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Nov 16, 2009 03:49 PM

French Quarter Oyster Crawl...this weekend!

We (2 couples) are headed to New Orleans this weekend, and we have decided to start our visit with an Oyster Crawl, going through the FQ and trying asw many different preparations of oysters as we can find.

Thus far I have:
Acme: raw and chargrilled
Felix: raw
Redfish Grill: BBQ
Mr. B's: Deep fried with bacon horseradish hollandaise
Arnaud's: Bienville, Rockefeller, Kathryn, Ohan, and Suzette
Antoine's: Rockefeller, Thermidor, a la Foch, and Bordelaise
Galatoire's: en brochette, fried
Bourbon House: Fonseca, half shell with caviar
Bobmay Club: Rockefeller
Pelican Club: Baked with bacon, roasted red peppers, parmesan, and garlic
Broussard's: Herbsaint

Anyplace I have left out? Or should leave out? We will be pretty casually dressed, so I am hoping we will be able to sit at the bar in most of these places and dine and dash....I am thinking a few places may have stricter dress codes than we will be able to comply with ( my husband will most likely be wearing jeans).

Thanks! Beth

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. cant leave out chargrilled from Drago's in the Hilton. swap out for the ACME.

    sounds awesome!

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    1. re: kibbles

      I agree wtih Kibbles. Dragos chargrilled oysters are not to be missed and I'm not even an oyster fan.

    2. Desire at the Sonesta for raw.
      get a 6 pck of Rock at Galatorie's to go along w/the en brochette

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      1. re: edible complex

        Thanks! I have added these to my (growing list)...we are so excited!

      2. Royal House, corner St.Louis and Royal, they have an oyster bar, and do something baked I think. You should do the Hermes Bar instead of Antoines, much easier, make sure to keep score and report back. ch

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        1. re: CharlieH

          Yes to Hermes Bar, we tried their Oysters Rock, and they were different than any previous Oysters Rock we have had. Different in a great way, kind of creamy?

          1. re: Okcfind

            It sounds to me as though you had the Real McCoy..there is only One Original.

            1. re: hazelhurst

              Will do! I will give a full report upon return....

            2. re: Okcfind

              The different texture in Antoine's version (the orginal) would be from the lack of spinach.

          2. Just got back and can concur with getting raw oysters at Felix. They were excellent!

            1. Luke has 25 cent P&J oysters every day from 3-6..AND half price drinks! The service is slow but it's worth it cause the oysters are incredible and for such a great price!