Okay so myself and 2 friends will be traveling to New Orleans Aug 8th (Sat) and leaving Aug 11th (Tues). We are staying at the Country Inn and Suites on Magazine St. We should be at our hotel and checked in, ready to hit the town by 9:30 pm. Here are my plans so far, any can change based on advice.
We are 3 guys, late 20's, early 30's, willing to try most anything. I do not really want to travel outside of the Quarter or Garden District.
Places, food, things I am interested in:
Mr B's Bistro, Johnny's PoBoys, Acme Oyster Bar, Coop's, turtle soup, boudin, bananas foster, bread pudding, drink specials, cemetary tour, seeing the Garden District, anything someone visiting for the first time should see or do.
Sat night: I thought after checking into the hotel we would go directly to Bourbon St. Maybe check out the Funky Pirate first. Just kind of hang out there until we get that late night, alcohol fueled hunger. I need somewhere near Bourbon, open late, good food.
Sun: I would really like to get up and have brunch, but probably will not happen if the night before goes how I think it will. Being that it will be very hot, I was thinking of getting up and going straight to a restaurant. Looking for a laid back place with great New Orleans food and drink specials. Maybe some music also. Not looking to dress up, just want to crawl into a booth somewhere, eat some good food and have some drinks. After a long lunch, walk around, see what there is to see and work up an appetite for dinner. Again, nothing fancy, just good food and drink. From there to Bourbon St and on to bed.
Mon: Here is another day that I would really like to get up and go to Commander's Palace for lunch. I don't think I will be able to get my friends up and into decent clothes though. Probably another late start and a repeat of Sun.
Tues: We have until around 2 pm to hit anything we might have missed. I would like to grab a roast beef poboy somewhere for the trip home.
Thanks for reading and thanks for any advice!