Taste of New Orleans

Dat Dog

Really what drove me to this place was the appearance. The restaurant was painted with beautiful colors and filled with vibrant lights.

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When I approached the menu I was so amazed by the different meats you can make into a sausage. They had an Alligator dog (which is the one I chose) or even a crawfish dog! After you pick the meat type you want, you then choose the toppings which is far from just ketchup and mustard. Due to the fact we where in New Orleans it was not surprise when I saw crawfish and a Cajun sauce as a topping.

I honestly can not remember what all I put on my dog but believe me it was to die for.

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Dat Dog is located on Magazine Street which is basically the artsy district of NOLA

I absolutely  can not wait to go back!

We Dat Food Truck

Ok so I came across this place when I was looking for a good ole “hood plate”. If you do not know what a hood plate is I would love to explain. A hood plate is basically a BIG meal that you get from the hood for cheap. I mean the plate has to be loaded with food and poorly presented. As I searched across Instagram I found We Dat Food Truck. The Instagram pictures looked just right for me, so I headed there.

  1. The location is definitely not in the hood, lol (not a problem)
  2. The menu was pretty basic which is sometime good .
  3. The PRICE was definitely not CHEAP. (but hey we all tryna make money)
  4. Taste was honestly just OK ! I’ve had better!

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I got the Wazzam Wings w/ cheese, bacon, and jalapeño fries.

I’m not pressed to go back but it’ll be cool for you to try.

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Mardi Gras 2017

Its Nola ! We going live babayy!!

(Do to the fact that this blog post is so late, I’m just going to talk briefly and post pictures in this blog and do two food reviews in another.)

Its no secret that I love travelling and every time I do I get the chance to meet a lot of new people which is my favorite part. It always awakens me to the fact that we live in a world full of many different people with different cultures, food, and even slang.

 

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Ok obviously I’m the fabulous one in the pink! And the rest is the good group of people I met.

 

I feel that New Orleans is a good place to experience because it has so much culture and history. NOLA is a place for people that like the city but still like the homie and friendly feel from people. The complete opposite of Vegas, New York, or Cali. The streets are filled with people but friendly people. Even if you do not go for Mardi Gras, New Orleans is still the place to visit. Its a PARTY every night! Especially on Bourbon.

I truly enjoyed myself this year, Ill just let the pictures tell the story!

Grand Lux Café

If you are from Dallas you know that Grand Lux Café is a nice place to eat at. It is not the most upscale place but it is pretty decent it is connected to one of our best and known malls named the Galleria.

(before we start let me remind you I have been a waitress for 3 years and currently working on my minor degree in hospitality management so I do have an idea how the restaurant business works)

ok so BOOM!…..

Lets start with the waitress I can not call her by her name cause I do not know it and I’m guessing she did not feel the need to share it!  MISTAKE #1

She was not personable at all and hardly said anything HELL I don’t even think she said, “are you guys ready to order”. I believe we had to tell her what we wanted to order. We can make that apart of mistake #1 just to cut her some slack.

I ordered the Shrimp Scampi Linguine ….


Doesn’t it look so good? Don’t be fooled like I was cause it wasn’t! Not only was it not good my food came out 5-10 min after the rest of the table. As a server or chef you know that it is most important for food to come out at the same time. While waiting for my food I did not receive a notice or an apology about the wait! MISTAKE #2

At this point I was over it all and informed the waitress that I did not like the food and she can inform the manager that it took too long for it not to be good. She did not ask me if I would like something else nor did the manager come to the table for a follow up. MISTAKE #3

Finally..

I ask another waitress to bring the manager over when he came I informed him about the service and he simply apologize in the simplest manner as he could which slightly irritated me. He also informed me that the pasta will be taking off, as if  I was going to pay for it anyways.

if you have not guess by now… I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING GRAND LUX AGAIN !!

Rise & Shine

Can we have a  minute to look at this view…

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This was taken on the patio of the  restaurant

 

 

Now this place will make you get up at 6 in the morning and make you “Rise & Shine” frfr!

  • I  had biscuits and gravy
  • sister had pancakes
  • brother had CHICKEN & Waffles

When I say EVERYTHING was good! Literally EVERYTHING was good!

The chicken had the perfect crunch, the pancakes taste just like fall & christimas, and the biscuit taste just like big mama made them ! I AINT LYING !

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Biscuit & Gravy

This place is located in Las Vegas off Flamingo

Straighten w/NO HEAT!

This is my hair before I straighten it . As you can tell  it is a little worn out and slightly damage.

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So this is synthetic hair, I can not put a lot of heat on the hair because it will damage it completely. The simple trick to straightening synthetic hair is “HOT WATER”!!! Who would’ve thought ! I literally took a pot of boiling hot water, put it on my wig hair, & let it dry.

imageThe finished product still had waves in it but for the most part it got straight due to the fact I did not use a flat iron.

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Checkers

 

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I usually see Checkers on the movies or how people rave about it on Facebook. So I was more than excited when I came across it while visiting Florida! I heard they were known for thier fries, I wasn’t starving so that’s what I decided to get. The menu was full of cheap deals but I just stuck with fries . The fries were good in my opinion they taste exactly like Popayes fries! To experience  Checlers you should go on your next trip to Florida !!!

 

Sugar Factory

If you don’t know the Sugar Factory is known to be a celebrity “hot spot”  & also known for their  fish bowl drinks that smoke up the glass when the  liquor  is poured in ! 

Let me start by saying we waited 40 minutes to be seated !! May I add my party & I had reservations ! 

Oh! The drink was 30$!! So we waited another 40 minutes for a $30 drink!

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(The prices were not on the menu! So I was unaware of the price & no I didn’t think to ask because $30 was not what I was expecting )

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