Background: We’ll be in town again for 5 days the beginning of Apr (5 dinners, 4 lunches, although when we have a big lunch, dinner may just be a nibble or two). Previous visits have included many of usual suspects (Brigtsens, Bayona, Commander’s, Acme, Central Grocery, Café du Monde, Mothers). We love all types of food, but gravitate towards seafood when we have access to it.
Oysters are still in season so we plan to hit Casamentos this time; is lunchtime better than dinner? And do they sell any alcohol besides beer? That’s the only adult beverage I could find on their website, which appears to be out-of-date, by the way.
We really want to experience Galatoires but the etiquette discussion has us leaning toward lunch or maybe dinner on a day other than Friday. I think we want to eat downstairs--any advantages to a Weds over a Sat or vice versa? Will we still need to get in line? Why do I read more about lunch here than dinner?
We plan to visit both Cochon and Bayona for lunch. We’d like to hit Jacque-Imos for dinner one night. We also adore rabbit; can we get our rabbit fix at Jacque-Imos? Where else do you recommend for rabbit besides Brigtsens? It was wonderful but we want different experiences this time.
We’re staying near Canal and the river with no car; where’s the best fried shrimp/fried oyster/softshell poboy within easy commuting distance? Where’s the best place for duck (another passion)? How about crawfish? Last but not least, where’s the best bread pudding?
Thanks in advance. I’ve been reading the NOLA board for a month or so now, and I compliment y’all on your courtesy, patience, passion, and knowledge.