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gastronomad Jul 16, 2010 11:44 AM

Hi all.

I'll be in your fair city August 13-15 for a convention. I need some serious local eats to absorb as much local flavor as possible in my short trip. Any good recs for lunch near the Intercontinental?A good beer list is a bonus.

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    Cookie Baker Jul 18, 2010 07:13 AM

    I always walk across the street for a salad at Welty's Deli when I go to New Orleans for work. Great salads!

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    Welty's Deli
    336 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. kukubura Jul 17, 2010 06:33 AM

      Make a point of having Mr. B's BBQ shrimp for one of your meals. Seriously. Maybe at lunch. Or even as a snack at the bar. It's a unique dish that you won't find anywhere else quite the same.

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      1. re: kukubura
        marthasway Jul 17, 2010 01:38 PM

        I concur most heartily on Mr. B's BBQ shrimp! Messy to eat at the bar, perhaps, but a not to be missed delight.

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        JazzyB Jul 16, 2010 12:52 PM

        Rambla in the Intercontinental for tapas. August has 3 courses for $20 lunch m-f. Herbsaint is fairly close as well.

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        Herbsaint
        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

        Rambla
        217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          roro1831 Jul 16, 2010 01:05 PM

          Rambla is in the International House, not the Intercon

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          Rambla
          217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          Littleman Jul 16, 2010 12:16 PM

          Will you have a car. If not you can dine in the FQ and CBD and walk easily from your hotel. Luke is in the HIlton across from your hotel. Go for the happy hour and get good prices on drinks and appetizers.

          Mila and Pearl's Oyster Bar are both close by. Bon Ton has outstanding creole food but they are closed on Saturday/Sunday. Domenica is another John Besh restaurant in The
          Roosevelt a few blocks from your hotel with some custom beers and an Italian flavor to their menu.

          Across Canal in the FQ the choice's are unlimited. Galatoires, Mr. B's, Acme Oyster Bar, Bayona, Stella, Irene's, Felix's, Brennan's, NOLA, Antoine's, Arnaud's, Johnny's Po Boys, Napoleon House, Stanley, Coops, et al.

          Luke Restaurant @ 333 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 378 - 2840.
          http://www.lukeneworleans.com/
          Mila @ 817 Common St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 595 - 6774.
          http://www.milaneworleans.com/
          Bon Ton Cafe @ 401 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 524 - 3386.
          http://www.thebontoncafe.com/
          Domenica @ 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 648 - 6020.
          http://www.domenicarestaurant.com/

          Palace Cafe is on Canal a few blocks away from your hotel and serves outstanding creole cuisine. Le Foret is in CBD a block from your hotel and serves traditional NOLA French cuisine for dinner.

          Palace Cafe @ 605 Canal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 1661.
          http://www.palacecafe.com/reservations.html
          Le Foret @ 129 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 553 - 6738.
          http://www.dmillanleforet.com/

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          Bon Ton Cafe
          401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Domenica
          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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            gastronomad Jul 16, 2010 05:27 PM

            Awesome. Thanks for the recs. No car, so I'll be on foot / street car. Palace Cafe looks amazing. That might be the winner.

            Any good Po' Boys nearby?

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              Littleman Jul 16, 2010 06:00 PM

              Palace is one of the Brennan Family restaurants along with Mr. B's, Commander's, Brennan's et al.

              Johnny's is good Po Boys in the FQ.

              Johnny White's Sports Bar @ 720 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 4909.
              http://www.johnnywhitesneverclosed.com/

              Cafe Adelaide in Loew's Hotel a few blocks from your place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's a Brennan place also. Good reviews.

              Cafe Adelaide @ 300 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 595 - 3305.
              http://www.cafeadelaide.com/

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              Cafe Adelaide
              300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

              1. re: Littleman
                kukubura Jul 17, 2010 06:33 AM

                Johnny's Po Boys and Johnny White's bar are not the same thing, of course.

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                  Littleman Jul 17, 2010 10:49 AM

                  Johnny White's Sports Bar is a mistake. Johnny's Po Boys is right.

                  Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.
                  http://www.johnnyspoboy.com/

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