Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. It was a fun show and afterward, on a warmish day, we headed over to Market Square where we wandered around checking everything out and then sat at a table and people watched. The sun didn't seem to be shining on Market Square, so I got kind of chilly and wished I had brought my gloves. And earmuffs. Yes, my ears were cold.
NOLA for dinner. You might remember that about 51 weeks ago, on St. Patrick's Day Saturday 2012, we made the mistake of trying to go to dinner at NOLA after seeing La Cage Aux Folles . It was not a very good day and we failed to dine at NOLA. We meant to try again at some point during the year, but somehow we never got there. Until last weekend.
Of the four of us, three of us had never before dined at NOLA. I had the impression from a previous restaurant conversation that the person who had dined there before thought it was just OK but was willing to return so the rest of us could try it. After dining there, I can see why that person thought it was just OK.
While we were seated right away, a few minutes before our 5:45 pm reservation, it took a while for our server to make an appearance and we did not get out of there until 8 pm. R&S had to ask for their check when dessert was served to make sure they had enough time to get to the show at 8 pm. They rushed through dessert and left while we lingered a bit over dessert. Maybe it was poor planning on our part, but we were surprised at the pace of the service.
Our server was fine. He offered lots of suggestions/opinions on several menu options. I thought that was nice, although it seemed to take quite a while, and others felt it was too much and unnecessary.
Nothing was glaringly awful, well maybe the slow service which was kind of annoying, the food was all just sort of fine or kind of disappointing, but for what we spent ($100+ after tax & tip, no alcohol) it was very disappointing. We can easily name other places where we like the food more and will spend less, and so for that reason, I have to say I doubt we will ever return, but it's possible after we exhaust the other post-show dining options and see where everything rates, but with only two shows left and us not sure if we will renew for the next season...
Oh, also, we both chugged a heck of a lot of tea and water later that night. That's a sign that the food was way saltier than what we usually eat.