If you will, please help with my dilemas....First off some background. Heading down to NOLA after a ten year lapse. First go around, Mother's, Emeril's, NOLA, Acme, Mr. B's, Brennans, Commander's, Central Grocer, Palace Cafe, J-I. I amsure there were others. The only one I plan to repeat is Mr. B's believe it or not. Acme was dirty, service lame. One thing I did learn ws that two big meals a day is almost an overload. So, I am hoping for a mix of lighter fair during the day, bigger meal at night. Also, will need to stay close to the FQ during the day since I am actually down for a conference and won't have more than 1.5-2 hrs for lunch.
Here for a conference with 3,000 club managers/restauranteurs, probably your worst kind of group to invade such a great dining city. For me, dining is entertainment and my personal mantra has always been Live To Eat.
Ok, here goes:
First night Saturday, with a group of 5 or 6, should we do a standard such as Galatoire's for those who have never been (including myself) or is Saturday night better suited for something more trendy, such as Peristyle. Thought for the first night, staying near the FQ might make sese for all the travellers.
Sunday night at Ralph's on the Park since it seems to be one of the few open on Sundays. What is a good brunch? Would this be a good time to get my BBQ shrimp fix from Mr. B's?
Tuesday Dinner Gautreau's (haven't made a rezzie yet. Necessary for a tuesday?)
Wednesday also might have to be a FQ night. Won't be able to get to a taxi until 9:30ish. How far is Dick and Jenny's from FQ? This is my first choice but see they are only open until 10
Thursday is still open, Upperline or Brigsten's? If Galatoire on Saturday, then Upperline I suppose. Your thoughts?
So, I need some lunch rec's and your thoughts on choices so far. Muffs and Po-Boys in FQ besides Central. Gumbo shop still decent? HELP!
Also, on a personal quest for the best sazerac. Nothing beat Mr. B's since last time the bartender taught me how by having me mix my own. Suggestions?
Thanks a bunch!