I love traveling with Mark. He has taught me to enjoy the local flavors wherever we go. Through him I have learned to slow down, treasure new places and enjoy the regional flavor of food and people. Our visit to New Orleans was no exception.
We met a wonderfully nice and knowledgeable young man at the Marriott Metairie in New Orleans. Ronny is his name and he’s a valet at the hotel….but if you ask me he should be in Guest Services. This young man, from the first hello, had my Mark smitten with him. Ronny was so friendly and inviting. By the time Mark and him had finished getting to know each other we had been invited to his house on Sunday for a crawfish cookout. Unfortunately we were getting on a big ship on Sunday….so the alternative was his suggestion of eating dinner at a local joint named “Deanie’s Fresh Fish Co.” Ronny was absolutely spot on. The crawfish dishes were out of this world. So if you are ever visiting New Orleans please make sure you visit “Deanie’s Fresh Fish Co.” in Metairie, New Orleans.
Oh and if you can stay a night try the Marriott, Metairie and have a chat with Ronnie, the valet. I guarantee you will enjoy meeting this young man and find his enthusiasm for his beloved New Orleans contagious.