3 DAYS IN NOLA -- PLEASE CRITIQUE MY PLAN
I've done my research, and here's what I've come up with... If you have any thoughts on any of these places, or any places I missed, please let me know--good or bad.
Drinks Kermit Ruffins @ Blue Nile OR
Rebirth Brass Band @ Howlin' Wolf OR
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Maple Leaf
Breakfast Café Du Monde (beignets)
Lunch Domilise’s (Po Boys)
Cocktails Loa Bar (Int’l House Hotel)
Dinner August (John Besh)
Drinks Soul Rebels Brass Band &
DJ Bombshell Boogie @ Tipitina's Uptown
Brunch Green Goddess – Brunch/Jazz. (Moonshine Bloody Mary’s/Sundae w/ bacon)
Drinks Anders Osborne @ House of Blues
Walter Wolfman Washington, Joe Krown, Russell Batiste @ Maple Leaf
Other recommendations I’ve noted:
Luke and Domenica (Besh)
Commanders Palace – lunch.
Meson 923 (heard they lost their chef)
Cochon Butcher – lunch
Casamento’s -- oysters.
Camellia Grill – breakfast/lunch
Cocktail Bars to try:
DBA - beers (and music) - http://dbabars.com/dbano/
Yo Mamas (spirits and peanut butter burger) - http://yomamasbarandgrill.menutoeat.com/
Cure - cocktail bar
The Monteleone (for the carousel bar) -
French 75 (also for food) -
The Bombay Club -
I am all about good food -- but it doesn't have to be fancy. I prefer go to places with good energy over a stuffy place - as long as the food is great!
Thanks in advance!
For the culinary aspect (which this forum is all about), I see nothing that I would recommend changing. As for the music venues, I will let others comment.
Take a dart board and throw a few darts at the different acts on Friday and Sunday night. Wherever it lands, that’s where you should go. In other words, you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. The only difference I would note is that Tipitina’s and House of Blues are smoke-free, whereas Maple Leaf and Howlin’ Wolf are not.
Good itinerary. I would head to Parkway for poboys rather than Domilise's, just a personal preference. Skip Meson 923 as it is fine but not worth a special trip IMO. I would omit Cure from the bars just because there isn't a lot else around there. Everything else looks great!
I was there this fall and had brunch at Brennan's...so amazing, but not inexpensive, although very worth it, IMO. I loved the turtle soup there (please don't call PITA on me, I'm a huge animal fan, I couldn't help myself though...)
We also ate at Commander's Palace for dinner, so I'd recommend that as dinner rather than lunch, but only because I enjoyed the people watching at dinner. The food may be the same at lunch. I was very jealous of the people who were at the Chef's table in the kitchen!
The Bombay Club was the Bomb - great choice!!