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NOFWE - vintner dinner ideas?

The past couple of years we have done Muriel's for NOFWE (New Orleans food & wine experience) vintner dinner. It was been pretty spectacular meal and great service plus it is super easy for our bigger group to get to and park nearby. Some of us are in the FQ / Uptown some Metry and some MS coast so easier parking situations is a plus. They are not doing it this year as doing renovations upstairs. We've done Galatoires (meh and there was a whole no french bread at the meal nonsense), Antoine's & Pelican Club over the years in the past.
Any foodies have suggestions based on experience of past Vinter dinners?

Apr 14, 2014
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Low key Sunday brunch near French Quarter?

Feelings in the Marigny - and no it has nothing to do with the song. The patio is wonderful this time of the year. You can early walk there from the lower Quarter.

Apr 09, 2014
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Where to rent a pot for crawfish boil?

J - are you still looking for a rig? If so Event Rental on the Wetbank has just about everything culinary available from commercial refrigerators to tables to garbage cans. They also have a location in BR too. You may have to buy the propane tank from someone - like Harry's Ace - as most of the time combustibles can't be rented and this will be costly. Crawfish are running high this year so be prepared to pay for the sacks too.

Apr 09, 2014
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"Old School" French Quarter restaurants?

LePeniche in the Marigny, 504/943-1460
1940 Dauphine right before Washington Sq Park
Open super late too

Oct 27, 2011
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Birthday dinner for large group

OK can this be a middle of the week dinner? Menu or set in advance?
Do you want everybody at 1 big table (smaller restaurants kinda hate this) or could you do 4 - 4 tops? Do you want it to be in a private dining room so it's just your group?

Are you all a good drinking group - everybody cocktails first at the bar and then wines with dinner type. What is your budget? Do you need a place that has a bar because your group likes to drink first or some work in the CBD and would get there early from work so they can hang?

My first thought was Tommy's in the warehouse district, right down from Emeril's - food is great, their space is large & flexible and there is the bar for before & after's without it being a problem.
For private dining rooms, Arnaud's & Antoine's both have the best options for space.
Ralph's on the Park also has good private dining on the upperlevel with a fabulous view of City Park and the bar downstairs is large enough for people to wait at if need be.

16 size needs to be booked in advance, it's not large enough to have to be a fixed menu but you need to work that out so that you have minimal surprises with the bill and 20% service fee.

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Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Oct 27, 2011
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Ruth's Chris Downtown or Fat City

Love it! Back in the early 80's, T. Pittari's was the place for all Treasury & FBI to go to who were in for Brllab - the operation that finally put Carlos Marcello away. Lobster Kadobster!

Oct 27, 2011
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Best upscale grocery stores

Assuming he's Tulane or Loyola:

Rouse's - there's 1 kittycorner from Tipitina's on Tchoupitoulas @ Napoleon
http://shop.rouses.com/
then also Winn-Dixie on Tchoup @ Jefferson
www.winndixie.com
Also I often see collegekids food shopping at the Target in Clearview Mall -it's not a SuperTarget (the closest one is in Mobile!) but has a whole new food section. There is a Bed Bath & Beyond and the Clearview Cinema at that mall.

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Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Oct 27, 2011
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11/11/11..........Big Food Event in NOLA.........Mmmmmmmmmm.....................

Lil' - YES, Yes, yeah...this is going to be quite the event, tickets are limited. I think there are less than 100 left. What up is that on Saturday is Carnivale du Vin, which is the $1,000 at ticket dinner and wine auction fundraiser for ELF, www.carnivaleduvin.com/2011, which brings in Mario Batali, Dean Fearing, Jacques Torres for it. Extremely successful event but not everybody can afford to go. And what to do the night before for those who come in for Carnivale??? Voila! Boudin & Beer. Very much the "A" list. My only ? is flats or heels, the Foundry is concrete.....

Oct 27, 2011
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Gulf Coast Recs. for Upcoming Trip

Hunt - Dempsey's in lower Hancock County on the way to the Silver Slipper
has closed. They have moved up to Kiln and are on Kiln DeLisle Rd - this Dempsey's is related to the NOLA Jack Dempsey's on Poland & similar menu but they do steaks too. Also up in "da kill" is Jordan River Steamer on Hwy 603 - I happen to love this place but know plenty who don't - they always have royal reds and on a crisp day/evening it is lovely being outside there. They also do have a full premium bar which is hard to find on this side of Hancock Co.

