New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz

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EliseT
Filet Mignon
2009/04/10 06:47:46

 
The Roadfood group managed to fill three tour buses for Saturday's big fais-do-do. I thought I might see more Roadfood dot-commers there, but it seems like we were in the minority this time around. Everyone we asked said they heard about the trip via emails from friends. I know a lot of you were there that we missed, but we did see Buffet Buster.
 

 
The first stop was at Hansen's Sno-bliz. Read all about it! In line we were standing next to Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle, as well as the two-headed Roadfood reviewer Ayersian, so that was serendipitous. We got along like a house on fire.
 
What is the difference between a sno-cone, snowball and a sno-bliz? The fineness of the ice shavings. And sno-bliz is the finest of them all. Plus, they said, "It IS our brand." Everyone was impressed by the original ice...umm, sno-bizzer machine. But then, guys are drawn to shiny metal just like crows.
 
 
  
 

 

 
To simplify things there were three flavors available to us. Strawberry, tart satsuma and nectar. Nectar, like hummingbird nectar? I asked a number of people to describe it and they said, "It's sweet. Real sweet." It was similar to a cream soda. Just about everyone went for the condensed milk on top. Yum!!! They also have a signature flavor there called "sno-bliz" that they liken to tart strawberry.
 
Nectar:
 
 
  
 

 
I liked that they had a baby-duper in addition to the super-duper
 

 
 
post edited by EliseT - 2009/04/10 06:55:41
Nancypalooza
Filet Mignon
Re:New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz 2009/04/10 10:58:34
Oh, I want to go to there too.  Pineapple, please.
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz 2009/04/10 11:07:56
Elise, I wish we had been able to meet up Monday for lunch!  We got a late start Monday morning and had breakfast at Camellia Grill.  Have you ever been?  We overdid it and didn't eat another thing until late dinner that night.  It was a very strange feeling, having no appetite left at all...
EliseT
Filet Mignon
Re:New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz 2009/04/10 16:31:39
Yep, there are some 3am shots of the Camellia Grill on a Mardi Gras post that has somehow gotten lost in the ether.

By Tuesday I wanted to go back to that burger place for better photos, but seriously, I was so done with eating food. We ordered the blandest food on the menu from room service and watched a movie.

...and Sue, thanks for helping me come up with the title for this post!
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz 2009/04/10 17:19:27
Elise

THANK YOU - I have been dying to see pictures from this event. 

There is nothing like going to Hnasen's on a Hot & Muggy Louisiana day, you better get napkins. :-)
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz 2009/04/10 21:30:25
Thanks for the update. New Orleans is such a wonderful city.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:New Orleans Fest 3 No Biz like Sno Bliz 2009/04/11 15:11:29
New Orleans is my favorite place in the world to eat.

Wish I could have been there to enjoy everyone and everything.