If you take the devastated areas of the city out of the equation and only concentrate on the areas that are of concern for tourism and dining, one would think that virtually nothing happened to the city. It was a beautiful sunny day today in New Orleans, and mondays are pretty slow to begin with in the city, so we decided to take a walk thru the Quarter, have a casual lunch, and look at the pretty architecture.
We hopped on a trolley on Canal Street to take us to Decatur street and the French Market, where we headed to Stanley restaurant.
Well that's a relief.
The Oyster and Shrimp Gumbo at Stanley. Highly reccomended, its super dark and rich tasting without being too thick.
Ajun Cajun Fujun? The Korean Bulgogi Beef and Kimchi Po Boy.
Shrimp Po Boy.
This guy was peeking out the door at one of the art galleries on Royal Street.
Interior view of the pews at St. Louis Cathedral.
Altar of St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral arch.
Walk just outside St. Louis, with the Gregorian chants playing inside, you immediately hear Dixieland.
A welcome sign on Decatur street.
Beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
Looking towards Jackson Brewery on Decatur.
A view of St. Louis cathedral on Decatur.
The Natchez riverboat by the riverwalk.
Time to catch our ride back to the hotel.