While in Louisiana, Casey and Alan took us to some delicious places to eat! So much so that they deserve their very own post just to talk about them! :) We began our adventure at Atwoods! This local bakery has all the sweets you can imagine plus some! When you first walk in you see beautiful glass displays of treats and sweets galore!
Look at all those sweets! And they had gelato and they had sugar free gelato which meant I had some! It was DE-LIGHT-FUL! :D They had everything from paleo cookies to chocolate covered bacon. Definitely something for everyone. :)
With such impressive sweets on display, I wasn’t sure how their “normal food” would match up. But my, oh my, it was delicious! We all passed our food around and shared (which was a fun experience!) so I got to try a little of everything. Their shrimp and grits (top left) were so decadent and rich. Absolutely delicious, but so rich that it was hard to eat a lot. The mac & cheese, sour cream & chive potatoes, and french onion soup were all sides, but they were all ah-mazing! My favorite sandwich from the lot was the grilled philly cheesesteak wrap (bottom right) that I ordered. Oh my YUM! Atwoods gets five stars from us!
For dinner on Saturday evening we went to Fant’s Seafood Restaurant. Because while in Louisiana, one naturally must eat crawfish (it’s like in the bylaws of visiting the State). ;)
We ordered fried pickles and discovered that Landry loves them! She popped those things like candy. ;) Christopher and I split a seafood platter filled with grilled shrimp (THE BEST!), catfish, and crawfish. It was all delicious!
For lunch on Sunday we went out to eat with a group from Casey and Alan’s church (there were 9 adults and 8 kids!). We went to Taco Bueno because Christopher and I have heard people talk about this “better than Taco Bell tex-mex food place” and wanted to try it for ourselves. I knew Texas had them, but I didn’t know Louisiana had them too! We were not disappointed!
It was ALL delicious! Especially their nachos (bottom left). I couldn’t believe how tasty it was for fast food! And the best part was… it’s HALF OFF on Sunday! Everything on the menu! You should’ve seen our whole group when the cashier told us. We were like a commercial: “Half off?” “Everything on the menu?” “Every Sunday?” “WOW!”
For dinner that night on our way home, we decided to continue the trend of trying fast-food-chains-that-we-don’t-have-in-Memphis and tried Whataburger for the first time.
This place reminded me of A&W (the restaurant, not the root beer). The food was a little greasy, but so so so good. We had the onion rings (crispy & delightful), the double decker whataburger (yummy) and the whataburger melt (unbelievably good, but too rich to eat a whole one by myself). It’s a little pricy for fast food (more Chick Fil A than McDonalds), but worth it. :)