About half of the No Regard crew (and a few of our other best friends) took a trip down to New Orleans the weekend prior to the draft lottery. One of our old friends got married and it was wonderful. We ate and drank and lived far above our means and generally won the weekend.
Then, wouldn’t you know it, just two days after we return north, the New Orleans Hornets snag the first pick in the draft, ensuring a future filled with Anthony Davis. I assume our trip to NOLA is mostly responsible. (Related: Next year I’m going to make everyone I know spend the weekend prior to the Draft Lottery in Park Slope to try and work our voodoo on the Nets' chances in the draft.)
Even though the profusion of “Free Payton” shirts made the town come off as more of a football town than anything, Davis will have run of the place after a few monstrous-block-to-more-monstrous-alley-oop highlights. Anthony, you’re going to own the city. With your popularity and bank account, you’ll be able to go anywhere you please. But sometimes having too many options can lead to uninspired choices. So I’m here to help you out, kid. Here are five dishes/drinks that you’ve got to enjoy when you get to New Orleans.
1. Barbequed Shrimp at Mr. B’s
It’s the sauce. Oh god is it the sauce. This right here is the crown jewel.