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2010 French Quarter Festival with kids


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2010 French Quarter Festival with kids

alpharetta999 | Mar 29, 2010 08:22 AM

Hi All,
Family of 5 here, two foodie adults, two 12 yr olds and a 6 yr old, unfortunately for us the 6 is not an adventurous eater. For him we always need to find a place that will at least fry chicken strips or wings or hot dogs or pizza. He is also the one of the rowdier 6 yr olds I’ve ever known, his nickname is “bananas” so places where people prefer to eat in hushed reverence won’t be for us. :D

I’m so happy it’s that time of year again. We LOVE the FQF and try to make it every year (last year didn’t fall on our spring break). This year we are trying to limit our travel outside of the FQ, so no Casamento’s or Willie Mae’s (the experience and history was worth the trip if not the chicken). Since we are only coming in for the long weekend we found the cab rides and wait for food burned a lot of our time in the past and so we want to try and stay within walking distance of the Marriot on Canal. Help us find what’s current, old and new?

I probably don’t have any say for our breakfasts since nothing speaks to kids like powdered sugar covered goodness at Café du Monde and the festival will have our lunch and snacks covered. I need some help with three dinners and maybe a recommendation on where we can go for some after dinner drinks and music that could also include the kids. If I can feed the little monster and not get thrown out the rest of us will eat anything anywhere and we love N.O food. Am I right in saying its crawfish season? We loved the raw oysters at Casamentos, ACME an ok sub for raw? Love gumbo, love spicy, need at least one debris poboy (prolly at the festival) and a muffaletta for the ride home. Also on the off chance one of the FQ old guard places could deal with the little guy, which one would it be?

Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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