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Starting My Research for Family-Oriented Trip to NOLA


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Starting My Research for Family-Oriented Trip to NOLA

jaschultze | Jan 27, 2010 04:59 PM

My husband and I are taking our three boys (ages 13, 11, and 8) to New Orleans just after Mardi Gras. No one has been there but me, but with a niece at Tulane and no school for the long weekend, I thought it would be a fun family vacation. I found a great itinerary online for the sightseeing -- now I just need to add dining to our plans. We'd like a good variety of local flavor, but each place should have something on the menu if the kids are feeling picky (burger, pasta, or fried shrimp are all ok in this regard). While this trip is more about the kids than the adults, I really think we can hit both on the culinary front.

Here's our itinerary and what I've come up with so far. I need a few dinners (one near the quarter for the ghost tour; one on the early side near Tulane for the game). I think they'd all like Cafe Du Monde, Drago's (my husband will go crazy for the chargrilled oysters), Camellia Grill, and I'd like to do one of the dinners at Jacques-Imo's. I do have a babysitter available Thursday or Friday night if my husband and I want to try something that isn't so kid-friendly. (Last year, I went to Herbsaint and I'd totally go back for the sazerac, french fries, and the coconut creme pie, specifically.)

Wed: Evening at Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Dinner: Pascal's Manale?

Thurs: French Quarter/Aquarium/Mardi Gras World
Breakfast: Cafe Du Monde
Lunch: Drago's (before going to Mardi Gras World)
Dinner: ??

Fri: Streetcar/Zoo/Magazine Street Shopping
Breakfast: Camellia Grill (before zoo)
Lunch: Felix's Uptown??
Dinner: ??

Sat: Open (Swamp/Plantation Tour)/Tulane Basketball Game
Dinner near Tulane: ??

Sun: breakfast only (must leave for airport by 10) - ??

Can you begin to fill in the blanks for me?

Thanks so much!

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