poor boy.

Mother's shrimp poor boy

Two could have shared that poor boy. Oink, oink. If you eat here for breakfast, try the crawfish omelette. Fantastic.

After eating at Mother’s, we headed to the casino where I promptly lost $20. Bye, bye money. Doh!

Next up was a stop at Finnegan’s Easy (717 Saint Peter St., between Bourbon and Royal). We usually stop in at this bar once a day while in town.

Santo Beer Finnegans Easy

And yes, I usually have a Santo beer (not that I am from Texas or anything). We spoke to the bartender for a good while and listened to the music. Good place to people watch as well. Get a hurricane; they’re good.

What a welcome New Orleans. Check back in the following days for more New Orleans food, tips and drinks.

You KNOW what is upon us shortly Memphis; the South Main Trolley Night is this Friday downtown. Go! See people, art and have a glass of wine or two.

Memphis Events:

Trolley Night – Friday 12/28/2012. Downtown South Main Street. Go! Have a glass of wine, see some people and some art.

The British Arrow Awards: Brooks Museum 1/12/13 2:00 p.m. $8 non-members. Go! We attend every year. Funny commercials from the U.K. And the crowd is large so don’t wait until the last-minute people.


Newbie Brew Day – Jan. 27th Get more information at Fuzzy Brew. Go… and make beer!