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NOLA Food Itinerary

I love Willie Mae's. Best fried chicken I have ever had...

Aug 17, 2015
schmizer in New Orleans


Are there any places to buy fresh mochi in the Chicago area?

Aug 27, 2013
schmizer in Chicago Area

peche or herbsaint?

We can only do one of these and are torn between them.


Aug 27, 2013
schmizer in New Orleans

Criollo VS. Red Gravy for Breakfast

Stanley is indeed wonderful, but I am looking for a restaurant close the hotel for our last morning before checking out and want to go somewhere I haven't been. Stanley's Korean Beef Po'Boy is one of my favorite sandwiches of all time.

Aug 12, 2013
schmizer in New Orleans

Criollo VS. Red Gravy for Breakfast

Hi there,

I am staying on Canal Street and am looking at these two options for breakfast before leaving for the airport on the last day of vacation. Both are convenient to the hotels and I have read mixed reviews on both. This would be a weekday visit.


Aug 09, 2013
schmizer in New Orleans

MKE - Has anyone tried Bavette La Boucherie?

Meat selection is highly overpriced for what they are selling with the exceptionof their sausages, but this is still a unique addition to Milwaukee. Small, boutiquey wine menu and only a couple of offerings a day for food- usually a sandwich, a salad and a soup. I have been several times and the offerings have always been good but if you are familiar with Publican Quality Meats in Chicago, this does not compare.

Aug 05, 2013
schmizer in Great Lakes

Restaurant Help

Thank you for the advice. I love Vietnamese food and that may break up some of the heaviness from so much rich food. What are some great Vietnamese restaurants and what should I order?

Aug 03, 2013
schmizer in New Orleans

Restaurant Help

Hello everyone!

I am super excited to be planning a trip for mid December. I am in the culinary industry and eating is my favorite part of traveling, but the last time we were in town, we definitely overdid it with trying to squeeze in too much. This time, I am looking to budget a bit more and not each so much that I can't appreciate it all. Also looking to limit the upscale. Hard not to indulge in such a great city!

I like a mix of casual and upscale and think one reveillon dinner would be fun. Last time we hit Mila, Bayona, August, Commander's for Brunch, Stella, Stanley, Galatoire's, Mr. B's, Cochon, Willie Mae's, Central Grocery, Coop's, Acme and Café du Monde.

I am highly considering Atchafalya for jazz brunch, Domenica for happy hour, Herbsaint, Cochon Butcher, Casamento's, Jacque imo's OR Boucherie for dinner, Parkway Bakery and Kermit Ruffin's Treme Speakeasy.

Considering revisiting Mr. B's for jazz brunch, Café du Monde, Willie Mae's, Coop's and Stanley.

On my maybe list are Restaurant Revolution, Killer Po Boys, Elizabeth's,.SoBou, Red Gravy, EAT, McClure's BBQ, Buffa's for brunch, Mondo, The Company Burger and Maurepas Foods.

Any help you could provide would be appreciated! I am thinking we would be in town for 5 days, 4 nights.

Aug 03, 2013
schmizer in New Orleans


Does anyone know when Amasia is going to open and when they are going to start taking reservations?


Mar 16, 2012
schmizer in Hawaii

Restaurants that don't take reservations...

Husband has Ssam Bar on his list! I think he has a secret crush on David Chang:)

Are there any lunch recommendations that are musts? Might be a way to get into the places that we couldn't get into in the pm?

Jungsik looks great!!

Nov 28, 2011
schmizer in Manhattan

Restaurants that don't take reservations...

Hello everyone,

My husband just surprised me an hour ago with my first NY trip. We are leaving this Wednesday and returning Monday.

I work in the high-end food industry and am FREAKING out now, because I know that reservations are going to be impossible for alot of the can't be missed places. We don't have a budget for food. Are willing to pay for really unique and memorable experiences. We dine out frequently in Chicago and appreciate all types of food from hole in the walls to molecular gastronomy. My husband is Taiwanese and really likes dim sum and Asian Fusion.

If you could put together a dream list what would it be? What trendy or must do restaurants will we be able to get into that maybe don't require reservations? What should we NOT miss?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Nov 28, 2011
schmizer in Manhattan

Help with itinerary!

Hi there,

My boyfriend and I are going to be getting away--FINALLY!--for a much needed vacation. This will be my first time to New Orleans and I want to make sure i am not missing anything. We will be there a week! I work for an accoladed fine dining restaurant group and have been doing a ton of research, trying to make sure I get to see and eat everything! We are staying in the French Quarter the first night and at the Chimes the rest of the time. We will have a car and will also use the streetcars often. We are extremely active .

I would love some feedback on what I have planned and what I have missed! I have been reading this forum for a few weeks and have really enjoyed reading all of the advice and trip reports! Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Dinner: Acme Oysters

Lunch: Willie Mae’s
Activity: Zoo/Carriage Ride/Explore the City
Dinner: Mila

Lunch: Luizza's by the track
Activity: Historic Cemetary Tour 1:00
Dinner: Cochon

Lunch: Pick up Muffelata at Central Grocery and take with us
Activity: Honey Island Swamp Tour/ UCM Museum
Dinner: Upperline

Activity: 9th ward bike tour @9:30am
Lunch: Parkway Bakery
Dinner: Lola’s

Lunch: Galatoire’s
Activity: Laura Plantation
Dinner: August

Breakfast: Brennan's
Activity: Le Monde Creole Tour 10:30
Lunch: Bayona
Activity: Insectatarium/ Aquarium
Dinner: Stella

Brunch: Commander’s Palace 11:00 am
Go to Cochon Butcher for goodies for home. Stop for ice on way home…

Thanks so much!!!!

Aug 08, 2010
schmizer in New Orleans