I'm a university professor and my spring break plans fell through and we have decided to drive from Virginia to New Orleans. We are staying in an apartment in the Marigny from about March 2-9 and we will have a car. I have been looking for everything from traditional New Orleans fine dining to Ya Ka Mein and Po Boys and everything in between. I am usually pretty good at eating my way through a city, but I have to say that opinions on New Orleans restaurants vary tremendously, especially here on CH.
We know we want Po Boys and maybe to sample 2 of the city's best to compare.
My wife will kill me if we don't risk the line at CDM for beignets.
My son is Ya Ka Mein obsessed...something about noodles and soup is all he needs.
We have wanted to go to Cochon for years, but many of the local reviews are disconcerting.
One dressy dinner, but we are pretty casual so it won't be jackets and ties every night for sure.
Oysters at Casamento's
Elizabeth's (around the corner from our friend) for brunch
We have a whole week, so country buffet or fried chicken is a definite.
Looking for best bar to drink AND eat?
What's out in the suburbs...we will drive for food.
I am fishing on one of the last days...not sure of the location of the marina yet, but we'll want to do lunch in that vicinity.
I could list 30 places we WANT to try but I want to hear what we might have overlooked or what you all think are absolute musts.
We are adventurous eaters but appreciate food in all forms and prices.
Can't eat 200 meals for every dinner...faculty salary is NOT all that!!
Thanks in advance, I am looking forward to your favorites.