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May 1, 2012 05:10 PM

Three Lunches (Weds/Thurs/Fri)

Please help me narrow this down (i.e., eliminate one)
Mr. B's
Green Goddess

I really want to keep Mr. B's, since I still have yet to taste their BBQ shrimp. That will probably be Wednesday, since I have no afternoon obligations and can delve into martinis and/or bloody mary's on the cheap. Thursday I'll have a 2 hour break from a conference (@ the Ritz) so I thought either August of MiLa, both of which have a nice prix fixe deal. MiLa sounds more interesting and is closer to the Ritz, but August gets a lot of love on this board. I thought Green Goddess would be good for Friday and its menu intrigues me, but am open to eliminating that in favor of keeping either MiLa/August. Thursday is the only day that I'm pressed for time. Thoughts?

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  1. Simple, keep 'em all!

    Sit at the bar at Mr. B's for a martini and BBQ shrimp on Wednesday as early as a respectable lunch or your schedule will allow.

    Proceed to Green Goddess (3 minute walk, assuming the martini and shrimp slow you down). Or go early enough to allow some lower FQ gallery hopping to walk off the BBQ shrimp and head to Green Goddess. Be sure to have one of their extremely creative cocktails and finish your "progressive lunch."

    Then, enjoy the other two on the remaining two days. I'd say of the two, August will require more time than MiLA and even solo you might want to make a reservation.

    Just reread your post, so I suggest MiLa Thursday (closer, quicker service) and Friday, go to August. Even if you have obligations, you sound enough like a kindred New Orleans spirit to go for the lunch option instead.

    Please let us know how it works our for you.

    4 Replies
    1. re: rouxdauphine

      I like the idea of doing Green Goddess and Mr. B's in the same day - however, Green Goddess closes between lunch and dinner service, while you can sit at the bar at Mr. B's between services. So I'd switch the order and have a light lunch with cocktails at Green Goddess and have BBQ shrimp for a snack.

      I agree with doing Mila on the day you're pressed for time. You can definitely to the three course prix fixe in two hours. I once did it on an hour lunch break from jury duty. August is more time consuming and further from the Ritz as you noted, and I think two hours would be pushing it.

      1. re: uptownlibrarian

        You can sit in the bar @ August and get out relatively quickly, if you're so inclined.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          I agree, I've done it on a workday lunch break. Now, I wasn't able to drive in, park, eat and drive back to midcity in an hour, but definitely could in less than two.

        2. re: uptownlibrarian

          There is some very high level thinking going on on this board! ;)