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Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Thank you all for sharing your personal opinions and reccomendations, greatly appreciated :)
You have all given us much to consider during our visit.
I am even more excited now to get down there and start exploring! I have this feeling that New Orleans is going to be one of my favorite places to visit :)

Oct 08, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Omgracious! I just looked at the food vendor listing for the seafood festival, looks very promising.

Oct 05, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

I did actually find some information on it after I originally responded to your post. Thanks so much for the heads up! I am getting very excited for our trip :)

Oct 05, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Definately going to BonTon then. I'm looking forward to some authentic etouffee!
For some reason I can't wrap my mind around turtle soup though. My brother had a toy turtle named Yertle the turtle that had a pull string when I was little. He would say "I'm Yertle the turtle" and I loved that thing. I believe this to be the origins of my unreasonable "turtles have personalities" mental block, so dumb.

Oct 05, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Thank you Omniverous for sharing your insight. I had been pondering BonTon, so now we'll have another place to consider. We will be there 5 nights and 6 days so we'll have time for a few choices.
I hadn't seen that the seafood festival is that weekend! Definately will be going there!
Thanks again :)

Oct 05, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Thank you Mr.Hunt, I was thinking of GW Fins as a possibility. With your reccomendation I think we'll definately make a stop there :)
Has anyone experienced the Crescent City Blues and BBQ festival by chance? I have read mixed reviews about it. Don't know if it would be worth the effort, maybe it's only good for people watching?

Oct 05, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Thank you you so much for the suggestions HH.
I love the idea of a place we can just "drop in". No time restraints that way, no pressure. We will have some business casual attire with us so that wont be a problem. I was leaning towards the idea of not getting a car, thinking it would be a hassle and an added unnecessary expense, so I appreciate your input with that as well.

Oct 05, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans

Nice dinner in New Orleans minus reservations?

Hello New Orleans chow hounds :)

My husband and I will be traveling to NOLA Oct. 10 through Oct. 15. We will be staying at the Astor Crowne Plaza. I was hoping for some recomendations on a nice dinner out without having to make reservations. We will be in town for hubby to attend a convention at Morial that will have a mostly flexible schedule.

I have been reading recs here for a few months on where to eat and drink and I must say I do feel rather overwhelmed with all the choices. I do know one thing, he wants seafood and I want authentic southern, creole and cajun.

We love walking and exploring new destinations but will have transportation available to us, I would like to use the streetcars once or twice however.

Come to think of it, anyone have an opinion as to whether or not we should reconsider getting a car there? I fear the parking situation and overpriced hotel valet might have my sweetie cussing in no time flat!

Thank you in advance for any and all responses!

Oct 04, 2012
jasonsd in New Orleans