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FQF food list

I'm guessing palmtree is referring to Bart's Black Jambalaya. I find it dry and not very tasty even when served "fresh" at Crescent City Pie and Sausage.

I avoid overcooked protein by sautéing par frozen boneless/skinless chicken thighs for jambalaya. This yields moist, tender morsels. Seasoned shrimp steam on top the last few minutes (covered). Leftovers are best brought to room temp, sprinkled with water, covered, then waved.

1 day ago
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Lighter dishes at Cochon

If I had only one higher end dinner, it would not be Cochon.

Consider: August, G.W. Fins, Coquette, possibly Herbsaint.

Apr 12, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Commander's Palace Brunch - a la carte?

Ever since my husband likened the bp soufflé to oatmeal, it's never tasted quite the same. I have ordered cheesecake only once in a restaurant...ever... b/c yes, it's just cheesecake. I ordered it at Commander"s b/c in all the times I've dined there, I had never tried it (oh, and no shortcake on the menu). It was very good.

Apr 12, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Commander's Palace Brunch - a la carte?

Alternatively, go to August.

Apr 12, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

FQF food list

I wouldn't put Impastato's in the top 50, but that's just my unrenumerated opinion.

Apr 12, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Commander's Palace Brunch - a la carte?

Yea, my husband claims to not care for dessert.....Commander's changed that line of thought. BTW, skip the famed bread pudding souffle. Shortcake is excellent as well as the cheesecake and parfait.

As for the rest of the meal, you can split a prix fixe and make several selections from the "add ons" to round out your meal. However, it's likely too late to reserve by now.

Apr 10, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Easter brunch/buffet

The Royal Sonesta.

Apr 10, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

NOLA Lunch recommendations needed

Ditto Celeste. However, August only serves lunch on Fri. Commander's (M-F) , resv the garden room.....prix fixe, 25 cent martinis, sitting amidst the tree tops, good food, what could be better? Do not skip dessert.

Apr 10, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

FQF food list

You will do much better getting your food recs from Chow locals than TF.

Apr 10, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Mopho and Lucky Rooster

I wanted to love Mopho but the food was nothing special. We had an array of dishes. The crispy chicken wings were the best of our selections. Unfortunately, they bordered on being undercooked.

Mar 23, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

First visit - Food itinerary

GW Fins, Galatoires and R'evolution are close by for Thurs dinner. I'd go to Fins. Rsv a window table. Arnaud's French 75 is across the street for after dinner cocktails.

Skip breakfast, have an early lunch at August and a late-ish dinner at Emeril's ( only way to do both in the same day).

Commander's is best for lunch (M-F) or brunch (S-S). Dinner is disappointing.

Skip Muriels.

Solo lunch : Domenica, Cochon Butcher, Herbsaint (Closed Sat). Alternatively, take the Canal streetcar to K Jeans on Carrollton, pick up some crawfish to enjoy at City Park. You can walk there or catch the next streetcar. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/

Pick up a muffaletta from Central Grocery. Put it in your mini frig. for snacking or to take home. They keep/travel well. Quadruple wrap. They are rather " fragrant". Best eaten room temp.

Coquette has good food and creative cocktails.
Make all rsv. asap.

Mar 22, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Must try dishes for first timers in NOLA

Rouses is a grocery store that sells boiled crawfish.

Mar 22, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Must try dishes for first timers in NOLA

Yea, I guess you can consider the lakefront the "burbs". Lol

Mar 22, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Best crayfish boil?

K Jeans on Carrollton.

Mar 20, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Claibourne-ish mystery places - any thoughts/experiences?

Ideal market for inexpensive fresh produce. Skip the low quality beef.

Mar 20, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Where to eat before drinks at Loa?

GW Fins, arguably the best seafood restaurant in town. "Scalibut" is a must try.

Mar 18, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

One dinner in NOLA

Sylvain just isn't in the same category.

Mar 18, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

One dinner in NOLA

August, but peruse the current menu to be sure it's to your liking.

Mar 18, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

My Gumbo Rankings

Best gumbo in nola.....Commander's (all but seafood version). Better than the turtle soup, wow! Sobou #2, Mr. b's #3.

I always make my gumbo with file, no okra.

Mar 18, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Itinerary Feedback

Grab your oysters at Luke's daily HH3-6. Your wife can munch on a cone of their delicious fries. Oh, and their French 75 is very good.

Mar 18, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Still Looking for that Elusive Fried Chicken

Domenica's crispy fried chicken with satsuma mustard sauce, served over polenta is very good. The perfectly crisp coating holds up nicely to the sauce. It is a dinner entree and priced accordingly.

Mar 18, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

A Mano closing

Martin's says they're re opening uptown every year since 2007. Seeing is believing.

Mar 08, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Suggestion for a meal away from parade routes?

Coquette.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Two day trip - recommendations?

Do not bypass Commander's. Lunch in the garden room is always fun. You will need rsv. While I love Domenica and they have a great HH, NYC can't be beat for Italian food.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans
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Late Night Dinner on a Friday

No need for dessert with Erin Rose's frozen Irish coffee. Love it! I'd skip Adolpho's and Buffas.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Going to Jazz Fest for 25th

Good choice.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Lunch on the Lakefront

Brisbis has a good view, food is just ok.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Where's the best pizza? I've got such a craving!!!

Pizza D is the best NY style pizza in nola. That being said, it can't hold it's own against most mom and pop joints in Jersey. Mediocre sauce.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Food markets?

Emmett's in Elmwood/Harahan has terrific house made fresh sausage, especially the jalapeño cheddar and (very) hot. Great grilled. Saturdays they usually have tastings.

Vom Fass (corner of Magazine/Nashville) for great selection of balsamic and fruit vinegars and olive oil. Rare Cuts is next door.

Hong Kong Market on the west bank.

Cochon Butcher.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans

Still Looking for that Elusive Fried Chicken

Agree with Kibbles. FYI, Coops is a bar therefore family members under 21 are not allowed.

Mar 07, 2014
JazzyB in New Orleans