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Gravity Bar clones?

Wow, thank you so much! I can't wait to try making it!

Apr 18, 2013
Leanne_D in Greater Seattle

Gravity Bar clones?

I'm looking for interesting food, mostly cooked, that is pretty low in fat, sugar, and salt. Meat is fine (I love meat) but best in small amounts.

I'm looking for options for someone who needs to "rest their pancreas", so low sugar, caffine, fat, alcohol, etc.

Jan 16, 2013
Leanne_D in Greater Seattle

Gravity Bar clones?

And I so wish I had gotten the recipe for sopa azteca (I think that's what it was called). I still get cravings for it and have not found anything remotely similar.

Jan 15, 2013
Leanne_D in Greater Seattle

Gravity Bar clones?

Does anyone remember the fabulous Gravity Bar? I realize I'm dating myself here.

I am looking for suggestions for similar eateries. Healthy, natural, not necessarily vegetarian. In the greater Seattle area or slightly south.

Thoughts?

Jan 15, 2013
Leanne_D in Greater Seattle

the ever popular "how's this itinerary look" post

That makes sense. We are doing a tour Wednesday morning and planning on spending the day around Magazine street after. What do you think of Frankie & Johnny's? It sounds like it has gone downhill. Would there be a better option in that neighborhood for dinner?

Mar 25, 2012
Leanne_D in New Orleans

the ever popular "how's this itinerary look" post

I will be in NOLA in mid-April (between French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest) with my sister & brother-in-law. For all intents and purposes, they have not been before. I have had probably a dozen times (only once post hurricane). We all are left coast folks, me in Seattle, them in California.

We all enjoy good food (who doesn't really) and will want to mix higher end with budget eating. I would like to go to Casamento's and Commander's Palace since I haven't made it to either of them previously. Other than that, I'm just going for a broad range of southern/NOLA eats and mostly places I haven't tried. I am also trying to only plan for two meals a day so we have a little sense of spontaneity.

We are staying in Faubourg Marigny, won't have a car, but are comfortable walking a lot and using public transport.

Here's the tentative plan:

Arrive Tuesday afternoon, so thinking an early dinner at Irene's. My trip to two years ago I had a fish dish at Irene's that was so good it brought tears to my eyes. Perhaps in sympathy for my hardening arteries since a lot of butter was involved. We will be joined by another couple this evening only.

Wednesday
lunch - Casamento's
dinner - Frankie & Johnny's?

Thursday
early lunch - Commander's Palace
dinner - Three Muses for small plates & music

Friday
breakfast - The Old Coffee Pot? Cake Cake Cafe?
dinner - happy hour at Luke

Saturday
brunch - cooking class at Crescent City Cooks?
dinner - Herbsaint? Brigtsen's?

Sunday
brunch - Elizabeth's (had my first addictive Corpse Reviver here 2 years ago)
dinner - Green Goddess

Monday - fly out in the early afternoon
breakfast - Stanley?
food for plane from Cochon?

Thoughts?

Thanks so much for any input. I've spent hours reading this and other boards and really enjoy the opinions and information.
~Leanne

Mar 24, 2012
Leanne_D in New Orleans

the bitter truth creole bitters

Hello all,

Does anyone know if these are available in Seattle? I can live with Angostura or Peychaud but I have heard some great things about the Bitter Truth.

~Leanne

May 19, 2010
Leanne_D in Greater Seattle

Rough food based itinerary for this week, suggestions welcome!

Thanks everyone! Very helpful.

I have some sentiment for the Clover Grill and it's right across the street from where we are staying. So it will be the fallback spot.

Thanks again!

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Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Mar 30, 2010
Leanne_D in New Orleans

Rough food based itinerary for this week, suggestions welcome!

Wednesday
Arrive 7:000ish. Get into room and get out for food & drink.
Dinner – Café Maspero or Clover Grill
Wander around, maybe a drink or 3 at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

Thursday
Wander aimlessly around the French Quarter. Maybe take in the Aquarium.
Breakfast – Croissant D’Or or Café DuMonde
Lunch – Johnny’s Poboys or Mother’s
Dinner – early at Irene’s

Friday
Swamp tour
Breakfast – Clover Grill, Croissant D’Or or Café DuMonde
Lunch – Muffuletta from Central Grocery
Happy hour at Luke?
Dinner – Clancy’s, Pascal's Manale, Frankie and Johnny's, Drago's

Saturday
My birthday. St. Charles streetcar to the end of the line then back to Audubon Park & Zoo
Breakfast – Dante’s
Lunch – Casamento’s
Dinner – Muriel’s (7:30 reservations)

Sunday (Easter)
Relax and wander aimlessly.
Breakfast –
Lunch – Acme Oyster house
Dinner – Green Goddess

Monday
Pack. Head for airport around 2:00.
Breakfast – EAT or Elizabeth’s
Lunch – Port of Call?

Random drinking
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
Napoleon House
Pat O’Brian’s
Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleon

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Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Maspero's
601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Mar 29, 2010
Leanne_D in New Orleans

food for the airplane

Sadly we leave New Orleans in the midafternoon and don't arrive home until around midnight. We have a long layover in Dallas and I prefer to avoid foraging in the airport.

We usually eat on the layover so the smelly is not so bad. And I don't mind the few looks of envy from folks passing by. I'm glad it looks like some other fine options exist.

Mar 29, 2010
Leanne_D in New Orleans

food for the airplane

Hello there,

We'll be in NOLA for a long birthday weekend starting Wednesday. We have a rather long flight back on Monday. In the past I've gotten muffuletta's from Central Grocery for the flight, but it seems it's closed on Mondays. Anyone have other good portable food so we can avoid airplane/airport grub?

Thanks all!

Mar 29, 2010
Leanne_D in New Orleans

Four day trip over Easter weekend (closures?)

Hello, I know I'll be rehashing some previous recommendation posts. But I do have a couple specific issues. I'll be back in NOLA for the first time since 2003. I realized after I made my travel plans that I'll be there Easter weekend.

I have two questions. First, are there places I shouldn't miss that will be closed Sunday (or Saturday) for the holiday? That way I can plan them for Thursday or Friday.

Second, we are staying in the FQ without a car. I am happy to ride the street car or an easy bus trip. What can't miss places can we get to easily outside the Quarter?

Thanks in advance for any help. I used to get to NO every other year or so but it has been such a long time I feel out of touch. My next to last trip there, Muriel's had been open less than a year and our large group had a transcendent dinner.

Mar 07, 2010
Leanne_D in New Orleans