American Road Trip: New Orleans
Have you ever taken a bite and felt transferred to another place or time? This month, we’re taking you on an “American Road Trip” with us to experience destinations around the country via our menu and your taste buds. We’ll add some road trip games and highlight the must-see sights along the way. Our first destination? New Orleans. The tunes, the cuisine, the culture – take in the flavor of the famed city as we take you on a tour below.
Sights to See
- French Quarter. Filled with history and great stories, the best way to walk the French Quarter is to join a small tour group.
- Live music. New Orleans is filled with music wherever you walk but we found some of our favorite performers along Frenchman Street.
- Jackson Square. Try visiting the square in the evening, cooler temps and lots of lights make it an impressive sight.
- The Garden District. Consider hopping on one of the historic trollies to see the beautiful homes in this part of town.
- Jambalaya. According to tales, Jambalya was invented in New Orleans at an inn by a man named Jean. Jean was told to “balayez” (or “throw something together”) for a weary traveler. What he made up later became known as Jambalaya. Whether the story is true or not, we love this spicy dish so much that we had to share our interpretation with you! Our “New Orleans Jambalaya” is available all month long at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes – be sure you stop in and try some!
- Pralines. You’ll fall in love with these delectable treats! We decided to bring our version of New Orleans pralines back to our restaurants in the form of our French Quarter Praline Muffins (ONLY available until May 14th).
- Seafood. From crawfish to shrimp to cat fish – New Orleans has a great variety of seafood options.
- Beignets. Possibly one of the most iconic foods of New Orleans is the Beignets. In fact, our fans on Facebook told us that these powdered sugar-topped treats with a cup of café au lait are the top must-eat items while visiting.
Did we miss anything we will need to hit during our next visit to New Orleans? Take a look are our full May menu here for more.