French Quarter Fest 2011
Hello fellow chowhounders,
Me and some of my closest are planning a trip down to The Big Easy from our native Toronto. I have a short itinerary, and was hoping to here some rec's as well for traditional foods. Also, I was curious what the festival was like asides from music (aka food stands, or other must do's).
Anyway without further ado; my list. So far we have, cafe du monde, casamentos, domilise, parkway bakery, central grocery, napoleon house. Would love to here personal favorite dishes at those places (or otherwise reasons for/against going to any of them).
Also a bonus would be if anyone happens to know any good Irish pubs, told some friends here I would do a bit of photography of them down there on their behalf.
Thanks guys! Can't wait to get back to Nola!
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the irish bar i have been to is finn mccools irish bar in mid-city. i am sure there are others, check out some of my favorite websites. bestofneworleans.com( the gambit weekly's site.) nola.com/dining(the timespicauyne site), gonola.com, offbeat.co(offbeat magazine) myneworleans.com(new orleans magazine's site) nomenu.com( tom fitzmorris' site), urbanspoon/new orleans. lots of bar and restaurant info in all these. most of your restaurant selections are sandwich places. that's great, if that's what you are mostly eating. let us know what else you like and we can help you.
I do love a good sandwich... However I would also love to pig out on crawfish. Amoungst other things my self and the lads are looking to get some good turtle soup, gator (wouldn't mind even cooking some myself if anyone has any tips), gumbo, etouffee, amoungst other traditional canjun, creole, new orleans dishes, suggestions are very much welcomed!