He and She Said:
Back by popular demand, here is 2011’s Top 10 Restaurants via Mock Draft. Somehow Mars convinced Venus last year that this might be a good way to rank our restaurants. Each December, His stream of consciousness is pretty much ‘blah, blah, football, football, blah, football, blah, lather, rinse repeat,’ and Hers is pretty much ‘dear God, when will the football end?’ So this represents a compromise of sorts, one that appears to have been well-received by our dozens of faithful readers.
The rules: Only restaurants on the active roster need apply. Translation: We must have visited you in the past 12 months. We make every effort to get to the full spectrum of what we perceive to be the best of the best each year, but we sometimes fall a bit short. Better luck next year to those places we missed. Ladies first, as always:
Fresh honeysuckle is permeating my senses each step I take through the beautiful, serene backside of the French Quarter. I honestly don’t remember it smelling this heavenly in years past, but the past few days as I wander around the elusive streets of the Quarter I am awestruck by the bright yellow scent of spring. This may well be my absolute favorite time of year because the entire city of New Orleans is booming with great happenings and the weather is perfectly fabulous! There are, in my humble opinion, some can’t miss events/experiences occurring this and every spring. Check them out and try to incorporate some into your travel plans if you are visiting or your weekend plans if you are a local. You don’t want to miss these, I promise!
1. French Quarter Festival- Our guide is in-the-works, but in the meantime, get this event on your calendar. It is the best free festival we have to offer and it goes on throughout the entire French Quarter. My opinion is that this shows New Orleans at its finest promoting both fantastic music and local food. Want more information on how to do this fest like a champ? See our recommendations.
2. NOWFE- Each year throughout Memorial Day week/weekend, New Orleans Wine and Food Experience draws foodies and oenophiles alike with four days of varying activities. Highlights include the Vintner dinners and the Royal Street Stroll which are on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26, respectively. Note: NOWFE is not to be confused with the much less inspiring French Quarter Wine Festival which as you may recall we addressed a couple of months ago.
He and She said:
So, we were going to do our top 10 posts of the year for a nifty little list today. After some review, the editorial staff suggested we make it a top 5 list… Or maybe top 2. But they’re just dogs, so what the hell do they know? So, we scrapped that idea and decided instead we’d go with the top 10 pictures of food we posted this year….Ok, so that was a problem too. New Years’ resolution number 1: Produce enough content for legitimate top-ten list in 2011.
Well, the lack of any socially-redeeming or even marginally valid content has never stopped us before, and we sure won’t let it do so now. So, without further ado, our list of the top ten things you should NOT do in a restaurant in 2011: