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old favorites vs. new experiences: please critique my list

JoanArkham | Dec 16, 2013 02:04 PM

Seems like the intervals between visits are getting shorter and shorter…we were last in New Orleans in August, 2012. At the time I said that our next visit would be in the winter, and now we’re on our way in early January (planning on watching the Joan of Arc parade on January 6).

I’m wondering if we might need to try more new places, but the old favorites are all so good. Any and all advice appreciated, especially places with good seafood or vegetarian options for Mr. Arkham. We’re not sticking to strictly “cheap eats” this time, but we’re generally more comfortable in less formal restaurants.

Staying at Hotel Provincial without a car; we always used to stay at the W by the casino so we’re excited to be a little closer in this time.

Re-visits:
Felix's (for raw oysters, if you can still just stand and order them at the counter)
August for Friday lunch
Domenica for happy hour
Angelo Brocato’s
Eat
carousel bar at the Montelone

New places/places we’ve missed:
Booty's Street Food
Killer Po Boys
Casamentos
Parkway
Cure – still on the fence on this one. It’s pretty far out of our way, and we have some nice upscale craft cocktail places around here in DC.

Pravda was a favorite but I understand they’ve changed hands and aren’t the same. Ideas for a good replacement?

Oh, and I’ve never had a New Orleans-style king cake, and I can’t leave without trying one. Are they ever served in restaurants, or is it something where I’ll have to buy a whole one? (If I do I suppose I can share it with the hotel staff or something.)

Thanks!

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