Felix's, Faux Hawks, and Fairies

The first two parts of our NOLA trip can be found here and here. Saturday night got kicked off with dinner at Felix's. The wait was long and the restaurant was freezing cold, but the food made up for it all. It was yummy!

What's a Saturday night without a couple of mohawks faux hawks??

With our bellies full, we headed to the Old Absinthe House to try the Green Fairy. It's so fun to watch the bartender prepare an absinthe drink. They place a sugar cube on top of a slotted spoon that's placed over the glass. The water and absinthe are poured over the sugar cube making a milky liquid, and then the sugar cube is set on fire. Here is a very, very blurry picture of it.

Cool to watch, but the drink itself tastes grody. Veeeeeeerrrrry grody.  It's like liquid black licorice. Blech. And this is what happens to you if you drink it.

And awww, look...24 hours and a glass of absinthe later and they're still engaged. So sweet.

We stayed at the Old Absinthe House for a couple of hours before deciding we were hungry again. So we walked to Bourbon Street to find some pizza. At the time, I thought this was the best piece of pizza I had ever eaten in my entire life.

I don't remember the name of the place we were at, but I do remember that they had awesome music.

It was so good it deserved a chest bump.


Our trip was short and sweet. On Sunday, we really only had time to check out of our rooms, grab something to eat, and then head to the train station. We did have one little snafu...apparently our return tickets home were actually for Saturday, not Sunday (as in, we should have departed around the time we were chasing after the proposal carriage). The train was sold out so things weren't looking good. After lots of phone calls (on Amtrak's end) and nail-biting (on our end) they finally told us they could squeeze us in on the lower level. Turns out, the lower level is like first class on the train. Not a bad way to end our trip.

Goodbye, New Orleans! Hopefully we'll see you again soon.