I was hoping to fall in love with Lou and Bob’s, a small lounge tucked away on a side street in a residential neighborhood in Metairie. But it was ‘just a bar’ as the old-line New Orleanians like to say.
The barkeep cracked open my cold High Life then immediately circled back out to a table where she could more comfortably lounge. Zero banter.
I was hoping to engage a pensioner in some idle conversation but there was nary a one in sight.
The room did have a nice homey feel to it and if you had an assignation this would be a great, out of the way place to canoodle over drinks and smokes.