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New Orleans Food Itinerary: Need Advice

ktc1575 | Jan 15, 2014 12:22 PM

I’m heading down to New Orleans soon for work and then staying a few extra days for fun. I’d appreciate any advice you might have on my picks and helping me finalize some breakfast & lunch options. I know the city well and will have a car so there are no constraints on locations. I’m adventurous and would generally prefer to have meals I wouldn't be able to find outside New Orleans.

Thursday: Lunch at Cochon Butcher, Dinner on the North Shore with friends (their choice)
Friday: Breakfast at the Old Coffee Pot or The Peppermill in Metairie, Lunch at either Joey K’s or St. James Cheese Co., mid-afternoon gelato at La Divina Gelateria, Dinner at Herbsaint, After-dinner drinks at the Napoleon House
Saturday: Breakfast at Café Beignet, Lunch at the Parkway Bakery, La Boulangerie or Dong Phuong, Dinner at Brigsten’s (is the Shell Beach Diet as amazing as it sounds?)
Sunday: Brunch at Galatoire’s? Then pick up muffulettas at Johnny’s to take home with me.

Galatoire’s is the only place on the list that I’ve been to before and I know Sunday brunch might not be the most popular time to go but I fell in love with their Eggs Benedict 16 years ago on my first trip. I’m willing to go a different day if you think Sunday is a mistake or to try a new place if you think I’d be missing something special. The soft-shell benedict at Katie’s on Iberville sounds intriguing. I’m trying not to spend too much money while I’m there, but figured Herbsaint & Galatoire’s were worth the splurge.

One more thing, I wanted to thank everyone that recommended restaurants for our company’s big dinner next week. I gave them a list of five recommendations and they choose Palace Café, which wouldn’t have been my first choice. A little nervous that it won’t be up to par. It doesn’t need to be fantastic, just decent food and service. Any reassurances would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help!

Cochon Butcher,
Napoleon House,
Cafe Beignet,
Parkway Bakery & Tavern,
La Boulangerie,
Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery,
Palace Café
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