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Nov 10, 2012 08:40 AM

Our full itinerary - what should I change/add

Thanks so much for answering my qs till now. I got a lot of ideas from you guys.
Here's the complete itinerary with specific food recommendations. Let me know if I should change anything or if theres a particular drink I must have at these locations or nearby. 4 of us are staying at the Loews.

Snack - Drago's charbroiled oysters. Should I skip?
Lunch - Mr B's. BBQ shrimp, bread pudding
Original cocktail tour
Dinner - Boucherie. donut bread pudding, shrimp and grit cake, boudin, fries, chess pie, scallops, brisket. And that's just for me. What should I get for her ;)

quick breakfast somewhere. Perhaps red gravy
Garden district tour with Tree
Lunch - 4 course lunch at CP part of the tour
Dinner - Sobou ( figured something light after the big lunch). Cajun queso, pork belly, beignets, bread pudding

Original creole bike tour with confederacy of cruisers
Lunch - coquette. 3 course. Anything specific in addition I must try
Dinner - herbsaint. Spaghetti, gumbo, banana tart, lamb neck, ribs

Poboy festival on Oak street
Snack - French 75. Oysters en brochette. Anything else?
Dinner - gw fins. Scalibut, oysters, dumplings, anything else?

Lunch - Cochon Butcher. Muff, anything else?
Dinner - 4 day old leftover Chinese back at home. Or something like that

Thanks again.

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  1. You shouldn’t change a thing. You have a perfect itenerary. Maybe, just maybe I would switch GW Fins for R’Evolution, but I haven’t been to Fins in years. Either way, you are going to have so much fun. Go to the Po Boy Fest as early as you can to avoid the long lines or pony up for the VIP passes.

    1. Great plan. Consider a muff at Cochon Butcher wrapped to take home, opening up the chance to order something else to eat on the spot on your Monday. The muffs travel just fine and are (at least arguably) even better the following day.

      1. Looks good, although quite ambitious.

        1. Was at GWFins Thursday. It was an excellant meal, better than my first trip there, which was good. I have moved it up on my preferred list.

          The menu does change a lot but there are some things that stay. Many rave about the scalibut but it didn't interest me. Maybe another time. The lobster dumplings were very good. Two had blackened swordfish. One had grouper with grapefruit sauce and plantains. I almost ordered that but was afraid it might be too sweet. It wasn't. I had the John Dory, a very basic sauteed filet.
          Two of those with me are hard graders and they were both impressed

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          1. re: collardman

            Glad to hear, and especially as I greatly respect your palate.

            While they have always done well, by me, there have been some highly respected folk, who did not have the best experience. I feel sorry for them.

            As for G W Fins dishes, they change with some regularity, so what might be fresh, and available today, might not be so, three weeks later.

            Just my observations,


          2. Thanks for the replies. I agree it does look a bit ambitious but there will be a fair amount of sharing between the 4 of us, I think ;). And besides I'm normally traveling with my pharmacist (wife) so I'm in good hands.

            In regards to the last lunch, would you suggest for me to just pick up a muff to go and eat elsewhere that day? I was wondering if I should add perhaps something a bit more traditional, rice and beans, jambalaya, etc to the itinerary. If yes, which place would you suggest?

            4 Replies
            1. re: Ziggy41

              I’m pretty sure you can get rice and beans or jambalaya at the Po Boy Fest. If not, red beans and rice on Monday is a NOLA tradition. You can find it in tons of places.

              1. re: shanefink

                Great itinerary, but you must be a really big eater.....chargrilled oysters, bbq shrimp, and a big dinner all in the same day? We were in NO for a week in October, and had to scale back an equally ambitious plan...simply too much rich food and drink meal after meal. Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

                1. re: Mountaindog

                  Yep, will report back the entire experience including medication used ;)
                  I may have to scale back like you said Mountaindog, but some of the items listed like the chargrilled oysters and bbq shrimp will be shared. I'm not planning to eat all that alone. We'll see how it goes.

              2. re: Ziggy41

                " I'm normally traveling with my pharmacist (wife) so I'm in good hands."

                Make sure that she brings a case of Lipitor, or similar... [Grin]

                Travel safely, dine well, and most of all, enjoy!