I had some great meals when I visited my dad in Louisiana last week, so I thought I’d share them with you for today’s WIAW. Thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly food fest!
My first night in Baton Rouge we dove right into the southern food and headed over to Sammy’s Grill. I spotted fried alligator bites on the menu and knew I had to order them! The best part was that I convinced my mom to try some, which I didn’t think would actually work. I don’t think she liked it, but it tasted just like chicken to me 😉
For dinner I had a crawfish salad, which was also delicious, but HUGE.
Our next night we had BBQ at Voodoo’s BBQ & Grill. I ordered the pulled pork platter with veggies and a sweet potato souffle. It was all amazing and I loved all the sauces they had too.
For most of our lunches we had a lot of salads. Like, a LOT of salads. Both my parents are very low-carb everything, so I felt like I was committing a felony every time I wanted to eat the bread. My dad is doing it for health reasons- he’s lost 35 pounds, so maybe there’s something to it!
One night we went to Olive Garden and I ordered their salmon with broccoli. It was good, but I kind of wish I’d ordered pasta. I’m totally craving some baked ziti or something now.
In New Orleans, my mom and I had lunch at an awesome restaurant called Muriel’s, in the French Quarter. I had their stuffed mirliton with shrimp and sausage.
I’d never had mirliton before and it was amazing. I stuffed my face with that stuff and it was probably the best meal I had while I was there.
We capped off our New Orleans day with coffee and beignets that were ridiculously good.
On our last day, we had lunch at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse. I ordered a veggie and goat cheese flatbread and salad that was super tasty.
Obviously, that’s not EVERYTHING I ate, but those were the highlights that I thought warranted a picture.
Have a good one!
What’s the “weirdest” thing you’ve ever eaten?
What’s your favorite Southern food?