Tiki, Nola Style!
I'm having a throwback spotlight on a tiki-evening we enjoyed in the French Quarter.
Up We Go!
A year ago in May, we were in New Orleans for our son's graduation from Tulane Law. This was one of the places he wanted us to experience.
You just have to do what your son wants, so we entered the white door and headed up the stairs. Two wicker chairs welcomed us, with some coconut art!
Tiki bars are almost always dark. It takes some nerve to flash your camera, when the locals are gathered at the bamboo-canopy-bar.
Art on a Brick Wall
But the island masks and ship decor were all worthy of my camera's sudden spotlight.
Luckily it was early and there was ample seating available. We found the best corner.
Moai and Flames!
Sitting beneath the Moai tiki god, we felt the need to order something equally bold. The flaming bowl of booze lit up the corner!
Heidi and Jamie
Our daughter and her fiancee were happy to demonstrate, how to share a rum-filled cocktail.
Plus Boozy Bears
To balance out the dangerous adult drink, we added a playful order of gummy bears on ice.
Of course the bears were filled with alcohol, so it wasn't exactly balancing anything.
It's kind of scary how many photos we have with our kids enjoying cocktail adventures. Oh well.
With the Parents
This guy graduated from law school the next day, so I guess all our parenting wasn't bad. Cheers to Scott and cheers to tiki bars!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.