Hey ya’ll! My name is Kia and I’m stopping by to tell you about my recent escapades in the Den of Sin otherwise known as Nawleans (New Orleans, LA). Now I have traveled to New Orleans several times for various reasons: family vacation, Mardi Gras, school conference; but this time I was celebrating my Dirty 30 Birthday! And let me tell you, Nawleans is the best place to celebrate turning 30 or maybe celebrating any birthday for that matter. The people are friendly and the free drinks are plenty! While there I found out that it’s local tradition that on the day of your birthday, you walk around and people pin dollar bills on you. Talk about a sweet birthday present. So by the end of the day, I racked up about $25 in cold hard cash!
Drago’s is just one of many many many restaurants. So if you’re ever looking for more good eats in the NO, you may want to also check out the Trolley Stop Café on St. Charles Avenue, Deanies Seafood (they have amazing fresh shrimp and crawfish) and The Gumbo Shop on St. Peter Street. Of course don’t forget to eat some gumbo, jambalaya, barbecue shrimp and gator at some point while you’re there and don’t forget to stop by Café Du Monde for some beignets and coffee for an after dinner treat.
The mighty Mississippi runs right through Nawleans, so you can always hop on a ferry or take a river boat tour. For all of you who want to try your luck, there’s a Harrah’s Casino and if it’s your birthday, you get a free birthday spin. If you’re looking for something a little more atypical, in the French Quarter is a nice little local rum distillery called Old New Orleans Distillery and for $10 you can take a tour, have a rum cocktail and sample the rums that they make. The distillery is a great way to kick off your day, we sure did enjoy it! Don’t forget to stop by the French Market and try to test your bartering skills-may the force be with you! Of course there’s always plenty of shopping to do and a few museums and art galleries to check out and if you’re really brave you can take an evening ghost tour of the old cemeteries.