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looking for "quintessential" NOLA...

esmetutu | Jul 20, 201212:49 PM     6

Looking for quintessential New Orleans' experiences:
-Gumbo
-Jambalaya
-Snowball
-Fresh redfish or catfish, expertly prepared
-Sunday Jazz brunch (preferably a la carte, not buffet)

Mostly in the Quarter, but a few recs in the Garden District would be great too!

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My husband and I are taking our 12 year old daughter to New Orleans in October. We’ve already been but we’d like to give her the quintessential “taste” of NO. This doesn’t necessarily mean the best quality, most “authentic”, etc. I know this might go against some of your chowing beliefs, but… On our last trip there I had jambalaya at The Napoleon House. (I could probably make better.) But presented along with the wonderful historic ambiance, the amazing Pimm’s Cup cocktail, Lenny the bartender, the classical music… it was perfect! A dinner I will never forget. Just like Mother’s. I know there are better po’boys out there, but my daughter just has to have *that* crazy experience!

We are staying in the French Quarter (Dauphine). She is well-behaved and an adventurous eater, a bit of a foodie, but doesn’t care for tons of sauces and bells and whistles (just like her mama!). Price point would be $25 upper range for a dinner entrée. We're happy to do cheap and divey, too. Also, she LOVES fish!

We'd like to try Bayona, NOLA, Mr. B's (BBQ shrimp); as well as repeat visits to Old Coffee Pot, Stanley, and Mother's.

These boards have been a great wealth of information. Thank you!

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