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Preliminary itinerary---feedback very much appreciated

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Preliminary itinerary---feedback very much appreciated

pastagrrl | Jan 1, 2013 02:08 PM

Happy New Year!
First time trip for me & hub to celebrate his big 50 in early March and we are super excited. I have culled a draft list of restos mainly from reading this board and would love any additional wisdom from you guys.
SO and I arrive midday on a Tuesday and will depart NOLA on the following Sunday. We are staying at Le Richelieu in the FQ but close to the Marigny. We will have a car but want to walk or streetcar it unless a suggestion of a can't miss is made requiring driving. On Thursday (the actual big day) two friends are flying in to join in the fun. One uses a wheelchair and the other is a vegan. I have tried to build our food, music and excursions to fit everyone's sitch.
Tuesday: po boys @Johnny's for lunch; dinner @Mr. B's
Wednesday: big brekkie @Camellia Grill
Dinner@ either Muriel's or Irene's cuisine--please advise. I noticed that Muriel's gets a lot of meh on this board. I'd like a romantic night before our friends arrive. Would Irene's be too noisy?
Thursday: birthday brekkie @Cake Cafe or Red Gravy?
Birthday dinner @Feelings Cafe
Friday: light breakfast, probably CDM
Boisterous birthday lunch @Galatoires if we can get in. I know we must secure a place in line no later than 7am which will be an accomplishment since we will be partying late into the night the night before. Any advice on making the Friday Galatoire's downstairs scene is appreciated!
Dinner@Three Muses
Saturday: light breakfast somewhere--any suggestions?
Lunch/brunch 1 pm @Commanders
Dinner @ either Green Goddess or El Gato Negro
Sunday: farewell brekkie at Surreys if their bathroom is ADA ( my friend who uses a WC is super independent and we can get he up a couple of steps. Three Muses is listed on yelp as not WC accessible but I emailed them and they confirmed their bathrooms are ADA and so we can get her up the couple of steps). If not Surreys then please suggest a good breakfast joint that would be vegan friendly and ADA.
Not listed but a huge part of our trip will be drinking and catching live music. The former in the FQ and Marigny, the latter mostly Frenchman street.

Thanks much for any feedback!!!!
Ann

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