Jazzing things up!!
Trip Start Nov 24, 2010
98Trip End Sep 23, 2011
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We then returned to the French Quarter where we had a delicious meal at the Royal Oyster House. Lisa sampled traditional southern dishes including jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etouffe, Jon had a PoBoy (large sandwich) filled with fried catfish. Jon says his Po-Boy was 'fish-a-licious' (geek, says Lisa).
We then returned to Bourbon street where the atmosphere had changed. The street was now closed to traffic. We thought this was probably to prevent accidents as very drunk people staggered out of each place straight into the road. Everyone had a drink of some kind as they walked from one place to the next. The street has many bars that have offers, drinks promotions (most offer 3 for 1)and lots of places have live music. We sampled the local drink called the Hurricane that is made with rum while we people watched and listened to the music.
We made our way a few blocks down to Frenchman street where it is back to back Jazz bars. The street had a cool bohemian vibe and the night air was filled with music, mostly Jazz. People were on the street dancing, musicians were busking, again everyone had a drink in their hand (or a can) and the majority of the bars were packed with Jazz fans.
New Orleans is definitely an interesting place with lots of character and an excellent place to drink and listen to music and we are glad we experienced it first hand!