I am back home in NO visiting (live in Cali now) and have had a heavenly week of eating heaps of tasty eats.
Let's see, so far, we have had meals at Luke, Mr. B's Bistro, Drago's (Metarie location), Petunia's for crepes and eggs melanza, plus had boiled seafood from Irene's stand in Boutte and seafood at Spahr's in Des Allemands.
We have had gin fizzes at the bar in Court of Two Sisters and are definitely gonna grab a sazarac at the Carousel Bar in the Monteleone and maybe a Pimm's at the Napoleon House if we can squeeze it in.
We had a couple of tasty meals on the northshore too at Mandina's Mandeville location plus Rip's for bisque and seafood on the lakefront.
I am trying to decide for a final few great meals or so between Brigtsen's, August, Adolfo's, Felix's. Can anyone steer us right or give another suggestion?
If one place is good just for oysters and not a whole meal, that is good to know as well.
We enjoy great food and love a range of high and low so aren't snobs yet we clean up okay:)
We will definitely be hitting up Central Market for muffalettas plus grabbing more seafood at B&C in Edgard and at Irene's.
Stand-out moments for us thus far for those wanting suggestions:
BBQ Shrimp at Mr. B's (first I ever had and still the best), raw oysters w/ champagne mignonette sauce ( a NYE special)
Drago's (charbroiled oysters duh! haha plus the Shucky Ducky entree)
St. James crepe & Eggs Melanza at Petunia's (worth the hour wait for a table- seriously the best breakfast ever plus great service. Julia Childs was not wrong!)
Irene's on Hwy. 90 (stand for boiled crabs and crawfish, potatoes, corn- a favorite of mine from long ago and love Irene's bawdy banter)
Seafood gumbo + bloody mary (Spahr's)
Crab Bisque, crab balls, shrimp pasta (Mandina's)
Luke was sorta lackluster and we have better bistros with this typical fare done better in LA honestly.
Drago's soups and catch of the day were not so good.
I will be writing up a full report of our meals with pictures once we are back in Los Angeles. It made my heart happy to see the city so packed and the hotels and restaurants full up for New Year's and the Suger Bowl- yay!