World Tour: Southern Hospitality

[ 1 ] August 6, 2010 |

I want to move here. This is my second time in New Orleans and my second time saying this same exact statement. Granted I would put on about 100 lbs., pick up a serious drinking habit and probably gain a dangerously high cholesterol level…but I would be in bliss the entire time. Talk about generosity and kindness, well New Orleans has always done it for me as the top Southern hospitality city. Take for example our hot and sweaty trek today to Café du Monde.

We get there, plop down and actually put our feet up on one of the chairs only to have the freshest, sweetest delicicies brought out on a plate and we had to tell them to send it back because we did not have cash. *Fuming* That is torture for the stomach, eyes, mouth…everything that knows that there is $4.36 standing between me and an afternoon snack that is only at its best in this very restaurant. Le sigh. Now this is where my favorite part of New Orleans comes in…the man sitting at the table next to us saw that we were folks who had the simple misfortune of leaving the house without enough cash (*we are total card people…) and he footed the bill. We thanked him and they gladly brought our treats back to the table. *smiles*

I think I’ve elaborated on this before in one of my Etiquette Tuesday posts, service/kindness plays a 50% part in the whole dining experience…bad service with good food is just as bad as bad food with bad service. Lucky for me, I chose the right city with the right food and pristine service…cannot wait until my next cheap flight opportunity rolls around courtesy United Airlines (*I got this ticket via giving up my seat for a freebie ticket), I will surely be back in the French Quarter with plenty of cash to spare.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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