I went to Garden District (back when it was known as The Standard) on Sunday to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday, and I know that my experience was largely shaped by the beautiful weather and beautiful people that I was celebrating with. But, Garden District makes it super easy for you to have a good time. Case in point(s), not necessarily in order of importance:
- Garden District is mainly an outdoor venue. Which means, when it is 70 degrees and sunny, like it was yesterday, a gal can get a glorious, glorious first tan of the year :).
- You can purchase an entire pig’s head, to eat. Read til the end for my enlightening conversation with the pig’s head.
- The food is fried. Vegetarian things are fried. Isn’t being vegetarian the best? I mean, if I can still eat a grilled cheese, a soft pretzel, and hush puppies, I’m a happy gal. (Shhh…vegetables will survive a day without me lovin’ on ’em. I’m eating fried things now, go away.).
- There are umbrellas and heat lamps (if the weather turns unpredictable, as it is wont to do).
- Donuts. Freshly made donuts.
- A huge pear cider that went down so, so easy on a warm spring afternoon.
Garden District, I’ll be back. It’s gonna be a long, hot, glorious summer.
Me: Hey, pig. I’m not gonna eat you. I’m gonna stand up, actually, so I can be sort of far away from you and in the sun, yet close to my friends.
Me: That’s better. This cider is delicious!
Me: Want a donut? No? Welp, more for me then. Peace.