My husband and I are headed back to New Orleans August 30th-September 4th. Each time we visit, I try to add a least one or two new places to our old favorites. The following is my ambitious itinerary (knowing full well if we're having fun somewhere, dinner might just turn out to be the Clover Grill at midnight.) You're thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciates.
**We are rarely up in time for breakfast, hence no breakfast places. If for some strange reason we are up, I'm usually in need of a spicy bloody mary.
Lunch at Galatorie's - I hear lunch on Friday is a riot. We've never been, and hoping to make it this trip.
Dinner - If I get the husband to lunch at Galatories, dinner will most likely be where ever we end up, maybe Coops, Green Goddess, Mr. B's or Katie's. Only place we haven't tried is Katie's, but I recently saw it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and the cochon de lait sounded great.
Lunch - Where ever, maybe Yo Mama's, Johnny's or Mother's. Haven't tried Mother's yet, but I've heard great things. Any recommendations on what to order at Mother's?
Dinner - K-Paul's. We love this place! Mostly for the food, but there is a darling bartender that we look forward to visiting every trip.
Lunch - Where ever, maybe brunch at Green Goddess. We sat outside and drank champagne here once and had a great time, but I think the forecast is for rain, so maybe one of our old standbys, Coop's or Yo Mama's.
Dinner - R'evolution, GW Fin's or Coquette. We haven't tried any of these yet. R'evolution is new I think, and I've only read great reviews on chowhound so far.
Lunch - Maybe Commander's Palace. Never been and definitively want to try, one of these days.
Dinner - Dinner - where ever we end up. We are staying in the Quarter so maybe GW Fin's or Sylvain (LOVE champagne and french fries!)
Lunch - Mr. B's, kind of a tradition now on our last day. We sit a the bar and have BBQ Shrimp and plan our next trip back.
Of course, all can be mixed, matched or nixed. Thanks so much for any feedback. This board has been a wealth of knowledge for me in planning culinary adventures in my favorite city.