After eating my first Blackened Po Boy in New Orleans I could not wait to experiment with the Blackening technique! So I did a little researching and discovered what has now become one of my favorite meals!

From the moment my chicken hit the hot skillet and started blackening around the bubbling butter I knew this would be a huge hit in my household!

I used these recipes:
http://dixiemockingbird.hubpages.com/hub/Blackened-Catfish
http://fashionablyfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/11/blackened-chicken-pasta.html?m=1

And please watch this video…it will make you want to cook this dish I promise &;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7jFxMv2WAA
   After eating my first Blackened Po Boy in New Orleans I could not wait to experiment with the Blackening technique! So I did a little researching and discovered what has now become one of my favorite meals!

From the moment my chicken hit the hot skillet and started blackening around the bubbling butter I knew this would be a huge hit in my household!

I used these recipes:
http://dixiemockingbird.hubpages.com/hub/Blackened-Catfish
http://fashionablyfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/11/blackened-chicken-pasta.html?m=1

And please watch this video…it will make you want to cook this dish I promise &;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7jFxMv2WAA
   After eating my first Blackened Po Boy in New Orleans I could not wait to experiment with the Blackening technique! So I did a little researching and discovered what has now become one of my favorite meals!

From the moment my chicken hit the hot skillet and started blackening around the bubbling butter I knew this would be a huge hit in my household!

I used these recipes:
http://dixiemockingbird.hubpages.com/hub/Blackened-Catfish
http://fashionablyfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/11/blackened-chicken-pasta.html?m=1

And please watch this video…it will make you want to cook this dish I promise &;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7jFxMv2WAA
   After eating my first Blackened Po Boy in New Orleans I could not wait to experiment with the Blackening technique! So I did a little researching and discovered what has now become one of my favorite meals!

From the moment my chicken hit the hot skillet and started blackening around the bubbling butter I knew this would be a huge hit in my household!

I used these recipes:
http://dixiemockingbird.hubpages.com/hub/Blackened-Catfish
http://fashionablyfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/11/blackened-chicken-pasta.html?m=1

And please watch this video…it will make you want to cook this dish I promise &;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7jFxMv2WAA
  

After eating my first Blackened Po Boy in New Orleans I could not wait to experiment with the Blackening technique! So I did a little researching and discovered what has now become one of my favorite meals!

From the moment my chicken hit the hot skillet and started blackening around the bubbling butter I knew this would be a huge hit in my household!

I used these recipes:
http://dixiemockingbird.hubpages.com/hub/Blackened-Catfish
http://fashionablyfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/11/blackened-chicken-pasta.html?m=1

And please watch this video…it will make you want to cook this dish I promise &;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7jFxMv2WAA
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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’—

Oceana’s Blackened Chicken Po Boy dressed with remoulade sauce, coleslaw, tomato, pickles and onions with fries! It was so good, I ate the ENTIRE thing and didn’t put it down not one time until it was finished! Finger lickin’ good!

And Oceana’s signature dish Redfish Oceana, sautéed redfish with crawfish mushroom cream sauce served with roasted potatoes and vegetables!
 
739 Conti (Corner of Conti and Bourbon) New Orleans • (504) 525-6002
HOURS: Breakfast 8am-1pm • Lunch 10am-4pm • Dinner 4pm-1am
http://oceanagrill.com

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries 🍴 Oceana’s Blackened Chicken Po Boy dressed with remoulade sauce, coleslaw, tomato, pickles and onions with fries! It was so good, I ate the ENTIRE thing and didn’t put it down not one time until it was finished! Finger lickin’ good!

And Oceana’s signature dish Redfish Oceana, sautéed redfish with crawfish mushroom cream sauce served with roasted potatoes and vegetables!
 
739 Conti (Corner of Conti and Bourbon) New Orleans • (504) 525-6002
HOURS: Breakfast 8am-1pm • Lunch 10am-4pm • Dinner 4pm-1am
http://oceanagrill.com

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries 🍴 Oceana’s Blackened Chicken Po Boy dressed with remoulade sauce, coleslaw, tomato, pickles and onions with fries! It was so good, I ate the ENTIRE thing and didn’t put it down not one time until it was finished! Finger lickin’ good!

And Oceana’s signature dish Redfish Oceana, sautéed redfish with crawfish mushroom cream sauce served with roasted potatoes and vegetables!
 
739 Conti (Corner of Conti and Bourbon) New Orleans • (504) 525-6002
HOURS: Breakfast 8am-1pm • Lunch 10am-4pm • Dinner 4pm-1am
http://oceanagrill.com

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries 🍴 Oceana’s Blackened Chicken Po Boy dressed with remoulade sauce, coleslaw, tomato, pickles and onions with fries! It was so good, I ate the ENTIRE thing and didn’t put it down not one time until it was finished! Finger lickin’ good!

And Oceana’s signature dish Redfish Oceana, sautéed redfish with crawfish mushroom cream sauce served with roasted potatoes and vegetables!
 
739 Conti (Corner of Conti and Bourbon) New Orleans • (504) 525-6002
HOURS: Breakfast 8am-1pm • Lunch 10am-4pm • Dinner 4pm-1am
http://oceanagrill.com

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries 🍴

Oceana’s Blackened Chicken Po Boy dressed with remoulade sauce, coleslaw, tomato, pickles and onions with fries! It was so good, I ate the ENTIRE thing and didn’t put it down not one time until it was finished! Finger lickin’ good!

And Oceana’s signature dish Redfish Oceana, sautΓ©ed redfish with crawfish mushroom cream sauce served with roasted potatoes and vegetables!
Β 
739 Conti (Corner of Conti and Bourbon) New Orleans β€’ (504) 525-6002
HOURS: Breakfast 8am-1pm β€’ Lunch 10am-4pm β€’ Dinner 4pm-1am
http://oceanagrill.com

Sarina Maynor
The Full Belly Diaries 🍴

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 🍴