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post-wedding brunch on foot

pampelmuse | Sep 21, 201109:58 PM

I'm getting married in New Orleans in a little over a week. Family (and people I wish were my family) are coming in from all over and beyond, so there are no cars in the mix. Half of us are staying in the Marigny, the other (character-allergic) half in a big Quarter chain hotel. Any ideas for a delicious Sunday brunch that could be reached by walking from either location? Points for consideration:

-The rehearsal dinner is at Galatoire's and the reception at Mr. B's, so the over-the-top FQ experience is kind of held down.

-There are French people and grad school food snobs, but no kids involved.

-I'd love something like Atchafalaya (a little far), Eat (doesn't take reservations for brunch), or Elizabeth's (reviews all over the place - it appears to be either manna from heaven or a fate worse than airplane food, but I can't figure out which - same with Marigny Brasserie, actually).

-I'm sure this doesn't even need to be said, but, bloody mary. A GOOD one. Basically gazpacho, minus dignity and cucumber and plus vodka and horseradish.

I've read the boards, but the walkability thing (New Yorker walkability, BTW, not Dallas walkability) kind of throws a wrench into things...

Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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