Possibly a little too much fun last night? That’s okay. It happens to the best of us. Well, actually it doesn’t. The best of us, people like Drew Brees, are probably ladling things in soup kitchens, or flying to Haiti. (BTW: I started this blog right before that tragedy, and I feel it’s in poor taste not to mention anything about it, even though my tone is not exactly appropriate for talk of that. Donate money.) The rest of us are looking for a way to put back the pieces after yesterday’s city-wide party. First stop: Surrey’s Cafe and Juice Bar. Get you some fresh-squeezed, organic juice.
You can create your own. Maybe, carrot, orange, apple and ginger ($6.15 for 16 ounces) will start the healing process, and then some Migas ($6.75): lightly scrambled eggs sauteed with red onions, bell peppers and tomatoes, folded into grated cheddar cheese and corn tortilla chips, topped with pico de gallo. Served with grits or hashbrowns, and toast or biscuit. Okay. There we go. Feeling much better.
Now, how about some culture. Over at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art ($10), the Bo Bartlett exhibit is leaving at the end of the month. And you really must check it out, before it’s gone. He is a Georgia-born, American realist painter who studied under the much-praised and much-maligned Andrew Wyeth. Personally, I like both of their work very much.
The permanent exhibits of craft and folk art are great, too.
From now until the end of the month, Southern Rep, which is on the third floor of Canal Place, is having their New Play Bacchanal. Today’s matinee (3pm) is your last chance to see Jim Fitzmorris‘ The Thanatos Brass Band. Here’s the blurb from their website:
On the eve of a monumental funeral, Death and his wife Persephone return to New Orleans, where the rest of the Greek Pantheon have taken up residence disguised as some of the city’s elite. When mysterious forces threaten his plans, Death must wrestle with a contentious mother-in-law and scheming relatives to discover who’s plotting to destroy the city and whether the forces of Hades can stop it.
Time for an early dinner. Is this a month that has an “r” in it? …yes. It is! Let’s get some ersters. Actually, I go to the Acme Oyster House year round. Even in August, yes, August, because they know what they’re doing there. They go through such a high volume, I am never concerned about freshness. Sunday dining can be difficult in New Orleans, but you know Acme will be open, pretty much any time it strikes you to go there. There is always a line, but it moves quickly, especially if you willing to dine at the bar.
Go ahead and have that Bloody Mary you’ve been needing all day, and it’s topped with pickled okra. Start with a dozen raw ($10.99)…
…and then move onto a Seafood Gumbo Poopa (10.99): gumbo and rice in a french bread bowl. There. Now, you’re all better. Now go home and get to bed early, you heathen.