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Are my suggestions out of date?

sufficientlybuttered | Jan 30, 2014 09:47 AM

I'm making recommendations to a group of people I don't know (through a friend) but she's advised that there wealthy, like to party, not douchy, not hipster, not kids anymore...

I'm also planning a repeat trip in April over easter. Could you please tell me if my recommendations (from a trip in June of 2010) are outdated? For my trip, we are two women bartenders who like really good food and good local bars/live music.

Can someone tell me what that place is that is good to have food on the covered front porch?

Recommendations:

Stay: if they like posh and new, stay W in the french quarter. If they want old world elegance the Omni or Mazarin.

Eat:

Lunch:

Cafe Amelie
http://www.cafeamelie.com/

Brunch:

Luke's
http://www.lukeneworleans.com/

Dinner:

Best dinner in life:

Cochon (this is a must) http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/

Also go to Cochon for lunch - the sandwiches are unreal. Essentially you could eat every meal of the entire trip here and be happy.

Coquette
http://coquettenola.com/menus

Happy hour: http://domenicarestaurant.com/

The Joint: Out of the way but the best brisket in life: this feels like a backcountry swamp bbq. A must, but a cab or as we did it, a very wobbly walk through town, a warning that we were in a bad neighbourhood from a sweet old lady, and then a cab ride back so we could focus on brisket. http://alwayssmokin.com/

Bars:

Skip boubon street (maybe do a walk down it just to see it but it will feel like niagara falls or the touristy part of vegas

)

Concentrate on on Frenchmen Street, and the Marigny area in general..

d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St
The John, 2040 Burgundy St
R-Bar, 1431 Royal St
Dragon's Den, 435 Esplanade Ave(go down the building's side alley, then up the stairs to your left)
Hiho lounge or the maison

PINK DRINK: Beware of the pink drink, but order it anyway - huge burgers that almost seem alive and the pink drink at Port of Call - not the best food ever, but a great place to go when you're feeling like you might be about to make dumb decisions. i think i ended up cry-screaming at my then boyfriend the last time I was there.
http://portofcallnola.com/

Acme Oyster - for oysters and po' boys

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