I'm planning a long weekend in August and am starting to worry about my capacity for all this glorious food! I've got one more meal slot to fill and would love to get opinions.
So far, our plan is:
-- Friday -- lunch of po boys at Mahony's, then a late dinner at August
--Saturday -- lunch at Galatoires, dinner of the BBQ shrimp at Mr B's
-- Sunday -- the jazz brunch at Commanders Palace, then a late dinner at Stella!
-- Monday – ???
(1) I'm trying to balance things out so that I don't eat two massive meals only a few hours apart. It's impossible! But that's why early po boys and then late dinner at August, for example. Have I accomplished this, or am I setting myself up for failure?
(2) I want to try to find a lunch place on Monday that is an excellent goodbye to the city, but that is not too heavy or rich of food. I think there's a good chance I'll be butter-overloaded by that point. Also, I don't have a ton of time because I have to leave for the airport at around 2pm and have to swing back by my hotel in the French Quarter. So many places are closed for Monday lunch. Emerils is open, but I wonder if it's just too much by that point? What do you suggest?
(3) Also, I am hoping to be able to get seated downstairs at Galatoires on a Saturday. Not too late because I don't want to bump up against dinner. Am I asking for the impossible -- will it be crazy crowded and I should book upstairs instead?
I have never eaten at any of these places! I would love any tips you have to give about seating, must-order dishes, etc.
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