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Cafe du Monde

Monday, February 11, 2013

For the 25 years that I have been visiting New Orleans, one of my first destinations has been Cafe du Monde for Cafe au Lait and Beignets. Next week I am headed to New Orleans on business and it will be my first visit sans Beignets.

So it is time for a new tradition in New Orleans. I can still go to Cafe du Monde for my Cafe au Lait but I will leave the Beignets and powdered sugar there. I will go for a walk around Jackson Square and the French Quarter in the early morning with my cup of Cafe au Lait, and I will revel in the sights and sounds (but maybe not the smells!) of New Orleans waking up. I will think about how next time I visit New Orleans, there will be a lot less of me! I can't wait.

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NOREGRET2010 2/12/2013 8:25AM

    My partner is from Louisiana...and when she goes back, we not so jokingly call it "the food tour" - because there are foods there you just can't get here in the North - most of which are deep fried, with some kind of sauce or gravy, LOL. Enjoy your trip to N.O....and enjoy that cafe au lait!

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TRIXIETEXAS 2/11/2013 3:15PM

    Livinmydreams, that reminds me so much of quitting smoking. For years afterward, I would see someone smoking or smell it and I'd want a cigarette so badly. When I finally broke down and had one, it was absolutely foul and not like I remembered smoking at all! In fact, changing my lifestyle to low carb has been a lot like quitting smoking in many ways. Craving and irritability at first, still fantasizing when I see others enjoying theirs, but knowing I'm doing the right thing for my body.

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LIVINMYDREAMS 2/11/2013 1:48PM

    You know I find that sometimes the smell of the things that I don't eat any more is almost as satisfying now as eating it AND if I do eat it, many times it doesn't taste as good as it smells and as I remember it. Especially the fried things. They just taste of grease.

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NIKKICOLE83 2/11/2013 1:17PM

    It would be hard to pass those up! I can smell them from here.

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ZEALIA 2/11/2013 11:03AM

    Never - but I'm so curious!! I haven't really explored much of the US!

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TRIXIETEXAS 2/11/2013 11:01AM

    Have you been to New Orleans before? This is the perfect time of year to go because it isn't steamy and hot yet!

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ZEALIA 2/11/2013 10:58AM

    Sounds beautiful - I bet you'll love walking even more next visit!

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