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Recs for 4 days

meagan311 | Dec 6, 2007 11:02 AM

I'm new to this board. Let me start out by saying that I know that we are all VERY opinionated, but I respect that greatly. I tried getting recommendations on Trip Adivsor, but I found that people were not helpful and just pointed to previous topics- lazy IMO. My bf and I will be in NO in March for a Saturday thru Wednesday. I think I'm gonna have to eat 4 times a day to fit in all I want to try! I'm not particularly a person with an "advanced" palatte so I really do enjoy so-called "regular" food (chicken, steak) that is done right or fabulously. Sadly, I am allergic to fish so I'd like to hear some ideas about non-fish related dishes. I do however LOVE crawfish (suprisingly not allergic) and I believe they should be in season by March. Correct me if I'm wrong. For a starting point, we are staying at the Astor Crowne Plaza. Would love some places within walking distance, but not necessary. Also, I'm not into tourist traps and would like to go places that the locals love. After all, they really know best! Please help with recs for the following-

One special, nice dinner on Saturday (price not an object, but no jackets for men is a must)
A place for Sunday Jazz brunch
One place for a heavy lunch on Tuesday at a nice place that people would typically go for dinner (we have plans for that evening and must skip dinner)
Somewhere I can have great fried crawfish, crawfish etoufee, or a pasta of sorts with crawfish
Best po-boy
Best muffaleta (I like them hot)
Best bloody mary
Best margarita

Thank you so much for your help!

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