After a busy day 1 and day 2 in New Orleans, a rested day 3 was needed. After sleeping in, we got up, got around and decided to go to Palace Cafe for a jazz brunch. It's such a lovely place!
I was looking for something filling to soak up day 2 and Palace Cafe had just the answer.
After I devoured the inside of the loaf of bread with homemade butter (I only like the inside of bread, not interested in the crust)...
It was time for a big burger and fries! I know it's not the typical brunch food but it's what my body and soul needed. The jazz band went from table to table to play songs, luckily we got skipped.
Jazz brunches are so much fun, but I have a hard time knowing where to look when someone is playing music when I'm trying to stuff in French fries!
A view of the festive bar area
Next on the day agenda was to head to the horse track!
I love going to the horse track and betting $2 on a horse, so it was fun to do this for a few hours. Though I lost! Luckily my boyfriend won over $100 and I lost around $20. I'm not big into betting so losing more than $20 hurts my feelings.
I also enjoyed how they showed the horses.
After the horse track we went back to Bourbon to a bar called, Erin Rose. It's one that a Twitter friend of mine had recommended. If you're looking for a fun, hole-in-the-wall bar, go there.
Neither of us had been to a John Besh restaurant, and New Orleans has like NINE of them. We decided to go to Besh Steak at HARRAH's casino.
This is probably the biggest disappointment to me of the trip. For the price of them meal it really wasn't worth it. I think that's why I'm so disappointed, for a $50 meal per person, I just expect more. The service was just OK, the food wasn't anything to be impressed by, and the lady who sat us was really rude.
I'd like a refund on that experience. I'll also probably never go to a restaurant in a casino hotel again.
But that's traveling - you can have great moments and times, and then ones you learn from, right? Day 4 coming soon!