Got back from New Orleans a few weeks ago and wanted to report back (very briefly) on the places I went. All of the places came from suggestions based primarily from this board.
Central Grocery - muffaletta. I really liked the sandwich and it was one of the highlights of the trip.
Willie Mae's Scotch House - fried chicken & butter beans - very good fried chicken. I'm not sure if its worth a special trip if one is visiting New Orleans, but I'm glad I went. The butter beans were very good too.
Two Sisters (not Court of Two Sisters) - gumbo - they have a gumbo special on Fridays. the gumbo was very good and had sausage, chicken, crab, ham, and I think oxtail. Very hearty and came with a side of potato salad.
Drago's -charbroiled oysters - excellent
Mosca's - Oysters Mosca and Shrimp Mosca - both were excellent and worth the drive out to this remote location
Casamento's - oysters, crab claws, and oyster loaf - everything was excellent
Mr. B's Bistro - gumbo ya ya and bbq shrimp - gumbo ya ya was good; bbq shrimp was just ok, the sauce was good, but the shrimp were not fresh so kind of ruined the dish; this place is also very touristy, which I guess is a given since it is in the french quarter - overall this place was just ok and I could have skipped it
Parkway - surf & turf poboy (shrimp and roast beef) - the roast beef was flavorless and inedible so it just ruined the whole sandwich; if I went back (i probably wouldn't), I'd stick with just the shrimp poboy, as the bread and fired shrimp were good
Harbor Seafood (in Kenner) - oysters, boiled crawfish, shrimp, crabs, blackened alligator, fried oysters - everything was excellent and the prices were very reasonable, I especially liked the blackened alligator
Commander's Palace for Sunday brunch - shrimp & tasso hennican; pecan crusted fish; bread pudding souffle - everything was very good, and it was a very nice brunch experience and I would go back.
Galatoire's for dinner downstairs- oysters en brochette; shrimp remoulade; trout menieure with almonds and jumbo lump crabmeat; cafe brulot - the shrimp remoulade was my favorite, but none of the food was spectacular, but all of it was solid and prepared well, if that makes sense. It was a nice evening to experience the local culture and the restaurant.
T Coons (Lafayette) - crawfish etouffe and gumbo - both were very good
Don's Specialty Meats(Scott) - boudin and cracklins - boudin was excellent, cracklins were very good
Tony's Seafood (Baton Rouge) - oyster poboy - very good and made up for the lackluster one I had at Parkway
Thanks to the board for helping me plan the trip.
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