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Nov 22, 2010 03:40 PM

Lotsa food, lotsa questions

We arrive on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving at 12:30, have dinner res at Brigtsen's, Thurs dinner res at August, and Fri lunch res at Cochon and dinner res at Meauxbar. Staying at International House. How's breakfast at Luke's? Lunch at Stanley's? Is it crazy to try to fit a lunch at Galatoire's in on Saturday? We have a 3:40pm flight out...want to savor every last delicious morsel. LOVE soft-shell crab. Have to have a Sazerac at the Roosevelt. BBQ shrimp at Mr. B's--gotta fit that in too. Best muffaletta for the plane ride home? Feast and Dominiques look interesting, is it worth bumping anything for a meal there?

930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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  1. I like the soft shell crab po-boy at Casamento's.

    Casamento's Restaurant
    4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    1. In my experience, Central Grocery muffs fly well. You can order them ahead packed to fly.

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      1. re: midcity

        +1 for Central Grocery muffs!

        Last Monday I arrived at work and had a whole one sitting on my desk..In Wisconsin...

        A good friend..and I mean GOOD...had taken a last-minute long-weekend to to NOLA and gifted me with the sandwich..bought on the previous Saturday.

        I polished it off on the next Saturday and I thought it was STILL delicious. Probably (well certainly) past its prime, but an old CG muff is better than no muff at all.

        Ask them to "travel wrap" the sandwich. But be wary of opening it on the plane...rumor has it that in-flight uprisings have occured when the aroma wafts through the plane!

      2. Your scheduling style sounds similar to mine! We have yet to try breakfast at Lüke, but lunch/dinner is great IMHO and the happy hour (3-6pm; 50-cent oysters and 50% off much of the already very reasonably priced drink list) is awesome. I'd try to fit it in the itinerary at some point. We thought Stanley's was just OK– the descriptions of the food sounded better than the actual product. One unexpected highlight from our most recent trip was the crab omelet at Lil Dizzy's (the location on Esplanade). Not sure how folks on the board feel about the place, but it was our favorite breakfast.

        Lil Dizzy's Cafe
        1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

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        1. re: gort

          I loved Lil Dizzy's but have not been in a while. Good to know it still rocks.

          Lil Dizzy's Cafe
          1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

          1. re: gort

            Thanks for the input about Stanley's--we've had lunch at Luke (loved it), so we thought we'd try breakfast.

          2. It is not fair to allinvolved to try Galatoires with a 3:40 (or, more acurately something like a 1:30) time limit. Do a lunch there when you arrive or all day.

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

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            1. re: hazelhurst

              Is it insane to attempt lunch at Galatoire's and dinner at Restaurant August on the same day?

              Restaurant August
              301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

              1. re: whs

                You could do it..just start 11:30 and go until 3:00 or the time dinner shows up you should have some room

                1. re: hazelhurst

                  LOL--we could always push dinner back to 9:30...nap would be essential.

                  1. re: whs

                    How 'bout early lunch at Bayona on Saturday, if we bring the bags to the restaurant and head out to the airport around 1:30?:

                    SATURDAY LIGHT LUNCH
                    Saturday Light Lunch Menu-Changes each Saturday 11:30-1:30
                    PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

                    Select any 3 small plates for $25

                    To Begin…
                    Cream of Garlic Soup
                    Artichoke & Root Vegetable Soup, Bacon & Sage Pesto
                    Bayona Salad with Balsamic Dressing and Parmesan or Blue Cheese
                    Caesar Style Salad with Lemon Pickle & Fried Capers
                    Sea Scallop, Tomato & Roasted Eggplant Couscous, Salsa Verde
                    Buttermilk Fried Rabbit Livers, Arugula, Apple, Celery Root & Cider Vinaigrette

                    Gnocchi Gratin, Pecorino, Pancetta, Asparagus & Portobellos
                    Shrimp Pad Thai, Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Peanuts & Lime
                    Chicken, Apple & Foie Gras Sausage, Spatzle, Cabbage, Riesling Sauce
                    Chorizo & Fried Egg on Ciabatta, Grilled Onion Salsa, Avocado
                    Smoked Salmon & Leek Crepe Gateau, Herb Cream Cheese, Lemon Butter

                    Smoked Duck and Cashew Butter in Puff Pastry with Pepper Jelly
                    Cheese Plate- Great Hill Blue, Livarot
                    Warm Chocolate Malted Crepes, Louisiana Strawberries
                    Gateau de Sirop, Cinnamon Ice Cream & Candied Kumquats
                    Apricot & Almond Macaroon Ice Cream
                    Cherry Sorbet

                    430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

            2. Luke has a great breakfast (if pricey) and is just around the corner from International House. Open daily at 7:00am. Very convenient.

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              1. re: BayouTeche

                Any reports on Rambla, in International House? Not sure if tapas is something we'd experiment with in New Orleans, but there is a duck cassoulet on the lunch menu...

                217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130