Coming to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras "lazy weekend." Arriving on Friday, but late in the afternoon - and my partner wants to just get poboys and watch the parades (hotel is on the parade route on St. Charles). That leaves Saturday and Sunday:
So far, I've booked:
Brunch: La Petite Grocery
Dinner: Emeril Delmonico (Is this worth it? One plus is that it's very close to our hotel.)
I'm open to all suggestions - changes or deletions.
I thought it would be best to stay away from the Quarter - both because of the crowds, and also because I found it amazingly disappointing during my last trip.
For reference, restaurants I have loved in the past: Atchafalaya, Boucherie, Upperline, Bayona
I'd consider revisiting one I've been to before, but would rather explore new ones.
I've heard August praised to the skies, as well as Stella -- also have heard good things about Coquette.
Any thoughts? All are welcome. Thanks!