I finally had FRENCH ONION SOUP at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro!
Traditional rich beef broth of stewed onions topped with toasted French bread, smothered with melted Swiss and Mozzarella cheeses. I can not tell you how cheesy and delicious it was! I savored every spoonful of onion, bread and cheese! Mmm mm mmm..

Branson ordered the FRENCH CLUB- Thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, crisp smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise stacked on toasted French bread.

I totally understand how the BBQ SHRIMP LINGUINE is a CCB Classic! Jumbo shrimp sautéed with green onions, Creole seasoning and lemon butter garlic sauce over linguine in our original cheese pizza bowl. The pasta, bread and shrimp had soOo much flavor!

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro is one of my fav restaurants! Their food is absolutely amazing and the dining experience is one of the most cozy, romantic Southern experiences you can ask for. 

http://www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com/

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—  I finally had FRENCH ONION SOUP at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro!
Traditional rich beef broth of stewed onions topped with toasted French bread, smothered with melted Swiss and Mozzarella cheeses. I can not tell you how cheesy and delicious it was! I savored every spoonful of onion, bread and cheese! Mmm mm mmm..

Branson ordered the FRENCH CLUB- Thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, crisp smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise stacked on toasted French bread.

I totally understand how the BBQ SHRIMP LINGUINE is a CCB Classic! Jumbo shrimp sautéed with green onions, Creole seasoning and lemon butter garlic sauce over linguine in our original cheese pizza bowl. The pasta, bread and shrimp had soOo much flavor!

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro is one of my fav restaurants! Their food is absolutely amazing and the dining experience is one of the most cozy, romantic Southern experiences you can ask for. 

http://www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com/

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—  I finally had FRENCH ONION SOUP at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro!
Traditional rich beef broth of stewed onions topped with toasted French bread, smothered with melted Swiss and Mozzarella cheeses. I can not tell you how cheesy and delicious it was! I savored every spoonful of onion, bread and cheese! Mmm mm mmm..

Branson ordered the FRENCH CLUB- Thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, crisp smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise stacked on toasted French bread.

I totally understand how the BBQ SHRIMP LINGUINE is a CCB Classic! Jumbo shrimp sautéed with green onions, Creole seasoning and lemon butter garlic sauce over linguine in our original cheese pizza bowl. The pasta, bread and shrimp had soOo much flavor!

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro is one of my fav restaurants! Their food is absolutely amazing and the dining experience is one of the most cozy, romantic Southern experiences you can ask for. 

http://www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com/

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—  I finally had FRENCH ONION SOUP at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro!
Traditional rich beef broth of stewed onions topped with toasted French bread, smothered with melted Swiss and Mozzarella cheeses. I can not tell you how cheesy and delicious it was! I savored every spoonful of onion, bread and cheese! Mmm mm mmm..

Branson ordered the FRENCH CLUB- Thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, crisp smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise stacked on toasted French bread.

I totally understand how the BBQ SHRIMP LINGUINE is a CCB Classic! Jumbo shrimp sautéed with green onions, Creole seasoning and lemon butter garlic sauce over linguine in our original cheese pizza bowl. The pasta, bread and shrimp had soOo much flavor!

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro is one of my fav restaurants! Their food is absolutely amazing and the dining experience is one of the most cozy, romantic Southern experiences you can ask for. 

http://www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com/

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’— 

I finally had FRENCH ONION SOUP at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro!
Traditional rich beef broth of stewed onions topped with toasted French bread, smothered with melted Swiss and Mozzarella cheeses. I can not tell you how cheesy and delicious it was! I savored every spoonful of onion, bread and cheese! Mmm mm mmm..

Branson ordered the FRENCH CLUB- Thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, crisp smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise stacked on toasted French bread.

I totally understand how the BBQ SHRIMP LINGUINE is aΒ CCB Classic! Jumbo shrimp sautΓ©ed with green onions, Creole seasoning and lemon butter garlic sauce over linguine in our original cheese pizza bowl. The pasta, bread and shrimp had soOo much flavor!

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro is one of my fav restaurants! Their food is absolutely amazing and the dining experience is one of the most cozy, romantic Southern experiences you can ask for.Β 

http://www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com/

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—Β 

Raspberry Truffletini and Tira Misu Martini from Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone 🍸

My new favorite bar in New Orleans, hands down!   I’m so mad at myself for not going to this place four years in a row now. I will never go to New Orleans again without stopping by for a spin at the Carousel Bar. It truly is New Orleans hidden gem! 

Read more here: 
http://www.gonola.com/2010/07/14/3008.html
…and visit Hotel Monteleone at 
http://hotelmonteleone.com/ 

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’— Raspberry Truffletini and Tira Misu Martini from Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone 🍸

My new favorite bar in New Orleans, hands down!   I’m so mad at myself for not going to this place four years in a row now. I will never go to New Orleans again without stopping by for a spin at the Carousel Bar. It truly is New Orleans hidden gem! 

