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Thanks New Orleans!

edberliner | | Mar 15, 2011 07:07 PM

Just back from a whirlwind weekend in New Orleans and all I can say is THANK YOU! My new friends on the New Orleans board steered me right for sure!! We started the weekend at Irene's, a delight. The Veal Marsala was beyond delicious. The appetizers were intoxicating. We had baked oyster's, cheese and spinach ravioli and a crab gratin, one better than the next. The duck was delicious, and the seafood ciapino was gone before my wife let me taste! Probably the best meal we had all weekend, but the rest were none too shabby. No time for breakfast on Saturday, damn! But we did lunch at the new Camilia grill in the quarter. I wouldn't recommend it if you have a good greasy spoon burger dive in your hometown (I'm from Austin, and Dirty's is better), but it was fun, fast and inexpensive. We had beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Mon and Oysters and shrimp at Acme before our dinner at Commander's Palace. Don't tell the Commander, but Irene's was far and away better, but again, our worst meal in NOLA was fantastic, so no complaints. The pork belly and peach appetizer, by the way, was the best of all the great food we had, unfortunately, the entre's were great, not GREAT, so... Finally, we had brunch Sunday at Atchafalaya's which was really fun, really delicious, no wait for our reservations, great service although the coffee could have been hotter. We ate till we popped from Friday night till noon on Sunday, then we piled in the car and drove home. Now its diet time again, but well worth it. Thanks New Orleans and thanks to all you great people on the New Orleans board for all the suggestions. It was a blast! (if you are ever in Austin I'll steer you right, just ask and I'll take you from Franklin's BBQ to Sun Flower, from Paco's Tacos to Vino...we have places too!)

Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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