Braving the weather to visit NOLA

After a morning of work and doing expense reports, we decided to call a cab to pick us up at the campground and take us downtown so we could make a FedEx drop-off, have some lunch and do some window-shopping.

After making our FedEx drop, we had the cab drop us off at Cafe Beignet in the French Quarter on Royal Street. We chose this of their two locations as they have indoor seating here.

Cafe Beignet - the one on Royal Street.
Cafe Beignet – the one on Royal Street.
Cafe Beignet Inside 1Nancy Ordering at Cafe BigneitMenu for Cafe Beignet

I ordered a Muffuletta sandwich and Nancy had a bowl of Jambalaya. The food was decent.MuffulettaNancy's LunchCafe Beignet - Jim and Nancy

We even had a few non-human visitors “inside” the restaurant…Birds Inside RestaurantThe waitress told us the birds get really brave and go a bit nuts after they eat a bunch of powdered sugar from the floors 🙂

And of course, what visit to Cafe Beignet would be complete without beignets themselves? Oh so good too!

Well, I lost the picture I took.  But ours looked just like these and oh so good :)
Well, I lost the picture I took. But ours (much smaller order) looked just like these and were oh so good 🙂

After lunch, we strolled (swiftly… in the rain) down Royal Street, stopping in a few shops to look around.

Shops on Royal Street
Shops on Royal Street

We bought some spices, hot sauce and a food gift. Nice time, weather considered. Looking forward to returning in better weather in a year or two.

Magnolia Sugar and Spice Store
Magnolia Sugar and Spice Store
Magnolia Sugar and Spice Store - Inside 2Magnolia Sugar and Spice Store - Inside 1
You have to sign a waiver to try this hit sauce!
You have to sign a waiver to try this hot sauce!

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