Michelle’s parents brought her down for a visit and we went out for some good southern cooking at High Hat Cafe on Freret.
I started with a strawberry mint lemonade. Awesomely cool and refreshing!
It was fried chicken day, so we were was very, very happy. They use a little cornmeal in their batter and the taste is excellent. Add to that pimento mac and cheese and you’ve got a combination to make your taste buds sing.
Yes, I will confess that I didn’t touch the greens. The plate comes with a lot of chicken and everyone but I had some to put away for the lunch the next day.
We have a very friendly server who shared with us the three rules of Cajun life. As they’re applicable to most everyone, I’m posting them here:
- When going down the river, don’t get too close to shore as snakes might drop out of the trees onto you.
- Always keep a paddle nearby to hit alligators on the nose when they get too close
- Don’t let any blood get into the water or those alligators will overturn the boat to get at it (and you).
I really recommend them – their menu is chock full of local delights done right.