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Live like a Local 4 days and nights Itinerary


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Live like a Local 4 days and nights Itinerary

primadana | | Oct 8, 2012 02:44 PM

My Boyfriend and I will be visiting New Orleans in mid November for a mini vacation . my 3rd time visiting, his first. we both LOVE food, both Dives and Fine Dining . we are both Pescaterian [ planning to eat a ton of fresh seafood] and staying one night in the Quarter at the Hotel Le Marais and the other 3 days and nights in a charming cottage in the Marigny. we are renting a car for part of the time so we have maximum freedom and can sight-see and go thrift shopping further out. we are both musicians of the indie rock variety.
please check our dining itinerary and advise on any cool rock shows, art happenings or weird vintage/ thrift shops. I tried to plan a mix of high and low brow eats according to neighborhoods.

day 1 wednesday - arrive at hotel Le Marais in the AM .
lunch at Galatoire's
explore and bar hop in the quarter [ Carousel Bar, Tonique, Pravda ]
dinner at Bayona

day 2 thursday - rent car and move to Marigny
lunch at either Clancy's or Liuzza's mid-city or Maurepas Foods.
explore cemeteries . go "junking" drive around Bywater
bars - saturn bar , Vaughan's,
dinner at Dantes or Boucherie
late night around Frenchmen st. [ R Bar , three muses ]

day 3 friday - breakfast at Elizabeth's
shopping on magazine st.
lunch at August or Hi-Hat
dinner at either Casamento's , Herbsaint or Dante's depending on food mood

day 4 saturday - brunch at Atchafalaya
return car walk around in the Quarter and river , take photos
lunch at green goddess
dinner at Iris or Mila's

sunday - brunch at Mr. B's
grab a sandwich someplace later and head to the airport early evening

any additional advice is welcomed !!! especially cool dives or fun thrift shops.
also, dish recommendations at the named restaurants .
we hope to make it to Parkway for a shrimp po-boy at some point too !!
thank you for any insider tips in advance .

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