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Seeking recs based on these specific criteria

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Seeking recs based on these specific criteria

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dimsumfan | | Nov 16, 2013 11:26 PM

I don't need to have ALL of these elements, but if I'm looking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner recs, what comes to mind based on these criteria of what I enjoy:
- chef's counter for solo dining (but anywhere comfortable for solo dining)
- offal (totally omnivorous/adventurous)
- bold ingredient combinations
- ethnic influences
- use of pickling/fermentation/other preservation techniques
- desserts with savory elements
- finer dining is fine, but non-pretentious is okay (even a hole-in-the-wall would work)
- care far more about food than alcohol
- prefer lunch items for breakfast (and maybe dinner items for lunch!)

All of that said, I want to make sure I have at least some of my selections reflecting NOLA cuisine, and not stuff I can get elsewhere in the country. (Should mention I haven't been to NOLA for ages, so consider it all new to me.)

Here's my consideration list so far:
- Verti Marti (po boy for bfast)
- Johnny's (po boy for bfast, as told available when bread arrives ~8am)
- Liuzza's by the Track
- August (for Friday lunch)
- Cochon Butcher
- La Petite Grocery
- Root

Thoughts? I might have time for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners, so I look forward to feedback! Thanks...

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