Jun 17, 2015

The Famous Clover Grill



In New Orleans during prohibition, alcohol could not be served. So they administered remedies, if you know what I mean. One overhears a lot of stuff while hanging out there. Even though I painted The Clover Grill on Bourbon street, I never actually ate breakfast there. I would hit the The Ruby Slipper cafe each morning because it was next to my hotel. At breakfast there each morning, I must have been the only person not drinking alcohol. The waiter told me some people come in for breakfast and start drinking, all the others are still out from the night before. Good thing I'm an artist. I must be sober to draw. Therefore I behaved myself and just ate boring old breakfast, which is not boring at all in New Orleans.