Hilton New Orleans Riverside, and Paul's Pastry Shop King CakeFriday, February 17, 2006
We stayed at the Hilton Riverside for the first time this week. Usually I like to stay somewhere in the Quarter, but for various reasons this was a good choice for this particular stay (plus we got upgraded including the cost of breakfast downstairs, which was pretty good). Everything here was fine, except the parking deck (they aren't offering valet service right now) is downright dark and scary.
On the way, we stopped in Picayune (MS) to go to Paul's Pastry Shop (they make *the* best king cakes - I think they're better than Randazzo's, Gambino's, or Tastee making the McKenzie-recipe cake, even!). Paul's was actually out of cakes, but we stopped at one of the other shops that sells them and bought the very last one - a pecan praline-filled one. Yum!
This is what close-up shots were made for: