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One couple's way around NOLA

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Just back from a quick trip to NOLA. We live near NYC and love the restaurant scene here but NOLA is a special place and we love visiting. This trip (arrived Saturday) we got to Mr. B's for the great gumbo ya ya and bbq shrimp. How great are those dishes?!?! I could live on that sauce. For dinner Saturday we went to Coop's Place. Jambalaya supreme for me. Fried chicken for the misses. Both outstanding. Sunday was as good a day of eating as I can remember having. Cafe Du Monde to start the day. Jazz brunch at Muriel's and then dinner at Emeril's. All good. Loved Muriel's brunch. Pricey but very friendly and very good food. Monday we had breakfast at Mother's and then waddled around the Garden Dist.for a few hours. Eventually went back to the FQ and had some oysters at Desire and they were great. Some very serious cocktail sauce in that place. I didn't feel the need do any improvising. Finally, dinner at Irene's. Being from NY it was hard to convince myself that Italian was a good choice. I can get that here but I can't get New Orleans style cooking. But Irene's was good. The service was wonderful. Food was first rate. No complaints at all. Thanks to everybody for making us feel welcome and thanks to all who contribute here for helping us plan the trip. I never would have found Coop's without you and I probably would have passed on Emeril's if not for all the "you gotta go" comments I saw on the Board. Next trip...Commander's! Cheers!

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Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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