Painting of TAJAGUE’S by artist Mary DeSilva
Taujague’s is one of New orleans Great Grand Old Restaurants, is one of the Oldest still operating restaurants in America an is second oldest in New Orleans only to Antoine’s .. Opened before the Civil War in 1856, Tufague’s has been feeding New Orlian’s and visitors (Millions) to The Cresent City ever since. Did you know that the Grasshopper Cocktail was “Invented” here? Know I didn’t think you did. Neither did the people at the Stand-Up Bar at Tujague’s did when I was in there on Lundi Day 2007 and ordered one. Everyone was curious as I drank mine. I told them it was invented here and everyone got one. We had a grand time there that day where I stopped in for a couple Grasshoppers after having an
awesome lunch of a Muffuletta at Central Grocery a few doors down on Decator Street. I then walked up the block to Cafe Du Monde for Beignets and Cafe au Lait before heading over to Tujague’s for the Grasshoppers and merriment at the famed Stand-Up Bar (No Seats) …
Drinking “GRASSHOPPERS” with A Friend I Met at TAJAGUE’S Stand-Up Bar
America’s Greatest Cafe? What and where is it? Where? First thoughts might run to the culinary capital of America, New York .. You’d be wrong. Though we have many fine cafes in New York and probably the city with more great cafes than most of America, when it comes to AMerica’s number 1, single best, undisputed champ, America’s Greatest Cafe, one stands alone, with whoever number two is, it’s a distant second, America’s Greatest Cafe is without a doubt Cafe Du Monde in The French Quarter of New Orleans .. Wow, was that a mouthful or what ..
Cafe du Monde is America’s best cafe on two fronts. Number one being that they serve this World’s Best Beignets (French Donuts “No Hole”), and the World’s Best Chicory Coffee “Cafe au Lait” … Second the ambiance and physical of the place is wonderful. Number 3, the customers, the people and amount of people that go there, and that just about everyone who goes there (about 99%) makes at least one stop at Cafe du Monde on their trip .. There are no statistics on it, but I’m pretty sure that more people have had coffee at Cafe du Monde than any other Cafe in the World, including cafes that are older .. Speaking of old as far as cafes or any restaurant or any business goes, Cafe du Monde has been around serving happy customers Cafe Lait and Beignets for more than 150 years .. They have been in continuous operation since 1862 … And there serve thousands of people each and every day 365 days a year, year-after-year … There is no restaurant that comes close in raw numbers … They serve about 35,000 people a week, or 1 Million + 638,000 people a year ..
But, the fact that Cafe Du Monde is thee number 1 place that everyone, whether tourists or locals has to go to … I love Napoleon House, Galatoire’s, and Tujague’s but great as they are, not everyone goes to them. “Everyone goes to Cafe Du Monde.” It’s a meeting place where you get a tasty cup of Cafe au Lait and 3 Beignets for a mere $4.50 … You will see everyone there, and you always have a great time. Cafe Du Monde, one of the World’s greatest and without a doubt AMerica’s Greatest Cafe ..
Beignets and Cafe au Lait
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