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Brief trip notes

Myst | Dec 16, 200308:03 PM

Just returned. Actually did a lot less eating than expected so I am sure I need to go back to eat some more. (I realized I could only eat one real meal a day without being totally stuffed.) All meals were on weekdays.

Had burger and malt at Clover Grill. Friendly staff greasy thin burger, but tasty malt.

Had breakfast at Mother's. Delicious! I arrived about 9AM and beat a huge crowd of people by about 5-minutes. I had scrambled eggs, grits, baked ham and biscuits. Yum. Could only eat a few boiled shrimp and pralines for lunch and had (bad girl) beignets for dinner. I love that chicory coffee!

Next meal of note was dinner at Upperline. Not so unusual that I could not have a similar meal in San Francisco, but quite good. I had turtle soup, duck and andouille etoufee with corn cakes, roast duck, and pecan pie. Loved the pie! Appetizer came in second. The roast duck was okay, but I eat it often in Chinatown and actually prefer the Asian roast duck which is more moist.

My BF had the oyster soup, crispy oysters, lamb shank and creme brulee. He was very happy with everything. I did not think the creme brulee was very good and it paled next to my pecan pie. Very good service though--recommended.

Last meal of note was lunch at Bayona. This was probably very good, but I had reason to be quite cranky and did not give my food the full attention it deserved. Garlic soup was tasty and I had a french omelet with tri-tips, wild mushrooms and a horseradish cream. I could easily eat it again and the service was superb.

I also had a number of beignets each day and enjoyed them until I got home and needed to hit the treadmill.

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