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Food recommendations for a first time visitor

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Food recommendations for a first time visitor

cpfoutz | Sep 14, 2009 06:14 PM

Going to NOLA in a little over a week. I searched for a few of these topics but wasn't finding what I was looking for.

We'll be staying in the French Quarter, looking to venture out some, but it's our first trip so not looking to go too far afield

I love seafood...and when I get it fresh I'm a pig. I don't like anything fancy...just simple preparations where the meat stands on it's own.

Wanted to get your opinions on the following:

1) Good places for plain ole, cheap shellfish - crawfish, shrimp, oysters, maybe some lobster or crab etc. Could be boiled, could be fried could be fresh...but I'm talking quick serve, simple, maybe even hole in the wall place.

2) Jambalaya...

3) For a non-seafood option - Crepes?

4) Nicer sit down place $20-$30 per plate before tax/tip/drinks...again classic seafood simple preparations with high quality ingredients

5) Cajun/Seafood buffets???

6) how is dining in the casino?

7) Place to buy fresh shellfish to take home...looking for good price/quality ratio

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