As a side note, at last weekend's Crusin' the Coast, there was an abundance of made in da kill moonshine (long tradition of producing hooch there), had 2 different ones: one was very smooth and the other had some sort of coconut flavor which was referred to as "buffetbrew" as in Jimmy. It is quietly sold.

Oct 13, 2011
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NOLA Cook's Stores? Vintage/Antique Cookware?

What are you looking for....truly old pieces 100+ that primarily would be used for visuals or interior design or things you could actually cook, serve, drink/eat from in that are post WWII?

Sep 20, 2011
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Gulf Coast Recs. for Upcoming Trip

Since you'll be driving and are from the coast, I'd suggest you take Hwy 90 from NOLA to the MS Gulf Coast either coming or going.

From NOLA go via I-10 to 510/Chalmette south to get on Hwy 90. In New Orleans East there is
Pho Doung Bakery on 90 - incredible French bread, they deliver to the top restaurants in NOLA. You will go by Bayou Sauvage Wildlife Refuge and then Venitian Isles then cross
Chef drawbridge to Lake St. Catherine. Fort Pike @ the Rigolets is now re-opened post Katrina. Lots of rebuilt "camps" and marshland views. There are swamp tours & bars where you can buy Cowan turtle & alligator meat. This is all on 90.

90 will pass Pearlington and then merge with MS 607 (turn right) and into Waveland/Bay St. Louis. If you want to see the Gulf of Mexico you need to ride the beach road from either Lakeshore Drive (by casino signage, Dempsey's Seafood is on this road - they are related to the one on Poland in the Bywater in NOLA.) or turn from 90 onto Coleman Ave - Rickey's is on Coleman. Ricky's is pasta and fresh fried local seafood. Then drive east till you get to the BSL bridge which will take you across to Pass Christian. Right now (Sept) the Beach Rd is closed Lakeshore going East till about Coleman. Trapani's is re-opening at their old location on Beach Blvd in BSL, maybe for Thanksgiving or Xmas. They might be able to do justice to a flounder.
They are currently in a strip center off Hwy 90 in BSL by Hancock Medical. Also in BSL is Sycamore House on Main St - they do a sunchoke soup and have quite a bit of east meets west fusion menu items plus fab shrimp and grits. They actually have their wine list on-line, I think Sycamore House & Vrazel's are the only restaurants who do this.

In Pass Christian aka "the Pass" there's:
French Charley's across from the Pass harbor on W. Beach. It's on a bit of a bluff so there's view of shrimp boats, oyster luggers and pleasure craft plus great breeze They started out as tapas/wine bar but now do sandwiches, tapas and a more traditional seafood menu and they have a full bar. Very, very pleasant.

Shaggy's is their sister restaurant in west Pass harbor - their menu reads like a Sysco list, so don't expect
too much. IMHO they have such a lock for "on-the-water" food and drink, they don't have
to try. Shaggy's is an open-air bar/restaurant, along the lines of old Key West beach bars.
Music and big screen sports on weekend. I believe that technically this is a bait shop.

Shaggy's is adjacent to the recreational boat piers. There is a new public access pier that extends into the Gulf w/covered seating areas if you want to take a stroll with one of those good bottles of wine you're bringing.

Also in the Pass is Pirates Cove on Market Street. Terrific fried seafood po-boys. This is the same owners as the original Pirates Cove that was on 90 pre-katrina.

Cuevas Bistro - a true gem. Located at Menge and Kiln/DeLisle Road. Fresh seafood and made on premises pasta. Menu changes daily and items run out. Full bar. Slow Food Gulf Coast had their first coastal dinner here. We've brought our wines in with us here w/no problem.

One thing with any place on the MS coast is the service personell is often young. 
SO if you want a drink or have a bottle of wine opened, they have to legally get someone of "age" to do your order and
that can take longer. Also wine lists due to State of MS list restrictions are
lousy and limited - we take our own, often, with no problem. It's better than is was preKatrina but still iffy.

In Long Beach, HarborView Cafe has opened on the new Jeff Davis street "promenade". This is the one that was in "the Pass" across from the harbor pre K. Also in Long Beach off Jeff Davis by the railroad is Darwell's (as other's have said this place is amazing for both food & service. Also off Jeff Davis is Fresh Mex, which does a great marinated shrimp salad served in a 1/2 avocado. On Jeff Davis is Bankhouse Coffee - one of the few coffee houses in this section of the coast.

