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Will this itinerary win over my husband?


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Will this itinerary win over my husband?

lunabug | Oct 16, 2010 04:47 PM

Saturday (arrive 2:30)

Lunch – Verti Marte (always the first stop for an All That Jazz; hoping they've reopened before 11/6)
Dinner – Felix’s (oysters?) / Green Goddess


Breakfast – Stanley
Lunch – Dong Phuong’s
Dinner – August


Breakfast – Luke
Lunch – Parkway/Liuzza’s
Dinner – Dante’s Kitchen


Breakfast –
Lunch – Cochon Butcher
Dinner – Eleven79 or Brigstens or Patois

A little about us: my husband is a chef (Northern Italian but his greatest influence in his early days was Paul Prudhomme) and we are both serious foodies with high standards, be it high-end innovative cuisine or a really good hot dog. I have spent six weeks in NOLA over the past five years doing rebuilding work and my husband has joined me on two of those trips. We have fallen in love with the city and are seriously considering moving there from the NYC area. We are viewing this as an exploratory trip of sorts.
I’m feeling a bit of pressure to wow my husband foodwise on this trip – there’s a lot riding on it! I have had more of an opportunity to experience different places in the city than he has and have found some favorites that I want to share with him this time (Green Goddess, Dong Phuongs, Liuzzas). His experiences during his two trips were hit and miss but we have been to and loved Herbsaint and Cochon a couple times each. We both love Verti Marte and Felix’s. Everything else on the list is new to both of us.

We’re looking to experience a range of cuisines throughout the city, exploring some new neighborhoods and some local favorites. We are staying in the lower Quarter but will have a car - I know my way around pretty well.

Any input is appreciated.


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