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Only 24 hours in NOLA Tomorrow...what should I eat

newsysuzy12 Oct 7, 2008 08:56 PM

One breakfast, one lunch, one dinner... starting tomorrow night! My first time in NOLA...how on earth do I pick??
Please make suggestions..I may be able to squeeze in a 2nd lunch.

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    Isabella Oct 8, 2008 01:06 PM

    I'd say lunches at Galatoires & Commander's Palace.
    Dinner could be a number of places, but my first thought was K-Paul's (it's a comforting, cozy place for me - always great! not cutting edge for sure, but I'm usually not looking for that anymore)

    Seeing that you are coming from Lake Charles however, I am wondering if you are from Lake Charles. If so, then maybe you'd like something different.

    Of course, late night snack of Cafe au Lait & Beignets. I definitely could not have that for breakfast, and it would ruin lunch! I say skip breakfast & go for an early & lingering lunch if you can.

    1. d
      don515 Oct 8, 2008 06:13 AM

      For your first trip
      breakfast- Cafe Du Monde
      lunch -Galatoire's
      lunch 2 -Pat O'Brien's for 2 hurricanes in the piano bar(after 2 you are on your own)
      touristy but a first time must
      Dinner -K Pauls still the experience

      Late -Vaughan's to hear Kermit Ruffins(take a cab rough area club is fine)
      used to a still may have free food on thursdays(crawfish in season_

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      1. re: don515
        newsysuzy12 Oct 8, 2008 08:30 AM

        thanks for all the advice...getting ready to leave Lake Charles now!

        1. re: newsysuzy12
          Hungry Celeste Oct 8, 2008 01:57 PM

          I'd skip breakfast, have lunch at Casamento's (dozen raw, fried softshell sandwich, barq's, side of fries), do lots of walking to get ready for dinner, then head over to MiLa for a late dinner.

      2. j
        JazzyB Oct 8, 2008 05:48 AM

        I seldom eat breakfast so,
        lunch: Commander's'
        Dinner: Herbsaint
        2nd lunch: Galatoires

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        1. re: JazzyB
          N.O.Food Oct 8, 2008 06:31 AM

          Second Jazzy's plan. If you want a breakfast, go to Blue Plate Cafe. However, you may just want to grab a muffin or something, if you're going to eat a big lunch.

        2. edible complex Oct 8, 2008 05:40 AM

          I'd go to Martinique Bistro and sit in their courtyard. The food is outstanding, and the weather will be beautiful.
          Galatoire's would also be on my list, as well as Clancy's.

          1. d
            dtud Oct 7, 2008 09:35 PM

            breakfast - camellia grill
            lunch - lebanon cafe
            dinner - commanders

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            1. re: dtud
              newsysuzy12 Oct 7, 2008 10:11 PM

              thanks...I was considering commanders!
              Cheers dtud

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