This past weekend, Shannon visited New Orleans. What that means is that we obviously planned our entire weekend together in the Big Easy around eating. First order of business once she got off the plane when we would head to dinner. It was a little early, so we did take a walk around Audubon Park before heading over the Casamento's on Magazine Street. It's been around since 1919 and has a very old-school southern style feel (aka located in someone's house). Note: cash only!
I love chargrilled oysters and have only had them before at Acme's and Felix's, but I'm done waiting in line for them in the French Quarter. Plus I heard positive things about Casamento's! It was the perfect choice because there was no line (everyone heads to dinner closer to 8pm now that the sun is setting later) and they serve some quality chargrilled oysters. Just think: plump juicy oysters fresh off the grill covered in melted parmesan cheese. So good.
We also shared half a dozen of raw oysters (they're also not scrubbed down here), a soft shell crab loaf, and fried crab claws. Everything was delicious, but the chargrilled oysters were definitely the highlight of the meal. You really can't go wrong with fresh seafood and good cheese. Will most definitely be back soon for more.
4330 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA