FanPost

Bar Rescue visits Bourbon Street in New Orleans...

So I'm sitting here missing my team, and the weekly game threads and hanging out with my fellow who dats when I stumble across a show on SPIKE called "Bar Rescue". If you've never seen it, basically a bar that is failing and on the verge of shutting downs calls this guy Jeff Taffer & his team of experts in to turn the whole thing around and hopefully save their business.

The bar in need of rescue is called "Turtle Bay" and the owner use to be a partner in a more successful bar called "Tropical Isle". Apparently he is the one that came up with the to go drink called the "hand grenade" that people drink out of these weird looking green plastic cups. He had a falling out with his partners and was bought out, but then decided to open his new bar directly across the street and create an all too similar signature drink called the turtle in...you guessed it - a weird looking green plastic cup. LOL

The kitchen was disgusting, their gumbo came out of a plastic bag and was heated up in the microwave. It actually made the expert chef vomit. Needless to say, he made them clean the kitchen and taught them how to make gumbo from scratch. It looked really good. I even saw someone in the background with a Brees jersey on.

The complete overhaul resulted in the Turtle giving way to "Spirits on Bourbon" and the signature drink comes in a neon blue blinking skull cup and is called a "Resurrection". LOL - looks 1000 times better and I might actually want to find it on my "NOLA Totally Tourist Tour of 2013" (that's the official name of my trip. I just decided).

Just curious if anyone has ever heard of these places? Have you ever walked down Bourbon Street with the masses chugging a "hand grenade", a now defunct "turtle" or a "resurrection" ??

What can I say? The super bowl coverage and all the Mardi Gras stuff really made me want to visit New Orleans so I'm living vicariously - anyway I can until I get there. And I have absolutely nothing football /draft /free agency related to contribute.

It's going to be a brutally long off season...

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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