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New Orleans in August (seeking advice)

sorry, I am new to this site & should have looked at the dates! ;-)

Jul 24, 2013
marybeth52 in New Orleans

New Orleans in August (seeking advice)

Hi! As far as navigating in the heat, during the day, walk on whatever side of the street has the shade. It sounds like a silly suggestion, but I am amazed at the people who walk in the glaring sunlight when shade is an option. I run errands for work, in the Warehouse/CBD, and zigzag across streets or walk with an umbrella, even when it's not raining! You seem well versed in the restaurant scene, but one that's not on your list is Bon Ton at Magazine and Poydras. They aren't open on Saturday & Sunday, so try to plan a lunch or weeknight visit. Please tell Wayne & Debbie that Mary Beth sent you. Another place that is steeped in NOLA history is Tujaque's on Decatur St. Ask for the Chicken Bon Femme (bon fom) which is seasoned, not coated, crispy fried chicken and fresh sliced, crispy potatoes covered in chopped garlic & parsley. It's not on the menu (verbal), so ask for it. They are going through renovations, but don't let that stop you from going. You will be right there for the fest. I know that it might sound cliche-ish but Emeril's on Tchoupitoulas is also wonderful for lunch. Have fun but dress cool because Satchmo Fest is usually a very hot weekend!

Jul 24, 2013
marybeth52 in New Orleans

Critical Week - NOLA visit - seeking local recs

Another great place is Dragos in the Hilton at the Riverwalk. Here is where you can get the original Char Grilled Oysters. I prefer the Metairie location, which is the original one, but the Riverfront is good, too!

Jul 24, 2013
marybeth52 in New Orleans

New place in Metairie for Dawg's!

I tasted one last night; My husband brought it home. It had sauerkraut and bacon on it. It was excellent! I only wish it had been on a whole wheat type bread. Maybe they have it available but he didn't know.

Jul 24, 2013
marybeth52 in New Orleans