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While the food on offer is unbelievable, I unfortunately did not get to partake as much as I would have liked (The conference took up a lot of my time).

First I must recommend the Ruby Slipper for breakie. I had the best Bananas Foster French Toast (or as they call it - Pain Perdu). When it first arrived, I was worried. I thought it was going to brick heavy. It was the lightest French Toast I have ever eaten. I don't bananas foster usually has raisins but they did add a nice flavor.
The Ruby Slipper - Bananas Foster Pain Perdu
I hit up this local joint that looked like a real Mom & Pop Shop that had been there forever. There was a pretty decent crowd in there for the time of night so I thought it might be an interesting place. I ordered the Shrimp Po'Boy. The best that I can say was that they use clean oil to fry their shrimp. The bread was mediocre at best. The shrimp had no seasoning. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing there?
Clean oil
A trip to the famous Cafe DuMonde is a must. I was thinking oh I must have beignets because it's the thing to do in New Orleans. You know how I love those touristy things (HAH!). I figured oh it's just a piece of fried dough. Well I have to admit, they were delicious. I did not go to the original Cafe; I went to the one on the Riverwalk because it was closer to where I was headed. They were so light and they too use clean oil. When something simple is done so well, it is can be downright amazing. The beignets at the conference on the other hand were flat, greasy bricks. I've heard the coffee there is excellent too but I'm not a coffee drinker. They do not have hot tea (only cold - this is the south after all). I opted for the hot chocolate, which was pretty good.

Don't Inhale
Lastly, I actually happened upon good airport food. Can you believe that???!! I wasn't in the mood for a sandwich. I wanted something hot. I have eaten some really bad airport food and I thought well let me try this Ye Old College Inn. I had the Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits. It was excellent. I must admit when I saw the "silverware" was plastic, I thought I might be in trouble. The people sitting "with me" (there are shared tables in the airport) had Braised Beef Short Ribs and they looked delicious. I couldn't help but overhear that they were indeed delicious.
Delicious Airport Food!!
So that was about my food roundup - I know it is not impressive list. I also had some guacamole and chips in the bar at the hotel. The Guac was not salted - it if had been it would've been great. I guess this means I will have to go back and do a proper eating out at N'Awlins.


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