Instead of Christmas presents, the boyfriend and I decided to use whatever we would have spent on each other and go on a trip. Since he's been to New Orleans a lot, and I've never been as an adult, we thought this could be an easy, fun time.
So we planned to come to New Orleans in January for a long weekend. Thanks to FlyGLO, there is a new direct flight from Little Rock to New Orleans now that's $99 one way and takes around an hour and a half. Booked.
How can you beat that price with the time it saves you?
Thanks, FlyGLO! The plane was small but mighty.
They even passes out some king cake and snacks! Should have grabbed some of those Zapps chips!
After a smooth and safe landing, we grabbed a cab and headed to our hotel. Next on the agenda was to drop off our luggage and go find lunch.
The boyfriend had heard about Willie Mae's Scotch house that is suppose to have some of the best fried chicken in the US.
Since we are a fried chicken loving couple, we decided we had to be the judge.
Here's a little bit of information about the restaurant - the menu is simple, Cajun and mouth-watering.
We both went for the fried chicken. He got mashed potatoes, I got Mac and cheese.
The macaroni and cheese was so different and delicious because of it's Cajun spices and crunch. The chicken was crazy good. The skin was flavored and crispy, while the inside was so juicy.
After lunch, we took a stroll around Bourbon Street and Jackson Square then sit at the park area by the Mississippi while sipping on hurricanes.
We decided since it was such a long morning, and we had three more days left that today should be easy. So we headed back to the hotel for showers and rest before dinner.
Once rested and ready, we had a pre-dinner cocktail.
For dinner we headed to Dick and Jenny's that on the west side of New Orleans. I loved the interior and decor of this place.
Quick preview of the menu!
All the reviews I had read said to get the fried green tomatoes with crab. It was so good!
For my dinner, I got the short ribs. I absolutely LOVE short ribs. The meat was cooked to perfection, and the polenta cake under neath was the best I've ever had of polenta cakes. The greens were not for me.
After dinner we headed to a local grocery store to grab some wine and head back to the hotel. It's been a long, but easy and relaxing day.
I am drinking wine out of a solo cup while watching movies in bed at the hotel. These are the things you enjoy when you get older!
Let's see where day 2 takes us!