I have read postings about someone's visit and the listing of all meals, etc. and thought... why would people want to read this? Now, here I am doing the same thing.
Several of you were so kind to give me suggestions for cheap local joint type places. Wife and I followed several and made a few of our own and thought I would pass it on.
I will first say you local people are the luckiest in the world. We visit 2-3 times a year and never get enough of the food, the nice people, the city,etc.
We took advantage of the "Papa Noel" special of an $89 room at the Royal Orleans which is in the BEST location and has the most wonderful roof top bar with a view of the Quarter (you don't have to be a guest to be on the roof and drink).
First night we went to Marisol's. Had been there for Sunday Brunch (loved it), but the dinner was superb. Everything was perfect (food,service,atmosphere, etc).
Next day we at lunch at Parkway Bakery. I opted for Oyster PoBoy which was good, but wife's roast beef PoBoy was fantastic.
That night we ate at the Marigny Brasserie. Lovely atmosphere. Discovered they made great Mojittos (and half price drinks from 4-9 if you stay in the bar). The food was excellent as well.
Next day ate brunch at Taquero Coyoacan on St. Charles. Wonderful southwest style mexican food. You should all try it out.
Dinner that night was at the Hooka Cafe in the Marigny. (Started out with Mojitos at the Brasserie). Hooka has excellent Indian food. Unfortunately the service was poor. Was told there were only three in the front of the house, yet one of the 3 decided to sit at the bar and eat his dinner in the middle of the shift. This same waiter later on decided to smoke some Hooka as well. We will go back because the food was that good. Just don't be in a hurry.
Next day ate lunch at Uglesiche's. Enough said. Perfection in an oyster Po Boy. As commented in earlier posts, the owner told us he was closing in April.
Dinner that night was at the Praline Connection. (of course mojitos at Brasserie first). The food was very very good, but the servings were obscene. I wish they had warned me before ordering. The chicken livers were about 2 pounds worth as an appetizer. Then my seafood platter had 2 full filets of catfish, a stuffed crab, 8 fried oysters, and a plate full of french fries. I am a big eater, but had to send a lot into the trash. WAY WAY too much food. Wife's Etoufe was the best I have had (and normal size servings).
Next day I ate an oyster Po Boy at Domileses (very very good and cheap), a Pork Po Boy from Pho Tau Bay (fabulous and very very cheap), ice cream from Angelo Bracato's (best I have had), and finished with a Ferdi from Mother's for trip home.
I failed to mention every night we began with a drink at Napolean House or Lafitte's Landing. Lafitte's makes the very best Long Island Tea in N.O. and it is only $6.00.
Enough already. SOrry to bore you guys, but wanted to thank all of those who gave me suggestion. I have filed away your list for future visits.