Hello, fellow Chowhounders. I'm a regular visitor and will be coming down in June and it is the first time I've visited NOLA by myself when it wasn't for work so I'm really excited to plan this trip. I love sitting at the bar for dinners so I'll be doing that every night. I'd love some feedback on nice dinner choices, as well as a mix of casual and nicer lunch ideas (full disclosure: I have a RB poorboy fetish). Money is not a factor for this trip. Here is my current dining itinerary:
Lunches: I arrive Thursday morning and want to get a roast beef poorboy on the way into the City from the airport. I have already been to Crabby Jack's, so am thinking of trying R&O. Good choice? For my other 4 lunches, I need some help narrowing down my list. I'm thinking of these places for sure:
1. Cafe Reconcile (I know one of the chefs and want to support a good cause)
2. Buffa's for Sunday jazz brunch.
Lunches 3-4 thoughts include: Dat Dog on Freret, Boucherie, Coquette, Lilette, La Petite Grocery, Rene Bistrot, Serendipity, Toup's Meatery, and/or Crescent City Pie and Sausage Co. (I will also head to Butcher on my way out of town for a Muffeletta for the plane.)
I'm staying at the Hotel Modern, so will go to Barocq for a drink first. Other cocktail bars I would like to visit include
Dinner at the bar ideas are heavily weighted toward new(ish) places I'd like to try:
(Hopefully there will be more information on the really new places before my trip).
Other ideas include:
Something Besh (Domenica, Luke, August, Borgne)
Something Bywater: Maurepas, Mariza, Booty's
Have I missed anything that has opened in the last 2 years that I must try at some point (lunch or dinner)?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and reactions.