"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." - Luciano Pavarotti

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Adolfo's, New Orleans

I've had in the ball park of about a 100 different unfinished, half started, picture blogs. I've been thinking maybe its about time I say something. ...... yeah I'm still waiting for that to happen ...... Keeping with the theme of not finishing things I'll just tag onto this old blog and start right dab in the middle. So, lets talk about Adolfo's restaurant in New Orleans. Its located on Frenchman street, which was named for six French leaders who led an uprising against Spanish rule after Louisiana was ceded to Spain, and who were subsequently executed in public by Spanish Gov. Alejandro O'Reilly. Sounds harsh, right? The Spanish were actually a pretty decent breed of people, they executed them by rifle fire, which was a lot more humane than the commonly used wheel to break your bones and allow birds to eat your fleshy remains... What a bore it would be to have avenues named after A, B, oh and don't forget C... Sorry Manhattan, that was a cheap shot. Anyway, Adolfo's is pretty hard to find. You must first locate the Apple Barrel Bar, enter into either doors and head up the stairs. There's a slight charming lean to the building and usually a band can be found playing in the bar. Now, I must warn you: get there early. I'll say that again, get there early. It opens usually around 5pm. I had a horrible experience on my boyfriend Bucks birthday night waiting two hours on the list to be told at 10:30 that they are now closed. Talk about disappointment. Luckily New Orleans happens to be an all night sorta town and I found good food down the street. I just have to keep in mind that Adolfo's is one of those eateries that stands by the motto that to eat there it is a privilege, not a right. The food is Italian Creole, or as some like to call it New Orleans Italian, all manned by one gentleman. The food is spectacular, my favorite is the veal with the ocean sauce. It almost melts away the trouble of actually getting to eat there. So if you're not afraid to be brushed off by the host, I'd suggest eating here - but its not for the sensitive type (which who am I kidding, is usually me).

Oh! And cash only!

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