Fun at Pat O'Brien's!
Monday, August 23, 2010
The new gal on Frenchmen Street slid right in just like an old friend! Three Muses = great food, drinks and music.
I loved the ceviche, and Ms. Moon's Korean eggrolls are a dear tribute to Miss Sophie Lee's Mother. Chef Esses has already added some new items to the menu and I've heard it will change with the seasons.
3M's signature cocktail, The Muse, is usually something I don't go for, but I am glad I did! I believe the concoction includes St. Germaine, strawberry puree, cucumbers and gin(I opted for vodka - the bartenders are quite accommodating).
And the Music -- here's Washboard Chaz's Blues Trio on opening day!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
at Clancy's today with my dear friend.
I just feel special when my waiter is wearing a tuxedo, don't you?
Pictured below is 1/2 of a Jefferson salad in front and a fried soft shell crab with mango salsa.
I had a ball catching up over such a divine lunch!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
veggie pot stickers
diced red bell pepper
mung bean sprouts
whole wheat linguini
super light, fresh & quick, quick, quick!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
What's inside? Vermicelli, boiled shrimp, mint, lemon basil, thai basil, lettuce, carrots & cucumbers that I marinated in a little mirin, and mung bean sprouts.
Super fresh and refreshing for these dog days of summer that just feel like they are going to be with us for awhile.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I made a trip to the West Bank today to the seafood stalls in Westwego -- I am going to make spring rolls soon and needed shrimp, plus it's just a cool place to visit.
While I was there I picked up a pound of crab claws. Perhaps I should be embarrassed that I ate 1/2 of the claws on the ride home -- but I'm not! They were outstanding.
Friday, August 13, 2010
top pic: 2 eggs beaten, a handful of frozen shredded potatoes, chopped tomato, green onion and shredded pepper jack, hot sauce and cilantro for garnish. I cook the potatoes first in a little Grapeseed oil and add in the green onion when the potatoes are almost done. Remove the potatoes from the pan and set aside. Scramble the eggs in the same pan with salt & pepper and throw in the tomato when you turn off the heat -- assemble the tacos layering potatoes, eggs, pepper jack, tomatoes, hot sauce and cilantro on top!
and bottom pic: one ready to go for the early riser and wrapped up for the late sleeper!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I do love to try pretty much anything served out of a truck -- or trailer in this instance. The Bánh mì, a Vietnamese po-boy, at Amy's in the French Market is a special sandwich! Super fresh AND
they run a tight ship in this little box on wheels.
She has been serving food in the French Market parking Lot for over twenty years -- it's the red one, you can't miss it. She also serves up a fresh squeezed lemonade, made to order. Mmmmmm!