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ihf | Mar 1, 2005 01:19 PM

Thank you for all of your help in planning our littel weekend getaway.

We had plans to dinner at Drago's on Friday after leaving airport (we were staying with friend in Metairie for that night only) but our flight got delayed and they stop serving dinner at 10- so we went to a local Italian restaurant called that was fairly decent.

The real good food began on Saturday. We arrived at Acme in the quarter and were greeted to a very long line (this was at 2), but decided to wait it out ( my husband ran across the street and got us some daquiri's for our wait). Glad we waited because although line was very long it moved so quickly and the food was amazing. Our fave was the crawfish- went through a few pounds- s yummy! The oysters and softshell crab were also great.

We went to dinner at Galatoire's- and despite all the not so great stuff I heard- we wanted to check it out anyway- and boy am I glad we did! We arrived there around 9 and waited at bar for around 40 minutes (which wwas enjoyable since we were still stuffed from a late lunch at Acme). My husband was not very hingry and opted for a few appetizers (turtle soup, oyster rockefeller, oysters en brouchette) and loved them all. I ordered the escargot which were not only marvelous- but so plentiful- at home for the same price I would get around 1/4 of what they gave me. I let our waiter (John - who was just marvelous) pick out my dinner- a delivous piece of fish with sauteed crabmear. We also indulged on the au gratin potatoes- YUMMY! Dessert was so-so- bread pudding. I would defintely go back there- loved the food, atmosphere and service- and we also did some celebrity spotting which is always fun (Jerry Springer was among one that we spotted).

Sunday, we did brunch at Commander's- I highly recommend this. It is out of this world- 3 course brunch. The bread pudding souffle was out of this world- as was all of the food and rinks we indulged in.

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