Nothing makes me happier than seeing a text that reads,
Texts like that at 3 p.m. are even better.
We NEVER do Happy Hour on a Monday but we had tons to celebrate! Shandy got an internship with Tales of the Cocktail and what better way to celebrate than with a…you guessed it, a cocktail! We were going to head down the street to Salu but I’ve been dying to get back to Sainte Marie for happy hour.
Restaurants are different at different times of the day. This might be something that everyone knew but whatever, I just discovered it. The first trip to Ste. Marie, I was struggling to remain cute and charming at brunch all while holding back puke from the debauchery the night before. The second trip was for lunch and it was probably one of the best lunch ever. I want brie on every sandwich I eat from now on! And the third trip was just as enjoyable.
Of course I was late because I lack the ability to navigate in downtown NOLA. I just knew there would be a crowd but with my luck, I found a great parking spot and I didn’t have to hustle for a table! The restaurant looks so beautiful at night. The tea candles floating in a glass of water really changed the feeling in the place. It’s the perfect date spot, but at that moment, it was just great to be celebrating with my homegirl Shandy!
We ordered our drinks (a Pimm’s Cup for moi, and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc for Shandy), which were half off (AWESOME!) and I ordered the shrimp angel hair pasta while Shandy ordered the crawfish,shrimp and mirliton bisque.
Our waiter, who’s name I have totally forgotten was so sweet and super patient with me, the girl who never knows what she wants to order. He made our experience even more enjoyable! Let it be known, I WILL be back!
Peep the pics below and remember, happy hour is the golden time of day so spend it well! 🙂