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fattybomatty

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New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 10:16 AM (permalink)
Hey Guys,
 
I am heading to New Orleans in 2 weeks.  Any suggestions of where to eat and where to avoid would be greatly appreciated.
 
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    Pancho

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    Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 11:13 AM (permalink)
    fattybomatty


    Hey Guys,

    I am heading to New Orleans in 2 weeks.  Any suggestions of where to eat and where to avoid would be greatly appreciated.
    I've visited NOLA many times and these are my "go to" recommendations.
    http://www.roadfood.com/R...verview.aspx?RefID=141
    http://www.casamentosrestaurant.com/main/main.html
    http://www.acmeoyster.com/
    http://www.felixs.com/
    For a splurge and some fine upscale dining, this is my favorite place in town.
    http://www.commanderspalace.com/
    There are so many more...I'm sure others will respond. One of my favorite things to do there is take the St. Charles street car (pick it up corner of Canal St.) and ride through the Garden District all the way to the Audubon Zoo. Fantastic experience. Where are you staying? Have a great time.
     
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      wanderingjew

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      Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 11:13 AM (permalink)
      http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=687567&high=cajun+creole+ozark
       
      Read pages 1 and 2 of my trip report and hopefully this should give you a good idea of where to go and what to avoid.
       
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        ChrisOC

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        Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 11:15 AM (permalink)
        I would try to get to Domilise's for a PoBoy.
         
        http://www.hollyeats.com/Domilises.htm
         
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          Pancho

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          Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 11:24 AM (permalink)
          wanderingjew


          http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=687567&high=cajun+creole+ozark

          Read pages 1 and 2 of my trip report and hopefully this should give you a good idea of where to go and what to avoid.
          Great report! I had seen it before and you hit some places I meant to include. DuMonde and Central Grocery to start. That loaf at Casamento's and the gumbo were my favorites of my last trip. I agree. Thanks a lot for making me hungry.

           
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            Pancho

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            Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 11:28 AM (permalink)
            ChrisOC


            I would try to get to Domilise's for a PoBoy.
             
            http://www.hollyeats.com/Domilises.htm
            Right you are. That first link in my post is a Roadfood review. I also really miss this place which closed awhile back. It had been about my favorite restaurant in NOLA.
            http://www.uglesichs.com/
             
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              fattybomatty

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              Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 11:30 AM (permalink)
              Thanks a lot guys.  I really appreciate it.  my one question is, if there is one place you think is a MUST hit, which would you pick?
               
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                Pancho

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                Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 1:23 PM (permalink)
                fattybomatty


                Thanks a lot guys.  I really appreciate it.  my one question is, if there is one place you think is a MUST hit, which would you pick?
                A must see is Preservation Hall for the music and Jackson Square for everything from  street music, artwork, magicians, mimes, and just freaky people in general. I never go to NOLA without having a muffaletta from Central Grocery, some beignets and coffee from Cafe DuMonde, browsing the French Market, or having dozens of oysters from Acme or Felix's. Plus, if you have never been there you have to buy a Hurricane cocktail from Pat O'Brian's and keep the glass for a souvenir. Sure, it's touristy, but what the heck. wanderjew's previous report is fantastic and you can't go wrong with any of his recommendations. I noticed that we overlapped at times. That being said, it is impossible for me to pick a "MUST" hit. They all are.

                <message edited by Pancho on Sat, 01/4/14 1:25 PM>
                 
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                  fattybomatty

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                  Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 1:29 PM (permalink)
                  Thanks Pancho!
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 6:53 PM (permalink)
                    Here's 26 of them courtesy of the search tool already on this web site:
                     
                     http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurants/SearchResults.aspx?st=latlong&latlongid=398&ob=LatLon
                     
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                      chicagostyledog

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                      Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/4/14 9:33 PM (permalink)
                      Foodbme


                      Here's 26 of them courtesy of the search tool already on this web site:

                      http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurants/SearchResults.aspx?st=latlong&latlongid=398&ob=LatLon

                       
                      Jim Nix, owner of Parkway Bakery & Tavern is a friend of Hot Dog University, who serves Vienna Beef products in his Po Boys. Get there early for lunch, as the line's going to be out the door. The food is fabulous! Skip Murray, owner of Dat Dog is a good buddy of mine from Chicago. The last time he was in Chicago, we shared lunch at Hot Doug's and then he was off to NOLA to open his restaurant. Skip's been in the encased meat business for years and knows his stuff better than most. He's in the process of opening his third restaurant. Say hi to both from me, should you decide to experience their food.
                       
