Me and the wife are coming down from Friday morning to Monday afternoon for the Road Food Festival in March. I am thinking we will need to find many places to eat before, during and after the festival. Barring the Coffee Pot in the morning and Cafe du Monde at 0300 (never eaten there sober and I don't intend on starting now) I have been trying to find a couple meals a day.
I have been reading a lot and following this board for a couple weeks and basically I am losing it at the thought of trying to make final decisions. Let me say that we like to eat. From the diviest of dives to the fanciest of fancy as long as the food is good and there is passion and well stuff. I think that New Orleans has a real sense of terrior in their cooking, much more so than the rest of the country. It is those places I am interested. Places that say "here I am! ain't gonna get this no where else!"
We are not interested in a scene at all or specifically a "NO" experience. One of the things I am interested in creole vs. cajun cooking. I understand that there are ethnic differences but I am not certain about food differences. I would try both separately or together if you can. Olivier's is creole and is why I chose that place for instance.
So here goes, there is a lot of second guessing myself. I am obviously willing for third guesses as well.
Dinner: Cochon (Brightsen's?)
Lunch: Parkway (Willie Mae's?)
Dinner: Bourbon House (Casamentos?)
Lunch:Parasol's (CG? I like warm ones better which is why Parasol is first.)
Dinner: Oliviers (Galatoires?)
Breakfast (second breakfast): Camellia Grill
Lunch: Rivershack (red beans and rice day.)
Please make suggestions. I have read and re-read a lot, and I can't come up with anything else right now.
Thanks very much and GO SAINTS WOOT!!!!!