Fall hasn’t quite made it to New Orleans yet but, that doesn’t stop me from craving pumpkin soup. I found a place to satisfy that craving, celebrated a wedding anniversary, and found a giant waffle. Here are my Instagram highlights of the week:
1. Vespa in Tremé
I saw this Vespa walking in Tremé and noticed it coordinated with the house’s shutters. I’ve never owned a Vespa but I admire those who scoot around town on them. They always seem to find the perfect parking spot. A commenter on my Instagram feed says this picture reminds her of the classic movie Roman Holiday.
2. Burger & Fries
You can’t go wrong with a fresh ground burger and hand-cut fries. This one is from Cowbell in the Uptown/Carrollton area of New Orleans. That’s pimento cheese on top.
3. Vintage Barq’s Sign
I grew up drinking Barq’s root beer. I found this rusty, vintage sign near Oak Street. A cold Barq’s really does make a fried shrimp po-boy taste better. Trust me on this.
4. Willa Jean
Have you been to Willa Jean in the South Market District? The restaurant is named for the grandmother of one of the owners. I’m sure Willa Jean would be proud that her name is associated with such a great place. I love to people watch when I go there.
5. Anniversary Time
My husband and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary this week. This is a spontaneous picture – I spotted a stone bridge in a park on the way to our reception, I asked the limo driver to pull over, so we could take a photograph. He wasn’t too happy with the idea. We hurried to the bridge, the photographer snapped a few pictures, and then we quickly ran back to the limousine.
6. Crème Brûlée
One of my best friends took me to brunch at Café b. If she discovers Crème Brûlée on a menu – she orders it. When I see this dessert, I think of the movie Amelie because the title character loves the sound of the spoon cracking the crisp, crunchy, caramelized topping.
7. Waffles on Maple
I appreciate a restaurant that looks like the food it serves! I saw a special once on California architecture and the name for this is programmatic architecture. This giant waffle is on Maple Street in Uptown, hence the name Waffles on Maple.
8. Willa Jean’s Roasted Pumpkin Soup
This is the soup that drew me to Willa Jean, Roasted Pumpkin with Poirier’s Cane Syrup and torn bread. Delish and perfect for fall. You can read more about my visit here.
9. Decorative Wrought Iron
Wrought iron is everywhere in New Orleans. I spotted this decorative accent in the French Quarter. I love how the paint is rusted and cracked.
I hope you enjoyed the recap. I’d love for you to take a look at my Instagram feed. I post a picture every day on Instagram at Now New Orleans.
Have a great week!