Welcome back…it’s been two months
The famous Irene’s Cuisine…and the notorious wait time. He doesn’t normally dress this way, thanks goodness.
We finally made it inside to eat after about a three hour wait! No, we didn’t stand outside for the entire time, only about an hour of that. We returned at about 9:00 after I put our name down around 7:00 (as they don’t accept reservations) and patiently waited outside until AFTER 10. Waiting for our table, we were entertained by passersby and a great bottle of wine nicely presented to us by Nick–the head chef. Irene of “Irene’s” is his partner/mother!
Enjoying my day two off, meandering solo, I found this cute alley path containing a terrific little cafe called the Green Goddess offering many vegetarian and vegan options, hard to come by in The Big Easy.
This is the “Brass Pass” holders tent–my favorite place to hang out and refresh. They also provide unlimited everything displayed to eat and drink in these next three photos, including the best iced coffee!
This Common Egret is a pretty cool looking bird to watch as it stalked an afternoon meal in the canal. It looks very uncomfortable as it moves, extending the long skinny neck forward until it propels the beak into the water precisely catching the fish small enough to gobble down its skinny throat. I enjoyed being taken away from the bustling crowd for this moment with nature:)
This gives you an idea of how many people showed up for Elton John on the most crowded day of Jazz Fest. For the first time in my life, I felt a little claustrophobic and was ready to get out of there.