Ok 'Hounds, I have given of my plethora of food advise regarding my stomping grounds (Charleston SC) and now I need some payback. I don't have time to peruse all 3000 posts before my first trip to NO. So.... if you could only eat in three places in NO for lunch and dinner which 3 would they be?
Oh yeah pls respond by e-mail too.
Lunch: Liuzza's by the Track for gumbo, bbq shrimp po-boy and Reuben
Uglesich's because you can't come ot New Orleans without this experience
Casamento's for raw oysters
Dinner: Galatoire's, Peristyle and Dick & Jenny's
Great choices in the previous posts though I would choose Uglesich's over Casamento's for lunch. Greater menu variety and they also get excellent oysters (and definitely a better beer selection).
Dick & Jenny's and Jacque-Imo's are well outside the Quarter and would require a cab ride. Peristyle is technically still in the Quarter (being on Rampart St.) however the neighborhood at night can be iffy so I would take a cab there also.
Casamento is for pure oyster lovers. They are very consistent where as once at Uglesich's I got uneven temperature oysters (one was actually warm...) I totally agree about beer selections and all the other options at Uglesich's, but Casamento is also very close to Tee-Eva's: sweet potato pies....etc.
(I think Tee-Eva's owner has a "Sainted Arepa Lady" aura...)
Best if both Casamento and Uglesich can be covered on different food quests.