DAY 10: OCTOBER 10th, 2011
LOCATION: Rubirosa Pizza (235 Mulberry St., NYC)
ORDER: half of a slice of Classic, half of a slice of Margherita, one third of a slice of Vodka slice, two slices of Mushroom, one slice of Arugula and Prosciutto
GUEST: Erik Tanouye, Robin Rothman
1. We celebrated both Erik Tanouye's birthday and Robin and my engagement over pizza and dessert. Little Italy is a delicious place for that sort of stuff.
2. I tend to get into the exact same television shows Erik Tanouye gets into just 5 years afterward. Currently, I'm in season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
3. Erik Tanouye is going to New Orleans soon. I must really like that town as I get excited just when the name is mentioned. Btw, here is my "things to do in New Orleans list"...
- EAT (strictly New Orleans style food...cajun, creole, Lousiana cuisine)
- French Quarter (Cafe Du Monde, Jackson Square, St. Charles Streetcar, Bourbon St.
- Harrah's (casino)
- Don't earn beads the hard way...cameras are watching you
- Pizza (eat at Slice and/or Lousiana Pizza Kitchen and make sure you get the cajun toppings)
- Drinks - start with a Hurricane (@Pat O'Brien's), Hand grenade (@tropical Isle - girly but good), Sazerac (sweet rye whiskey), absinthe (so long as they make it the way it's SUPPOSED to be made), when you're already buzzed (and you will be with any of the above mentioned drinks, carry a cheap beer available anywhere on Bourbon and nurse it from bar-to-bar in a plastic cup.
- Coffee - Community Coffee, also try a coffee with chicory, Cafe Au Late at Cafe Du Monde)
- Expensive but noteworthy - Antoine's (where Oysters Rockefeller was invented) - http://www.antoines.com/
- Parades - around Jackson Square there is likely to be wedding processions which are really cool - "saints" marching jazz band walking through the streets with the bride and groom
- Music - see the band that performs in the rinky dink music hall adjacent to Pat O'Brien's. Also, tip the street performers, they're amazing
- Other crap folks like (but, uh, didn't appeal to me) - visit Katrina stricken areas, do a cemetery tour (graves are above ground), do a ghost tour