I decided I should start at the beginning and see if I can get rec's for dinner near our hotel (the Hotel St. Pierre, which is on 911 Burgundy Street) for when we get there. We arrive at 8:17 (that's their story and they're sticking to it!) on a Saturday night, and then we have to get to our hotel from the airport. I have visions in my head of checking in, dropping off our luggage, and having a wonderful first meal in New Orleans. I'm fine with cheap and cheerful, if it's good. Ideal would be walking distance from our hotel, on the same street if possible, or around the corner would be okay, I guess. I'm not really familiar with the area at all...I need to pick up a map and start marking out all the places I want to go!
One thing I've been wondering after reading this board...do I need to make reservations for everything? I figured I would if we wanted to go somewhere pricey like Emeril's or something, but from the sounds of it I should be planning all my meals. I kind of like spontaneous, but I also like good food. What should I do?
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