So I'm going next week, getting in Monday afternoon and leaving super early Thursday morning. First visit to the city. Other than oppressive heat and humidity I'm expecting to eat some good food.
-Cochon at the counter
-Cure for cocktails
Classic New Orleans Lunch
-Galatoire's or Commander's Palace. I know I asked this before, but if you had to pick one, which would it be?
Cheap, local food:
-Parkway for po'boys
-Willie Mae's Scotch House for fried chicken
-Central Grocery for muffuletta
-CdM for beignets and coffee
-Acme for raw oysters
-Bourbon House for baked oysters. Should I do both Acme (cheaper) and BH (more interesting) or will one suffice? These would be less meal stops than snack ones.
-Hansen's Sno-Blitz for shaved ice
Bars (besides Cure):
-Lobby Bar at Pere Marquette for Chris McMillan. I should note that finding out this guy's schedule has proven next to impossible. Apparently, it's a call the evening of kind of affair.)
-Arnaud's French 75
-Napoleon House. Is this place worth going to?
-Are there any non-cocktail bars that are cool/divey/cute/interesting that anyone can recommend?
-I can't make Kermit Ruffins's Thursday show but his Myspace page lists a weekly Tuesday 6:30 pm show at Bullet's Sports Bar. Not much written about this place. Anyone know anything?
-Are jackets seriously the norm even in the summer at Galatoire's and Commander's Palace?
-At the likes of August, MiLa, Herbsaint, how are they about diners just ordering a couple starters in the dining room? I'm not sure I want to commit to a full meal at any of these pricier spots and might want to visit a couple on a night. Is this frowned upon?
-Is Parkway better for po'boys than Liuzza's?
-Is the Southern Food and Beverage Museum worth going to?
-Any particularly good jazz or blues clubs that have solid tunes regardless of the night?
-Am I missing anything?