In Gulfport, Vrazel's still is the top spot for old-line, carefully executed sauces atop fresh gulf seafood. Serious about veal too. It reminds me of Commander's preEmeril.

Also in Gulfport is Triplett-Day Drug Store on 14th & Hwy 49 - they have a cafe in the back and do milkshakes by hand as well a breakfast and "hot" lunches.It's not gourmet but sometimes you need meatloaf and a milkshake.

The BlowFly is back and probably has the best crab cakes & fried green tomatoes on the coast

The Chimney's, Steve's Marina, White Cap, Bacchus have been OK but no rush to go back to. Their menu's read like a foodservice shopping list. Salute is a great location and interior, meals have been just great or has been so salty that food was inedible. The Half Shell is good but their staff is in the weeds whenever there is any degree of a crowd.

IMHO Harrison County best: Vrazel's, Cuevas Bistro, Darwell's
Hancock County: Trapani's & Sycamore House.

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Bankhouse Coffee
126 Jeff Davis Ave, Long Beach, MS 39560

Pirates Cove
116 Market St, Pass Christian, MS 39571

Sycamore House Restaurant
210 Main St, Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520

Sep 08, 2011
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Itinerary for budget-minded vacationer-Galatoire's vs. Commander's Palace

Yes but it still exists as a business entity. Pretty sure all the Bacco signature items, like the light fixtures, are stored at Second Line Stages waiting for the new space.

May 30, 2011
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Itinerary for budget-minded vacationer-Galatoire's vs. Commander's Palace

Remember, the Brennan family has many different restaurants not all related: you have the Family of Restaurants - Commander's, Cafe Adelaide, Mr. B's (Cindy & Ralph), then their off-shoots - Ralph Brennan/RBRG's Bacco & RedFish Grill & Raph's on the Park and then Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse & Bourbon House. Palace Cafe I think is shared cousin ownership. Ralph's group is looking to buy LePetit Theatre, so that will be another one within his group. You really can't go wrong with any of them.

On a whole other family track is Brennan's of Royal St.

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Cafe Adelaide
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

May 30, 2011
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Itinerary for budget-minded vacationer-Galatoire's vs. Commander's Palace

Realistically, GR for solo diner w/out connections or being a known entity isn't likely. Could but probably not. Kinda like asking for Richard to be your waiter at Galatorie's

May 30, 2011
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Fundraisers planned for Boucherie's Zimet

http://benefit4nathanial.wordpress.com/
has the centralized postings with details for every fundraising event for Chef Nathanial

Many places, like Le Petit Grocery & Rio Mar, doing weekly specials with all sales of the specific menu item going to Chef.

First BIG fundraiser: Suds on Friday, June 24, 2011 @ NOLA Brewing then
Beasts & Brass on Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ Howling Wolf. This one has very cool T shirts!

If you were in NOLA post Katrina you may have come across his big purple food truck, Que Crawl. It was often outside of Tipitinas & sometimes by Mimi's. Did Tulane's Crawfest. He also was the chef when Coleman Adler first opened LaTrobe's. Chef's Bacon Brownie's are legendary and those pulled pork sandwiches too. And as a sad side note, remember to be aware of your surroundings when in New Orleans.

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Rio Mar Restaurant
800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

May 30, 2011
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Where Y'at Cafe? Down by the Gretna courthouse by the river, dawlin'

The most consistent restaurant IMHO on the WB is the Red Maple on Lafayette in Gretna. Great service too

Plus it has that Oceans Eleven (the original Rat Pack one) kinda vibe to the interiors.

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Red Maple Restaurant
1036 Lafayette Street, Gretna, LA 70053

May 18, 2011
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Husband in NOLA...what ingredients/foods should I have him bring back for me?

If he can get to Dorginac's Grocery, (Vet's out in Metairie), it's all there:
Zatarain's Root Beer Extract (amazing stuff - John Besh's site has recipes with this)
Creole Country Sausage - tasso, andouille
Sal & Judy's line of seasonings and picked items
Dorginac's own hogs head cheese plus all the stuff everybody else has suggested.

he can buy ziplock bags and containers too for easier packing.

