This week, until Sunday evening, I'm in NOLA with 4 good friends, at a convention of art teachers. We're from Los Angeles.
Following the suggestions of Zin1953, I guided my colleagues to Arnaud's, and ordered a round. Delicious.
The bartender, a very professional young man named Chris, provided beautiful service, and, upon leaving, I told him how I knew to find Arnaud's, through this board. Later in the evening, we stopped by again, and as we were leaving the second time, he told me that he considered it a high compliment, that a wine professional in the Bay Area would recommend his establishment. So, thanks Zin. Our group now considers the Sazerac our favorite cocktail, and Arnaud's 75 the best place to have it.
Now, for a crawfish boil...Deanie's, or......?