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First time to NOLA, 3 day trip, need some feedback on the not to be missed stuff

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First time to NOLA, 3 day trip, need some feedback on the not to be missed stuff

lriemann | Apr 16, 2012 12:12 PM

Hi everyone!

I'm visiting the USA from Berlin, Germany in May and am very excited to spend 3 days in a city whose culinary delights are legendary.

I already did some research but would appreciate some feedback and maybe more tips.

Before that i have a question regarding reservations: are they necessary for most restaurants in NOLA?
How hard is it for two people to get a table for lunch or dinner at the best places in town?

Now for my culinary prospects.
I would like to concentrate on stuff that's unique to NOLA and i couldn't get elsewhere.
I have a sweet tooth and am a big fan of pecan pies but i also love spicy hot food.
I prefer to go to the more expensive places for lunch and to the cheaper ones for dinner, don't care too much about setting and fancy stuff as it's all about the food.

Here are my candidates so far, not sure how many i can squeeze into 3 days without busting an artery...

Cafe du monde: seems like a coffee and beignets here is a must.
Commander's palace: bread pudding souffle, pecan crusted fish, foie gras, strawberry shortcake if available, pecan pie, any real good deal on lunch menu?
Brigtsen's: pecan pie, seafood platter.
Casamento's: crab claws.
Camellia Grill: Grilled Pecan Pie.
Where to for bread pudding and banana foster and wht's a good place for a po'boy?

Let me know what you think and which unmissable dishes i am missing.

All the best
Ron

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