Hello + An Update

Coconut MojitoGood morning, friends and happy May! Oh my goodness, how I’ve missed this space and connecting with you here! The last couple months have been so full. A lot of work. A lot of projects. A lot of… stuff. It’s a new month and I couldn’t think of a better time to get things rolling again. New blog posts are on the way, along with some changes and fresh updates, and eventually a brand overhaul! I have so many ideas for this little space of the blogosphere and I can’t wait to share with you! Thanks so much for sticking around and for being a part of the journey with me.


P.S. Check out this recipe for a Coconut Mojito. (Yum!)

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Local Fare :: Biscuits & Buns on Banks

Biscuits & BunsIt’s been a while since I posted a Local Fare piece, but I’m happy to share this one with you today!

Today, we’re visiting Biscuits & Buns on Banks, a charming little place located in the heart of Mid City, serving ‘creatively comfort food in a neighborhood setting’.

Biscuits & Buns on BanksPark along the street and enjoy a short walk to the door of Biscuits & Buns nestled on the corner of Banks and S Alexander streets.

Biscuits & Buns on Banks (3)Should there be a wait, a cute bench is just outside with ample room for you and your crew. Inside you’ll find an eclectic space that’s still so perfectly New Orleans. Painted murals and artwork adorn walls and doors, and on this particular visit, there was a welcoming “barista” at the coffee bar in the front of this shotgun eatery who greeted us as we walked in.

Biscuits & Buns on Banks (4)Once seated, someone on the B&B staff will bring out a small sampling of what’s to come. (The mini biscuits and nutty spread were a nice surprise!) And if you crave a strong brew, bottomless coffee is available for just $2.50.

Grilled brie and blueberry compote over waffles, shrimp etouffee over a house made herb biscuit, and Jamaican jerk chicken are just a few of the options you can expect to find on the menu; or you can do as I did and go the traditional route.

Biscuits & Buns on Banks (5)Three eggs over medium with sausage, a biscuit, and fruit. Perfectly prepared and delicious! Next time, I think I’ll be more adventurous on my meal choice.

If you’re looking for breakfast or brunch in the neighborhood, Biscuits & Buns on Banks is worth checking out!

Biscuits & Buns on Banks
4337 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Weekend Snapshots

Evelyn Henson donut valentineThis past weekend was perfection. Of course, Friday was Valentine’s Day, and I celebrated love with polka dots and pink and valentines. I thought this Donut Valentine by Evelyn Henson was just the cutest and was so happy my valentine loved it as much as I did.

Superior GrillSaturday was absolutely gorgeous! Derek and I enjoyed lunch at Superior Grill on St. Charles. He ordered the bacon and egg burrito, and I had the Superior salad, which was so fresh and so good. We ate in the covered patio area, so we had a nice view of our uptown surroundings while we enjoyed the atmosphere and pleasantries of conversation and community indoors.

Putt Putt (2)Lunch was followed by a round of putt putt at City Putt. We played the Louisiana Course this time. (Any guesses on who won our game?… this gal :))

SundaySunday was just as gorgeous, and minus a trip to the grocery, was quite relaxed. With the weather feeling a bit more like spring, I was eager to play dress up with a bit of pattern and color and distressed denim (I lived in these jeans this weekend!). I finished off the weekend watching the series finale of Good Luck Charlie (so going to miss that show) and a new episode of The Walking Dead (never thought I’d be into zombie anything, but after watching some of the episodes from the series during a marathon a couple weeks ago, I’m hooked.)

Hope you enjoyed your weekend, too… maybe it’s still going! Happy Presidents Day!

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