After arriving in New Orleans and settling down at the hotel, my group and I set out for a quick bite at a local eatery.
The appetizer, a spinach and artichoke andouille, was delicious. Although I shared it with a friend, I have to admit that I ate quite a bit of it. The chips were a bit stale, but they still packed a nice corn taste. The small meat chunks mixed throughout the dip imparted a slightly salty flavor. The overall texture was both chunky and creamy.
Before we knew it, the dip was gone.
I ordered red beans and rice for a little authentic New Orleans flavor. Unfortunately, they were completely bland! To salvage the meal, I tried dumping in tons of salt. It didn't really work. The ham added a salty flavor, but it was too sparse on the plate. I couldn't bring myself to slice of a bit of meat for every bite!
It was a bit of a bad run for New Orleans food during my first meal. Luckily, the winds of change were on my side: the food only got better.