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Last Weekend in New Orleans: Cure, Root and Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

Last weekend in New Orleans, we had cocktails at Cure, ate at Root and visited Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter.

Last weekend in New Orleans was one of leisure. We spent our days eating and drinking in different New Orleans neighborhoods, which is something that never gets old. We covered some serious ground, hitting spots in Uptown, the Warehouse District and the French Quarter. Check out what we ate, drank and saw last weekend in New Orleans!

What we ate: The Yorkie dessert at Root. Root is fast becoming one of our favorite New Orleans restaurants to emerge on the culinary scene in the past year. Their creative, modern spins on American fare take it to a place we could have never imagined, like this inventive dessert that won our hearts and NOWFE’s, earning the Best in Show award in the desserts category this year. The Yorkie is made of housemade coco puffs, minted milk, mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate covered peppermint patties.

root new orleans
Photo by Susan Whelan

What we drank: New creative cocktail lounges seem to appear around every corner in New Orleans these days, so it can be hard to pick just one to go visit. If the vast selection overwhelms you, you can always count on Cure for ambiance, tasty small plates and magnificent mixology. Last weekend we tried the Eastside cocktail made with gin, lime, mint, cucumber and Angostura bitters. Delicious and pretty!

cure new orleans
Photo by Susan Whelan

What we saw: During the course of our romp through the French Quarter, we strolled past Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, which was once used by the famous Lafitte brothers, Jean and Pierre. Stepping into Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is like entering a time capsule from the 1700s. There is no artificial lighting – the building is completely candle lit and has a grand piano in the back as well as an outdoor patio. The bar is considered to be the oldest in America.  This is a must-see destination in the French Quarter!

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Photo by Sally Tunmer

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