Friday, October 18, 2013

scenes from the south

We actually got back from our roadtrip last Monday, but this week has been crazy getting back into the swing of things. We had a great time, though! Boy did we eat A LOT. Fried chicken in Nashville, BBQ in Memphis, shrimp po'boys in Gulf Shores and beignets in New Orleans (to name a very small sample). We are stuffed! Anders and I are in full detox mode this week. No joke. The food was outstanding, the weather was perfect, and it was a much needed relaxing getaway.

Sorry for all the pictures!

 We found a VW bus that serves hot dogs while in Nashville

 My parents came down to Nashville for a visit too. Good thing they like hot dogs.

 Coffee at the Barista Parlor in E. Nashville. So cool!

 Loveless is delicious. Best biscuits in TN just outside of Nashville.

 Made it to Memphis, and Beale Street (naturally)

 Memphis BBQ!

 We also visited Elvis' home, Graceland, because 50 million fans can't be wrong.

 I thought the cotton fields all the way south were so cool.

 When we got to Clarksdale, MS (birthplace of the Blues!), we stayed in a shack with a cat. Highly recommended if you like adventures.

 Morgan Freeman owns a Blues Club in Clarksdale called Ground Zero. It was closed, but we took pictures outside.

 This cute little restaurant makes the best tomato sandwiches. It's just outside of Vicksburg, MS. A must stop if you are passing through.

 Next, we rolled into Gulf Shores to go to the annual shrimp festival. We actually skipped the shrimp and tried fried grouper, which was great!

 Outside the Pink Pony Pub, a beachside bar

We also played shuffleboard at this amazing dive bar on the Florida/Alabama border.

 And last but not least, New Orleans. We had to go to Bourbon. It was Anders' first time!

 Beignets at the Cafe Du Monde (and their frozen coffee is even better!)

Never drink green drinks.

Such a fun trip, you guys! Below is a list of my favorites:

Swett's - Nashville (get the fried chicken and banana pudding)
Loveless Cafe - just outside of Nashville
Shack up Inn - Clarksdale, MS
Abe's BBQ - Clarksdale, MS
The Tomato Place - Vicksburg, MS
Dooky Chase - New Orleans
Jaque-Imos - New Orleans
The Old Coffee Pot - New Orleans


  1. New Orleans is one of my favorite places- a cafe dumonde! yummy.

    1. New Orleans was awesome! We loved it so much, and those beignets...I'm still dreaming about them.

  2. You two look very at home in that shack with the cat. My favorite shot in the series!