Have any favorite spots to imbibe of your own in NOLA that you don't see listed here? If so please share! Otherwise, happy drinking...and as Dave said to me, "be safe and have fun out there. But not too much fun....we want you back in NOLA for more!!"
I'm finally heading back for a work conference and Jazz Fest, so while my time will be tight I'm going to make the best of it! Luckily I know a few locals so my 11 year gap shouldn't slow me down at all. Between all of the conference meals and Jazz Fest food I will only have a few meals to explore on my own, but in typical SavoryGirl style I'm going in prepared and sharing my full itinerary for all of the places I would want to check out if I had the time.
So next time you're heading to New Orleans go ahead and use this foodie itinerary as a starting point to plan all of your great culinary adventures in the Big Easy and then let me know what you think. The drinking and nightlife version will be coming next week, so stay tuned. If you like what you see, feel free to check out my past foodie travel posts here.
Wherever you visit and whatever you decide to do and eat...happy travels. You'll love Peru! Need some more convincing to start planning your own trip? Check out my Peruvian Foodie Photos here!
It's been a little over a year since our last big trip to Thailand and Cambodia and we are itching for some exploring and gastronomic globe trotting. Up next...Ecuador & Peru! We're heading to South America for a little over 2 weeks on our very first organized/guided trip. We typically like to do our own thing and create our own itineraries, but since the focus of this trip is two activities that you are required to have authorized guides for, the Galapagos Islands and hiking Machu Picchu, we figured this was the right trip to try out a guided tour. So we did some research and booked this tour with G Adventures. A few of our friends have vacationed with G Adventures in the past and they have a sustainable and local flavor focus, so it sounds like a good fit for us...fingers crossed!
In case you're interested in following along on our adventure, a high-level itinerary is below. I'll get into the good stuff, all of the local cuisine that we are going to try to hunt down and try during the little bit of free time that we have, when I return. All of the foodie related activities that I have on my list are recommendations from my fellow T-Bird alumni who are either from Ecuador or Peru or have lived there for extended periods of time...so I trust they'll be spot on, but I'd like to try everything for myself and have photos before recommending any food to you...
My recommendations for what to do, where to eat and of course where to taste are below...and to see some pictures of many of the wineries and surrounding valley check out my Sonoma Photo Album.
Chi-town, the Windy City, Chicagoland, Second City, New Gotham (God, I love the new Batman movies!)...whatever you call it, Chicago is an exciting city. Especially in the summer and fall before the frigid lake breeze starts to pick up. So we considered ourselves pretty lucky when I had a business trip to Peoria, IL scheduled for late September... weekend trip to Chicago, anyone? Definitely!
I actually haven't been to Chicago more than quick stop overs in years, but my Grandfather lived there and I have lots of friends who have lived there for extended periods of time so we had lots of good recommendations and resources when planning this trip. Christian's never been to Chicago at all, so it will be excited to explore it together. We only have 2 1/2 days so it will be a quick trip, but we're packing as much in as we can!
Of course, please leave me a comment if you think we're missing out on any must-eats or must-sees from our itinerary below...
Austin, Texas...boy have we heard great things about this place! But until now, we haven't had a chance to get there so we were super excited when we found out that our good friend Michelle was getting married there. So excited that we decided to take a normal quick wedding trip and turn it into a 5 day trip so we really have time to explore. As usual, I've tapped into my fellow T-Bird network and done my usual research to create the itinerary below. Not surprisingly, there's a big focus on BBQ and music which sounds like a fun vacation to us!We're leaving on Friday 9/23 so if you think we're missing something big from our trip leave a comment and let us know! As always, our itineraries are meant as starting guides, but totally flexible in nature so we can swap things around and abandon others completely once we land and start talking to locals...