2018 Road Trip - Day 16

Wednesday 09.19.18 - New Orleans, Louisiana part deux

This was a perfect vacation day. All we did was eat & sleep. Then eat & sleep some more. Let me start off by telling about one of the best breakfast dishes I have ever stuffed into my pie hole. We walked to the Oceana Grill, where 
I gobbled up The Royal Omelet; with fluffy eggs, bits of alligator sausage, fresh diced vegetables, it's then topped with a rich crawfish and mushroom cream sauce. Where has this been all my life? I swear, this really could quite possibly be the best breakfast I've ever had! It is also served with a biscuit & hash browns, to which I had them add cheese. I need to say THANK YOU again to our waiter Kevin for taking such good care of us.

The Royal Omelet
New Orleans original alligator sausage, with fresh diced vegetables, topped with a crawfish and
mushroom cream sauce.

Shelly fell in love with her breakfast as well. She had some light and fluffy biscuits covered in creamy gravy with thick chunks of sausage. She also had a side of perfectly cooked bacon. 

Biscuits and Gravy + Bacon
Spicy pork sausage in creamy gravy over two fresh biscuits.
mmmm, bacon

 We walked back to the hotel, stopping to take a few photos along the way.
I'm not sure why we didn't actually go inside

I find plaques to be interesting

Headed back to our hotel

After a nice nap, we walked over to Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar.

Shelly started off with their signature Bloody Mary. I've never developed a taste for them, but she digs them. This one looked pretty wild.
Absolute Peppar, House made Bloody Mary mix served with an oyster

Our hero of a waiter, Nicholas M, served us some great vittles to share....
½ dozen raw oysters - these were big,  plump, and tasty, served with DIY cocktail sauce. 

DIY cocktail sauce

½ dozen char-grilled oysters - Wow! Incredible so buttery and delicious.  Bread is served with it and that is slathered with melted garlic herb butter.  Your fingers will be sopping with butter.

BBQ shrimp - huge shrimps covered in a sauce that was acidic and oily paired well with the toast. 

Fried alligator - small tender bite size pieces, served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce

Meat pies - these little delicious pockets of meat were served piping hot.

Hush puppies - the absolute best hush puppies ever!  Crunchy exterior, fluffy interior filled with corn and jalapenos.

Coleslaw - a large cup of creamy goodness to cut through all that acidic & fried food.

We waddled back to the hotel for yet another nap. When we woke up I ordered room service. We shared a burger & a Po-boy.
The staff didn't seem to completely understand our order.  We asked for coffee but with lots of cream as Shelly prefers whole milk. They sent a glass of milk and charged us for it.  Also, I don't think it was whole milk.
The burger was a bit overdone, but came with extra crispy bacon.  The fries were the star, they were battered and crispy. 
Ground Sirloin, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Onions, Tillamook Cheddar, Grilled Onions, House-Made Semolina Bread, French Fries
The Po’Boy was packed with lots of shrimp. I found it odd how the lettuce and tomatoes were done, just stacked on the side of the plate. I also think this sandwich would have been better with tartar sauce. They only sent us ketchup, mayo, and mustard.  
Dressed with Lettuce, Tomato & Pickles on French Loaf

Look at all that shrimp!

Overall decent meal, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I'm sure next time we would walk to another local joint instead. That's one reason I love this city so many great local joints to try. Tomorrow is a full day of hiking around the city, site seeing & popping into various restaurants as we become tired.


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