Holy shit peeps, you can officially call me an ex-luddite since at the moment I’m writing this post in the air: FROM A PLANE. Ebay is sponsoring free wifi on Delta flights for Thanksgiving week. I’m not ashamed to admit that this is the first time I have accessed wifi outside of my home-base and it’s pretty cool. The wealth of constant readily available information at our fingertips never ceases to amaze me or completely freak me out.
I’m on my way to New Orleans and made my traditional stop at One Flew South in the international terminal before boarding my flight. I can’t believe I’ve never written about this place before considering I make it a point to arrive at the airport at least two hours before any flight I take in order to eat here. The fact that the bartender now refers to me as “New Orleans” should give you some indication as to how many times I’ve sat at his bar over the past year and how many of those times I’ve been flying to New Orleans.
I’ve always ordered the same thing since my first visit: A pisco sour, followed by a glass of Cotes de Rhone, and the Duck and Porcini Ravioli. The pisco sour is one of the best in town and the duck is so good I have daydreams about bestiality and covering myself in chocolate port sauce and worshipping before the altar of Bacchus. I don’t have one bad thing to say about this dish or the service. In fact, every time I order it at least one person at the bar gets serious food envy and starts to visibly drool at me as I smile blissfully at their ignorance and a tiny part of me feels bad that they won’t get to experience what I am experiencing.
So if you find yourself at the Atlanta airport in the near future and have a little extra dough to spare, do yourself a favor and go to One Flew South, order a couple of drinks, and the duck. If by the end of your meal you don’t feel like physically mounting the chef and taking him home with you, obviously your taste buds have been invaded by ignorance and there’s nothing I can do to help you.
HAPPY TURKEY DAY EVERYONE! I hope you have fun and that your carefully prepared macaroni and cheese is not placed on a unbenowst burning stove top and it explodes and bits of the casserole dish fly into the gravy pan and you completely ruin Thanksgiving and are NEVER able to live it down.