As preface, I've traveled to N.O. 4 times in my 50 years and sampled some of the finest times and finest dining of my life there. I couldn't ever take more than 4 days there because my stomach "hit-the-wall" between the great cuisine, heat and liberal imbibing that graces the city.
I need an upgrading program.
Tell me what still rings true from old dining highlights, what has faded, revived, gone-flat and most certainly....best suggestions. I have previously swooned in the 80's-90's over:
1)Commander's bread pudding and the pecan trout
2)Prudhomme's blackened redfish, and their gumbo
3)Brennan's Brunch Egg's St Charles and Bananas Foster
4)I found Antoine's stuffy and pretentious (yes, I dressed appropriately. Nothing memorable eaten)
5)What the hell happened to 3-Star Oyster Bar?... it beat all others with $3/doz shucked and cheap Dixies.
6)Emeril's while he was still cooking there... too much food and the largest bill for 2 I'd ever seen. Granted,
the food was excellent but my mistake in choosing the multi-course "tasting" and my ex-wife for adding the wine w/ each course. Damn near killed me. Great food, way too much.
7) Central Grocery was tops for muffaletta. Then.
Napolean's now preferred?
I've been scoping your posts. I need an modern upgrade.
Bridgette's? Is Uglesich's closing? N.O. is just TOO
MUCH GOOD. I'd be very grateful to shed the nostalgia list (unless some still stand) and add the best of what is new. 5 days, 4 nights, small (but quality) stomach.