28th Birthday Marathon

by Emily on May 13, 2013

Photo op on our way to my birthday lunch at Muriel’s

I’m going to go on writing and pretend like I haven’t taken a month off.

Okay…over a month.┬áIt’s terrible, I know.

I have, on the other hand, been doing some frequent writing over at GoNOLA. If you haven’t already, please check it out!

This past Friday was my (and my mom’s) birthday and we celebrated with a major bang. Lunch at Muriel’s on Friday, followed by an impromptu party at my new apartment later that night (pictures to come soon!) due to some super crummy weather. A good portion of Saturday was spent in recovery, aside from a quick trip to Satsuma for eggs and fresh juice. My boyfriend treated me and an out of town friend to an early-evening dinner at Boucherie where boudin balls, collard greens with grit fries, red snapper, scallops, brisket, and Krispie Kreme bread pudding all happened. Yum. Afterward, we managed to pop into a few art galleries and clothing shops on Magazine Street during the annual Champagne Stroll. The eating-frenzy of a weekend ended with a bomb.com Mother’s Day buffet-style brunch at The Roosevelt Hotel while listening to the gorgeous voice of New Orleans’ own Robin Barnes, who serenaded us with her adorable version of “Happy Birthday.”

Following a weekend like this one, I can only predict that 28 will be a great year.

Pecan-Crusted Drum at Muriel’s. I also had turtle soup and a $4 gin martini with a twist. So fabulous!

Satsuma’s Breakfast Plate: Nueske’s bacon, over-medium eggs, fresh fruit, and one hell of a delicious biscuit with jelly. This plus an ABC, or apple, beet and carrot juice, was the wine-overdose cure I needed.

Boucherie’s scallops are some of my favorite in the city. These were served with tarragon Roesti potato, roasted baby squash, and sauce Gribiche.

Waffles with warm maple syrup, chocolate chips and fresh cream at The Roosevelt.

How does one choose between a Ramos Gin Fizz and champagne? Easy. You choose both.

Red Velvet cake from O’Delice Bakery on Magazine. Candle placement chosen by my niece.

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