Friday, December 9, 2011

Do's and Dont's of The Big Easy

Hello friends!  While your beloved Lindsey Leigh is on vacation in NOLA, this Lindsey Lee is here to give you my tips for a trip to The Big Easy.  If you read my blog, The Bargain Blonde, you know I've been to Nawlins twice recently and both times I may or may not have left injured. Read here and here to for the full story. Here are my do's and don'ts

Warning: heavy consumption of alcohol is ahead

Do take to Bourbon Street immediately after you touch down.  While on Bourbon, you'll want to stop in for drinks at as many places as possible.  So many drink specials, so little time. 

Dance with a tuba player if that wind blows you that way:

And buy a Chuggler at the bar Beer Fest. Ask for Rusty, she (yes, she) will hook you up ...

But whatEVER you do, do NOT wear 4+ inch wedges on Bourbon Street or you will most likely end up being wheeled home through the airport. 

Because thanks to your dumb ass wearing 4 inch wedges, you snapped your ankle.   

Unless you want to make a detour to the New Orleans Urgent care, stay away from anything but flat footwear.

Now that we have your shoe situation squared away, let's move onto munchies.  Do, do, do make the trip to the original Cafe du Monde for beignets one morning.  If the line looks ridiculously long and I'm sure it will, just get in it because it moves very fast and I swear these warm powdered sugar treats are worth the wait. 

Do eat at Acme Oyster House, but go for a late lunch around 3 p.m. before the dinner crowd hits or an early dinner at 4 p.m.  Otherwise, you'll be waiting in a super long line here too.  Food is totally worth it.  I had the white fish po boy (yummo) with a cup of crab chowder.  

Don't let the test tube shot girls that you will see at EVERY bar con you into buying a short or else you could end up in this compromising position like our Bachelorette did:

Not to mention the shots SUCK.  
But you do want to go to the gay bars with a blow-up doll if you're in the mood for a little spanking. Or don't if that's not your thing. 

Of course you should go to the French Quarter to sight see at some point.  

From there, I suggest walking to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, which was built between 1722 and 1732, and is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. 

And by now, if you're still standing, do let me know so I can congratulate you.  Best of luck to anyone who travels to the Big Easy. It is one of my favorite cities and I can't wait until I make it back. Except this time I don't want to leave in a wheelchair (a girl can dream).  
Thanks again for having me Lindsey! Have a blast in The Big Easy and I can't wait to hear your stories when you get back!

From the other Lindsey: Thanks so much to one of my fave bloggers, The Bargain Blonde aka Lindsey for filling in for me. I am on my way to NOLA by the time you read this. I will be on a work related trip so hopefully no shenans will go down but I will be back in The Crescent City come January 9th to see my Crimson Tide play LSU in the BCSNCG. There will be a plentiful stories from that trip, rest assured. Take it easy this weekend and
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!


Sarah said...

Haha. I love your recap! I went to Cafe du Monde last time I was in NOLA, and it was wonderful!

Sarah said...

This could not have come at a more perfect time! I'm actually trying to decide whether or not to go to NOLA for New Years. Your post really makes me want to go now!! Thanks for sharing :)

Michelle P said...

I've been wanting to go to NOLA forever!

Faison said...

I love this, especially b/c I'm going to NOLA tomorrow! Your post was hilarious, so so funny!

Shannon Marie said...

Ouch! That looked painful! I'll make sure to wear cute flats if I ever make the trip :) Thanks for the heads up & what a fun recap! xo

Lindsey said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments!! And thanks for having me Linds!

♥Jess said...

Awesome post! Your ankle looks terrible! New follower!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Cute post! I'll be in NOLA for the Nat'l championship too. Can't wait for all the great food and drinks!

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