                      Mark Reitman
                      <message edited by chicagostyledog on Sat, 01/4/14 9:34 PM>
                       
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                        MilwFoodlovers

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                        Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 12:58 AM (permalink)
                        I go to New Orleans twice a year and I'm pretty much in agreement with everything that's been posted here. I would trade Stanley's for the Camellia Grill breakfast. Sometimes you go to a place and have a great meal and someone else goes and strikes. I have to say that last fall the Muffeletta I had at Napoleon House was as bad  as Dale's experience at the Gumbo Shop. You should have a cold one from Central Grocery, possibly taking it across the street and eating it on the river banks. If you want a hot muff, go a few doors down from Central Grocery and have one at Frank's; they have a really good gumbo too. I'm adding a plug for Cochon Butcher for a great lunch. When it comes to fried chicken my 3 favorite's include Jacque Imo's,  and I'd put that above Gus's in Tennessee. A good inexpensive breakfast in the Quarter would include the ham, egg and cheese fully dresses po-boy at Johnny's Po-Boys; somewhat uneven, their gumbo can sometimes be excellent. A Jazz Pass includes street cars and busses and is a great idea.
                         
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                          strongy78

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                          Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 1:45 AM (permalink)
                          Have to go with The Creole Creamery.  If you are a fan of home made ice cream, this is the spot.  I went there 3 times in 4 days while I was there and every flavor I had was great.  I thoroughly enjoyed the char grilled oysters at Acme too.  Those were my 2 favorite things about New Orleans and 2 places I would definitely go to again.
                           
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                            QFan

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                            Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 9:44 AM (permalink)
                            I frequently have wet dreams about the Ferdi Special at Mother's. One of the world's truly great sandwiches!
                            Don't be put off by the usual line out front. It's a walkthru for service (you carry your food to the table) and it moves fast.
                            Don't miss eating experience for NoLa!!!
                            QFan
                            Bonita Springs, FL
                             
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                              Big Frank

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                              Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 10:29 AM (permalink)
                              And the Red Beans and Rice at Mothers.
                               
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                                lleechef

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                                Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 10:36 AM (permalink)
                                If I only had time for one meal in NOLA I would go to Mother's!  I've been there many times and everything is excellent.
                                 
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                                  wanderingjew

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                                  Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 10:39 AM (permalink)
                                  I agree. If it's one meal then got to Mothers. There was a good reason why I returned not once, not twice, not thrice but 4 times on that trip. 
                                   
                                  If you want a Muffaletta I would also go to Central Grocery over Napoleon House
                                   
                                  Avoid The Gumbo Shop at all costs- Total Crap tourist trap
                                   
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                                    lleechef

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                                    Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                    Ditto what WJ just said!  And if I had time for two stops, my second would be to Acme Oyster House to have 2 or 3 dozen on the half-shell.
                                     
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                                      dadetigl

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                                      Re:New Orleans Sun, 01/5/14 6:31 PM (permalink)
                                      Best lunch in New Orleans!  Mr. B's Bistro.  Gumbo Ya-Ya and Mr. B's Barbecued Shrimp.  A must visit.  None better.  Corner of Royal and Iberville.
                                       
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                                        Jim2903

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                                        Re:New Orleans Tue, 01/7/14 11:34 AM (permalink)
                                        I'll cast another vote for Cochon Butcher for its awesome in-house cured meats and funky atmosphere, along with its fine-dining sister location, Cochon, around the corner. Herbsaint is also excellent for something a bit more high end. Last time I was in NOLA, I visited Tommy's Cuisine based on recommendations here and was quite pleased, especially for the Duck Tchoupitoulas and what I thought were reasonable prices for NOLA standards. Of course, Mother's is a must-visit, along with Café du Monde. I had been a dedicated Central Grocery visitor, but the muffaletta at Butcher may have converted me ...
                                         
