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
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
I like the soft shell crab po-boy at Casamento's.
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
+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!
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
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
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
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112