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Trip Report 6/1-6/5 2009


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Trip Report 6/1-6/5 2009

lovenola | Jun 8, 2009 05:05 PM

As soon as we arrived at our hotel (Omni Royal Orleans) we headed straight to Stanley! for Eggs Stella. It was perfect - huge ss crab on top of the eggs benedict, yum. Later that afternoon we headed for Acme so the husband could have his oysters and I had a catfish po-boy. All was great here. We always eat at Acme at least twice during a trip. Dinner was at Deanie's (husband likes quantity). I had 3lbs of crawfish and 1/2 doz chargrilled oysters, hubby had crawfish etoufee. I love the sweet fig salad dressing! Deanie's is always good for us.

Tuesday: Yummy breakfast muffin at Johnny's poboy ($3.25 and it was packed with ham, cheese and scrambled egg). Afternoon fried chicken snack at Fiorella's in the alley by the Court House. The chicken was good, but the female cook sat in the dining room near us smoking her cigarettes (one after another) and hacked away. Disgusting. I won't ever go back here even though the chicken tasted good. Dinner was at NOLA and it was wonderful. We sit at the Chef's counter which always promises a good time. We had Ms. Hay's chicken wings, the BBQ shrimp appetizer and the red fish. Fish was cooked perfectly. Service was perfect.

Wednesday: Breakfast this day was at Stanley! again. Need I say more. We had a wonderful dinner at Irene's this evening. We both ordered the oyster rockefeller soup (Yum), the fresh mozzarella appetizer with heirloom tomato and fresh basil (again yum), hubby had the black drum-cooked perfectly, and I had the linguini with the ss crab (yes, another crab). We LOVE Irene's. Service was perfect.

Thursday: Another Johnny's muffin. Dinner was at Restaurant August (my birthday). It was wonderful, the gnocchi appetizer was scrumptous and the oyster trio had to be ordered twice. Stay away from the ss crab entree - crab was small (tasty however), but so small for the money and the rest of the meal was scattered vegetables. The lemon fish was great.

Friday: breakfast was Cafe DuMonde beignets. Lunch was at Red Fish Grill - everything was delicious here - the hickory grilled fish was cooked perfectly, fried oysters were wonderful. Very pleased, surprisingly.

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