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NOLA Trip (brief)

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NOLA Trip (brief)

sueinwis | Jun 22, 2009 10:54 AM

We vacationed in New Orleans June10-15. With recommendations from this board and Tom Fitzsmorris we enjoyed some wonderful meals. Starting the first night, we went to ACME in the Quarter. I was unimpressed. We had charbroiled oysters and sides of jambalya and red beans & rice. I have a hunch the oysters weren't served straight from the broiler. The cheese was stuck on like glue. OK so first night wasn't great. Thurs. we headed to Coops for lunch. I was so hungry for red beans and rice with sausage it was wonderful. We have eaten at Coops many times and usually aren't disappointed. My husband had the duck and rabbit jambalaya and totally loved it! I can't remember the order of every place we ate but I guess it doesn't matter! Fri. lunch was at Commanders Palace. What a treat! We were seated in the Garden Room. My that place is a maize to travel through! What wonderful waitstaff, so helpful and courteous. I had the shrimp and tasso in pepper jelly. Delicious! Husband had turtle soup and the (I believe) bourbon soaked shrimp. I had the broiled hake and we split a pecan praline dessert. (I didn't take notes so exact names of dishes may be off a bit!) . I love Luke! We weren't hungry, but I had to eat there! We went about 9pm the app. was a hit. We shared the pate. The pickles and bread that came with it was about a meal in itself. We split the hamburger and fries and they brought it out on individual boards. Once again the waitstaff was great. We will definitely return to Luke. Ate dinner Sat. night at Palace Cafe. I had the pork shank. It looked as if it had been cooking all day. It was hard and crunchy on the outside. Our waitress agreed and took it back and brought another, not much better I just didn't like it. They were pleasant and took it off the bill. My husband had the duck and said it was good so the meal wasn't a total wash but I doubt if we will be back. Before we ended our vacation, we had one more trip to Coops. This time for poor boys. We both had the fried shrimp and oyster. What a huge sandwich! Once again delicious. Almost forgot Bon Ton Cafe. Would go back there too! I had the drum with crab and brown butter sauce. I can't remember what my husband had. It was a oyster dish. Wonderful bread too. Didn't mean for this to get so long. Thanks for having us in your wonderful city. Looking forward to another dining vacation next year!

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