Sorry but I didn’t think “another visitor seeking advice” would garner much interest.
San Francisco Hound headed to New Orleans mid August for 5 nights - would be grateful for any feedback on our proposed itinerary.
Our crew: myself, wife who doesn’t drink, and our 6 year old daughter. I haven’t been back to N.O. since a couple visits in 1988-89 while visiting my sister at Tulane, once during Mardi Gras. My wife and daughter have never been. Staying at the Omni in the French Quarter.
Saturday August 9 arrive 5:15 a.m., red eye
Breakfast EAT Nola (brunch 9-2:00); or The Old Coffee Pot (Opens at 8:00, near hotel); and
Café du Monde (beignets, café au lait)
Dinner-Cochon (7:00 reso);
Sunday August 10- City Park
Café Beignet for beignets/coffee
Lunch: Mandina’s (on way to City Park, opens at 11:00)
Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls
Dinner – Dante’s Kitchen (7:00 reso); Columns happy hour on the way
La Divina Gelato for dessert
Monday August 11 – Zoo,
Domlise’s Po Boys (closed Sun and Thur) on way to Zoo
Hansen’s Sno Bliz on way home
Dinner: Domenica happy hour pizzas – clam pie; Angelo Brocato for dessert – cannolis, etc.
Preservation Hall Jazz show 8:00
Tuesday August 12 – Aquarium/Imax Movie/Insectarium
Lunch: Napoleon House, (mufalettas, pims cup);
Dinner-Galatoires (6:00 reso)
Wednesday August 13
Lunch: Luke ($20 lunch special T-F);
Dinner: Toops Meatery ? (Tues-Sat, near City Park); Dick & Jenny’s ? (closed Monday, open 10-3:00 on Sunday; 11-2:00 and 5:30-10:00 all other days)?; Boucherie (Tues-Sat)?
Thursday August 14 – 6:00 return flight
Mr. B’s (BBQ shrimp, gumbo Ya Ya) – lunch
Cochon Butcher for sandwiches for flight; or City Market for mufalettas
6:15 flight out