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First foodie trip to NOLA

Callea | Nov 21, 201306:15 AM

Hi, everyone!

My husband and I are planning a 3-night trip to NOLA in late Jan. If things go as planned, we'll be arriving late afternoon/early evening on a Wednesday and leaving Saturday after breakfast/brunch.

This is not our first trip, but it is the first time we've gone with an interest in food. We're planning to stay in the Faubourg Marigny area.

I'm thinking perhaps Muriel's the first evening. Other than that, we'd like to try Commander's Palace and Cochon Butcher.

Should we do lunch, dinner, or Saturday brunch at Commander's Palace?
Where else should we go? We want to eat local stuff that NOLA is known for, and would prefer places that aren't just for tourists.
We're more or less planning on asking the servers for their recommendations everywhere. Should that work okay or are there dishes that we can't risk missing?

Any advice at all is very appreciated. Thank you!

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