Lazy summer/fall days call for a picnic with friends, especially at dusk when things cool off a little bit. Plus, this is a budget-friendly form of entertainment.
You can go all out for a picnic, but poboys and chips are good options for quick meal with a gorgeous view. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)
We keep a blanket in our trunk so we’re ready to go at a moment’s notice. And no need for a fancy spread if you are picnicking on a whim. A bucket of Popeye’s or a poboy is equally as festive as a basket full of homemade goodies, in our opinion.
GoNOLA offered up suggestions for picnic destinations in New Orleans. Here are some of our favorite places to picnic in the city. Have another suggestion? Tell us in the comments.
delicious Brussels sprouts at Cochon Butcher (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)
We continue to explore the restaurant options in New Orleans. Venues this week include:
- Betsy’s Pancake House
- Casa Borrega
- Cochon Butcher
- Creole Creamery
- Hollygrove Market & Farm
Check out all our food photos.
Have a place we need to check out? Let us know.
We continue to eat our way through New Orleans. This week’s restaurants include:
grape leaf platter from Mona’s on Magazine Street (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)
- Crescent City Pie & Sausage
- Mona’s Cafe
- The Superdome
- Panera Bread
Here are all of our food pix.
Restaurants from the week before:
We’re eating our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew.
Liuzza’s bbq butter shrimp stuffed in bread (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)
Venues for the past two weeks:
- Cafe Degas
- Midway Pizza
- Liuzza’s by the Track
- St. Joe’s
- Creole Creamery
- Juicy Lucy’s
We’ll be at Parkway Bakery at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, June 22). We’d love to eat a poboy with you. The event is open to new and not-so-new residents.
And as an added perk – we are eating inside in the air conditioning. Look for the table with the balloon.
We’re going with a classic New Orleans restaurant for our next meetup: Parkway Bakery and Tavern.
Parkway’s poboys consistently are singled out as the best in the city. The restaurant also has vegetarian options (menu).
Happy National Doughnut/Donut Day! Have you celebrated the holiday already?
We suggest you swing by Blue Dot Donuts in Mid-City. Yum. Here’s why we think they are a must-visit vendor in New Orleans.
Free donut options today: