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Trip Planning Help

stockboy85 | Apr 22, 201511:00 PM

I'm going to be at a conference in early May (at the Sheraton Back Bay) and need some help with meal planning.

I live in CLT (a good food desert), and really want to have at least one really high high end meal, some great seafood, and want to try the place that you would take your foodie cousin who was in from out of town.

The Current Plan:

Saturday: Early Drinks/Dinner: Ribelle; Late Dinner: Asta or Journeyman
Sunday: Breakfast: Flour Bakery; Lunch: L'espalier; Drinks at Dillon's/Dinner at Top of the Hub (conference event)
Monday: Breakfast: Brasserie Jo??; Lunch: Salty Pig; Early Dinner:Abe and Louie's before going to a Sox Game (conference event); Late Night: Island Creek Oyster
Tuesday: Breakfast: ???; Lunch: ??? ; Drinks/Dinner: towne stove and spirit (conference event)
Wednesday: Lunch: Best Little Restaurant

So the questions are:
Asta or Journeyman or something else? Don't mind taking a taxi/uber for dinner since I'm on my own on Saturday.
yay or nay to Brasserie Jo? another breakfast option near the hotel? Nothing that is super egg focused (I took out trident for this reason).
Lunch option near the hotel?
Late night cocktail options for Sunday/Tuesday?

My guess is that both breakfast and lunch on Tuesday I will end up with a vendor wanting to take me out. However, that usually means they pay and I get to pick the restaurant. So suggestion on something near the hotel that is business meal appropriate, but not crazy expensive/could fit into an hour/hour and a half would be appreciated (so we can get back for conference activities).

Louie's Pizza Restaurant,
Island Creek Oyster Retail Shop,
Island Creek Oyster Bar,
BLR by Shojo,
The Salty Pig
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