One-Liner Wednesday – Breakfast of Champions

Abita Amber
I do like this beer

“You want a beer with that sandwich?”

“Um, it’s only 10:30”

“Yeah, but this is Nawlins.”

“OK then, I’ll have the Amber.”

I know, four lines, but if I didn’t write them up there, I’d have to write them down here.

I was out trying to get some pictures on Bourbon Street early one morning. Not much is open, but the shops in Musical Legends Park were. I had asked the bartender if he served food. He didn’t, but he pointed to a little shop that did. He added that I could bring the food back to his bar. The rest is easy to figure out.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday series.

The gallery contains some of the pictures I took while searching for doors. Tomorrow, I’ll share the first wave of doors.


  1. Does it still smell like beer and garbage on Bourbon Street? It had a distinct odor when I was there in ’91.

    When you were having that beer at 10:30, it was 5:00 pm somewhere in the world.

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  2. For a while I was a big Anne Rice fan and read most of her books. I’ve wanted to visit New Orleans ever since … especially the cemeteries.

    My favourite photo is the last one. There is a sign on the left for a bar (I assume it’s a bar) called HUGE ASS BEERS – home of the Huge Ass Burgers :)

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    1. We drove by a few cemeteries, and I would love to have had an extra day to visit them. I don’t think I’ve had a fair view of New Orleans. I’ve only been twice, for the same event and mostly stayed/walked/ate/drank in the same places. I doubt I’d ever go there on vacation though, unless it’s in February. It was too hot and humid for me.


  3. I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans yet, despite being a southern partisan, but when I do, I hope it’s during Jazz Fest. Good post, Dan!

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    1. You guys are probably accustomed to the heat and humidity. I found it very uncomfortable. I walked around a couple of times, but mostly I was confined to event-related activities. I need to check out NCIS now.

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    1. Thanks John. I have enough pictures for a few “doors” posts, but I won’t OD on them. I plan to dribble them in here and there. It was a fun week. We actually went from our hotel to the event party as a parade. 800 Information Geeks walking behind a marching band. Can’t do that in Hartford.

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      1. Did anybody have a black lace umbrella in the parade? Come on now… geeks in New Orleans should have a black parasol. (Really I’m just jealous of that seafood po boy and beer!)


  4. Last time I was in New Orleans was almost 20 years ago, long before I got into photography and doors. I’d love to go back there for a doorscursion now – you lucky dog.
    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow :-)

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    1. It’s so funny Norm. I was there 3 years ago and didn’t take any door photos. Now, I have to spend tonight sifting out the best ones for tomorrow’s post. You started a serious addiction here :)

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  5. Good walk down Bourbon St! I too got a chuckle out of the Huge Ass Beers sign. I guess they would go through the booze and beers selling em HUGE. :)

    I was there in 84. That was during our Epic ” 6 week USA Road Trip”. We had a full couple of days there. We went for the World Fair. The theme was water.

    We ate at a bar comme restaurant on Bourbon St. We both had red beans, rice, and sausages. Washed it down with beer, but they weren’t HUGE ASS sized mugs. Missed that one! :)

    Looking forward to the doors!

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  6. Okay, with a title like “Breakfast of Champions”, I was hoping for pics of some good ol’ Southern comfort food. The streets are nice, but where’s all the delicious-looking food, Dan?? O_o

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  7. Fantastic pictures, Dan. Loved this. I’ve never been to New Orleans. I’d love to see (i think it’s called) the Garden District some time.
    But I have been to Key West and done the Duval Crawl… I imagine the smell is about the same. LOL. Have a wonder-filled Wednesday. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks Kirt – get her one of those stick-on air fresheners :)

      I had a great time. Hitting Bourbon St before 7:00 am wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had, but I wanted pictures of doors without people, so…

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  8. Watched “NCIS New Orleans” last night and it didn’t look quite like this, although at least you didn’t come across any dead sailors or Marines! :-) Haven’t been there since I was too little to remember and not sure if I want to go or not. But I’ll enjoy “tripin’ ” with you.


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    1. Thanks Janet. I did see (didn’t photograph) a few folks that were in a questionable state. I need to watch that spin of NCIS. I like the show, but I haven’t seen the NOLA edition.


  9. Great pictures. By the way, what time of the day you love to stroll around the city? Early morning like in the pictures, or late afternoon, or late night when everybody’s heading home, less crowd on the street?

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    1. If you’re a jazz fan, this would have been the time to be there. Our event was during the week between the two weekend of Jazz Fest. The official activities were weekend only, but a lot of the bands were performing elsewhere during the week.

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  10. So did you get to take in any of Jazz Fest? It can get as colorful as Mardi Gras but I love the energy of it. If my son hadn’t been in NC a the time I def would have had you look him up. He knows the BEST places to catch brunch.

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