Location: CBD – 28 Vardon Ave, Adelaide
NOLA (short for New Orleans, Louisiana) is a cool bar just off Rundle St known for its impressive selection of Whisky and Craft beer. However being me, I wanted to try NOLA for their fried chicken.
The boneless fried chicken was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, with a nice hint of a garlic kick. It stood alone well, and did not need the sauce that came with it. With a great range of soul food on offer, we also tried the Beef Brisket (pictured, bottom right) and Pork Po Boy (pictured, top left) – a traditional sandwich from Louisiana that I thought was only available in America. The beef brisket was definitely my favourite! It was flavoursome with that BBQ sweetness, and it came with a Jalapeno corn bread too, which I’ve always wanted to try. The Po Boy was just as imagined, a homely sandwich and the bread OMG, crisp but fluffy on the inside.
A little intimidated by the drinks list, we asked one of the super friendly staff members which they would suggest. They recommended a whisky sour with a twist for us girls, and now I am hooked on them. We also tried a cocktail from their list, with it’s base ingredient being Moonshine, and that went down a treat too.
The place itself has the New-Orleans charm, with it’s rustic décor and warm tones making it very welcoming. There are cosy areas upstairs and downstairs areas, which I like as the set-up gives a sense of privacy.
Very original and well-worth the money for authentic southern food, which is hard to find in Adelaide. NOLA is a must if you’re down the East-End of town.
The set up: 😍😍😍😍