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Heading to NOLA in a couple of weeks...please critique!


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Heading to NOLA in a couple of weeks...please critique!

italianyc84 | | Mar 5, 2013 12:26 PM

It's my third time visiting (though I was quite young and irresponsible my first visit and hardly remember a thing...); I'll be with my partner and my mother (it's her first time in NOLA)

Here's what I was thinking:

Thursday--we should be at our hotel about noon; my partner has been dying to go back to Yo Mama for a burger on St. Peters street ever since we visited a couple of years ago, so we'll probably go there since it's near the hotel. At night, we're going to see Glen David Andrews at Bullet's Sports Bar; from what I understand there's food out front (I called their yesterday, the nice lady who answered said there will be a few trucks out front), even tough Kermit won't be playing.

Friday-- Casamento's for lunch, Galatoire's for dinner

Saturday--I'm torn betwen Willie-Mae's and Lil' Dizzy's for lunch. Any comments? For dinner, I made a reservation at NOLA. I know it's a bit controversial, but I received a giftcard to any Emeril restaurant for Christmas, and I'd hate to see it go to waste. If anyone thinks this is a terrible idea, I can always go there and use the giftcard to purchase a cookbook or something and dine elsewhere

Sunday--Atchafayla for brunch, and going to Kermit Ruffin's Speakeasy at night for music and food. Has anyone been? I heard the seats fill up quickly, what time should I arrive?

Monday--Mandina's for lunch, K-Paul's for dinner.

Tuesday--head home!

For breakfasts, my mother really wants to go to Mother's. I've been before; I don't think it's the worst nor do I think it's the best, so I think it might be good for perhaps the first morning of our trip. If we wake up early enough we'll try Stanley's, too. I also want to go to Camellia Grill, simply because I've never been; if anything we'll just get a piece of pie.

(I may switch our NOLA reservation to lunch on Monday, and dinner at Mandina's on Saturday, simply because I like the specials listed for Mandina's for Saturday...)

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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