On this trip home to Nola, I was sure to visit my favorite poboy shop to lift my spirits. My husband and I love to sit inside Guy’s Poboys and just let the ambiance of New Orleans sink in. It’s such a great feeling to be able to relax and enjoy a good shrimp poboy all the while laughing about life. This is what Nola is all about to me.
5259 Magazine St,
New Orleans, LA 70115
Who’s ready for Easter Brunch? We definitely are. Here a simple mimosa recipe to go along with your Easter Brunch. Enjoy!!
Orange Creamsicle Mimosa
Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
*For this recipe, I used store bought Orange Juice, Taaka Whipped Cream Vodka, and Andre Champagne
There’s a neighborhood restaurant in Mid-City New Orleans that is serving up great Brunch eats. Katie’s Restaurant & Bar has been a staple in the Mid-City community since 1984. When you walk into Katie’s, you are greeted with the best southern hospitality. The menu is filled with mouth watering options that will have you thinking about your comeback visit to try them. Drinks were flowing as they should on a beautiful Sunday. The staff’s goodbye greeting, “Thanks Y’all”, gave a wonderful feeling of gratitude and unity. It was such a pleasure seeing people from all walks of life having fellowship, the best Mimosas ever, and Brunch. If you are in New Orleans or plan to visit, give Katie’s Restaurant & Bar a try.
Seafood Omelet | shrimp, crawfish, lump crab, mozzarella, green onion
with Andouille Cheese Grits $16
Breakfast Pizza $15
Katie’s Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Brunch: Every Sunday 9am to 3pm
The last Sunday Brunch of 2018 was in NOLA and had to be the greatest in my book. I had the honor of spending it with my fellow members from the Krewe of Nefertiti. The Brunch setting was placed at Jack Rose Restaurant on the famed St. Charles Ave. Everything from the food, champagne, to the decor was breathtaking. We had such a great time in fellowship and the music kept the fun and laughter going. If you are in New Orleans or plan to visit, please give Sunday Brunch at Jack Rose Restaurant a try.
Shrimp and Grits
Krewe of Nefertiti: Group Photo Credit -Dana Perry
A special thanks to Dana Perry for being a gracious host. -XOXO
The Krewe Of Nefertiti is an all female social aid and pleasure club geared towards helping those in need through community service and fundraising. For more information, please visit www.kreweofnefertiti.org
There’s nothing like a great place to sit down and have a cup of coffee. My new go to place in NOLA is Backatown Coffee Parlour. The setting is so peaceful and quaint that you could spend so much time enjoying the morning paper, a good book read, or collaborating project ideas with friends. Backatown Coffee shop is a great addition to places to visit in NOLA.
Backatown Coffee Parlour
301 Basin Street, Suite 1
New Orleans, LA 70112
All photos by Haus of Kelley, LLC
While we can’t forget about Taco Tuesday, we have to admit that whenever someone says Nachos a gathering is in order. I thought it would be fun to take away the tortilla chips and add tater tots to the dish and create Totchos. These totchos can be a hit at the dinner table. This is one recipe that can call for endless toppings for you and your guests. Give totchos a try during your next gathering or Taco Tuesday night.
1 2 lb bag ( 32 oz) of Tater Tots
1 lb Ground Beef (or Ground Turkey)
Taco Seasoning ( 1 package)
1 cup of shredded cheddar ( or add to your desired cheesy goodness)
5 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies ( 10 oz can drained and reminder set aside for later use)
*Sour Cream (used as topping when done)
Heat Oven to 450 degrees F (Or according to package instructions)
Place 3/4 tater tots bag onto a baking sheet using a single layer method (ensuring the tots are not on top one another). Place in over and bake of 25 mins or according to package instructions. Turn oven off. Remove ( using pot holders or gloves) tater tots from oven and set aside.
Place a medium sauce pan on medium heat. *Optional. I added 1 tsp of avocado oil to the pan. Add the ground beef and cook until well done ( breaking up and chopping the meat). Drain or spoon any access oil from the pan. Add taco seasoning and (drained) diced tomatoes. Stir. Turn heat to low.
Arrange the tater tots onto a plate adding the neat mixture and shredded cheese. To melt the cheese, I simply put the plate into the microwave for 60 – 90 seconds. You can also place the plate back into the oven for 3-5 mins as the oven will be still hot and cooling off.
Add a dollop of sour cream or any other topping you fancy.
Who would’ve thought a deli would be a great place for Brunch?? I fell in love with The General Muir and its ambiance this weekend. My brunch item selection was the Pastrami and Egg sandwich and let me tell you it was so divine. Located in the Emory University area, please give The General Muir a try for some good brunch eats.
The General Muir
1540 AVENUE PLACE
ATLANTA, GA 30329