|Back in New Orleans|
Hey everybody, this past weekend I celebrated my 13th birthday by bringing some friends to New Orleans. We took them to all the cool places in New Orleans that I like to visit like Cafe Beignet for breakfast, dinner at Somethin' Else Cafe and Mona Lisa's! I tried the heart stopper burger at Somethin' Else Cafe for the first time and it was huge with chicken fried bacon on it! A trip to New Orleans is not complete until you have had a lucky dog so we tried those as well, they were a big hit. We visited the World War II museum and ate at John Besh's restaurant there called the American Sector. We also visited the Insectarium where they tasted some insects for the first time! Other interesting things we ate included an alligator corn dog and chicken gizzards! I think everybody had a great time and an adventurous eating experience!
till next time,
|Italian Parade/New Orleans|
Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, but school is just piling on! Anyway, last month my family and I went to an Italian-American Parade in New Orleans! It was awesome! The parade had bands, floats, and a lot of beans! The beans symbolize good luck for the rest of the year. It is said that if you put the beans in your wallet then you will always have money in your wallet! After the parade we went to Mona Lisa, a small Italian restaurant in the French Quarter to keep the Italian feeling going all night! We had our Grandparents with us! This was their first time to the Italian-American Parade. They had lots of fun. I hope that everyone will try to go to the parade next year, it is a great family event without all the crowds of Mardi Gras. Also try out Mona Lisa if you are in New Orleans. The food there is great and the service is wonderful. They have all your traditional dishes like meatballs and spaghetti and fettucine, one of my favorites.
I just learned that Michelle Obama is hosting another healthy recipe contest for kids ages 8 to 12. This is the contest I won last year and was invited to the White House! I hope you try it out and if you win then you have my congratulations. May the healthiest recipe win! You can check it out at www.epicurious.com (it's the healthy kids lunchtime challenge)
Till next time,
1212 Royal Str
New Orleans, LA 70116