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FQF: One Chance to Roll the Dice

groovyman | Feb 19, 200510:05 AM

OK: I just booked my flight in for Quarter Fest, and got a direct flight on SW that'll get me in town at 4:40. Plenty of time to make a dinner reservation that night.

The more I learn, the more I think I'll be wrapped up in the music and festivities to go chowing the three nights of the festival. Really want to make that night count then. Have been to Hersaint, Redfish, Mr. B's, and J-I's. Love the whole New Orleans experience: the various genres of music, cajun and creole cuisines, the architecture, and general bustle of the place. So Galatoire's is still a must from all I've read. Will I be safe going there Fri-Sun nights during the Fest (I figure I'll tear myself away one night for a nice meal)?

If so, I've got one shot. Prefer more local flare and atmosphere to more contemporary cuisine. So, from what I gather, it would be Brigtsen's or K-Pauls over say a Bayona or August. Staying at the Queen and Crescent, so don't want a monster cabride after flight and cab from airport. Oh, and I am bringing a date, so maybe a little more romantic spot since I hear Galatoire's is a little frenetic.

Dick and Jennie's gets high acclaim, like Brigtsen's. K-Paul's and Upperline are some others I hear a lot. Help me out. And how far can I expect to travel?

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