Y’all know we love our West Bankers and we’re thankful for you all each and every day. With Thanksgiving this week, we thought we would share what we are most thankful for on the West Bank this year.
Gretna Farmer’s Market
Fresh produce, local honey, THE BRISKET GUY (OMG!!), yard eggs, art walks, handmade gifts. What’s not to love?
From the organized HOAs to the loosely knit Next Door neighbor participants, it’s the people who care about their community that make each of them special. If you aren’t involved in your West Bank neighborhood, add that to your list of resolutions.
Voted the best donut in 2017, it even has East Bankers crossing the bridge for the melt in your mouth deliciousness.
That view! For the low price of $2, we adore being able to park in the Point and get dropped off at the foot of Canal Street.
Jean Lafitte National Park
Once you start walking, you’ll forget that you’re just minutes from the city. Native plants (go when the irises are blooming and tell us there’s something more beautiful – there’s not), special kids activities, and wetlands walks.
A Huey P. Long bridge that doesn’t scare us to death
Seriously, the widening of the bridge is opening up that end of the West Bank at a rapid pace. No more white knuckling across the river!
If you haven’t made a trip to Algiers for Chubbie’s Chicken (corner of General Meyer and Huntlee Drive), you have absolutely no idea what you’re missing. Common conversation compares it to the old Mack’s Chicken in the Box from back in the day.
Fishing and shrimping and crabbing, oh my!
If you don’t want to catch your own, just pull up to the Westwego Seafood Lot, whip out that debit card, and go home with an ice chest full of your favorites.
The elevated expressway
We may be spread out on the WB, but the elevated expressway connects us all to everything in just a few minutes.
If there were a contest for the best and biggest pizza in the metro area, Mo’s would be sure to win. Where else can you find a pie that takes up the entire backseat AND the best sausage wraps ever?
Being on the good side of the traffic flow
Swimming against the current is just how we do. And it definitely works to our advantage (think of those poor, poor Metairie people, sitting bumper to bumper just to get to the grocery).