New Orleans One Dinner
I will be in New Orleans for work (on a Monday). Need recommendations for dinner on a Monday night. I tried to make a reservation at Cochon, but they are booked. Any recommendations for other restaurants in New Orleans for good southern cooking? I will be dining alone and have transportation and will drive any where.
By the way, how is Cochon for lunch (the one in Lafayette)? I have to drive from New Orleans to Shreveport for work and thought about stopping in Lafayette for lunch on a Tuesday. Any recommendations for dinner in Shreveport?
I've not eaten at the LFY Cochon but my friends over there, Certified 100% bottled-in-bond coonasses, say they don't think it is worth it. The target customers seem to be passers-through and the moneyed gang nearby. "Upscale caun" is fine for New Orleans, where the food is different, but in the heart of Acadiana it seems silly. I don't care for the cutsey decor, either (restaurant design has goten out-of-hand in my opinion).
Cafe Vermillionville, on Pinhook, has very good turtle soup.
A friend in Shreveport always goes to something called "The Cub" when he is not at the Petroleum Club. That is the only name I know up there. I usually get a sandwich by the courthouse.