This cool article of the week comes from another favorite foodie source of mine, Eater.

I almost went to college in New Orleans.

Back in 2004-2005, it was my senior year of high school and my mom and I went down for a visit to NOLA to check out the prospective school if I did go, would have attended in Fall of 2005.

I remember being completely in love with the charm of the city. There’s nothing like the warm weather, and those palm trees, too. 🙂 Walking down Bourbon Street, taking the trolley through the Garden district with all of those gorgeous historical houses, and of course, the delicious food including beignets at Cafe du Monde. All of it,  such amazing memories that I cherish. While I didn’t end up going to NOLA for school, I do look forward to returning there for a visit someday.

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A place I remember very fondly that my mom and I went to several times while there, was Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro. The food was so outrageously delicious. As I look at the menu today, I see the same things I had still there, such as the Thai Chicken Wrap and of course, its creamy, delectable cheesecakes.

But there was one thing I had always been very curious about during that visit, and today, through this cool article of the week, my questions have been answered.

At the time of my visit, I was not old enough to drink. But I remember particularly on Bourbon St. all of these different slushie looking machines that had booze in them. They were EVERYWHERE… And to be honest, they looked SO good.

Well, this video is wonderful, and I have a feeling you’ll enjoy this too. The video from VICE looks at the culture of the “Go Cup” frozen daiquiris that I’m speaking of, as well as the history of the original on the rocks daiquiri, and even the fact that you can go to a drive thru there, and get one of the frozen boozy treats. It’s a really cool culture there. This 10 minute video explains this all in a fun, approachable way.

Enjoy, and please let me know what you think too! Have you had a daiquiri in NOLA?

 

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