Here's another proposed eating itinerary and questions for you. I'm arriving Thurs night leaving early Monday morning. I've made some reservations based on recs from my Dad and various websites. My traveling companions are in their 70s and go to NOLA every year to eat and drink, but this will be my first visit.
I want to eat at least one muffuletta before I leave, and also bring some olive salad back from Central Grocery for my husband (who is a fanatic for those sandwiches but has only eaten them at Jason's Deli- he is Cajun and grew up in East Texas). I am pretty much thinking there's no way I can bring a sandwich back for him since I'm traveling by train and the trip is 12 hours and I leave very early on Monday morning.
Questions: In this crowded itinerary is it worth it to go out of the way to get a po'boy? I'm intrigued by the beef ones more than the fried seafood variety. My Dad has suggested Dooky Chase and/or Vietnamese. He also wants to go to August, but only brunch was available. How is it?
Another note: I live in ATL and am not interested in any kind of "New Southern" food.
Thurs night arrive by train:
Dinner: Cochon Butcher?
question: How good is their Muffuletta? or...other recs for latish dinner with no reservations necessary? or would this be the Po'Boy time - Parasol's?
brunch or Lunch - Magasin Cafe; Parasol's for RB po'boy; or Central Grocery - other recs?
Dinner: Commander's Palace
what are your recs?