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LC | May 20, 200204:59 PM

Just got back from a long weekend in New Orleans. The food was as fantastic as I had been led to believe. But one word of warning -- many places are closed on Sunday. This came as a huge surprise (I'm from NYC where nothing ever closes) and, obviously, a disappointment. Trying to get lunch on Sunday was an ordeal. Uglesich, Brigtsen's, Casamento's (sp?)? All closed. Huge line out the door at Mother's (no wonder, because everywhere else was CLOSED) and Commander's Palace completely booked. The situation became quite dire since we were heading out that afternoon, and lunch was going to be our LAST meal in New Orleans. Thankfully, we stumbled on Tee-Eva's just down the street from Casamento's. She took pity on us, set up a card table and folding chairs in her driveway and proceeded to feed us tremendously well.

Also, on Saturday, we drove out on the river road, heading ultimately toward Lafayette and Best Stop's boudin. We planned to stop at some little bakeries, other meat markets, etc. along the way. ALL CLOSED! Best Stop, thank god, was open and well worth the drive...

Anyway, New Orleans is great, food is amazing, but I do just want to warn people to do some planning if they're going to be there on a Sunday.

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