Host city New Orleans was also a fantastic time. We were lucky enough to be there during the French Quarter Festival, so there was lots to do and see. I met some wonderful people, enjoyed some amazing jazz, and most importantly, ate some ridiculous food. Catfish, po-boys, muffaletta, gumbo, alligator, oysters and deep-fried EVERYTHING were all on the menu. I can?t say I was a big fan of crawfish though?too much work for too little payoff! If you find yourself in the area, definitely check out Root for some avant-garde flavors, and Cochon for a great deli experience. Willie Mays is also worth the cab ride to experience the greasiest fried chicken of your life?let's just say I was grateful to be at a conference filled with experts in managing arterial plaque.
I'll leave you with some pictures, and we'll see you again at SIR in 2014.