The holidays were wonderful and 2012 was great, but 2013 will be even better! I started this year out by taking a trip to New Orleans. Philip has been traveling back and forth from Houston and NOLA for the past half year and now I can finally tour his second home :)
The weather was pretty nasty, but delicious food made up for all of that. I had no idea New Orleans had so many great restaurants. When I last came to this city (which was pretty much over 10 years ago), Harrah's was still in its old location and I didn't appreciate food whatsoever. Philip ended up taking me to some of his favorite spots. Food porn for you all:
3. Cochon Butcher was one of my favorites. Walked a mile to grab lunch here and I must say it reminds me alot of Revival Market in Houston. I had their daily special, which was a bun piled with braised short ribs (insert orgasm here) topped with onion strings (I had bad breath for days...). I also picked up a side of roasted brussel sprouts and a charcuterie plate. Definitely need to try out their restaurant Cochon next door.
5. We also went to Yuki Izakaya (no pics sorry). Also one of Philip's favorites. I can definitely see why. For all of you Houstonians, this place reminded me of a better Nippon mixed with the atmosphere of Poison Girl. There was a local duo playing music in the corner and a dramatic Japanese film playing on the brick wall. Tiny little place that served by far some of the best Japanese food I've had (its lacking for sure in Houston). Delicious pork belly ramen, agedashi tofu, cold tofu.....ugh I wish we had this here.
Pretty much engulfed a bazillion carbs on this trip, but it was worth it. Hopefully the next time I return the weather will be nicer.
Will be heading out to New York again in the next couple weeks.....cannot wait!