My wife and I will be visiting your beautiful city for the first time in late October. We live in Philadelphia, are in our early 30's and would like to try places that are 'emblematic' of the region... things that we can't find up here or wouldn't think to. We particularly love whiskey/bourbon/rye and craft beer. Been saving and overdue for a vacation for a while.. fully intend to go whole hog here.
We will be spending 5 nights, hotel in the CBD. Here is the rough plan so far, all comments welcome and appreciated.
Arrive around 1pm, cab to hotel.
Walk to Cochon butcher to split a muffaletta sandwich
Walk to Sazerac bar for a few drinks.
Walk into FQ, explore the neighborhood. Stop at Felix's for oysters, drinks and seafood. After, wander around FQ.
Head up to Cafe du Monde for cafe/beignets
Domilises for a fried shrimp po boy, beer
Walk it off... rest a little at hotel
Cochon for dinner
Willie Mae's scotch house for lunch
Explore Fauberg/Marigny in the late afternoon, evening.
Recs for dinner out that way? Three muses?
Music venue/bar hopping
Was considering Commanders Palace for brunch... but reading some less than favorable things.
Casamentos? Can never get enough shellfish
Was also considering a Besh place, but also not so great reviews.
------ Anything missing so far that you would highly recommend for a first time visitor? - --
Galatoire's. Intend to spend quite a bit of time there. Best time to arrive on a Sunday? Would rather see the downstairs.
Anything missing/misguided? Of course one can't try everything in a single visit... just want to get off to a good start.
Thanks so much for your time,