Love this town! As always, too much food, not enough time. Next time we'll do Elizabeth's and get back to Galatoire's. This time it was...
Dinner Sat. nite at Old N'awlins Cookery in the Quarter. It's been a favorite for years (BBQ shrimp), but was disappointing on this trip. Off the favorites list, but will probably give 'em another chance for old times sake.
Sun. brunch: Commander's Palace, a short walk from the great old Pontchartrain Hotel, my N.O. headquarters, every time. Food, service and roving jazz trio were fabulous. More than we paid for. Showed up Sun. morning at opening (10:30am) with no reservation. No problem. Can't wait till next time.
Sun. night: Emeril's NOLA in the Quarter. Super! We sat at the Chef's Counter, watched the kitchen action, had a blast. Excellent food, incl. the best gumbo I ate in N.O. My fave of Emeril's three places in NOLA, because of the atmosphere. Small, cozy.
Mon. lunch: Gumbo Shop in the Quarter, recommended by someone from home. Good atmosphere, good service, okay food, except for the gumbo - which was excellent.
Mon. dinner: Emeril's in the Warehouse Dist. Sat at the Chef's Bar again to watch the show. No Emeril, but a great show. Food and service were fine. I just prefer the NOLA atmosphere.
Tue. lunch: Someone had recommended Fiorella's, a sandwich shop near the French Mkt, for po'boys. I don't.
Tue. dinner: Mother's in the CBD. Better for lunch, but always a treat. Always crowded and a lesson in organized chaos. Order the half-portions, even for two!
Wed. dinner: Emeril's Delmonico. Again, showed up at opening time (5:30pm) with no rezzy, no problem. Had a fabulous steak at the bar. We'll go back.