Casamento’s started serving oysters on Magazine Street more than 90 years ago and has barely changed at all along the way. This is a situation where you should really stick to the bivalves, especially the fried oyster loaf sandwich, but make sure to get some soft shell crab if it’s in season, too. As a forewarning, Casamento’s closes when Gulf Oysters are out of season - from the end of May to the beginning of September - so plan your trip accordingly.
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La Petite Grocery
La Petite Grocery is where to go in the Garden District for great modern Creole food, and the best bowl of turtle ragu you’ll ever eat.
There are 288 reasons to come to Barrel Proof in the Lower Garden District, and they’re all whiskey.
When you want a taste of true, classic New Orleans, grab lunch and 25 cent martinis at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District.
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Turkey And The Wolf
Turkey and the Wolf is the best sandwich shop in New Orleans, and maybe the entire universe.
Next door to the restaurant is Cochon Butcher, which is way more casual than its neighbor, but still serves great sandwiches and drinks.
Compere Lapin in the Warehouse District is a great group dinner spot, with large tables, a diverse menu, and lots of interesting wine.
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If you only have brunch once in New Orleans, make sure it’s at Brennan’s in the French Quarter.
Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde never closes - except for Christmas - so regardless if it’s 2am or 2pm, their famous beignets are always available.
The Country Club
Go to The Country Club in the Bywater to drink by to a pool, or for drag brunch. Either way, you’re going to enjoy yourself.
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