Saturday, April 27, 2019
Everything that goes in your mouth
A lawyer that I know, recently retired from 30 years work in Utah and moved to New Orleans. Her husband is from there - it was going home for him - a totally new adventure for his New York native wife. I had coffee with her last week.
She said it has been an adjustment. Everything is about your mouth, the food, the drink, the music, if it goes in or out of your mouth New Orleans has it. She said, "beyond that, nothing works, no one does what you expect, or they should do, time is a vague concept." But the food, the drink, the music and the fun make it all worthwhile.
There is lots of good food, and great food in New Orleans. This trip I returned to an old favorite and tried something old that was new to me. I had not been to Arnauds', just off Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The food was classic Louisiana creole, service was impeccable. The drink was sweet and strong, and there was a jazz trio playing softly in the corner of the room. It has been there 101 years for a reason.