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                                          Root-Beer Man

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                                          Re:New Orleans Tue, 01/7/14 3:15 PM (permalink)
                                          Can't say enough about the Acme Oyster House. Great oysters, great red beans and my favourite desert, the Pecan Cobbler. The Creole Creamery is a must, too if you like ice cream in any form. One of my go to places in the Quarter is Remoulade, it's the casual side of Arnaud's and their food is great without being a tie and coat kinds place. The BBQ Shrimp is fantastic! Best in NOLA. Can't wait till I make it down again!
                                           
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                                            love2bake

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                                            Re:New Orleans Wed, 01/8/14 7:52 PM (permalink)
                                            A brand new trip report by eruby on New Orleans is just underway, so be sure to check it out!
                                             
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                                              fattybomatty

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                                              Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/11/14 12:09 PM (permalink)
                                              is the Acme Oyster house in Harrah's as good at the original?  
                                               
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                                                lleechef

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                                                Re:New Orleans Sat, 01/11/14 12:26 PM (permalink)
                                                I have not been to the one in Harrah's but you could never, ever duplicate the wonderful ambiance of the original!
                                                 
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                                                  eruby

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                                                  Re:New Orleans Thu, 01/16/14 10:22 AM (permalink)
                                                  dadetigl


                                                  Best lunch in New Orleans!  Mr. B's Bistro.  Gumbo Ya-Ya and Mr. B's Barbecued Shrimp.  A must visit.  None better.  Corner of Royal and Iberville.
                                                  This is EXACTLY what my my wife and I had for lunch there one month ago.
                                                   
                                                  fattybomatty, I would recommend Camelia Grill (Carrollton location - not a bad streetcar/bus ride) so you can experience Marvin for a great breakfast.  
                                                   
                                                  For Po' Boys, you can't do better than as noted above. and it's much easier to get to by street car than is Domilese's (equally as good, but a long walk from the street car line).   We are also very partial to Cafe Du Monde for beignets, and Central Grocery for muffaleta.
                                                   
                                                  The only benefit to Acme at Harrah's is there is frequently a long line at French Quarter location and it may be easier to get a table at Harrah's
                                                   
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                                                    scrumptiouschef

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                                                    Re:New Orleans Sat, 02/15/14 10:11 PM (permalink)
                                                    Tag's Deli in nearby Chalmette is where the muffaletta conversation begins...and ends. It's the finest in the region by a large measure and their meat market sells breathtakingly delicious head cheese. Place has been in operation for about 70 years.
                                                     
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                                                      scrumptiouschef

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                                                      Re:New Orleans Mon, 02/17/14 1:25 PM (permalink)
                                                      eruby


                                                      dadetigl


                                                      Best lunch in New Orleans!  Mr. B's Bistro.  Gumbo Ya-Ya and Mr. B's Barbecued Shrimp.  A must visit.  None better.  Corner of Royal and Iberville.
                                                      This is EXACTLY what my my wife and I had for lunch there one month ago.

                                                      fattybomatty, I would recommend Camelia Grill (Carrollton location - not a bad streetcar/bus ride) so you can experience Marvin for a great breakfast.  

                                                      For Po' Boys, you can't do better than as noted above. and it's much easier to get to by street car than is Domilese's (equally as good, but a long walk from the street car line).   We are also very partial to Cafe Du Monde for beignets, and Central Grocery for muffaleta.

                                                      The only benefit to Acme at Harrah's is there is frequently a long line at French Quarter location and it may be easier to get a table at Harrah's

                                                      It's only 7/10ths of a mile stroll from the St Charles streetcar line to Domilise's and well worth it. Be aware that their sublime seafood po boys get dressed with ketchup unless requested otherwise.
                                                       
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