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Christmas 2010 Eats in New Orleans

For the second time, my partner and I are spending the Christmas holidays in New Orleans. We love how quiet the quarter is and how laid back everything is compared to other busier times of year.

Loved Bayona and Herbsaint the last time we were there as well as the quirky Port of Call

Am planning on a Revillion dinner this year on Christmas Day...anyone have any suggestions?

Am thinking that Stellas! sounds like an experience that might be worth a visit as well and am considering the tasting menu...thoughts?

Lastly, there used to be there very casual mom and pop like place on Lake Pon. that served boiled crab, shrimp, and potatoes etc. Can't remember the name of the place, but loved its simplicity and boiled seafood. Anyone know what this establishment might be and if it is still open and if not have suggestions about other similar places in New Orleans.

Thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!


430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Nov 10, 2010
stpaulkyle in New Orleans

Istanbul in November

Thank You Thank You Thank You. I am so looking forward to my visit in Istanbul. Your graciousness is appreciated!

Oct 27, 2009
stpaulkyle in Europe

Le Sorelle,Sundays and Chocolatiers

Anyone have feedback on Le Sorelle near the Spanish Steps in Rome? I have heard that the food excellent.
And am also looking for a great place to eat near the Spanish Steps that is not too touristy on Sunday evening, couldn't tell from Le S's website if they were open on Sunday evenings but am open to other suggestions. Will actually be at the Galleria Borghese until closing time and will want to go to a great restaurant after that.

Oct 26, 2009
stpaulkyle in Italy

Istanbul in November

Thank you so much for your offer. I did try to call Grifin to make a reservation, but it was very comical. The very pleasant woman tried her best to understand me and I tried valiantly to communicate, but I think I failed. If you could help your generous offer of help would be much appreciated. I am hoping to make a reservation for Friday, November 13 at 8:30 pm for 2 people. The reservation would be under Kyle Fitzwater. My phone would be 612-749-1312 (not sure what the country code would be) although I am not sure if I will have my phone with me.

A couple of questions about the restaurant:

Is it cash only or do they take credit cards ?

What the is appropriate dining attire? Is the restaurant casual or should we dress for dinner?

Please confirm back if you are able to make the reservation.

Thanks in Advance.


Oct 26, 2009
stpaulkyle in Europe

Istanbul in November

Tarihi Karaköy Balıkçısı “GRIFIN” sounds great. Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't find a website where I could request a reservation online for the restaurant. Is English spoken there in order for me to make a reservation over the phone?

Oct 15, 2009
stpaulkyle in Europe

Istanbul in November

I have one night in Istanbul and am lucky for a great dinner. It does not have to be a fancy formal location, but am hoping to find a place that is a place that locals go to and that tourists are not the norm. Would like this restaurant to give us a sense of some of what turkish food can be. maybe that is too much for just one dinning establishment, but would be open to what others have to suggest.

Suggestions that I have received to date are:


any thoughts on these?


Oct 13, 2009
stpaulkyle in Europe