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foodnut Mar 12, 2008 02:03 PM

We are headed back to NOLA for our 5th anniversary -- had been for the first time for our honeymoon. We're staying in the Quarter and I've begun mapping out our meals to maximize swoony food pleasure.

(Anniversary trip eats included Galatoires, Stella, Mr. B's, Bayona, Uglesich's, to name what I remember, so I was trying to go with some different places this time).

After perusal of the boards, here's my current plan...

Thursday (arrive in NOLA)
Dinner: somewhere nearby hotel for crawdads & beer (Copper Monkey? – Conti off bourbon st.)

Friday
Breakfast: Beignets & Coffee @ Café Du Monde

Lunch: Muffalettas @ Napolean House – 500 Chartres

Dinner: Herbsaint(??? -- this is one of the meals where I could use decision help. Might be nice to stay in the Quarter so we can stroll rather than taxi to dinner)

Saturday
Breakfast: Dante’s or Coffee Pot Restaurant

Lunch: (again, suggestions?)

Dinner: restaurant August

Sunday
Brunch: Commander’s Palace
Dinner: Brigsten’s (other suggestions??)

Monday
Breakfast: Hotel/Airport
Lunch: Muffalettas (if we have time go stop by Central) to make everyone on the plane pea green with envy!!

Comments -- further suggestions are welcome.

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    Tonto RE: foodnut Mar 12, 2008 02:46 PM

    I would try to fit Stella! in if I were you.

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      robrob RE: foodnut Mar 12, 2008 04:06 PM

      I would skip Herbsaint. Too crowded and loud for an anniversary celebration. Stella is a better choice.

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        malenky RE: robrob Mar 13, 2008 07:25 AM

        I would go to herbsaint. It is a wonderful place. Lunch Sunday consider Cochon. Congratulations on your anniversary and enjoy your stay!

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        lillidalla RE: foodnut Mar 12, 2008 06:41 PM

        I believe Central Grocery is closed on Sunday and Monday. You may need another plan for Monday's lunch. Have fun and Happy Anniversary!

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          Blumie RE: foodnut Mar 13, 2008 07:47 AM

          Brigtsen's is closed on Sundays. Stella, however, is open. Also, I don't think you're trying to cram in too much eating into a long weekend.

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            Blumie RE: Blumie Mar 13, 2008 11:00 AM

            Typo in my previous post: I meant to say that I DO think you're trying to cram in too much eating!

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              foodnut RE: Blumie Mar 13, 2008 11:23 AM

              Ah, that makes more sense.

              Don't worry -- we've done these sorts of trips before. :) I'll just bring elastic waist pants to wear on the plane on the way home.

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                localfoodie RE: foodnut Mar 13, 2008 01:23 PM

                you should try lunch at Luke on St. Charles ave and Poydras they have awesome breakfast and lunch and are open 7 days a week

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            Hungry Celeste RE: foodnut Mar 13, 2008 07:53 AM

            While I know it is popular to take a wrapped muff to go for snacking on the flight home, I personally wouldn't like a seatmate reeking of garlicky olive salad on a long flight. Maybe it depends on the length of your flight & whether you're packed into coach....

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              pilaf RE: foodnut Mar 13, 2008 09:58 AM

              Saturday lunch -- courtyard at Bayona

              I think Herbsaint is a fine selection, but if you want to stay in the Quarter, I would consider Peristyle.

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                MsAnnaNOLA RE: foodnut Mar 15, 2008 06:34 PM

                FYI Uglesich closed a few years ago.

                I love Herbsaint and Bayona, though I agree that Herbsaint tends to be louder. If you do go to Herbsaint the frog legs are an unusual treat. This is the only place I eat them. Sat. Breakfast at Dante's (I assume Dante's kitchen) word of warning get there when they open it is packed and you could wait an hour.

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