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(Mostly) "Cheap Eats" weekend in August...please critique my list

I've not been to August or Commanders, but I have been to Galatoires, Arnauds at lunch and they are business casual. I would think lunch in NOLA, anywhere would be business casual...someone correct me if I'm wrong. Your converse will fit in just nicely in NOLA. But avoid as much black as you can during the day...it is HOT and humid being right on the river. I'd recommend NO denim as well! Find some linen and cotton! Happy travels!

Jun 29, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

(Mostly) "Cheap Eats" weekend in August...please critique my list

I love it! For one looking for a variety of southern, creole, and traditional New Orleans style fare, this is the place..not to mention the all you can eat buffet at lunch. So you could literally go gorge yourself at lunch and not eat again all day! Plus the courtyard is gorgeous and Jazz music all day long. Courtyard may be a little hot this time of year, my guess is yes! The cornbread cold salad is to DIE for!!!!!! It's about $28 pp for the buffet, which is a little pricey to take kids. My son's will pay for itself, but my 12 year old's will be wasted money...oh did I mention the mimosas???

Jun 29, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

Experienced NOLA traveler looking for some new "digs"...

Thank you for your great input!

Jun 28, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

(Mostly) "Cheap Eats" weekend in August...please critique my list

FriedClam..Do mean Court of Two Sisters on Royal?

Jun 28, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

Lafayette/Breaux Bridge/New Iberia, LA and Acadiana surrounds worth visiting for food?

What do you know of Pont Breaux? It looks to be the only place in Breaux Bridge that has reasonably priced food and music...

Jun 28, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Dallas to Vicksburg lunch options

Monroe and Rustin, LA

Jun 28, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Baton Rouge

Any comments on Louie's near LSU?? Looks like a good dive, and cheap.

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Lafayette/Breaux Bridge/New Iberia, LA and Acadiana surrounds worth visiting for food?

It appears that Mulate's BB closed in fall of 2011. NOLA location still open.

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Baton Rouge

Suggestions for good local eats in Baton Rouge? Casual, for dinner. $20 and under per person.

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Lafayette/Breaux Bridge/New Iberia, LA and Acadiana surrounds worth visiting for food?

I've not heard any mention of Mulate's in Breaux Bridge. Is that a place worth making a trip to? Heard it was good food and atmoshere (cajun music).

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Dallas to Vicksburg lunch options

Littleman--Do you have any lunch (good local hole in the wall)suggestions for the eastern/central Louisiana part of this trek

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in Central South

Recommendations for cheap seafood, cajun, comfort food in New Orleans?

I prefer Pierre Masperos to Cafe Maspero myself. Cafe Maspero is just so generic to me.

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

Cajun/Creole Restaurant in French Quarter

Arnauds'( Jazz Bistro room) is business casual, food is delicious, but $30+ for entrees. It is considered one of the 4 NOLA traditional New Orleans establishments. Muriel's in Jackson square is very good too.

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

Experienced NOLA traveler looking for some new "digs"...

Ok guys and gals...I'm visiting soon (next week). Can't wait to be there, minus the anticipated heat!! I'm traveling with my 15 year old son, who will be breaking my pocketbook, I fear. I need your perspectives on a few things:

1.Best French Quarter (casual) eateries for lunch? Good portions, not too pricey? Local fare..no ethnic food...I'm already very familiar with Central Grocery, Johnny's, Pierre Masperos just to name a few.

2. Best fried sea food Po'Boy in Uptown area?

3. Mulate's?? I haven't heard much talk of this restaurant, am thinking of visiting the original when coming through Breaux Bridge.

4.Splurge night--your opinions on Broussards, Tujagues, K-Pauls--regarding price, portions, service, dress attire, good atmosphere welcoming to teens.. I have eaten at Arnauds', Galtoires, Antoines and Muriels all recently. Want to try something new. I'm open to other suggestions in the FQ. I have never eaten at any of the Brennan restaurants.

5. Court of Two Sisters-I'd like to do the Jazz brunch, but I can't remember how much it costs, and I can't find anything on their URL with prices. I know it's delicious, and my son would love it, plus the all you can eat buffet..but I'm thinking it was pretty pricey..like close to $30 per person.

Thanks for any input you have!!
AL

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans

(Mostly) "Cheap Eats" weekend in August...please critique my list

I usually stick to the Quarter, so I'm not familiar with some of the central business district area locations you mentioned.

Muffaletta-Central Grocery..go early

Po'Boy-I'm on a best Po'boy mission myself..looking at trying some in Uptown. But what I've had so far, Pierre Maspero's fried oyster and coleslaw was awesome. Johnny's for anything fried was excellent.

Napoleon House--definitely try the Pimm's cup as well

Splurge meal-If you feel like going to the FQ, Arnaud's (Jazz casual dining room), Galatoires, and Muriels are all excellent. I do not care for Antoine's too pricey and stuffy.

Jun 27, 2012
amelee71 in New Orleans