Read more here: 
http://www.gonola.com/2010/07/14/3008.html
…and visit Hotel Monteleone at 
http://hotelmonteleone.com/ 

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—

Raspberry Truffletini and Tira Misu Martini from Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone 🍸

My new favorite bar in New Orleans, hands down! Β  I’m so mad at myself for not going to this place four years in a row now. I will never go to New Orleans again without stopping by for a spin at the Carousel Bar. It truly is New Orleans hidden gem!Β 

Read more here:Β 
http://www.gonola.com/2010/07/14/3008.html
…and visit Hotel Monteleone atΒ 
http://hotelmonteleone.com/Β 

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—

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Light refreshments in Private Club Lounge at The Sheraton New Orleans! We stopped by for snacks and ended up enjoying wine, cocktails and the breathtaking river views of New Orleans! This was Red Diamond Merlot, assorted aged cheeses, roast beef, steamed Asian vegetables, mixed fruit, sausage & cream cheese croissants, and the bet homemade French Dip I’ve ever eaten! It was so fresh and the texture was unbelievable!

http://www.sheratonneworleans.com/rooms/club-room

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—

Sirloin steak well done with a loaded baked potato, fresh garden salad and sourdough baguettes!  

I ordered the Pork Ribeye with mashed potatoes and gravy! Nom nom nom!

The Ember’s Original Bourbon House is another one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, probably due to their perfect location on Bourbon Street and incredible cuisine! This time we didn’t sit upstairs on the balcony, but opted for a beautiful window seat by Bourbon! As we sat enjoying our meal, the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras festivities continued outside! 

So stop by Embers: The Original Bourbon House
700 Bourbon Street at St. Peter
(504) 523-1485
reservations@karnocompanies.com
www.emberssteakhouse.com (and try their French Onion Soup, it’s my FAV! Due to it being Mardi Gras they had a special menu but any other time of the year you HAVE to order some!)

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’— Sirloin steak well done with a loaded baked potato, fresh garden salad and sourdough baguettes!  

I ordered the Pork Ribeye with mashed potatoes and gravy! Nom nom nom!

The Ember’s Original Bourbon House is another one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, probably due to their perfect location on Bourbon Street and incredible cuisine! This time we didn’t sit upstairs on the balcony, but opted for a beautiful window seat by Bourbon! As we sat enjoying our meal, the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras festivities continued outside! 

So stop by Embers: The Original Bourbon House
700 Bourbon Street at St. Peter
(504) 523-1485
reservations@karnocompanies.com
www.emberssteakhouse.com (and try their French Onion Soup, it’s my FAV! Due to it being Mardi Gras they had a special menu but any other time of the year you HAVE to order some!)

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’— Sirloin steak well done with a loaded baked potato, fresh garden salad and sourdough baguettes!  

I ordered the Pork Ribeye with mashed potatoes and gravy! Nom nom nom!

The Ember’s Original Bourbon House is another one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, probably due to their perfect location on Bourbon Street and incredible cuisine! This time we didn’t sit upstairs on the balcony, but opted for a beautiful window seat by Bourbon! As we sat enjoying our meal, the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras festivities continued outside! 

So stop by Embers: The Original Bourbon House
700 Bourbon Street at St. Peter
(504) 523-1485
reservations@karnocompanies.com
www.emberssteakhouse.com (and try their French Onion Soup, it’s my FAV! Due to it being Mardi Gras they had a special menu but any other time of the year you HAVE to order some!)

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’— Sirloin steak well done with a loaded baked potato, fresh garden salad and sourdough baguettes!  

I ordered the Pork Ribeye with mashed potatoes and gravy! Nom nom nom!

The Ember’s Original Bourbon House is another one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, probably due to their perfect location on Bourbon Street and incredible cuisine! This time we didn’t sit upstairs on the balcony, but opted for a beautiful window seat by Bourbon! As we sat enjoying our meal, the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras festivities continued outside! 

So stop by Embers: The Original Bourbon House
700 Bourbon Street at St. Peter
(504) 523-1485
reservations@karnocompanies.com
www.emberssteakhouse.com (and try their French Onion Soup, it’s my FAV! Due to it being Mardi Gras they had a special menu but any other time of the year you HAVE to order some!)

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—

Sirloin steak well done with a loaded baked potato, fresh garden salad and sourdough baguettes! Β 

I ordered the Pork Ribeye with mashed potatoes and gravy! Nom nom nom!

The Ember’s Original Bourbon House is another one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, probably due to their perfect location on Bourbon Street and incredible cuisine! This time we didn’t sit upstairs on the balcony, but opted for a beautiful window seat by Bourbon! As we sat enjoying our meal, the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras festivities continued outside!Β 

So stop by Embers: The Original Bourbon House
700 Bourbon Street at St. Peter
(504) 523-1485
reservations@karnocompanies.com
www.emberssteakhouse.com (and try their French Onion Soup, it’s my FAV! Due to it being Mardi Gras they had a special menu but any other time of the year you HAVE to order some!)

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries πŸ΄πŸ’—

Road Trip Vacation

Hey hey…sorry I’ve been M.I.A!
I just got back from New Orleans for Mardi Gras! I have soooo many awesome dishes to share with you guys! We ate so much food, I think I came home a pound heavier or two (got my fingers crossed!)
…so as soon as I finish unpacking and gather all the pics from my camera and iPhone, I’ll share them!

Happy Eating
XoXo Sarina πŸ’‹
The Full Belly Diaries 🍴