Well, this will be our 4th Mardi Gras, and obviously I am somewhat familiar with N.O. restaurants (good to see everyone discovering the Upperline. We ate there in Feb. '99, and the food was great, the owner friendly, but the waiter was snooty. I'll bet he was eventually fired).
I'd like to get an update from those of you who have been there in the last 6 months or so. Which of the classics have gotten better or worse? Anything new we shouldn't miss?
Tentatively, we have the following to work in:
Sunday Brunch: Open for suggestions, but the brunch at what used to be the Westin Canal Place (now the Wyndham) was still good last year.
Other Breakfasts: Bluebird Cafe, Camelia Grill, Cafe du Monde (at least twice), The Coffee Pot
Lunches: Johnny's Po' Boys, Progress Grocery's Muffelettas (I like Progress over Central -- don't start ;-)), Mother's (Like their red beans & rice, never tried the debris -- I'm not a morning person), Quarterscene Restaurant (Country fried steak), Commander's Palace (for the molten chocolate souffle if for nothing else)
Dinners: Mr. B's (BBQ Shrimp), Acme Oyster House, maybe Corky's in Metarie (for variety and cuz I'm a BBQ fan), perhaps Ugelisch's this time, since I've been trying to go for awhile, Cafe Giovanni (because I've heard good things).
We are fairly flexible, however, so I would take any input.