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smr18 Jan 9, 2008 10:00 AM

So I am going down to NOLA for a weekend in February (unfortuantely over the All Star Weekend). Right now here are my food plans but wanted some advice on things that I shouldnt miss or any mistakes below.

Friday Night: Stellas (have a late flight so not many places seated past 10pm but Stella's did)
Saturday: Either Brigtens or Herbsaint
Sunday: Either August or Cochon

Saturday: Domilise's for lunch and Pascale's for an oyster afternoon snack
Sunday: Galatoires


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    NOLALVR Jan 9, 2008 12:19 PM

    Cochon's is closed on Sunday - just checked their website. I went for a lunch in December and we LOVED it! My vote on Saturday is Brightsens, but I haven't tried Herbsaint.

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      cor Jan 9, 2008 01:03 PM

      I vote Brigtsen's too.

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      1. re: cor
        JazzyB Jan 12, 2008 06:00 AM

        Go to Brigtsen's and substitute Herbsaint for Cochon. It is (imo) as good as Brigtsen's.

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        bnemes3343 Jan 12, 2008 06:05 AM

        You missed either breakfast or lunch at the Clover Grill!

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        1. re: bnemes3343
          Burgoober Jan 15, 2008 05:32 PM

          Change that to "drunken after-midnight snack" at the Clover Grill.

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          mikek Jan 13, 2008 09:18 AM

          You are lucky that you fell into Stella's lap like that. My best meal of 2007 regardless of location.

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          1. re: mikek
            roro1831 Jan 13, 2008 10:17 AM

            Petunia's for breakfast and get the pain perdue

            1. re: roro1831
              mikek Jan 14, 2008 04:34 AM

              I liked Petunia's a lot, but I really love Surrey's for brunch.

              1. re: roro1831
                sirvelvet Jan 14, 2008 09:38 AM

                I wish Petunia's was as good as the wait is long. I would go to Elizabeth's or Surrey's instead. If you want to stay in the quarter then I would go to the Coffee Pot. Last, don't forget L'il Dizzy's at either location for breakfast. Delicious!

                1. re: sirvelvet
                  the queen Jan 14, 2008 11:07 AM

                  Jacques-Imo's Cafe
                  No question. A great mix of Creole and Cajun specialties, at reasonable prices.

                  1. re: sirvelvet
                    the queen Jan 14, 2008 11:07 AM

                    Petunia's has gone down hill

                    1. re: sirvelvet
                      the queen Jan 15, 2008 06:44 AM

                      I don't know when the last time you went to Petunia's, but I've been there recently and it was a disaster.

                      1. re: the queen
                        roro1831 Jan 15, 2008 02:10 PM

                        The weekend of Nov. 3rd and it was excellent as always. I've never had issues there.

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                          the queen Jan 16, 2008 11:17 AM

                          when I was there the waiter was rude, the food was cold, and the place looked like it needed an over haul badly

                          1. re: the queen
                            Blumie Jan 17, 2008 08:54 AM

                            Fortunately your experience is not consistent with most of the rest of our's.

                      2. re: sirvelvet
                        Blumie Jan 16, 2008 05:48 AM

                        Petunia's is great, but I agree that it's not worth the wait.

                  2. the queen Jan 14, 2008 11:09 AM

                    You will love Galatoires, it's really special.

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