The day begins with breakfast.
Chocolate Pecan Pie at Camellia Grill
My awesome waiter told me he was going to cut me a double wide slice of chocolate pecan pie, which he proceeded to do before putting it on the grill. He then spooned some melted butter on it for good measure, took it off the griddle, topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and voila, a piece of pecan pie worthy of worship, and big enough to bring back half of it back to the hotel to my son Will, who is the real pecan pie freak in the family.
Pecan Pie on the griddle
Casamento's in the Uptown neighborhood for the first lunch. I have to go here whenever I'm in New Orleans during a month that ends in "r," because that's when Casamento's is open. While waiting in line we downed a half-dozen freshly shucked before our eyes Gulf oysters.
Casamento's Po' Boy
The Company Burger
Time for lunch, the second.
Company Burger's burger
Company Burger fries some serious onion rings.
The regular French Fries are great too.
Lunch #3: Domilise's Po' Boy
Get the large half shrimp, half oyster fully dressed with lettuce, mayo, ketchup, hot sauce. The oysters and shrimp are perfectly fried.
The house-cured charcuterie plate at Toups Meatery was terrific: candied bacon, coppa, salami, blood sausage, all delicious.
Barbecue Shrimp at Toups Meatery
These head-on barbecue shrimp were so good, our friends who ordered them were reluctant to pass around.
Pork Chop at Toups Meatery
Check out this triple-wide and double-deep pork chop. It passed the mondo pork chop test with flying colors. Great charred, caramelized crust and tender juicy meat inside the crust. My kind of pork chop, and yours too.