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New Orleans Trip Day 3

sabre3198 | Apr 15, 200808:39 PM

Saturday afternoon was probably my favorite meal of the trip. My wife and I took the street car down to the Garden District and ended up walking up Magazine for a mile or two and stumbled upon Casamento's. I had heard of it only recently and didn't know much about it but we decided to go on in. What a place! It instantly reminded me of Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco which is my favorite seafood place in the country. We waited in line about 30 mins. This was actually perfect though since the line was in the middle of the restaurant and we could see what people were ordering. Everyone seemed to get the Oyster Loaf so that is where we went. Along with 6 of the plumpest oysters I have had (not sure what kind they were since they were foreign to me) and the crab claws we had a great meal. I thought about getting some gumbo as well but resisted since we had a crawfish boil at City Park a few hours later (a catered rehearsal dinner for a friends wedding). Absolutely loved Casamento's and will be back. Crawfish were great that night! Damned near burned my lips off with all the spice but nothing a few Abita's couldn't cure. Another absinthe at the hotel and bed...

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