Monday, December 13, 2010
Big in Japan
New Orleans isn't as much as a twenty-hour town as I was lead to believe. While the city doesn't sleep, large swaths of it cat nap. Despite that, there is plenty to do at all the wee hours. Where else can you go to a twenty-four hour bar and laundromat?
Cafe du Monde in the Quarter is open around the clock. It's a nice respite to enjoy coffee and beignets (donuts) between bouts of pub crawling. Thanks to the Chicory blog for pointing out that Cafe du Monde is also operating in Japan. Big in New Orleans and big in Japan; the best of all possible worlds.
I found it disconcerting to visit the shopping malls in Metarie and Gretna and see a Cafe du Monde franchise in that squeaky clean environment. Well, everyone needs to make a buck. If you've got a name people know, you might as well live off it. I know I try. I'm trying to book appearances at regional malls as we speak. I need to widen my exposure and appeal. Stay tuned.