My Ladeze friend Calicia met the next day to discuss the French Quarter Festival schedule and who's shows we wanted to catch. We went out to lunch for my first po’ boy (sandwich, like a sub.)
Just an “ordinary” gate near the café.
I wanted to come to New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival. The French Quarter Festival, April 10 - 13, wasn’t really on my radar. Once I got here, however, oh, boy, what a treat. It is a free festival that takes place in the French Quarter, which provides an unimaginably peerless backdrop.
Thursday I took the bus from the RV park to the Quarter, piece of cake. Met up with Calicia and had a fine, fine lunch, best po’ boy I’ve had so far, the fried shrimp BLT from Galatoire’s food booth. Probably the only time I’ll afford to eat at Galatoire’s!
For good reason they pride themselves on their local seafood around here. These shrimp were sweet and tender, and the cooking oil was really fresh. They had their festival food production system down to a science.
I have too many photos to insert into this post. Here’s a photo album, you can view the slide show.