My friends and I are coming down for a football weekend in Baton Rouge. We will be getting into New Orleans on Thursday afternoon, driving up to the game Saturday (and then back) and then flying out Sunday late morning. We have all been to New Orleans and we all appreciate good food but are not into fancy settings etc. We are looking for breakfast/brunch ideas and from a dinner perspective, late dinners (after 9). Also, if there is there a place that we must stop on the way to BR or in BR we are game (it will most likely be a night game). Ideally we would like to be able to wear jeans where ever we eat. Finally, we are used to gluttonous dining habits while in New Orleans and as a friend said, too much of everything is just enough.
Currently the only thing I have planned is Cochon for a Friday night dinner but based on a lot of posts, it seems I might be better off having lunch there? Speaking of posts, from a food perspective I am thinking that we would want to try the likes of Patois, Stellah!, August, Herbsaint and Elizabeth’s. However I need to narrow it down as well as make sure things are not too fancy. This is where I need your help.
Additionally, we will be hung-over Sunday morning and have an early flight; does that mean Cafe Du Monde will be our best bet?
Sorry for the rambling-here is our itinerary and most of it is open.
-breakfast/lunch-open-(should we do August lunch?)
breakfast/lunch-open but need to head to BR by 2 or 3
dinner-tailgate or place in BR?
Breakfast-have to leave by 8.30am, so need something quick and close (staying in the Qrt).
Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions.