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First visit needs fine tuning...

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First visit needs fine tuning...

esyle | Mar 1, 2009 08:03 AM

I’m planning for my first trip to NO this Friday March 6 and have been reading so many of the amazing insights of the local hounds. That being said, I still need some help: We are arriving Friday morning, will probably get to our hotel (Marriot on Canal) before 11 to drop off our bags. We will be very hungry; is it worth it to make a resy at Galatoire’s and eat upstairs since I’m not sure how long we’d have to wait on line to eat downstairs, or should I keep my noon resy @ Luke? Remember, I’ve never been to NOLA before and from what I’ve gathered on the board we really don’t have anything similar to this experience in NYC . Friday dinner I’m pretty sold on Mr. B’s.
On Sat, after Café Du Monde we’ll be taking the Garden District walking tour, ends around 1 (assuming it ends where it begins? @ Prytania near St. Charles)? Will this leave us enough time to head over to Casamento’s since lunch seems to end there at 2? If not, was thinking of Parasol’s, but any other ideas?
Sat eve planning on strolling the FQ to listen to music and maybe just eat at a bar, Coops seems to be highly recommended. How does it compare to Oliver’s?
Sunday Brunch: Marigny Brasserie? Has anyone been since the new chef arrived? I’m not a big egg eater, and after checking out the brunch menu looks like there’s not much else, may just do 2 apps. Any other ideas?
Thanks to everyone in advance, I cannot wait to get outta Gotham (although I heard you got some NYC weather recently...)

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