At the risk of tempting another hurricane (any my record on this has been particularly abysmal), I've scheduled a quick trip to New Orleans over Labor Day weekend (arriving Thursday evening, in time for dinner) and departing Sunday afternoon (allowing enough time for a breakfast/brunch, so long as I'm at the airport by 1pm). So I've got 3 dinners, 2 lunches and 1 breakfast/brunch. This is probably my 6th visit, so I've been to a lot of the usual suspects. I'd also like to keep this pretty close in to the CBD/FQ (staying at Poydras/Tchoupitoulas), since it's such a short trip. Here are my current thoughts. Any thoughts on these, or other ideas that won't take me too far out of my desired geography, would be appreciated!! I eat most anything, though prefer seafood. I will be dining alone, so prefer someplace that's a little lively.
Lunches: Cochon Butcher (I've never had a muffaletta, and commentators seem to say theirs is better than Central Grocery); Antoine's; Muriel's; Criollo.
Dinners: Pelican Club (Fitzsimmons raves about it, but it doesn't get much love on this board); Iris; Vacherie; Peche; Revolution; Bombay Club.
Sunday Breakfast/Brunch: EAT; Sylvain. (On Fri/Sat, I will probably just having something light so as not to spoil my appetite for lunch.)
Drinks: Swizzle Stick; Kingfish; French 75.