We got off to a bit of a later start than I had planned, but c’est la vie, right? We’re on vacation without kids. If we can’t sleep late now, when can we?
They aren’t kidding when they say to get there early. By the time we got there at 10am, the place was packed with long lines! There’s a to go window towards the back that still had a line, but it wasn’t nearly as bad.
If you’ve never had a beignet, it’s basically a French donut. It’s nice and crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside. And absolutely covered in powdered sugar. Seriously. It will get everywhere, so be prepared.
The coffee was good too, but I only took one drink before I dropped it, which made me really sad. Oh, well. Guess that means we’ll have to go back!
For dinner, we went to a place called Willie Mae’s in uptown (near The Garden District). I have a co-worker who is from this area and she highly recommended this place. She said the chicken was “the best fried chicken ever!” Well after a long-ish streetcar ride, we made our way over there and it certainly did not disappoint! It thoroughly lives up to the hype as the best fried chicken in America. If you are in this area, go here! There are two locations: one in Treme (the original) and the one we went to on St. Charles Street. This was cool because the streetcar lets you see the garden district and the houses here are stunning!