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Birthday Weekend in Biloxi

Thanks, I will definitely consider Back Bay!

Sadly the event with my student was just a couple of months ago in Ocean Springs - she was very surprised to experience discrimination in 2012 (the restaurant refused to serve her)...if I had not just heard of her experience I probably would not have considered it as an issue one way or the other.

Apr 04, 2012
NOLAdy in Central South

Birthday Weekend in Biloxi

My boyfriend and I are escaping New Orleans during the first weekend of Jazz Fest to spend the weekend at Beau Rivage. I've been doing a little Chowhound research to try and figure out if we should venture outside of the casino for meals and the most recent information I can find is about 6 months old.

We'll eat breakfast in New Orleans (Cafe Adelaide if it matters) with my family on Saturday morning and then head out to Biloxi. We'll only be there until Monday morning - and I plan to attempt Ship Island on Sunday so I'm thinking two dinners??? From my reading I've got it narrowed down to Steve's Marina, Half Shell Oyster House or Blow Fly Inn, any others that should be more highly considered? I also saw a few recommendations for BR Prime (the steakhouse) at the casino...anything else worth considering at Beau Rivage? The menu for Memphis Q seems potentially promising - any experiences? I thought about The Shed, but I'm a little hesitant because we are African American and one of my students recently had a bad experience with discrimination at a nearby establishment (so I guess it would be helpful to know if we might be less than welcomed at one of the others I'm considering too.)

It seems that this board is pretty quiet, so I'm hoping I get some responses...google searching isn't turning up anything recent either!

Apr 04, 2012
NOLAdy in Central South

Dining near Mahalia Jackson and/or pre-theater menus

I've searched the threads and cannot find anything recent about where to eat before performances at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Is Meauxbar the best choice? Does anyone besides Muriel's, Ralph's on the Park or Palace Cafe offer a pre-theater menu? General thoughts on these options and suggestions welcomed!

Mar 14, 2012
NOLAdy in New Orleans

NYC for just one afternoon/evening

Sorry...I knew better than to omit those details. I am not looking to spend more than $150 ($75 each) for the day on food. We're both pretty open food wise...just something "good." We'll be riding the train and doing other touristy stuff while there - so I'm guessing our attire will be more appropriate for casual restaurants.

Dec 22, 2011
NOLAdy in Manhattan

NYC for just one afternoon/evening

I'm visiting Philadelphia from New Orleans and will be taking the train to New York tomorrow. My boyfriend and I will be in the city from about 11am until just after dinner. Seeking suggestions for lunch/dinner...what would you choose if you had just one day.

Dec 22, 2011
NOLAdy in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Thanks, I'll definitely contact them! My list is growing!

Dec 03, 2008
NOLAdy in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch Buffet

I'm not sure, I may be overlooking something, but do either of these offer buffets?

Dec 02, 2008
NOLAdy in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely add it to the list!

Dec 02, 2008
NOLAdy in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Yes, a buffet is my preference.

Dec 02, 2008
NOLAdy in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch Buffet

I'm attempting to plan a brunch for a 30th Birthday celebration at the end of the month (Dec. 28th if it matters.) and I just discovered that Kabby's is closed! So now I'm trying to find a similar (or better) brunch buffet option. I know a lot of people like Court of Two Sisters, but I'm not a big fan, still I'm open to that if no better alternative appears I've heard they're good for large groups and I'll be with a large group.

In my queries I've gotten a list started, but I figured I'd ask here at Chowhound to see what y'all think.

Audubon Park Clubhouse
Court of Two Sisters
Hotel Intercontinental
House of Blues
Le Pavillon
Sweet Lorraine's

Please share additional suggestions or thoughts regarding the list as presented (any place that should get 1st preference? anywhere that should be avoided at all costs?)

Thanks.

Dec 01, 2008
NOLAdy in New Orleans

best place for pralines

Another vote for Southern Candy Makers!

Dec 01, 2008
NOLAdy in New Orleans

Birthday dinner

I know birthday dinner questions seem to come up here a lot, but none of the past ones I read seem to address my situation.

I am a local New Orleanian (almost 29 years) and so are most of my friends. I am trying to choose a good spot to have dinner on April 27th (first day of Jazz Fest) that won't be overrun with Jazz Fest crowds (feel free to tell me this is an unattainable goal). I'm thinking there will be 8-12 people, so a place that could accomodate a group would be necessary. Price doesn't matter too much to me, but I don't guess I want it to be so over the top that people opt not to come.

It seems that the folks here always have wonderful suggestions, and I look forward to reading them! Time is running out and I truly have no clue.

Apr 15, 2007
NOLAdy in New Orleans