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8 Tasty New Orleans Restaurants That Will Make You Fat And Happy

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Finding yourself hungry in New Orleans? Then you’re not doing it right!Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St.Touristy? Yes. But the beignets (or Benet, as Travel Boyfriend calls them. As in, JonBenet-Ramsey.) are fresh, hot and delicious. Plus, the [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · USA

Anthony Bourdain Visits The Bay Area. Is A San Francisco Show In The Works?

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Sometimes you see a travel show and think, “Hmph, I should go there someday.” And then you turn your gaze back to the wart on your finger and will it to fall off, the show and its location quickly forgotten. Suffice it to say, that’s not the case with No Reservations. In fact, it’s so [...]

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Tags: Books · California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

A Travel Betty Public Service Announcement: Drinking At Denny’s

September 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

No, maverick Denny’s sommelier, I will not try your wine-based Bloody Mary. Even at the affordable price of $3, I can think of nothing more putrid than pouring tomato juice into my chardonnay. Please shoot your own self for the suggestion.

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Tags: Food and Drink

Sightseeing With A Teenager In San Francisco? Travel Betty Offers Some Tips

September 7th, 2007 · 9 Comments

My totally awesome 19 year old nephew was in town this past Labor Day weekend from North Carolina. To be honest, I didn’t know if he’d even want to come out to San Francisco. He’s a country boy and a home body and happy to be so, thanks. But when I offered up the trip [...]

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Tags: California · Food and Drink · Music · Northern California · USA

3 MORE Bars Travel Betty Loves In New Orleans

August 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Still thirsty after my first three recommendations? Here are three more bars that made me never want to leave New Orleans. Pravda- Lower Decataur Street- A Russian-themed bar with an atmosphere to make you feel nostalgic for the cold war and Ayn Rand. There’s kitschy revolutionary touches everywhere. Like the commie murals and the cute [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · USA

3 Bars Travel Betty Loves In New Orleans

August 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

If I can remember correctly (big if), then these are the bars that Travel Boyfriend and I had a blast in while blasted in New Orleans. Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop- on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Phillip Street- Hands down my favorite bar of all time in New Orleans. It’s the oldest structure still [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · USA

Birthday Night In New Orleans

August 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

After a pleasant day spent lazily roaming the French Quarter for souvenirs and having your fortune told by a voodoo priest, how does one spend their birthday evening in New Orleans? Two words: Mechanical Bull! Hmm, bull riding in a skirt? That’s classy, Travel Betty. Didn’t quite stick the landing. (Luckily for my readers, Hustler’s [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · Pop Culture · USA

Travel Betty 30-Second Vacation: Mike Hood At Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

August 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Drag a bar stool up to the piano and soak in the atmosphere of the oldest building in the French Quarter. It’s been standing since around 1772. And with Mike Hood on the keys you’re be sure to remain entertained until well past when you fall off said stool. Travel Betty Basics Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop [...]

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · Food and Drink · Music · New Orleans · USA

Celebrate Your Birthday By Visiting A Voodoo Priest In New Orleans

August 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

So you’re in the Big Easy for your birthday and your Travel Boyfriend is stuck in business meetings all day. What’s a girl to do? Eat a gyro at Attiki? Drink a glass of wine? Yes. And yes. And then you go get your fortune told by an honest to goodness druid and voodoo priest [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · USA

Travel Betty’s Obsession With Pork Encouraged

August 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Thanks to fellow Travel Betty and friend, Marya L. for taking pity on me after my failed trip to the Nahunta Pork Center back in June. She recently snagged me this awesome muffiny Nahunta trucker cap and a vaccuum-sealed package of cured ham. I also got a pen, a Nahunta business card and some pork [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · North Carolina