Mariecheri

Update: Someone bought this beauty and now it’s being renovated

Update: Someone bought this beauty and now it’s being renovated

Metairie Coffee Shops & Sweets

All within 10 blocks of our new office. trying to make the best of the move from downtown NOLA to Metairie… 

French Press Coffee House - recommended to me by many friends. underwhelmed by chain-y vibe and mediocre coffee. pros: super fast service and cheap bagels.

New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co - best place for a sweet fix. you can order single beignets (chocolate, original or bites) and cafe au lait from drive thru! best feature: $5 for every 5th visit. still like CDM’s beignets better.

World Coffee - overall my favorite because of the location and atmosphere. easy walk from the office down side streets, easy to avoid vets and causeway. located in a travel agency! already got their punch card (10th cup free!)

Next: Puccino’s Coffee, Whole Foods, La Madeleine, CDM, Caffe Caffe, Sucre, Todd’s Famous Frozen Yogurt, Maurice French Pastries, fruit-filled pastries from Bud’s Broiler

Skipping: CCs, Morning Call, Starbucks, B&N.

Mud bogging last weekend
Good times on a Louisiana Saturday night

Northern California Beer Adventures

  • BierGarten in midtown Sacramento
  • Sacramento beer tour contraption (take note, French Quarter!)
  • FiftyFifty Brewery in Truckee
  • Noc Noc in San Francisco
  • Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco
  • Final Gravity Taproom & Bottleshop in Roseville
  • Not shown: Magnolia Brewery in San Francisco

The return of 2 pop up favorites!
Dash & Pony and We’ve Got Soul

Keith Frank show at Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki In Opelousas. Best club name, ever?
More road trip photos soon!

Keith Frank show at Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki In Opelousas. Best club name, ever?
More road trip photos soon!

4th of July is starting out spectacularly. Watched futbol in the company of Chris Hannah.

4th of July is starting out spectacularly. Watched futbol in the company of Chris Hannah.

Salad nicoise, viva la France!
Saveur.com recipe
Cooking with my baby

Salad nicoise, viva la France!
Saveur.com recipe
Cooking with my baby

Day trip to Mandeville

Eggplant from farmers market
Scott’s Coffee Bar
Shrimp & grits at Broken Egg Cafe
Flight of local beer, Old Rail Brewing Co
Fried pickles and soccer, Rusty Pelican

Day trip to Mandeville

Eggplant from farmers market
Scott’s Coffee Bar
Shrimp & grits at Broken Egg Cafe
Flight of local beer, Old Rail Brewing Co
Fried pickles and soccer, Rusty Pelican

Negroni Week at French 75
Also loved Bourbon O Bar and Tivoli & Lee, with fantastic bartenders Becca and Josh, respectively.

Negroni Week at French 75

Also loved Bourbon O Bar and Tivoli & Lee, with fantastic bartenders Becca and Josh, respectively.