Cafe' Du Monde - #TourLife Reviews
Many of you already know we've been on tour the past several weeks. The show is called "Bring It, Live!" which is a live hip hop dance show featuring the girls from the Lifetime TV show, Bring It! I will be posting some reviews and lots of pictures of the different cities we've visited and the amazing theatres we've seen. #TourLife is a different niche of trucking that many people don't get to see. So my hope is you will enjoy getting a peak at this specialy side of trucking.
Yesterday our stop was in New Orleans. When I say Nola, I mean right downtown by the French Quarter! This show goes to all the old historic theatres in these cities, so we do get to go into the heart of every city. That's the great thing about small tours.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Cafe' Du Monde for cafe' au Lait and Beignets. Normally we'd head down there in the morning. The later in the day the larger the crowd and wait. Add to that the August heat, and well... mornings are better. However, two of the girls on the tour wanted to go too, so we waited until they were done with backstage stuff. Being that it was the middle of the afternoon with the sun beating down, we opted to take a Lyft. From the Saegner Theatre to Cafe' Du Monde, it was only $7.
We didn't arrive until about 1pm. The line was long but the wait reasonably quick. There were street performers and balloon artists to keep everyone entertained in the hot sun, even the kids.
The wait to get a table was only about 20 minutes. Our waiter was quick and friendly. The coffee hot and fresh. The beignets were to die for, as always. Fresh, hot, and covered in powdered sugar. Yes, I did make a mess everywhere with mine! Come on, it's powdered sugar... and ME. Allen can't take me anywhere, lol.
After we finished our delicious treat we took a little bit to walk around some of the shops, Jefferson Square, and to get pictures of the Cathedral. By then you could see dark clouds rolling in. Considering the girls were on a time limit anyway, we decided to head back to Saegner Theatre. There was a cool breeze blowing with the approaching storm, so we opted to walk back to the theatre. The drop in temperature, along with the breeze made the stroll through the French Quarter an easy mile walk. Definitely a pleasant way to stretch your legs and get exercise after being cooped up in a semi truck.
If you ever get a chance to visit New Orleans I do recommend heading over to Cafe' Du Monde. Sure it may be a "tourist" spot. But it didn't start out that way. It's been around for 100+ years serving the working class and now also tourists. Not much has changed in that time. Their menu remains simple and limited, but absolutely delicious!