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NOLA Itinerary - Comments and Suggestions Please!


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NOLA Itinerary - Comments and Suggestions Please!

jeannkate | May 4, 2011 12:26 PM

I am going with a friend to New Orleans May 25 (arriving 10:00 am) – May 30 (leaving 4:00 pm) and could really use some insider advice/guidance on my food itinerary. My friend will be attending a conference so for some lunches and breakfasts I will be alone. We really want to pack as much as we can into our short time in the city. Ideally, I would like to do three meals a day so that we can try as many restaurants as possible, and I love to walk. So, hopefully, we will work up an appetite. Our hotel is on Canal and Magazine. The following is the itinerary that I have so far:

Breakfast/Lunch – Don’t know yet
Dinner – Brigsten’s (thought this would be a good NO intro)
Activities – French Quarter and Lafayette Park Concert Series (afternoon/early evening),
Preservation Hall and Carousel Bar (night)

Thurs –
Breakfast – Stanley’s
Lunch - August (followed the reviews saying lunch is a great value and experience)
Dinner - Emeril’s (my friend really wants to try this place)
Activities – Lafayette Cemetery and Garden District (morning)
City Park/Bayou/Esplanade (afternoon)
Vaughan’s (night)

Fri –
Breakfast - Café du Monde or some other quick bite
Lunch – Galatoire’s (downstairs – I really want to experience this, if we get there by 11:15 should we be able to get seated?)
Dinner – Can’t decide
Activities – St. Louis Cemetery (morning), French Quarter (afternoon), Snug Harbor and Frenchman Street (night)

Breakfast – Elizabeth’s
Lunch – Casamento’s or a po-boy somewhere
Dinner – Again, can’t decide
Activities – Whatever we feel like (morning and afternoon), Not sure about night (maybe Tipitina’s)

Brunch – Commander’s Palace
Snack - ???
Dinner – A lot is closed, I am trying to decide between Upperline, Stella, Luke, and Dante’s Kitchen
Activities – Magazine Street and Garden District (afternoon), Maple Leaf (night)

Breakfast: Camelia Grill
Lunch: Mr. B’s

For Saturday and Sunday, I’m thinking about these restaurants (they all sound so good I can’t decide), but I would welcome any other suggestions:

La Petite Grocery
Jacque Imo’s

I'm a little worried that we have focused on too many big name places and are losing out on some of the hidden gems/local favorites. Any thoughts???

930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

Preservation Hall
726 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA

La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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