Happy 60th birthday to my “favorite” aunt, Sugar. Sugar is my mom’s younger sister, and she has always been there for me. I was so happy to celebrate this milestone with her this past weekend.
We celebrated at a local New Orleans institution on Friday, Galatoire’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. Galatoire’s for lunch on a Friday is one of the hardest places to dine. No reservations are accepted. Locals and tourists alike know what a great time Friday lunches are. Here’s how our day went down. J hired someone to stand in line at 9:30 AM (The restaurant does not open until 11:30 AM.) She charges $60.00 to do so. We were happy when she reported to J that we were 6th in line and would definitely getting a table for our party of 10. If you have never experienced Galatoire’s for lunch on a Friday, you must add it to your bucket list. The restaurant is loud, lively, and energy-filled. The drinks flowed like water from a broken levee (maybe not a great analogy New Orleanians).
The family treated Sugar to a terrific lunch. We had fun and took lots and lots of pics.
Still standing, we walked to the The Carousel Bar afterwards for a few more cocktails and ran into some of our friends from Thibodaux, my hometown.
Needless to say, I was quite overserved and did not do hardly a thing on Saturday except catch up on Orange is the New Black, Season 2 (Yes! I’m addicted!).
To mark her special 60th birthday, I had Jax Frey of Art by Jax paint a custom mini Galatoire’s with a door sign stating “Happy 60th Sugar”. Sugar loved it and will be the perfect keepsake from this most special day.
Cheers to 60, y’all!