They also buy produce from local farms daily, so he could come back with a bag of whatever's
and they do crawfish and other prepared dishes (crawfish in the back and prepared in the front deli/restaurant area). If he has an afternoon flight, I'd suggest he stop at Dorignac's on the way to the airport. Hell, he could bring back one of their meatloafs for dinner

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Sal & Judy's Restaurant
27491 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA

May 18, 2011
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Oyster prognosis?

Also remember that the opening of the Bonne Carre is going to affect the Mississippi beds too. These were affected by BP but not quite as much as the Louisiana ones.

The BC spillway opened ahead of Morganza and the water is, I've heard from a lugger who sells to Crystal Seas in Pass Christian, already 50% fresh.
So there go those oysters.

Anyone for a drive to Appalachicola??

May 18, 2011
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Itinerary for budget-minded vacationer-Galatoire's vs. Commander's Palace

IF you could possibly come in a couple of days earlier you might be able to do some of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience events. Look into that as the event is filled with deals/$$,
especially the Wed night vinter dinners. The grand tasting is too much of the human car wash for me but most just LOVE it.

B's Mandina's & R&C are miles away from each other....do you have a car? If not you'll have to take a cab to R&C which would be better spent on meals or drinking. OF the 3 I'd do B's. I too don't understand the allure of Mandina's, it's great for a midweek lunch if you're in the CBD and
you meeting someone coming from Metry or Jesuit, but nothing to go out of the way for.

One suggestion is to take the Canal Streetcar line all the way to NOMuseum of Art and walk through the K & B sculpture garden (free and fabulous) and then walk over to Ralph's on the Park. It's a Ralph Brennan Group restaurant and they do a lovely job and it's very NO, zinc bar. Not too big and they will make solo diners feel special. Ask if you can go to the upstairs balcony to see the park from there - gorgeous.

Also there is NO flooding in NOLA or big Baton Rouge or the refineries along the Mississippi.

I'd pick CP for lunch - a better deal $$ wise. Also you can walk over to Magazine St and go to Sucre, or La Divina Gelataria or a ton of other places within 5 - 6 blocks of CP.

If you need a truly upscale special gift to take back, a box from Sucre is it.

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Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

May 18, 2011
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Asian market?

As others have said Hong Kong market. Not just asian but all ethnic food items.

You ask is the fish fresh......it's swimming in tanks, honey. If you go, I'd suggest allowing an whole extra hour to have dumplings or bubble teas at the restaurants adjacent to the market.
Hong Kong also has a varied selection of housewares, from tortilla press to steampots,
and the de rigeur selection of Asian gift items.

It gets really crowded on the weekend. I have been there when a whole soccer team came in on their way home to shop. Staff is very helpful when it isn't crowded.

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Hong Kong
7605 Westbank Expy, Marrero, LA 70072

Apr 08, 2011
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Tujague's or Audubon Clubhouse Cafe?

They are so dissimilar, it's hard to compare. Plus there is the price of logistics.

At the clubhouse, depending on the weather, they can set tables out on the lawn and even set up a bar there. It's really quite unique and especially good if there are any kids involved for the rehearsal dinner. The food all gets catered through Audubon Institute and these guys are pros.
So any last minute changes or complications, not a problem. The catering kitchen for the Institute is accross the street. The prices are competitive because they are doing other events that same week and they are very efficient in production. Alos they really base alot of their menu on fresh and in-season. The clubhouse is probably a bit of a loss-leader for AI but having an event is better than not having anything there on a Friday night. The clubhouse is lovely, with nice amenities and stunning landscape. It's like having the park for your party. Don't worry about bugs either.

Tujaque's food is just rote with the exception of the chicken bonne femme (but you have to truly like garlic in a big way). IMHO the food will be nothing special, all of it is regular menu items and sitting on trays in the cooler. Whether it goes for your group or the family who came in from Des Moines, it doesn't matter. It's going to get sold that day or the next. That's one reason it's so cheap.I'm assuming they are having you set up in the 2nd floor room??. In theory it can do 75/100 but it is a tight fit and they are including the 2 tiny rooms where the bar is usually set up. The good part is when you need air you can go onto the balcony. Make sure you have full use of the balcony in the contract, Don't let them book you into the rooms on the lower level - they are somewhat small. Tujaque's is old and the stairs are narrow and the bathrooms....well. I love the bar @ Tujaques but find the restaurant forgettable.

You need to think about the cost and time of getting from Loyola to the dinner. For Audubon,
you can walk it and for those family members who are not in the wedding, they can get there
in advance and enjoy the park while they wait. and have a drink Even if Aunt Alicia needs to get a cab (United) from the church around the park to Magazine St, the cost is minimal.

