It’s been four years since I was last in New Orleans, and I sort of spontaneously decided I need to go. And we got some good off-season deals…so we’re coming down the first weekend of August, and staying at the W next to the casino. Since we’re currently in DC, we know from heat and humidity, but are going to take it as easy as possible…so please let me know if any of these are further out than they seem. Not renting a car, but ok with taking streetcars. Cabs if we have to, but we’re trying to stay budget-conscious. (I’m also keeping an eye on the “Cool-inary” promo deals.)
In no particular order:
Angelo Brocato’s – Looked at their website, and almost cried. All the Sicilian treats from my New Jersey childhood that are (mysteriously) impossible to find here. Anything else in that neighborhood we shouldn’t miss?
Eat – A favorite from our last visit. I still think about their BBQ shrimp. Still good?
Felix – We stood at the raw bar for oysters last visit, and enjoyed ourselves. But should we skip it this time since it’s August?
Green Goddess – For Mr. Arkham since he doesn’t eat meat (although he does eat fish and seafood). And I certainly don’t mind eating vegetarian.
Coops' – For the fried chicken.
muffulettas and po’boys – will consult Chowhound’s recs.
carousel bar at the Montelone
Pravda (a fave from last visit)
We also want to do one splurge meal, either lunch or dinner. We’re thinking Stella, Commander's Palace, or August.
Oh, and Saturday night we want to check out White Linen Night and the “afterparty” at the Contemporary Arts Center. Will the festival food be good, or should we plan on eating elsewhere in that neighborhood?
Thanks so much for taking a look at my list! Can’t wait to get back, even if it’s a shorter visit than I’d like.