Hey friends! How are you guys today? I’ve been better, but that’s life, right? There is a lot on my plate right now and I just need to take a step back, and begin tackling!
This morning I was way too exhausted for a hard core workout. Initially, I had planned a 30 minute elliptical session, followed by a 30 minute weight lifting session. Since I woke up exhausted, sore and stressed, I decided to do an hour of yoga instead. It. Was. Perfect.
It was a DVD I had borrowed from my sister 2 years ago (opps! Sorry Sissy!!) and lasted 50 minutes. It was everything I needed and more. I feel like I’m on track to feel like ‘me’ again.
Of course, I wasn’t practicing alone …
Haha. Clearly Sydney is no longer in the dog house :) It only took her four days.
So today, what I really want to share with y’all is a new local restaurant I tried last Friday. It is called the Green Goddess and is located right between the CBD (Central Business District) and French Quarter.
The Green Goddess opened in May 2009 with a progressive menu that blends New Orleans sensibilities with a globetrotting sampling of ingredients, all emanating from the small open kitchen where chefs Chris DeBarr and Paul Artigues make it happen.
We’re the kind of place that defies labels, with a globetrotting menu that spans soul food dishes from here, there, and everywhere. We are as comfortable with showcasing Louisiana seafood, sausages, and local produce as we are bringing in exotic tastes that reference New Orleans’ historic role as one of the greatest port cities in the world, where anything can be found.
Sounds pretty appealing, right? They totally lived up to the description. Here’s a snap shot of the lunch menu:
I know, I know … you are thinking, “Liz? Really? Meatloaf?”
This was not just any ole’ meatloaf … it was made with organic grass-fed bison and organic applewood smoked bacon, served on a fresh Vietnamese type roll with manchego cheese, warmed arugula, a juicy sliced tomato and creole mustard.
Yea, now would YOU tell someone no to that meatloaf? I didn’t think so.
Half of the sandwich was eaten sans bun, with the side salad. The other half was eaten with the bun. This was the BEST MEATLOAF I have ever had cross my lips .. EVER. The bacon crisp and the bison was juicy and rich. Ahhh. Foodgasim.
Well friends, things didn’t end there. One of my co-workers knew someone who worked there. Because of this, we were treated to a dessert. Now … you think the meatloaf sounded amazing???? They were just getting started.
Yes friends, this is REAL. And MOUTH-WATERING. And SALTY and SWEET in the same bite. It was everything one could ask for in a dessert. It was perfect.
Some make be freaked out by the idea of bacon with ice cream. Get over it. Now. This you HAVE to try.
Clearly, I was extremely impressed with Green Goddess. I’m counting down the minutes until my return. They do take out, sooooo I think I will start saving my lunch monies, since I try to eat out for lunch only once a week, and head on over there.
If you are ever in the New Orleans area and want a fun place to try, I recommend Green Goddess! As you can tell, I am a huge fan.
However, as a heads up, it is really small and a majority of their seating is outside.If you have a large group, I don’t recommend going here unless they are slow (which will give you the extra tables) and the weather is amazing.
1) So what do you think, would you like to try the things I ate at Green Goddess or do they freak you out? What are your thoughts on ice cream and bacon?
2) Whenever you are in a funk, how do you shake it? Do you think yoga helps?
Oh and before I go, it’s time to announce the winner of my Taste of New Orleans Giveaway.
Your 1 winners on “Taste of New Orleans Giveaway & Zumba Review” are:
1) Emmy (Wine and Butter)
Congrats girlie!!! I know how bad you wanted to win!! Shoot me an email at liz [at] southerncharmnola [dot] com with your address and I will get to packing!
**These opinions are my own. I was not given a free meal to express them. I was truly impressed with the place and wanted to share that with you.**