To get to the FQ, you either need a fleet of taxis, or rental of party vans/limo. Using private cars will be a PIA for finding legal parking or the driver has to go to one of the lots and walk over.
Then all again for when you leave. If you're going to be drinking then you really should have paid drivers (cab or limo service). Nothing can ruin a wedding better than a DUI.

You know you could organize a trip to the Uptown bars on Magazine St for those that need to do that after the rehearsal dinner. Or as Hazelhurst recommended go into the Quarter. From the Clubhouse either would be easy. If you do a separate posting on this, you'll get lots of suggestions.

Just out of curiosity - did you contact the Columns Hotel for the dinner?

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Columns Hotel
3811 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Apr 08, 2011
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Mom in NO with 2 little ones

Since you mentioned middle eastern - Mona's on Frenchmen will be perfect to/from the
Washington Sq Park - they have a bakery division so all the pita bread, etc is baked daily. Your toddler will be happy with pita bread and labna.

For grocery, there is Rouses on Royal @ St Peter & also Matassa's Grocery & Deli on Dauphine @ St. Peter. Matassa's has full liquor and will deliver, too.

Apr 04, 2011
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Mom in NO with 2 little ones

Also try the LA Children's museum on Julia in the warehouse district. They have a "grocery store" on the 2nd floor where the kids can "shop" with minicarts. Most of the restaurants in/around Julia are Emeril's, and other upscale restaurants. The only place I can think of that would be casual and OK for toddlers to be kids would be The American Sector at the WWII museum. It's a John Besh restaurant and great - if they have anything root beer that day, get it. It will be made with Zatarain's Root Beer extract - used for cupcakes, floats, etc.
See if your DH can meet you there towards the end of his convention day or for lunch, he can walk there easily.

IMHO Magazine St I've found is tough for a stroller as the majority of the shops have stairs you have to go up to get in and not all the streets have cut curbs. Plus with all the Magazine St. construction going on and changing weekly, would be tough for a toddler, a stroller and a mom with a baby bjorn style carrier. The FQ & Marigny are much easier terrain.

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Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 04, 2011
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Mom in NO with 2 little ones

Frenchmen has: Marigny Brasserie, Sukho Thai; the Praline Connection; Mona's (middle eastern);
Wasabi, a pizza place at Frenchmen at Dauphine (the old Santa Fe) plus a number of bars.
Marigny is quirky but safe.

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Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Apr 04, 2011
savory south in New Orleans

Mom in NO with 2 little ones

As the mom of a teen who grew up in the Marigny & FQtr here's my suggestions:
think about getting the Audubon Institute multi-pass: Zoo, Aquarium & Insectarium. You'll save a bundle doing this. The Aquarium is great and they have a new bird exhibit where they can feed birds and it's noisy but lovely and kids are just fascinated by it. Aquarium is 2 levels on the 2nd floor far east end is a sort of play zone (actually big sculptures) where you can sit and they can run and stay in sight. Food at Aquarium is usual dreck (pizza, burger king) but you can get an ice cream and go to the outside terrace at the "Food Court" and have a great view of the River.

Also strolling along Woldenberg Park - runs between the rail road line and the river - is perfect for a stroller and kid in tow and lots of benches. Safe breezy too. You can cross into Woldenberg from Jackson Square, over the RR, to the Park. Early morning is just magical with a light fog coming off the River onto land. There will be cart vendors with drinks, hot dogs, sometimes a Snowball vendor.

Insectarium is fun and can get done in a 1- 2 hr or so. In the back will be the "kritter kitchen" where they can do hands-on like eat "worms/gummies" or make a dirt cake. Insectarium is 1 level and ends with a butterfly room - huge with benches so you can sit a bit and let them land on you. No real food here.

Zoo is fabulous - take a cab and go early. You can easily spend the day there. There are 2 playcenters too - one designed for the smaller ones. There is a carousel too (extra charge). When you're tired, take the train ride. There is a "buried in the sand" area by the big cats.
Food is actually varied here - alot depends on what is open. Go on-line to see what shows "sea lions, etc." are set for the day and plan around that. May does bring those end of the school year field trips to all of these so keep a sense of humor on all that. Easy to get a cab back to FQ from here - ask the driver to go back via the "Butterfly" which is acreage behind the zoo where the soccer fields are, you can see the River from here-just lovely. No food in Butterfly.

