So, in addition to Mardi Gras, I want to share with you what makes New Orleans home, and why I love it so much.
- Jazz. So much, I named my dog "Jazz". I love that you can walk the streets of the French Quarter and enjoy these amazing street bands. They love what they do, and you can tell. It's so passionate. Makes me want to dance.
- Beignets. There is nothing sweeter on earth than hot, fresh, sweet, fried dough with a mile high mountain of powdered sugar on top. Half the fun is eating at Cafe Du Monde, and blowing the powdered sugar when exhaling while taking a bite. It's pretty much priceless.
- Charbroiled Oysters. Is it sad that I'm doing food again? Well, it deserves it's own category. And if you want the best, go to Drago's in Fat City. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. all day. Dip the bread in the greasy sauce. You'll thank me.
- The Saints. I can't tell you what a simple game of football can do for a whole city. It's silly to say that a winning season can make grown men cry. But it did just that and so much more. We finally won our first superbowl, and I promise, New Orleans will never be the same.
- Ugly, brown, dirty water. This may sound funny, coming from someone who now lives in a place called Clearwater, Florida. I never noticed that I missed the brown water until I went back to visit. Maybe blame it on homesickness, but I think it's just what I'm used to. Brown water is where my heart is.
- Magazine St. The ultimate place to shop if you like boutiques and funky stores. I could die of jealousy over my sister who lives just off of Magazine.