Thursday, July 4, 2013
April 30, 2013 Off The Beaten Path In The Big Easy
Our last day in NOLA and I'm tired of being a typical tourist. So we decided to visit the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States, Bayou Sauvage. Even though this place is within the New Orleans city limits we had the bayou to ourselves.
After spending all morning at the bayou, we headed back into the city for lunch. We decided to stop at a BBQ place in the Ninth Ward called The Joint which is located in the Bywater neighborhood. We had some time since it didn't open until 11:30am, so we walked around the neighborhood and took pictures. Once again we stumbled into a wonderful area full of color and character. I fell in love with this city at first sight last year and this visit only deepened that love.
This place was like heaven for me. The sense of humor with the signs, the friendly people, the smell...that smell was killing me as I waited for our food. If I lived in Bywater, it would be damn near impossible for me to not eat here once the smell of barbequed pork and beef wafted my way.
Chrissy waiting for our food to arrive...
Chrissy's mac & cheese with a pulled pork sandwich with slaw. This food was so good that not only was it worth the wait, it is worth a trip to New Orleans.
So I'll end our trip to NOLA with this 'door' put on a still abandoned house in the Ninth Ward on St. Claude Avenue. It perfectly describes the spirit and soul of New Orleans.
"MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE
open a new door."