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Researched foodie itinerary, help me narrow down

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First off, let me say the posts on this board have been tremendous help in building our itinerary. My problem is narrowing it down to the final selections. Would appreciate your thoughts on the following.

Dinner options - pick 4
SoBou
Coquette
Mariza
Doris Metropolitan
Sylvain
Brigtsen's
Maurepas

Lunch options - pick 4
Willie Mae's
Domilise
Killer Po-Boys
Domenica
Cochon Butcher
Johnnys

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  1. Lunch: go to Butcher four times lol, excellent food. Went there 3/4 days on my last trip.

    1. Coquette, Mariza, Doris, and Maurepas. Domenica, Butcher, and find two more.

      1. Coquette, Sylvain, Brigsten’s and Maurepas for dinner. Domenica, Butcher, Johnny’s and I’d probably do one brunch type place (Atchafalaya, Surrey’s, Commander’s).

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        1. re: shanefink

          Went to Brigtsen's last night. Very mixed. All mains included precut veg mix- carrot, broccoli, squash - with a couple of green beans thrown in. It was cheap space filler. Food was ok. Rabbit dry. I'd skip it.

          1. re: SB foodie

            I'll make sure Frank sees this..and then stand back

        2. Thanks for the replies! We've done SoBou, Doris, Sylvain so far. Wanted to do Domilise for lunch but saw they were closed on Sunday, so we went to Parasol's. Highlights have been Sylvain and Doris. Sobou was just ok. Unexpected surprise was Cafe Amelie for lunch the first day we arrived. It was outstanding. Doing Mariza for dinner tonight and want to try a brunch tomorrow. Thinking Luke?
          Will give more detailed review when we return.

          1. Id try willie Mae, domilise, CochonButcher and Domenica

            1. Dinner: Brigsten's, Coquette, Sylvain and Maurepas.

              Lunch: Cochon Butcher and Domenica. Not fond of Johnny's or Willie Mae's.

              1. Sorry for the delayed trip report, but we had a great time and ate a lot of great food. Here was our rundown.
                Sat
                Lunch at Cafe Amelie - outstanding gumbo and shrimp & grits. really pleasant rainy day lunch.

                Dinner at Sobou was disappointing. Wife had small burger and I had foie gras burger. The egg was the best part of my burger with little flavor from the foie gras.

                Sun
                Lunch at Parasol's - roast beef po boy was delicious!

                Dinner at Sylvain - lovely atmosphere, wonderful dinner. Sweetbreads and beef cheeks were standouts.

                Mon
                Lunch at Pierre Masperos because wife had to have french onion soup. meh.

                Dinner at Doris Metropolitan - bone in ribeye was perfect, red tuna underwhelming. WIne list was very good.

                Tues (NYE)
                Lunch at Cochon Butcher - Loved it! Tried a few sandwiches and they were all terrific. Head cheese was a favorite, having just made some of this myself last fall. Took 3 jars of their pickles home with us. So good!

                Dinner at Three Muses. After coming here for drinks and music the previous two nights, we decided to sit ourselves at the bar and try some of the dishes we had seen. It was rainy so we decided to skip Jackson Sq and just stay there for the music. It was a wise choice. Music was great and the bartender took good care of us. Tapas style food was awesome, beef wellington bites were perfect! Wish we had a place like this with live jazz and great food in Dallas.

                NYDay
                Lunch at Johnny's was good then we caught the happy hour dinner at Domenica's before heading to the airport. Great pizza, similar to Cane Rossa in Dallas and almost up there with Pizzeria Mozza. It was a wonderful end to the long weekend.

                Missed Coquette, we walked by one afternoon and it looked really good. Maybe next time!

                1. In the first group, I would definitely keep Brigtsen's. I would drop Willie Mae's and Domilise's in the second group.as I feel they are overrated.

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                  1. re: cornflake10

                    I agree except calling Domilise's "overrated". It is one of our last, real neighborhood sandwich shops/bars So many other have been closed or morphed. No one claimed to meet the day boat shrimp or bake bread in a brick oven out back or even handmake the mayonnaise. they just made sandwiches for the river rats and school kids and mom looking for an easy supper. They do a basic, old-stlye poor boy sandwich.

                    When it is at last replaced by Chef George Babbitt's Zenith Restaurant Group in the form of Miz Marie's Old Style N'Awlins Po'Boys (served with mirliton relish and sweet potato SOMETHING), a :"concept" that is a "doff of the cap to the places Chef Babbitt grew up in with a new, modern twist," we'll all be the poorer.