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Decisions for Anniversary Trip

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

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

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      1. re: robrob

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Blumie

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

            1. re: Blumie

              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.

          2. 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....