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Thanksiving in NOLA

Good to know, Gizmo56. I think we're going to stick with Cafe Adelaide for T-Day, but will add Bourbon House to my list as a possible dinner alternative one of the other nights. Damn, I'm getting hungry! :-)

Oct 23, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Thanks, karendor! Will add those to my list.

Oct 23, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Appreciate everyone's input. Time permitting, I'll check out the places mentioned. To be clear, I'm not expecting Seattle-quality coffee in NOLA, and I hope I didn't sound entitled to it when I wrote that post. (However, when at home in Seattle, I'm definitely entitled to better espresso than what they serve at Starbucks.)

I was merely hoping to find some high-quality establishments with well-trained baristi. But--and maybe I should have made this clearer--my reasons for visiting NOLA have zero to do with coffee, and I won't be peeved if I can't order a doppio ristretto in the Crescent City.

Oct 12, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

So let me raise another question for the gathered NOLA culinary sages: What do I do about coffee during my trip? I'm an espresso drinker, and by that I don't mean lattes, americanos, macchiatos, or any other variation thereof. Now, don't get me wrong: I'm not expecting to find anything close to what I have access to here in Seattle. If you tell me I should just give up and go to the Starbucks near my hotel, I can live with that. But if there are one or two places that I should go out of my way to try, I'm all ears. (And, yes, I suppose I'll try the chickory coffee at Cafe du Monde, even though I don't care for drip at all.) Thanks!

Oct 11, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Appreciate the tips. My dance card's getting full, but I'll see if I can get to Three Muses.

Oct 08, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Thanks! And, yes, Canon is a good match for Murray. I read a rumor that he was on the hunt for a place of his own, but I haven't seen any follow-up on that.

Oct 08, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Good tip--I'll try the Tiki Sazerac. And as for Murray, he's now at Canon, another exceptional bar. (We're a bit spoiled in the cocktail department here.)

Oct 08, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Indeed, Omniverous. A Seattle resident I am. And if Murray recommends a place, who am I to quibble? Although I must admit that I'm a bit more curious about Bellocq and its cobblers and crustas than I am about Cure. Still, a Ramos Gin Fizz at a classic bar is too good to pass up. As for a Sazerac, I'm not a whiskey (or Bourbon or rye) drinker, a casualty of too much of the stuff when I attended college in the South. But in the interest of cocktail anthropology, I might have a sip if my wife orders one.

Appreciate everyone's continues recommendations! I have an embarrassment of NOLA culinary riches.

Oct 08, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Thanks, Omniverous. Good advice. Tempted by the turducken, but I think I'll stick with my Adelaide reservation. I do enjoy my cocktails. Might try Luke's for lunch or breakfast one of the days, though.

Oct 03, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Thanks, everyone. Cochon is for sure on my list, and I'll report back on my impressions. Now I have another dilemma, thanks to Omniverous. :-) Do I stick with my Cafe Adelaide reservation for Thanskigiving dinner, or do I switch to Luke's, because they'll serve turducken, which I've never had before?

Oct 03, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Thanks for the great tips, everyone! Will definitely check out Cochon and R'Evolution--and cross GW Fins off my list.

Oct 02, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Thanksiving in NOLA

Heading to the Crescent City for the holiday (five nights total). Have a T-Day reservation at Cafe Adelaide (Commander's Palace was booked already!). Any other restaurants I should consider for Thanksgiving Day?

Also have a list of restaurants for the other days:

Mr. B's Bistro
Clancy's
Jacques-Imo's
GW Fins
Brigtsen's
Herbsaint
Maurepas Foods

...and let's not leave out bars:

Bellocq
Tamarind
Cure

Is there anyplace crucial I'm leaving out? (I'm thinking of K-Paul's and Galatoire's--are they worth it?) Are there restaurants you'd remove from this list?

Thanks for your advice!

Sep 30, 2012
slandau6 in New Orleans

Good espresso in Miami?

Appreciate all the recommendations! Looking forward to trying some Cuban coffee.

Nov 21, 2011
slandau6 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Good espresso in Miami?

Appreciate the recommendations. And point taken on Starbucks. We have a lot to answer for in the Pacific Northwest, from metastasizing national coffee chains to buggy software. :-)

Nov 20, 2011
slandau6 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Good espresso in Miami?

Visiting Miami in January. I'm from Seattle, which is to say that my espresso standards are high. :-)

Are there any places worth checking out, or will I have to settle for Starbucks? (The horror, the horror.)

Nov 20, 2011
slandau6 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Traveling to South Florida in December-January. Where to eat?

Thanks, gammish! We're interested in all dining experiences, across price ranges. Appreciate especially the Cuban restaurant recommendation.

Oct 13, 2011
slandau6 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Traveling to South Florida in December-January. Where to eat?

Thanks, tpigeon! Will definitely check out Joe's, and the other places look great too.

Oct 13, 2011
slandau6 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Traveling to South Florida in December-January. Where to eat?

My wife and I are spending three days in Ft. Lauderdale, four days in Key West, and four days in Miami Beach. What five area dining experiences should we not miss?

Oct 12, 2011
slandau6 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale