Jul 24, 2012

It's mah Birfday

So to celebrate my birthday, John graciously brought me to dinner at my favorite Indian restaurant. Lo and behold, when we got there we ran into the ubiquitous film shoot. Trailers everywhere. It really is Hollywood South down here, y'all!

We thought the place might not be open, but thankfully it was. After dinner my nosey self had to investigate. Of course.
They'd converted the store next door into a replica of a Woolworth's from the mid 50s it seems. Very cool. The extras were milling about dressed in period garb.

Boyscouts with confederate flags!   They didn't seem to like that I was taking pictures. I was gently reprimanded by one of the crew. Whatever. How often are you going to get the chance to photograph boyscouts with confederate flags?! 

Ok, good point.
Afterward, we went over to the Creole Creamery for ice cream. It used to be a McKenzie's bakery. This will mean nothing to you non New Orleanians, but it holds a special place in our hearts. I love that they kept the old sign.

The Green fairy beckoned...Absinthe and Valrohna chocolate with candied orange peel Sounds like an episode of "Chopped" doesn't it?
Once upon a time, Rosemary Peach probably worked at McKenzie's, right? She was the one with the henna rinse bouffant, and the slight facial hair, remember?  Well, I like to think so. The Summer Ale with Citrus and Coriander sounded interesting, but I didn't get it.
Instead I got the "Oaxaca Chocolate" (with mezcal, allegedly) instead.  John got the White peach with St. Germain and a scoop of the Green Fairy, which was surprisingly good.


mistress maddie said...

Happy Birthday dear Jason!!! Did someone say Indian food? Love it! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Did you get the go-go's I sent you?

mrpeenee said...

Honey, how sweet of you to bring up McKenzie's. I was particularly fond of their "dunks" which were just all the leftover dough rolled up into indigestible balls and deep fried. Heaven.

I'm glad they kept the sign.

designing wally said...

Dinner IN a Movie AND Ice cream?

Sounds like someone had a Happy Birthday!!!


Nay said...

Ugh! creole creamery! I miss living in nola. Happy Birthday!!!

Salty Miss Jill said...


Happy Happy, Jason!!!


jason said...

thank you all!

Anonymous said...

best and happiest belated.

savannah said...

i'm late for the party, sugar, but sounds as if y'all had a divine time celebrating! hee's to a delicious year ahead!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Kelly T Keating said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jason. My birthday is on 30 July. Are you also a Leo? I always like Leos!

Best, Kelly