For things like baby food, Ziplocks, formula, diapers there is a just spanking new CVS in Jax Brewery and also a Walgreen's in the FQ. If you are still having to eat lots of little meals during the day, get a muffaletta at Central Grocery on Dumaine in the lower FQ. You can take a 1/4 with you for the day as it doesn't spoil and is a perfect snack. Around the corner from Central is MeltDown Popsicles on Dumaine. If you have teens to bring a gift back for there is Humidity Skate Board store on Dumaine who have great T shirts for tween and teen set.

I would avoid crossing Rampart into Armstrong Park.

The closest playground is the one at Washington Sq. Park in the Marigny triangle at Frenchmen
Huge oak trees. New playground equipment too. During the day it's totally OK - once schools out Park does get the teen and early 20's skateboarders who take over. There are restaurants along Frenchmen. If you are staying in the lower FQ, like @ The Provincial, it is totally walkable distance into the Marigny.

If you need a cab "Don't get excited, call United" 522-9771.
Thanks for visiting our city and spending money.

Apr 04, 2011
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MS Gulf Coast

The Whitecap - so glad it's back. Hopefully for all on the coast, this spring & summer brings the beach visitors back.

My update on Front Porch - I have been a fan of them for ages and have overlooked some of the open/closed issues. Last month, we went and they were open but no hamburger buns.
Like they couldn't go to Nico's and get some?

On another note: HarborView Cafe has opened in Long Beach on the new Jeff Davis street "promenade". This is the one that was in the "Pass" across from the harbor pre K.

Apr 04, 2011
savory south in Central South

rec for private chef?

What fun! First decide on what your budget can be and what type of event: formal, seated multi-courses with wines or more laid-back and casual & if you want it to be where the "Chef" talks about the menu and if the rental property has everything needed (china, linens, barware....)

If money is not an issue then contact Joel's - IMHO the premier catererer - to see if they could do a weeknight event. Another option to ask your top 3 restaurants to do a private event at the home - this would be along the lines of what they do for charity events - if you selected from whatever menu they are doing that week it will be suprisingly reasonable for food costs.

I did a couple of back-to-back corporate private home events (20-25 at each seated) a few years back using Martin Wine Cellar for everything and it was great, although the focus was the wines but the guy who spoke from MWC was perfect. If I did again, I'd order desserts from another vendor rather than MWC though.

If costs are an issue, then perhaps contact Mary Bartholomew at Delgado Culinary to see if the students wanted to do your dinner as a paid catering project (staff & food). With your lead time it could be worked into the fall semester. The liquor and glassware you can order from either MWC or other uptown wine stores.

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Martin Wine Cellar
3827 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA

Apr 04, 2011
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In town for business conference...looking for recs

How do these old posts surface???

But it is interesting to read post Deepwater Horizon spill and how oysters have changed or not!

Aug 16, 2010
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MS Gulf Coast

For all MS gulf coast foodies, Real Food Gulf Coast is doing a tasting this Wed the 18th from only 6 - 8 PM at Great Southern Club in Gulfport.

It's a fundraiser for RFGC, $ 25 per person and cash bar.

G & M Goat Farm (yummy goat jerky and goat tamales); Serious Bread (he's the one who has
bread at the Mockingbird in BSL and the Saturday markets); Smith Girls Creamery; Green's Bees honey; plus alot of the farmers who do the Long Beach and Ocean Springs Saturday farmers market that RFGC does.

Food from Sycamore House in BSL and Cuevas Bistro in the Pass too.
Support the locals. Reservations @ realfoodgulfcoast@cableone.net.

Aug 16, 2010
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Real Food Gulf Coast

is doing a tasting this Wed the 18th from 6 - 8 PM @ Great Southern in Gport.
This is the follow-up to the one done @ Cuevas Bistro in Pass Christian last year - which was terrific and was more food than was possible to take home. Although we tried!

G & M goat farm, the Smith Girls Creamery, Serious Bread, Green's Bee's, etc. plus chefs from Sycamore House, Cuevas Bistro, Mex Express, Bank House Coffee. Several of the farmers also
from the Ocean Springs & Long Beach Saturday market will be there also.

$ 25.00 Cash bar. Reservations @ realfoodgulfcoast@cableone.net

Aug 16, 2010
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