by Ronny Green
I can’t think of a time when I haven’t had a good time visiting New Orleans … from the days of tagging along with my father and uncle as a kid to watch the Saints going for the Bayou Classic as a proud member of the Jaguar nation to less rambunctious job training visits like the one that brings me to the city today. Any time is a good time to visit New Orleans. In fact, it’s the times that I’ve come to New Orleans when the streets aren’t as crowded and the crowd isn’t as rowdy that I find some myself inside some really good eateries like Port of Call known for its delish burgers or Dat Dog which serves up a wide a variety of traditional and unconventional hot dogs.
It’s a random Wednesday afternoon and not too much is going on, which I’m hoping is the perfect time to get a table at Willie Mae’s. Originally established in 1957, this 6th Ward neighborhood staple earned a James Beard award in 2005 for “America’s Classic Restaurant for the Southern Region.” After many previous failed attempts to pull up a chair and indulge in their famous fried chicken, today I’m in luck! I take my seat, and without hesitation or need for a menu, I proceed with my order, “let me get the three piece white with red beans and rice, mac & cheese, and brussels sprouts.” Willie Mae’s is known world wide for their lip smacking good chicken and the skin’s crispy, crunchy goodness. However, the star of the meal was the Brussel Sprouts.
I leave with a full belly and proceed to the gorgeous St. Charles neighborhood where I’m primed and ready for one of the best frozen margaritas you ever wanna sip. Superior Grill is nestled amongst some of New Orleans’ most gorgeous architecture on St. Charles Avenue and serves up plate loads of Mexican dishes. I recommend the shrimp nachos, but tonight I’m here for the margaritas and a ‘lil chips ‘n salsa.
New Orleans is one of my most favorite places to visit. Its vibrant, rich in history and culture, filled with eye catching murals and artwork, and there is always a kitchen or bar open to satisfy your hunger or thirst. I suggest if you ever have a chance to visit some of the less commercialized eating establishments throughout New Orleans, go for it. Laisssz les bons temps rouler!!
Ronny G lives in the NeighborHood Star Entertainment promotions department, only comes out for good food and a good time..